Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are serious impairments that are typically caused by a significant blow to the head. Such injuries can stem from numerous types of incidents ranging from car and truck crashes to slips and falls.
At Mansfield Melancon, our Louisiana accident lawyers help people who have sustained brain injuries - and their families - by working tirelessly to get them the compensation that they deserve. We give our clients the ability to focus on physical and emotional recuperation after an accident, with the peace of mind that comes with knowing that we are fighting for them in court and at the negotiation table.
Our lawyers combine significant experience and track records of success to provide comprehensive legal services for the people we represent. We also take a personalized approach, ensuring that we have a direct and open dialogue with our clients in order to develop a legal strategy that is designed to achieve their specific goals.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries vary greatly in how they are caused and their impact on the person injured. Although mild brain injuries may have only temporary effects, more severe injuries can have long-term consequences and may even result in death.
Some of the types of accidents that may result in a brain injury include:
- Car crashes
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle collisions
- Slips and falls
- Defective and malfunctioning products
- Boating mishaps
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home neglect
- Offshore accidents
- Plant Explosions
A person who is injured in these or other accidents in Louisiana has the right to seek compensation from those responsible. In the tragic case that a person is killed in an accident, his or her family has the right to seek compensation for wrongful death.
Money Damages in Accident Cases
Compensation in accident cases is generally awarded with the goal of returning the harmed individual to the same (or close to the same) position he or she was in before the accident happened. Damages often include compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and pain, suffering and emotional distress.
To receive monetary damages, an injured person will need to prove that the person or entity responsible for the accident was negligent. Simply stated, it must be demonstrated that the person or entity did not live up to what courts call a “duty of care” and that this failure caused the accident.
Drivers, for example, generally owe others on the road a duty to operate their vehicles in a reasonably safe way. Product manufacturers, similarly, owe consumers a duty to release products that are safe to use and to warn users of possible hazards.
How Our Louisiana Accident Lawyers Can Help
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain or other injury as a result of an accident, our Louisiana accident lawyers can help.
At Mansfield Melancon, we help people get back on their feet after an accident by getting them the compensation they deserve. Our lawyers guide clients through the legal process with experience and personal attention.
Our offices are conveniently located in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Lafayette. Call us or contact us online to schedule a consultation with an attorney. You can reach us at our New Orleans location at 504-500-1108, our Baton Rouge location at 225-612-0800, or our Lafayette location at 337-409-0003.