Skilled New Orleans Brain Injury Lawyers Ready To Assist You
- Brain injuries can range from mild concussions to severe traumatic brain injuries (TBI). They affect around 1.4 million Americans annually and can profoundly impact accident victims and their families.
- Common causes of brain injuries include motor vehicle accidents, falls, and other accidents that cause a bump, blow, or jolt to the head.
- Filing a brain injury lawsuit can secure compensation for medical bills and lost income. This can help you and your family on the path to recovery and ensure that any negligent parties are held accountable.
Why Hire HHK for Your Brain Injury Lawsuit
Herman Herman Katz offers unparalleled expertise for brain injury lawsuits. Our team of Louisiana brain injury lawyers has extensive experience and commitment to your well-being and will ensure you receive the compensation you deserve for medical expenses, lost income, and emotional suffering from an accident that results in a brain injury. We’ll help you navigate the legal process and manage the aftermath of a brain injury with confidence and care.
Brain Injury FAQs
What Is a Brain Injury?
A brain injury is any damage or trauma affecting the brain’s normal functioning. It can range from mild concussions to more severe traumatic brain injury (TBI).
What Are Some of the Common Causes of Brain Injuries?
Common causes of brain injuries include motor vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries, workplace incidents, and physical violence.
What Are the Different Types of Brain Injuries?
Brain injuries can be categorized into various types, including traumatic brain injuries (TBI), acquired brain injuries (ABI), concussions, and internal injuries caused by factors like oxygen deprivation or infections.
What Are the Symptoms of a Brain Injury?
Symptoms of a brain injury are varied but may include severe headaches, loss of consciousness, drowsiness, confusion, slurred speech, loss of vision, nausea, and memory loss. Sometimes, head injury symptoms appear immediately, but in some cases, they may not appear for some time after an accident.
What Should You Do if You Suspect a Brain Injury?
If you suspect you or someone you know has a brain injury, seek immediate medical attention. Even seemingly minor head injuries should not be underestimated, as early evaluation is essential for diagnosis and treatment. Establishing a connection between the injury and the incident that caused it is critical and can be vital in recovering the proper compensation through a brain injury lawsuit.
Should I File a Brain Injury Lawsuit?
If you believe someone else caused you to sustain a head injury, you may be entitled to compensation through a brain injury claim. Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries are life changing and can require long-term care. A lifetime of medical care can be a financial burden to those suffering a TBI and their families. Even concussions and mild traumatic brain injuries can be disruptive and affect how someone thinks, learns, feels, acts, and sleeps. A brain injury lawsuit can provide financial stability and make the recovery time less stressful.
No law firm is better equipped to handle a personal injury claim stemming from brain injury than Herman Herman Katz. 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 a brain injury as a result of the following types of personal injury accidents:
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 MRIs. Neuropsychological testing may also be beneficial.
What Are the Damages for Brain Injury Cases?
A brain injury can have a profound impact on a family. Brain injury victims often incur expensive medical care. Sometimes brain injury victims require medical care for the remainder of their lives. Brain injuries can be so severe that their victims are left unable to work for long periods of time. Your brain injury attorney must hire the experts needed to calculate the extent and cost of medical care you will need. They 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 is a list of damages that you could be entitled to recover in your brain 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.