Haverhill Brain Injury Attorney
Approximately 190 people die from traumatic brain injury (TBI) every day in the U.S., as reported by the CDC. Traumatic brain injury is an injury that affects the function of the brain and is a leading cause of death and disability. It may be caused by a blow or jolt to the head or by a penetrating object, such as a bullet or skull fragment.
Mild TBI may cause symptoms that resolve within a few weeks or months. On the other hand, victims of moderate to severe TBI may suffer long-term or life-long effects and may need ongoing medical treatment and rehabilitation.
If you or a loved one sustained an injury to the brain due to the wrongdoing of another, speak with an experienced Haverhill brain injury attorney as soon as possible to learn if you are eligible for compensation. Contact DiBella Law Offices, P.C. legal team in Haverhill at (978) 327-5140 to schedule a free case consultation. There’s no fee until we win.
While typically not life-threatening, mild TBI can cause serious symptoms, including:
- Physical: Sensitivity to light or noise, headaches, fatigue or lack of energy, problems with balance or dizziness, nausea or vomiting, vision problems.
- Cognitive: Problems with attention and concentration, fogginess or grogginess, feeling slowed down, short or long-term memory issues, difficulty thinking clearly.
- Emotional: Irritability, anger, sadness, anxiety, or nervousness.
- Sleep disturbances: Difficulty falling asleep, sleeping more or less than usual.
Moderate to severe TBI can cause a range of symptoms, including the following:
- Cognitive: Difficulty understanding and thinking clearly, problems with concentration, trouble learning and communicating, difficulty remembering information.
- Motor skills and perception: Balance and coordination problems, weakness in legs and arms, changes in sensory perception, problems with vision and hearing.
- Emotional: Heightened emotions, nervousness or anxiety, anger, aggression, sadness, or depression.
- Behavioral: Impulsive behavior, personality changes, difficulty controlling behavior.
Severe TBI can impact the lives of victims and their families and take a large financial toll. It can result in permanent disability and leave victims unable to earn a living or perform daily tasks. Traumatic brain injury can cause long-term cognitive, emotional, and behavioral symptoms that affect the victim’s personal relationships and ability to enjoy life. It can also shorten life expectancy by nine years.
A sudden, external impact to the head or body can cause injury to the brain. Common causes of TBI include:
- Falls: Overall, falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury. According to the CDC, they account for nearly 50% of TBI-related hospitalizations. Dangerous conditions on a property, such as defective staircases, slippery floors, and torn carpeting, can cause falls leading to TBI.
- Motor vehicle crashes: Collisions involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians lead to many cases of traumatic brain injury. The impact of a crash can cause a jolt to the brain inside the skull or trauma when the head strikes an object.
- Criminal assault: Violence can lead to TBI, such as a gunshot wound or blow to the head. In the case of negligent security, for example, at a restaurant, nightclub, retail store, or apartment building, the property owner or operator may be liable for resulting injuries.
- Construction accidents: Construction sites rank among the most hazardous workplaces. Workers may suffer brain injury from being hit by moving equipment, struck on the head by flying objects or falling materials, or falls from ladders, scaffolding, and rooftops.
If someone else caused your brain injury, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your losses. Damages you may be able to claim include medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost earnings, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, disability, and loss of enjoyment of life.
The experienced legal team at DiBella Law Offices, P.C. in Haverhill has the knowledge and recourses to help you achieve the best possible outcome. We appreciate the severity of TBI and understand the impact it can have on victims. Call a Haverhill personal injury lawyer at (978) 327-5140 to schedule a free case consultation. Let us fight on your behalf for the compensation you deserve.