Brain Injuries FAQs
A. Any child or adult whose traumatic brain injury was caused by somebody else's fault.
A. Any one whose negligent or intentional misconduct caused the injury may be sued and held responsible. This includes drivers, owners of dangerous property, construction site operators, product manufacturers, physicians and hospitals.
A. Louisiana is a "comparative negligence" state, and a person can still recover damages for their injuries if there is at least one other party at fault. The amount of your recovery is reduced by the percentage of your negligence.
A. Yes. Because of the seriousness of the injury, you or your attorney should conduct a thorough investigation as soon as possible. An investigation is necessary to preserve evidence and to establish fault.
A. Under Louisiana law, if you've suffered a traumatic brain injury you may recover all of your past and future medical expenses, loss of income and impairment of future earning capacity, past and future pain, suffering and emotional distress.
A. Under Louisiana law, you have one year from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit against the responsible party.
A. It's a good idea to hire an attorney to help establish who may be at fault and conduct a full investigation into the facts and circumstances surrounding your case.