Lake Charles Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Guiding You Through Your Brain Injury Claim
Every year, approximately 2.87 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries, and at least 56,800 people succumb to their injuries. Even those who survive are often left with lasting physical and psychological complications. In fact, about 5.3 million people live with a disability caused by a traumatic brain injury in the United States alone.
If someone else caused you to sustain a traumatic brain injury, you deserve justice. Our team at Hinch & Associates PLC can help you get it.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Other common causes of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Being struck by or against an object
- Workplace accidents
- Sports injuries
- Natural disasters
- Assault and intentional torts
- Other extreme and/or traumatic events
Many of the situations listed above would not occur without another person’s negligence. When you are harmed by the negligent actions of another, you have the right to pursue legal action.
File suit today with Hinch & Associates PLC.
Can You Fully Recover from a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Recovering from a brain injury depends largely on the severity of your injury. As expected, the prognosis for recovering from a mild traumatic brain injury is usually better and shorter than that of a more serious injury. Those who suffer a mild head injury typically recover within a few months, although there are many variables that can affect this timeline.
Recovering from a more serious injury can take longer. Additionally, a more serious injury raises the chances you will need some form of medical intervention as part of your recovery process such as speech therapy or physical therapy.
Traumatic brain injuries can vary in severity and symptoms can, too.
The symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury include:
- A brief loss of consciousness
- Dizziness and lightheadedness
- Blurred vision or tired eyes
- Ringing in the ears
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Sleeping more or less than normal
- Behavioral changes
- Cognitive difficulties
Victims of a moderate or severe TBI exhibit many of these same symptoms, along with:
- Nausea and vomiting
- A lasting or worsening headache
- Convulsions or seizures
- Extended unconsciousness
- Dilation of the pupils
- Slurred speech
- Weakness or numbness in the arms and legs
- Loss of coordination
- Confusion, restlessness, and agitation
In severe cases, traumatic brain injuries can also lead to lasting disabilities, coma, and death.
If you are experiencing any of these TBI symptoms or have lost a loved one to a traumatic brain injury, our Lake Charles traumatic brain injury lawyers may be able to help.
What to Expect After a Traumatic Brain Injury
After a traumatic brain injury, you will likely need emergency care and surgical intervention. While emergency treatment can prevent future brain damage, doctors cannot due much to reduce the initial effects of your injury. Once you are stable, you may experience difficulties with cognition (thinking, memory, and reasoning), sensory processing (using your 5 senses), communication, and behavioral and mental health.
These challenges can make it all but impossible for you to care for yourself and maintain gainful employment, which is why traumatic brain injuries are considered catastrophic injuries in the legal world.
To enjoy a full life, you may need special care and assistance moving forward. Filing a personal injury lawsuit can help you access the resources you need.
Pursuing Legal Action With Hinch & Associates PLC
While nothing we can do will change what happened to you, our legal team at Hinch & Associates PLC can help you secure your future. A successful lawsuit can result in damages, which cover expenses like medical bills, the costs of rehabilitative care, and any therapy and assistance you may need moving forward. Personal injury lawsuits also account for pain and suffering, your reduced or lost ability to work, and changes to your quality of life.
When you trust our firm, we pursue maximum compensation on your behalf, so you have all the resources you need to live well after a traumatic brain injury. We are a team of experienced attorneys who prioritize your unique needs, concerns, and goals. We also understand what you’re going through and will keep the legal process as simple and stress-free as possible.
We will not charge you anything unless we recover compensation on your behalf.