Many Louisiana residents are able to fully recover from certain serious injuries after a car accident. However, there is no way to know what kind of injuries victims will suffer in car crashes, and no way to predict who will recover and who will be left with permanent injuries. For example, when it comes to brain injuries, there is no guarantee that there will be no lasting effects -- and some of those effects can alter victims' lives forever.
Researchers are still attempting to understand the complexities of the human brain. Determining the lasting effects from a brain injury remains a largely inexact science. Depending on what part of the brain is injured, it may be possible to predict certain side effects, but even so, some people make a full recovery while others suffer permanent and debilitating injuries.
For some Louisiana residents who suffer brain injuries, it is about more than just not being able to return to work. Their entire lives are turned upside down, and they can no longer enjoy activities that they participated in prior to the injury. In some cases, their relationships suffer and they need constant care.
If you or a member of your family suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident due to the negligence of another, it may be possible to pursue a claim for restitution of the monetary losses and other damages incurred as a result. As is the case in other car crashes, it will first be necessary to prove that another person or persons were negligent before the court will entertain an award of damages. These cases can be complex, and considering what is at stake, engaging a compassionate and dedicated attorney with experience in personal injury claims is essential.