In Louisiana, the prevalence of car accidents leading to severe outcomes, such as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), underscores the critical need for specialized legal assistance. The year 2022 witnessed a significant number of traffic incidents, with fatal and injury crashes highlighting the risks on our roads. These accidents have a big impact on the community and individuals, causing economic and personal hardships. 

Traumatic brain injuries caused by car accidents

At Huber Thomas Law, we understand the profound effects a TBI can have on a person's life and the lives of their loved ones. We have experience assisting people with TBI. We believe in advocating for victims. We make sure they receive the necessary help and financial support.  

Our legal team assists clients after car accidents by guiding them through the legal process. We provide hope and a clear path to recovery. Our approach is thoughtful and tailored to each individual case.

What is a Truamatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. It occurs when an external force, such as a sudden blow or jolt to the head, disrupts the normal function of the brain. TBIs can vary from mild (like concussions) to severe, causing long periods of unconsciousness or memory loss. 

How TBIs Occur in Car Accidents 

  • Direct Impact: When the head strikes the steering wheel, dashboard, or windows. 
  • Rapid Acceleration/Deceleration: The brain moves violently within the skull, causing brain tissues to stretch and tear. 
  • Penetration Injuries: Objects penetrating the skull and brain tissue, though less common, can result in severe TBIs. 

The Importance of Recognizing and Treating TBIs 

  • Early Detection: Prompt recognition of TBI symptoms can significantly influence the outcome. Early symptoms may include confusion, blurred vision, headache, and difficulty concentrating. 
  • Medical Evaluation: Seeking immediate medical attention after a car accident ensures that TBIs, even those that might initially appear minor, are properly diagnosed and treated. 
  • Long-term Care: Some TBIs require long-term treatment plans, including rehabilitation and therapy, to address physical, cognitive, and emotional changes. 

Understanding the nature and impact of traumatic brain injuries is crucial, especially following car accidents. Recognizing the signs and ensuring timely treatment can make a significant difference in recovery and quality of life. 

Recognizing Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury manifests through a variety of symptoms that can affect physical, sensory, and cognitive functions. Understanding TBI symptoms is crucial, especially following a car accident, where TBIs are not uncommon. 

  • Physical Symptoms often include headaches, nausea or vomiting, fatigue, speech problems, and dizziness. These can signal the immediate impact of a TBI. 
  • Sensory Symptoms may involve blurred vision, ringing in the ears, a bad taste in the mouth, changes in the ability to smell, and sensitivity to light or sound. These symptoms highlight the sensory disruptions that a TBI can cause. 
  • Cognitive or Mental Symptoms are particularly concerning as they affect the individual's mental state and abilities. Memory issues, mood changes, sleep problems, and confusion are signs of cognitive effects from a TBI. 

The importance of monitoring these symptoms cannot be overstated. While some symptoms appear right after the accident, others may take days or weeks to manifest.  

Early detection and medical assessment are key to managing the injury effectively and preventing long-term complications. A comprehensive medical examination is essential after any head injury to ensure that any TBI is accurately diagnosed and treated, paving the way for a healthier recovery. Recognizing and addressing these symptoms promptly can significantly influence the recovery trajectory and quality of life post-accident. 

Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused by Car Accidents

Car accidents can lead to a range of traumatic brain injuries, each varying in severity and impact. It's crucial to know about these injuries, as the state has high rates of accidents resulting in severe injuries and deaths. 


Perhaps the most common type of TBI, concussions can occur even in minor accidents. The brain shakes inside the skull, causing temporary loss of normal brain function. Symptoms can include headaches, confusion, dizziness, and temporary loss of consciousness. 


Bruises or bleeding on the brain can happen where the impact occurred or on the other side in severe cases. Contusions may require surgical intervention if they lead to increased pressure on the brain. 

Coup-Contrecoup Injuries 

Coup-contrecoup injuries involve contusions at both the site of the impact and on the opposite side of the brain. This occurs when the force is enough to cause the brain to slam into the opposite side of the skull, causing a second contusion. 

Diffuse Axonal Injuries (DAI) 

High-speed accidents can cause DAI, where the long connecting fibers of the brain (axons) are sheared as the brain rapidly shifts and rotates inside the skull. DAIs can lead to coma or persistent vegetative state and are one of the more devastating types of brain injuries. 

Penetrating Injuries 

These are less common in car accidents but can occur in severe cases involving shattered glass or metal debris. Such injuries happen when an object penetrates the skull, causing direct damage to the brain tissues. Penetrating injuries are often life-threatening and require immediate medical attention. 

If you or a loved one has suffered these or other brain injuries in a car accident, contact Huber Thomas Law for a free consultation 

What to Do If You’ve Suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury

Suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a car accident can be a pivotal moment, demanding immediate and strategic actions not only for health recovery but also for potential legal considerations. Here's how to navigate the aftermath effectively. 

