Head Injuries and Traumatic Brain Injuries
At the Russell Law Firm, LLC, our Baton Rouge personal injury lawyers know that getting hurt because of another person’s negligence is life-changing. For those who suffer head and traumatic brain injuries, their futures can be compromised in seconds.
When it comes to head and brain injuries, there is a lot to unpack from a legal standpoint. We must be sure our clients understand their immediate medical needs, ongoing treatment requirements, and long-term care necessities, so we pursue the maximum compensation that will allow them to get the help they need.
Since 2016, our personal injury attorneys in East Baton Rouge Parish have helped Louisiana residents move forward after suffering debilitating injuries by understanding how they impact their daily activities and overall quality of life.
That begins with understanding the difference between a head injury and a traumatic brain injury. We can help.
What is the Difference Between a Head Injury and Traumatic Brain Injury?
Both head and brain injuries can occur during all types of vehicle collisions, including car crashes, motorcycle collisions, pedestrian accidents, commercial truck crashes, and even slip and fall incidents.
Although the terms head injury and brain injury are often used interchangeably, there are multiple differences in what they are, and how they impact the injury victim’s life.
The head is comprised of hair, a scalp, and a skull that is protected by the meninges, which consist of three layers of tissue that cover and protect the brain and spinal cord. From the outermost layer inward, they are the dura mater, arachnoid, and pia mater, according to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons.
The difference is, head injuries can leave bruises, scrapes, or even open wounds to the head, but leave the brain unharmed. When head injuries are accompanied by a concussion, the brain is impacted.
Concussions are types of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.
Other brain injuries occur when there is harm to the brain beneath the skull, impacting nerves, tissues, and blood vessels. These important components operate at the center of the nervous system, which receives, processes, and sends messages to the body. When a brain injury occurs, it may cause ongoing physical, emotional, cognitive, and behavioral problems.
Depending on the extent of our client’s head or brain injury, the recovery process may be incredibly challenging, requiring long-term medical care and extensive time away from work to fully heal. In other cases, the injuries may be permanent, which requires an extended review of our client’s overall needs, so we can pursue the maximum recovery they deserve.
The Russell Law Firm is in Your Corner, and We Fight to Win
If you or someone you love has suffered a head or brain injury caused by negligence in Louisiana, contact our dedicated Baton Rouge personal injury attorneys today at (225) 307-0088 or online to get the legal support you need to produce real results for your unique case.
By: Danny Russell, Esq.
Information furnished herein is only general and not a substitute for personalized legal advice. ****Any and all and all discussions and photographs visible herein are not any depiction of any actual event or scene, but merely a dramatization.