If you or a loved one suffered a head injury and are now living with lasting impairments, a New Orleans, LA traumatic brain injury lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm is ready to help. You may be able to hold those responsible for your injuries accountable and recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and more.
Our team provides free consultations for traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims in Orleans Parish and nearby areas. We will review the facts of your injury case, answer your questions, and offer advice on what you can do next. We represent our clients on contingency, which means that you do not pay any upfront fees. We only charge an attorney’s fee when we secure a payout for you.
Recoverable Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injury Accidents
The money we seek and recover for clients after they suffer a traumatic brain injury depends on the specific losses they experience – along with their families – due to the accident. First, we identify the at-fault party or parties and calculate the losses in your case. Then we file an insurance claim or lawsuit to seek justice in the form of fair compensation.
The recoverable losses, also known as damages, often include:
- Medical care (both current and long-term)
- Therapies and rehabilitation as prescribed
- Future care and support
- Related expenses, such as mobility aids and devices, home renovations, and more
- Property damage, such as repairing or replacing your car
- Lost income for time missed at work
- Diminished earning capacity for lasting impairments
- Pain and suffering
- Reduced quality of life
- Other intangible losses
When an accident victim passes away from their TBI or other injuries, we also pursue wrongful death damages on behalf of their surviving family members. La. Civ. Code Art. 2315.2 generally allows the victim’s spouse, children, and/or parents to pursue this type of compensation.
Living with Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Affect All Aspects of Your Life
Many people who suffer a TBI have lasting effects. Those who suffer a concussion or mild TBI may experience symptoms for a few weeks or months. They could miss extensive time at work and require therapy or other care during this period. However, these are short-term symptoms that will likely go away.
When a person has a moderate to severe TBI, the symptoms can last much longer. Sometimes, the damage is permanent. The person may require ongoing care and support to perform daily functions such as eating or bathing for the rest of their lives. A moderate or severe TBI can affect their physical abilities, cognitive thinking and memory, emotional health, and even cause personality changes.
Our lawyers understand how much a TBI can affect not only the victim but every member of their family. We carefully consider all economic and non-economic losses when we put a fair settlement value on an injury accident claim.
For a free legal consultation with a Traumatic Brain Injury lawyer serving New Orleans, call (504) 613-4771
Morris Bart, LLC Fights to Protect the Rights of Injured Victims
Imagine you suffered a concussion in a New Orleans East traffic accident, leaving you with extensive medical bills and lost wages at work.
We will build your case, pursue an insurance claim using all our firm’s resources, and demand a fair settlement based on the losses you experienced. You do not pay us any upfront fees for our work – you only pay an attorney’s fee once we reach a financial agreement in your favor.
Our New Orleans Office Serves Communities Through Orleans Parish
The Morris Bart law firm’s New Orleans office is located at:
Pan American Life Center
601 Poydras Street, 24th Floor
New Orleans, LA 70130
This office provides services to many nearby areas, including Algiers, Belle Chasse, Chalmette, Covington, Destrehan, Gretna, LaPlace, Luling, Kenner, Mandeville, Metairie, Saint Bernard, and Slidell.
Read Testimonials from Our Past Clients to Learn More
To find out what previous clients have to say about our commitment to fighting for injured victims, we invite you to read the testimonials on our website. You can trust our New Orleans injury lawyers to:
- Protect your legal rights
- Build a case to prove the at-fault party’s negligence and liability
- Seek an appropriate settlement
- Manage negotiations with the insurer
- Sue if necessary
- Always represent your best interests
Proving Negligence and Liability in Your New Orleans Personal Injury Case
Traumatic brain injuries occur in many ways. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), almost half of all TBI-related hospitalizations occur after a slip, trip, or fall from an elevated height. Instances like these may support a premises liability claim.
Motor vehicle crashes – including car, truck, motorcycle, pedestrian, and bicycle accidents – are another common cause of TBIs. We also pursue damages for victims in these cases.
How We Identify the Liable Parties and Prove Their Negligence
Both falls and traffic accidents require us to prove negligence. There are four factors present in any negligence case:
- The liable party had a duty to act in a certain way to keep others safe.
- They failed to do so, putting others in danger.
- Their failure caused an accident or incident.
- The victim suffered physical injuries, financial harm, and emotional damages.
In most premises liability cases, the responsible party is the property owner or tenant, such as the company that rents the building and runs a business there. In traffic accidents, the at-fault driver is usually legally responsible. We will thoroughly review your case to ensure that we pursue the proper parties.
Our New Orleans personal injury lawyers generally settle these cases without going to trial. However, we sometimes need to sue to encourage a better settlement offer or because we are nearing the statute of limitations on the case (only one year under La. Civ. Code Art. 3492). Some circumstances can give victims even less time to act, which is why it is important to seek legal guidance as soon as possible.
Speak with a Morris Bart, LLC Team Member for Free Now
We provide free consultations for traumatic brain injury victims and their families. Contact us today to discuss your case with a lawyer from the Morris Bart law firm in New Orleans. We are ready to help you fight for the compensation you deserve.
Call (504) 613-4771 now to connect with a member of our team.
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