Marks and Lear, PLC

Thorough Brain Injury Lawyer in Louisiana

The legal assistance you need to obtain fair compensation

Traumatic brain injury is caused by a bump, blow, jolt or penetrating injury to the head that disrupts normal brain function. While many brain injuries result in only mild concussion, brain injuries caused by serious accidents can be severe, resulting in coma, amnesia, impaired functioning or even death.

If you were injured or lost a loved one because of a brain injury caused by the negligence or fault of others, the attorneys at the Baton Rouge law firm of Marks and Lear PLC have the experience to guide you through the litigation process to obtain your rightful compensation. Since 1978, we have been the trusted legal resource for clients across Louisiana.

Causes of serious and fatal brain injuries

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), about 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury each year. Brain injury contributes to more than 30 percent of all injury-related death in the United States and it contributes to a substantial number of permanent disability cases. The primary causes of head injuries are predominately accident-related:

  • Falls
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Being struck by or against objects
  • Assaults

Effects of head injuries

Serious brain injuries can have long-term effects on the health of the victim, including lifetime disabilities requiring ongoing medical care. Brain injuries can greatly impair functioning and may result in:

  • Increased risk for brain disorders, including Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Impaired cognitive functioning
  • Impaired motor function and balance
  • Impairment to hearing, vision, perception or touch
  • Depression, anxiety, aggression, personality changes and other emotional problems

Experience matters in serious injury cases

In 2010, the costs of traumatic brain injury were estimated to be $76.5 billion, the majority of which was caused by injuries that required hospitalization or were fatal. The emergency medical expenses, costs of lifetime medical care and lost wages can be extremely burdensome for injured victims and their families. At Marks and Lear PLC, we have extensive experience assisting the injured in recovering compensation for their brain injury that reflects the value of their loss. We use the testimony of treating doctors, vocational rehabilitation experts, life care planners, economists and others as needed to show juries the extent of harm now and over a lifetime. Whether you sustained a brain injury in an auto accident, slip or fall or any accident caused by the negligence of others, we present sensible but compelling arguments on damages to motivate a jury to award just compensation.

Seek the guidance of a sensitive and experienced injury attorney in Baton Rouge, LA

If you or someone you love has suffered a serious injury, our Baton Rouge lawyers work hard to obtain the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney at Marks and Lear PLC, contact us online or call us at 225.250.1980.