Pierce & Shows, APLC

When a car crash results in a TBI

Here at Pierce & Shows, APLC, in Louisiana, we represent numerous clients who have suffered catastrophic injuries in a motor vehicle accident. Consequently, we know that one of the worst injuries you can suffer in a car crash is a traumatic brain injury. Unfortunately, approximately 286,000 people suffer such an injury each year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

The Mayo Clinic explains that a traumatic brain injury is one in which the crash impact makes your brain squish around in your skull due to the violent back-and-forth motion of your head. The resulting damage to your brain causes it to begin malfunctioning, possibly leaving you with a lifetime of debilitating symptoms that could make your continued employment impossible or even require you to receive constant care.

TBI symptoms

Since your brain controls everything that your mind and body does, how your TBI will affect you depends on numerous factors, including the following:

  • The part of your brain you injure
  • The severity of that injury
  • How quickly you receive a TBI diagnosis
  • How quickly you begin receiving appropriate treatment

In addition, no two TBIs, even similar ones, affect all people the same way. Your symptoms likely will be different, often considerably so, from those experienced by any other TBI victims. Nevertheless, in general, TBI symptoms usually include one or more of the following:

  • Vision impairment
  • Hearing impairment
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Speech impairment
  • Coordination and/or balance impairment
  • Psychological and/or emotional impairment

Furthermore, while your TBI symptoms could begin immediately after your injury, they could just as easily not begin until weeks afterward. This is why you need to seek immediate emergency medical assessment and treatment whenever you receive any type of head injury, no matter how seemingly minor. You then need to remain constantly vigilant for at least a month to see if any additional symptoms appear. If so, you should relay this information to your physician immediately.

For more information, please visit this page on our website. 

 

No Comments

Leave a comment
Comment Information
Email Us

Offering A No-Obligation Initial Consultation

We invite you to reach out to us and schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers. The consultation is always free. We never charge anything until we establish a resolution that we agree on and is the best solution for you, your family and your situation.

Call our team today: 225-388-9574. You are also welcome to send us a confidential email.

Find The Help You Need

Bold labels are required.

Contact Information
disclaimer.

The use of the Internet or this form for communication with the firm or any individual member of the firm does not establish an attorney-client relationship. Confidential or time-sensitive information should not be sent through this form.

close

Privacy Policy

Locations

601 Saint Joseph St.
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

Phone: 225-388-9574
Fax: 225-388-0081
Baton Rouge Law Office Map

214 South Burnside Ave
Suite 205
Gonzales, LA 70737

Phone: 225-388-9574
Fax: 225-388-0081
Map & Directions