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New Orleans Brain Injury Attorney

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

Brain injury is a serious problem that afflicts millions of people every year. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 30% of all deaths are caused by traumatic brain injuries. For victims who survive a brain injury, they often experience debilitating symptoms that affect their memory, cognitive functions, sensation, and mobility. In many cases, brain injuries are actually preventable and are typically caused by another person's negligence. If this the case for you, contact a personal injury attorney as soon as possible.

The top causes of brain injuries are:

  • Slip and falls
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Struck by a heavy object
  • Assault

Our experienced New Orleans brain injury lawyer, Chip Cossé, to seek compensation you need to cover medical bills and more.

Know the Signs of a Brain Injury

Brain injuries often go undiagnosed. They are often present even if the person did not lose consciousness in an accident, have post-traumatic amnesia, or have negative MRI’s or CT scans. If you have struck your head in an auto accident, it is very important for you and the people around you to pay attention to even the slightest indicators that an injury may be present.

Symptoms of a serious brain injury include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Bleeding
  • Severe confusion
  • Severe headache
  • Slurred speech
  • Pupil changes
  • Difficulty with memory
  • Sudden change in behavior

It is crucial to seek medical attention as soon as possible if you or a loved one is experiencing these symptoms. To determine the extent of a head injury a doctor may prescribe diagnostic studies such as CT scans, MRI’s, and Sand x-rays. While you focus on these tests and recover from your injury, our firm can handle legal aspects of your case including filing any required paperwork and representing you in court if necessary in order to win the compensation you may need.

Compassionate Legal Representation

Don't continue to suffer from the effects that a brain injury can have on your work life, personal life, and future. Call (504) 265-1600 to speak with our New Orleans auto accident attorney at Cossé Law Firm today for a free case review.

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