When an accident causes substantial brain damage, the effects can be catastrophic. With a long road to recovery ahead, the additional stress of financial worry and the symptoms of your brain injury can make your journey back to normal life all the more difficult.
With the help of a New Orleans brain injury lawyer at Wright Pichon & Gray, you will be able to concentrate on recovering while we work for you—examining the cause of the accident you were involved in and determining who should be held liable for your injuries.
You can let us handle the details of your case while you work on rebuilding your life.
The Cause of a Brain Injury
Nearly any accident you have has the potential to cause brain damage. Motor vehicle collisions are most widely known for the injuries they cause, and that’s because they cause countless injuries every day. Drivers and passengers in buses, 18-wheelers, cars, and motorcycles are at risk of injury when they’re in a crash. The large mass of a vehicle can wreak havoc on the human body—particularly the head.
Other types of incidents that are known to cause brain injuries include medical malpractice, slip-and-fall accidents, defective products, work injuries, and even attacks by canines.
Regardless of the type of accident you were involved in, you shouldn’t be made to cover the costs you incurred due to the negligence of another. After all, you wouldn’t have had to suffer an injury if it weren’t for the at-fault party’s careless behavior. Your brain injury attorney in New Orleans will conduct a thorough investigation to establish who will be named liable for your damages.
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Brain Injury Attorney
At Wright Pichon & Gray, we dedicate ourselves to getting every client the settlement he or she needs to recover after a traumatic collision. Whether you’re injured or grieving, you need help getting back on your feet, and we want to help you do that. We even offer free consultations so you can see before you sign anything that we can get your case settled.
Effects of a Head Injury
Few injuries are as impactful as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Almost every aspect of your life can be influenced by a TBI. Brain injury symptoms often take the form of amnesia, impulsivity, feelings of confusion, mood swings, and weakness of the extremities.
The most severe injuries will require survivors to attend extensive physical and occupational therapy to learn how to take care of themselves all over again. Even seemingly simple tasks, such as eating, speaking, writing, using the bathroom, walking, and expressing yourself, can go out the window in the event of a serious brain injury.
Occasionally, being able to recover fully is no longer plausible, and the survivor will be considered disabled for the rest of his or her life. Whether your brain injury was that extreme or relatively minor, your New Orleans head injury lawyer can help you recover compensation that is fair for what you’ve been through.
Compensating You for Your Damages
Due to the serious nature of brain injuries, the expenses that come with their treatment, care, and recovery can be extensive. After we establish who is at fault for your accident, we will be able to begin computing what we expect your claim to be worth so you can walk away with maximum compensation.
Every TBI is unique in that the ways your life will be affected can correspond with which areas of the brain were injured in the accident. The damages that New Orleans brain injury victims seek, however, are often very similar. Taking into account the recommendations of your physician, we consider the following damages in our initial calculations of the value of your claim:
- Loss of income
- Lost future earnings
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship and love
- Hospital bills
- Home healthcare
- Medical equipment
- Costs of prescription medications
- Physical and occupational therapy
- Transportation costs to and from doctor visits
- Adjustments to your home to accommodate medical equipment
In addition, when the behavior of the defendant was egregiously negligent or malicious, the judge may give you an award of punitive damages, which are meant to punish the wrongdoer and prevent similar incidents from occurring in the future. This type of award can significantly increase the value of your New Orleans brain injury claim.
Contact a New Orleans Brain Injury Attorney
When you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury at the hands of a negligent party and aren’t sure how to move forward with seeking the compensation you’ll need to recover, connect with an experienced attorney at Wright Pichon & Gray. We can help you understand the process, and we can help you win.