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Leading New Orleans Attorney Helping People with Brain Injuries

Brain injury has been called the silent epidemic. Over a million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year, often in auto accidents, falls, and sporting accidents. According to Susan Connors, president of the Brain Injury Association of America, "Traumatic brain injury is the most misunderstood, misdiagnosed, underfunded public health problem our nation faces."

If you or a loved one has sustained a closed head injury or brain trauma as a result of someone else's carelessness, we are here to help. We provide caring, yet aggressive, legal representation and work hard to ensure that you are treated fairly by the insurance companies.

Contact our law firm to have your accidental injury claim evaluated by attorney Jim Arruebarrena. He has over 15 years of experience successfully recovering compensation for clients in catastrophic injury and wrongful death litigation. From our office in New Orleans, we help clients throughout the Gulf Coast of Louisiana.

Three Keys to Recovering From a Traumatic Brain Injury: Accurate Diagnosis, Aggressive Medical Treatment and Emotional Support

Brain injury is often misunderstood even by doctors and other medical professionals. While great strides have been made by medical research, the brain is still largely a mystery. Symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury may be misdiagnosed by a family doctor. Only recently are doctors beginning to understand that even a minor rear-end accident, or a mild concussion after a blow to the head, can have long-lasting effects on the brain. While most victims of mild brain damage recover in three to six months, some take longer and some never fully recover.

If you or someone you know is suffering from any of the following symptoms following a car accident, a blow to the head, or a slip and fall, you are well-advised to consult with a neurologist or neuropsychologist as soon as possible:

  • Headaches and dizziness
  • Memory lapses
  • Trouble finding the right words
  • Speech problems
  • Anger, depression or aggression
  • Fatigue, tiredness, or trouble sleeping
  • Seizures, confusion or feeling disoriented
  • Trouble concentrating, organizing or planning
  • Changes in personality
  • Feeling overwhelmed by busy places, noises, or visual stimulation

Numbness or tingling

If You Suspect a Brain Injury, Act Immediately to Protect Your Rights!

After a head injury, many people will go through a period of anxiety and confusion, followed by a period of denial. The injured person often thinks that: "There is nothing wrong with me." This can lead to a delay in diagnosis, a delay in treatment, and a delay in pursuing legal action against the person or entity which caused the head injury.

If you suspect that you or a family member may have a head or brain injury, it is important that you act as soon as possible to protect your right to sue for damages. In Louisiana, most personal injury actions must be brought within one year of the date of the injury. If a lawsuit is not filed within the legal deadline, you will not be able to recover damages for you losses.

Contact us NOW to discuss your potential claim with a skilled lawyer at James L. Arruebarrena, L.L.C.