Skilled New Orleans Brain Injury Lawyers Ready To Assist You
No law firm is better equipped to handle a personal injury claim stemming from brain injury than Herman Herman & Katz, L.L.C.. An experienced New Orleans brain injury attorney will help you from our firm. Our team of brain injury attorneys is led by Dr. Joseph Kott. Dr. Kott became board certified in neurosurgery in 1983 and maintained an active neurosurgical practice until his retirement in 1997. Dr. Kott now practices as a trial lawyer in our firm and specializes in personal injury cases relating to brain injury, medical malpractice, and dangerous products.
Every day people suffer varying degrees of head injuries. It can be as simple as bumping your head while getting in and out of a car or truck. Injuries to the head are so common that virtually everyone at some point in their life will suffer some type of head trauma. Most of these injuries are minor because the skull provides the brain with protection.
However, more severe head trauma can lead to serious brain injury. The recent media attention regarding the National Football League and brain injury associated with repetitive head trauma has helped bring the issue of traumatic brain injury to the forefront. However, many people suffer brain injury as a result of the following types of personal injury accidents:
- Brain Injury
- Burn Injury
- Car Accidents
- Dangerous Products
- Industrial Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Offshore Maritime
- Wrongful Death
- 18 Wheeler Trucking
If you suffer any of the following symptoms after an accident, you should consult with a doctor to determine the severity of your head trauma: scalp wound, fluid drain from the nose, mouth or ears, drowsiness, bleeding, loss of consciousness, confusion, convulsions, skull fracture, headaches, blurred vision, slurred speech, and/or stiff neck.
Serious head trauma can lead to problems that vary with the degree of brain injury. Symptoms of a brain injury may occur immediately or develop over time. Symptoms of a brain injury may include: cognitive or learning deficits, loss of senses (vision, taste, hearing, smell), change in personality, seizures, paralysis, and/or coma.
If you believe that you have suffered a brain injury, a full neurological examination may be necessary. Diagnostic studies may include CT scans and MRI’s. Neuropsychological testing may also be beneficial.
What Are the Damages?
A brain injury can have a profound impact on a family. Brain injury victims must often incur expensive medical care. Sometimes brain injury victims require such medical care for the remainder of their life. Brain injuries can be so severe that their victims are left unable to work for long periods of time. Your attorney must hire the experts needed to calculate the extent and cost of medical care you will need. Your lawyer must also hire the experts needed to calculate the lost earnings you will sustain as a result of the personal injury.
The physical pain associated with brain injuries coupled with the emotional pain of the situation, can be overwhelming. Your attorney must speak to your friends and family to determine who might make a good witness to discuss how this brain injury has affected you from both a physical and emotional standpoint.
Louisiana law recognizes that brain injury victims are entitled to be made whole following an accident. Below are a list of damages that you could be entitled to recover in your personal injury case:
- Medical Expenses
- Past Lost Wages/Future Loss of Earning Capacity
- Physical Pain and Suffering
- Permanent Disability
- Scarring and Disfigurement
- Emotional Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
No law firm is better equipped to handle a personal injury claim stemming from traumatic brain injury than HHK. Our team of brain injury attorneys is led by Dr. Joseph Kott. Dr. Kott became board certified in neurosurgery in 1983 and maintained an active neurosurgical practice until his retirement in 1997. Dr. Kott now practices as a trial lawyer in our firm and specializes in personal injury cases relating to brain injury, medical malpractice, and dangerous products.
If you have been involved in an accident and believe you may have suffered a brain injury, learn about your legal rights from an experienced New Orleans brain injury lawyer by calling 504-581-4892 or by filling out our free, no obligation case review form.