Advocating For Brain Injury Victims In Louisiana
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury in a accident, contact the Law Office of Alan Stegall. Since 1999, I have protected the rights of accident victims, and I will work diligently to get you the compensation you deserve.
I handle motor vehicle wrecks and other personal injury accidents in Shreveport and surrounding areas of Louisiana and Texas. Contact my office at 318-221-8000 for a free initial consultation.
Understanding Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, is harm sustained by the brain that results in internal damage. Brain injuries can be caused by a direct blow to the head, by the “whiplash” effect of a car wreck, by an infection or virus, or by depriving the brain of oxygen such as near-drowning.
Brain injuries range from mild to severe. The brain may heal completely over time, or the effects can last indefinitely or 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 seek medical treatment after a head trauma or if any symptoms of concussion or brain injury are experienced (or observed by family members). Some effects of brain injuries may not manifest right away or even until days, weeks or months after the accident. It is also important to document the symptoms and side effects of brain injury. You should make a list of any important dates related to your head injury as well as witnesses and their contact information. As a Shreveport brain injury attorney, I 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:
- Automobile accidents – If a negligent driver causes an accident that results in someone’s brain injury, he or she can be held liable.
- Medical malpractice – When medical professionals fail to follow proper medical standards, as during surgery, they can be held liable for resulting brain injury.
- Slip and fall – Property owners can be held liable if dangerous conditions cause a slip-and-fall that results in head injury.
- Products liability – Defective products can lead to brain injury, such as toxic fumes or exploding parts.
Rely On 20-Plus Years Of Experience
I have handled many brain injury cases over the years. I know how to make the causal connection to the negligence and how to document the impact on life to secure full compensation. Call my Shreveport office at 318-221-8000 or contact me online.