Advocating for Dracut Brain Injury Victims
The brain can be hurt just like any other organ, but injuring your brain can have exceedingly severe consequences. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when brain tissue is damaged by a sudden external physical assault. Closed brain injury, the most common type of TBI, is caused by a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. Penetrating brain injury occurs when an object, such as a bullet or a skull fragment, pierces the brain.
Traumatic brain injury can have long-term effects that significantly impact a victim’s quality of life. If the negligence or wrongdoing of another caused you or a loved one to suffer TBI, it’s in your best interest to consult with an experienced Dracut brain injury lawyer about recovering compensation. Contact DiBella Law Offices, P.C. at (978) 327-5140 to schedule a free case consultation.
What Are the Symptoms and Long-Term Effects of TBI?
Traumatic brain injury may cause a wide range of effects. Symptoms can vary depending on the location and severity of the damage. They may appear immediately after the injury or days or weeks later. Mild traumatic brain injury causes symptoms such as:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Drowsiness or fatigue
- Loss of balance or dizziness
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Confusion or disorientation
- Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than usual
- Mood changes
- Feeling depressed or anxious
- Difficulties with memory or concentration
Moderate to severe TBI may cause the above symptoms, as well as additional symptoms, which may include:
- Loss of consciousness for several minutes to hours
- Convulsions or seizures
- Dilation of one or both pupils
- Slurred speech
- Clear fluid coming from the nose or ears
- Inability to awaken from sleep
- Weakness or numbness in the toes and fingers
- Combativeness, agitation, or unusual behavior
Severe TBI can have long-term consequences, including permanent disability and difficulty performing activities of daily living. It can cause cognitive, emotional, behavioral, and communication issues that can significantly impact personal relationships. It’s not only the victim but also their family members who suffer from severe TBI.
How Do Most Cases of Traumatic Brain Injury Occur?
More than 69,000 people in the U.S. died from traumatic brain injuries in a recent year, according to the CDC. Approximately 223,000 more were hospitalized. The most common causes include:
- Falls: The leading cause of TBI is falls. Dangerous conditions existing on properties can lead to falls from collapsing balconies or down defective stairways and slip or trip on falls caused by snow and ice, wet floors, torn carpeting, and other hazards.
- Motor vehicle accidents: Traffic crashes are another common cause of traumatic brain injury. These include car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents. The force of a collision can cause the head to slam against an object or be jolted violently back and forth, injuring the brain.
- Assaults: Property owners in Massachusetts are responsible for providing a reasonable level of security to keep visitors safe on the property. When they fail to do so, it can lead to brain injury caused by gunshot wounds, blows to the head, and other forms of criminal violence.
- Construction site accidents: Workers on construction sites can sustain traumatic brain injury from falling materials, flying objects, moving machinery, falls from ladders, scaffolding, rooftops, and other workplace hazards.
We've offered crucial support and guidance to individuals who have suffered injuries, ensuring their financial and emotional well-being.
What Compensation Is Available for TBI in Dracut?
If you or a loved one has suffered from TBI due to the fault of another party, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses in a personal injury lawsuit. Damages you may be entitled to claim may include past and future medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost earnings, loss of future earning potential, pain and suffering, diminished quality of life, and other losses.
At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we have the knowledge, skills, and resources to effectively pursue full compensation for traumatic brain injuries. In nearly two decades, we have recovered millions in compensation for our clients.
We believe that every case is personal and are here to help. Let us take care of the legal process and advocate on your behalf. Contact us today at (978) 327-5140 to set up a free initial consultation with an experienced Dracut personal injury attorney.