Burlington Brain Injury Lawyer
Need to File a Traumatic Brain Injury Claim?
People are resilient. More often than not, they can recover fully from injuries they suffer in accidents. However, injuries that affect a person’s neurological system are much more likely to cause permanent, deleterious effects.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can result from severe impacts in car, truck, and motorcycle collisions, workplace incidents, and situations where people fall from a height or have something fall on them. Brain injury can also occur through medical malpractice, when a patient is denied oxygen to the brain (this is called anoxic brain injury).
At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we have experience recovering compensation for clients who have sustained head injuries and other damages due to the negligence of others. Contact our Massachusetts injury lawyers today for more information.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
Regardless of the cause of the brain injury, the damage can be profound, including: confusion, inability to focus, inability to form new memories, clumsiness, chronic incontinence, loss of senses like sight and hearing, and loss of cognitive function. Although many people who sustain TBIs are greatly affected or even incapacitated by their injuries, some who sustain TBIs are unaware of their condition.
In the days and weeks following a head impact, a person with a traumatic brain injury may feel irritable, confused, and agitated. The person may consider himself or herself temporarily "foggy headed," but may fail to conclude the incident caused serious neurological damage.
Often, loved ones recognize the negative behavioral, social, and cognitive effects of TBI before the victim does. A neurologist can discern the often-subtle signs of brain injury during an office visit. It is important that you visit a doctor even if you do not believe your injuries to be severe, as all medical records are important in your legal case.
Defining Damages for Recovery in Your Lawsuit
The Massachusetts personal injury attorney at our firm has connections to consultants in the medical community who can help you determine a recoverable dollar value for your damages. We work to help you recover compensation in addition to your medical bills, including:
- Income lost due to your injury
- Future earning potential lost to your injury
- Extent of pain and suffering
- Loss of companionship incurred by your family
- Inability to perform daily tasks
- Cost of vocational retraining
- Cost of ongoing rehabilitation, nursing care, and other required services
For a free consultation with a caring and experienced Massachusetts catastrophic injury attorney, contact us at (781) 262-3338.
- Car Accident Injuries and the Danger of Avoiding Treatment
- About Brain Injury - Brain Injury Association of America
- Traumatic Brain Injury - Mayo Clinic
- Brainline - TBI Basics