  • Seek Medical Attention Immediately: Even if symptoms seem mild, a thorough medical evaluation is crucial. Early diagnosis can significantly influence recovery outcomes. 
  • Document Everything: Keep a detailed record of all medical visits, treatments received, and symptoms experienced. This documentation can be vital for legal claims. 
  • Monitor Symptoms: TBIs can have delayed symptoms. Regular monitoring helps in identifying any changes or deteriorations in condition. 
  • Consult a Specialist: For a complete evaluation, it is recommended to visit a neurologist or brain injury specialist. They can provide an accurate diagnosis and create a treatment plan. 
  • Legal Consultation: Considering the complexities surrounding TBI claims, consulting with a law firm experienced in handling such cases is crucial. Legal experts can offer guidance on protecting your rights and ensuring fair compensation. 

What to do if you've suffered a Traumatic Brain Injuries

The importance of medical documentation cannot be overstated. It serves as a foundational element in the legal process, substantiating the extent of injuries and the impact on your life. This meticulous approach not only aids in your recovery journey but also strengthens your legal position, ensuring you are rightfully compensated for your losses and suffering.

The Role of a Personal Injury Attorney in TBI Cases

For victims of traumatic brain injuries resulting from car accidents, navigating the aftermath can be overwhelming. Legal representation plays a pivotal role in not only seeking justice but also ensuring financial stability through compensation. Here's how a personal injury attorney can be instrumental. 

  • Expertise in TBI Claims: Specialized attorneys understand the complexities of TBI cases, from medical terminology to the nuances of legal claims, ensuring a thorough and effective representation. 
  • Maximizing Compensation: Attorneys adept in TBI cases work diligently to secure compensation covering medical bills, ongoing treatment costs, lost wages due to time off work, and even future earnings lost due to the injury's impact. Moreover, compensation for pain and suffering, both physical and emotional, acknowledges the profound personal impact of a TBI. 
  • Navigating Insurance Negotiations: Experienced legal representation is crucial in dealing with insurance companies, often resulting in significantly higher settlements for the injured party. Attorneys can navigate the intricate processes and negotiations, ensuring that they do not shortchange victims. 
  • Litigation Support: If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiations, a skilled attorney is prepared to take the case to court, advocating passionately on the victim's behalf. 

Our team in Louisiana has successfully handled cases of traumatic brain injury. They have won large settlements and verdicts that demonstrate the severity of the injuries and their impact on the victims' lives. Our commitment is to not only achieve the compensation our clients deserve but also to support them through their recovery journey, providing a foundation for rebuilding their lives post-accident. 

Exploring the Range of Traumatic Brain Injuries Beyond Car Accidents

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can occur in a wide variety of situations beyond car accidents, affecting individuals in environments ranging from the workplace to recreational activities. At Huber Thomas Law, we extend our expertise across a spectrum of personal injury cases where TBIs are a significant concern.  

Trucking Accidents 

The massive size and weight of semi-trucks pose a heightened risk of TBIs in collisions. Navigating the complex web of parties involved—from trucking companies to manufacturers—requires seasoned legal expertise to ensure victims receive the compensation they deserve after a trucking accident 

Rideshare Accidents 

With the rise of Uber and Lyft, rideshare accidents present unique legal challenges. Our experience in tackling these cases head-on ensures that our clients are well-compensated for their injuries, including TBIs. 

Motorcycle Accidents 

Motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to TBIs due to the lack of protective barriers. Our firm specializes in reconstructing motorcycle accidents to establish fault and secure rightful compensation for our clients. 

Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents 

Bicyclists and pedestrians share the road with vehicles, making them susceptible to TBIs in the event of a bike or pedestrian accident. We are adept at navigating the complexities of these cases, ensuring that the rights of the injured are fully protected. 

Boats, Vessels, and Maritime Injuries 

TBIs can also occur on or near water, where maritime laws come into play. Our Louisiana-based firm is well-versed in the nuances of maritime injuries, offering specialized representation for those injured on the job or in recreational boating accidents. 

Premises Liability 

TBIs can happen on properties due to slips and falls, inadequate maintenance, or insufficient security. Our legal team is skilled in proving fault and securing compensation under premises liability law. 

At Huber Thomas Law, we understand that TBIs can have life-altering consequences, regardless of the cause. Our extensive experience across these practice areas ensures that we offer comprehensive legal representation tailored to the specific needs of TBI victims, advocating for their rights and securing the compensation they need to recover and rebuild. 

Call Today for a Free Consultation

A traumatic brain injury can change a person's life, affecting their health, job, and future in significant ways. The path to recovery is often long and challenging. Recognizing the extensive impact of TBIs and the complexity of legal matters surrounding them underscores the necessity of skilled legal representation. 

At Huber Thomas Law, we are committed to providing compassionate and comprehensive legal services to individuals affected by TBIs. Our team can help with personal injury cases. We have the knowledge and tools needed. Our goal is to ensure our clients receive the maximum compensation for their injuries. 

We understand the nuances of each case, whether it involves negotiating with large trucking companies, challenging rideshare corporations, or proving fault in accidents involving motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians. 

Our goal is to alleviate the burden on our clients so they can focus on their recovery. By handling the legal intricacies, we strive to secure the financial support necessary for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering, thereby enabling our clients to rebuild their lives with dignity and security. 

If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI, know that you are not alone. Huber Thomas Law stands ready to advocate on your behalf, ensuring that your rights are protected and your future is secured. Let us help you navigate this challenging journey towards recovery and justice.