Most Louisiana residents will be involved in a car accident at least once in their driving career. Luckily most of these accidents are minor fender-benders. But occasionally a serious car accident occurs in which a person suffers traumatic injuries which can include a brain injury.
When a person is involved in a serious car accident they can suffer from many different types of injuries. Internal trauma, broken bones, whiplash, and serious brain trauma. There are two different types of brain injuries, open and closed. An open brain injury is when the skull has been fractured due to trauma. A closed injury doesn’t involve a fracture but can be even more serious with brain swelling and blood clot formation. Bruising of the brain is a common brain injury for victims in car accidents. Tearing is another common brain injury. Bruising and tearing often results in swelling of the brain which can be deadly or lead to life-long complications.
A brain injury that a person suffers in a car accident can lead to serious complications and even death. A victim may never recover fully from the brain injury resulting in a lifetime of medical expenses. If a person was injured in a car accident due to no fault of their own, they may want to speak with a legal professional who is skilled in brain injuries. An attorney can investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident and help determine what happened and who is at fault. Compensation may be available for medical expenses, future medical expenses, pain and suffering and other damages.
No one expects they will ever be in a serious accident. Unfortunately, many families will be affected by this tragedy. An attorney can help those families understand what their legal rights may be.