Brain Injury in Shreveport, LA

If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury in Louisiana, contact the Law Office of Alan Stegall. Since 1999, we have protected the rights of accident victims and we will work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve. Contact the Law Office of Alan Stegall at 318-221-8000.

What Is A Brain Injury?

A brain injury is any injury sustained by the brain that results in internal damage. Brain injuries can by caused by mechanical injuries (i.e., a blow to the head) or by infection or a virus. The term “brain injury” includes brain damage or trauma or traumatic brain injury.
Brain injuries range from mild to severe. Effects can last indefinitely or can reoccur on occasion. Brain injuries can result in the following conditions:
  • Loss of motor function
  • Impairment in attention, cognition, language, or memory
  • Difficulty performing physical tasks
  • Neurological, psychological, or emotional disorders
It is important to document a head injury soon after it occurs. Some effects of brain injuries may not manifest right away or even until years after the accident. You should make a list of any important dates related to your head injury as well as witnesses and their contact information. Shreveport brain injury attorney Alan Stegall can help you document your experience in order to get you the compensation you deserve.

Who Can Be Held Liable In a Brain Injury Claim?

The cause of a brain injury usually determines the type of legal action that can be taken. Some common causes of brain injuries include:
  • Medical malpractice – When a medical professional fails to follow proper medical standards and causes brain injury.
  • Slip and fall – Property owners can be held liable if they fail to maintain safe surfaces and a slip and fall results in brain injury.
  • Automobile accidents – If a negligent driver causes an accident that leads to the brain injury of another, he or she can be held liable.
  • Products liability – Defective products can lead to brain injury, especially ones that have hazardous chemicals or need to be ingested.