Baton Rouge Brain Injury Lawyer

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If you have suffered brain damage due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to damages for your injuries. Murray & Murray, L.L.C. of Baton Rouge represents accident victims who have suffered brain injuries on a contingency basis. That means you don’t have to pay out of pocket, and our legal team only gets paid if they win your case. 

Call today to speak to a Baton Rouge brain injury lawyer about your traumatic brain injury claim. 

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury or TBI is an open or closed head injury that causes nerve or tissue damage and disrupts the victim’s brain function. TBIs can result in mild injuries that only temporarily affect the patient’s physical senses and cognitive abilities. But more severe cases can have more long-term consequences like paralysis or death. 

Common Causes of TBI

According to annual data collected by the CDC in 2019 and 2020, the most common causes of TBIs in the U.S. are as follows:

  • Fall Accidents – About half of all TBI emergency room visits result from falls. Many of these cases are actionable — particularly when they occur on the property of another. 
  • Intentional Self-inflicted Gunshot Wounds – Suicide attempts are the number-one cause of U.S. TBI deaths.
  • Auto Accidents – The high speed associated with a car accident frequently leads to traumatic brain injury. Flying debris is another common cause. 
  • Physical Assaults – Fights and criminal attacks frequently lead to TBIs. 

While the above-listed accident types are the most common causes of TBIs, any head impact can lead to this type of brain damage, including the following: sports injuries, falling items, boating accidents, accidents aboard mass transit, etc. 

Proving Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

All personal injury cases must meet the following four conditions:

1. Duty of Care

Personal injury lawyers must be able to show that the defendant had a duty of care to the plaintiff. For example, property owners have a duty of care to keep their premises safe for visitors and employees. Drivers have a duty of care to operate their vehicles safely. 

2. Breach of Duty

In order to have a case, the plaintiff’s attorney must be able to show that the defendant breached their duty. For example, a restauranteur who is aware that an employee spilled oil on a tile floor but failed to post placards or clean the spill properly.

3. Causation

In TBI cases, the plaintiff’s attorney must be able to demonstrate that the defendant’s breach of duty was the cause of the injury. 

For example, it’s not sufficient to show that a driver was drunk and driving recklessly at the time of the accident. The plaintiff’s lawyer must be able to prove that the drunk and reckless driver caused the accident that resulted in the injuries. 

4. Damages 

The final element is monetary damages. In order for a plaintiff to collect compensation for their accident, they must be able to show damages. Damages include financial expenses, like medical bills, lost wages, and property damage, but they also cover emotional trauma, physical pain, and the inconvenience of having a TBI that another party caused. 

How Our Attorneys Can Help You

Whether you’re hurt in a slip and fall accident, a car accident, an assault, a medical malpractice incident, etc., you will require medical care. Unfortunately, the cost of this care can be excessive and unpredictable.

If your accident is covered by the defendant’s insurance, you will likely receive a settlement offer from an insurance adjuster within days. The insurance company will offer to pay your medical expenses and maybe additional money for your trouble, but you will have to sign a waiver as a condition of acceptance. That means that if your future bills and lost wages continue, you can’t go back and sue for additional compensation. 

Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys in Baton Rouge

The Baton Rouge personal injury law firm Murray & Murray, L.L.C. can review your case for you. In addition to acting as a liaison between you and the insurance company, we will collect your medical records and other evidence, depose witnesses, review statements, calculate your economic costs, make a pain and suffering determination, present a demand letter to the insurance company, negotiate on your behalf, and if necessary, litigate your claim in the Louisiana courts. 

Call today to discuss your case free of charge 

South Louisiana Lawyers for Brain Injury Victims

For years, the personal injury attorneys at Murray & Murray have been helping Baton Rouge TBI victims recover from their injuries. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident, contact our Baton Rouge office to speak to a trusted TBI lawyer. 

All consultations are free, and you will not have to pay unless we settle your case or successfully litigate it in court. Call today.