Neurological Injury Attorney in Burlington
Get Legal Help After an Accident
At DiBella Law Offices, P.C., we understand that any injury is frightening and can have life-altering implications. We know that neurological injuries can be especially devastating to a victim and loved ones. And we also understand that diagnosing neurological injuries can be difficult, which makes proving these injuries in a court of law challenging. Many injuries and illnesses have definite signs and symptoms, but neurological injuries can affect people differently.
However, with over 10 years of experience as a Massachusetts personal injury firm, DiBella Law Offices, P.C., will work diligently to secure fair and full compensation for your neurological injuries that were caused by another person.
Types of Neurological Injuries
There are several types of neurological injuries that can occur. In almost every case the injury is caused by a sudden blow to the head. The amount of force exerted on impact often determines the type and severity of the injury.
- Concussion: When your brain moves rapidly back and forth inside the skull; can include a short loss of consciousness. While concussions are generally categorized as mild traumatic brain injuries, all victims of a concussion should be examined by a medical professional to rule out a more serious underlying injury.
- Contusion: A bruise to the brain tissue caused by trauma, such as an impact to the head. Again, any injury to the brain holds the potential to be life-threatening. The victim should seek immediate medical attention.
- Diffuse axonal injury: Tearing of the nerve fibers in the brain as a result of a sudden movement of the brain inside the skull. Diffuse axonal injury can occur due to the sudden motion of a car accident or a violent fall. It is not uncommon for the victim to experience a coma after a diffuse axonal injury.
- Traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage: Involves bleeding between the brain and the surrounding membrane. This injury is serious and without proper treatment, it can result in permanent brain damage or loss of life.
- Whiplash injury: This injury is often thought of as damage to the muscle and soft tissue of the neck, but a severe whiplash can also cause damage to the front and back areas of the brain as well as the nerves and blood flow to the brain. This injury can cause prolonged headaches, hematomas, unconsciousness, and even coma.
What Causes Neurological Injuries?
Any time that a person’s head hits a solid object or the ground there is a high likelihood of injury. Car accidents are a common cause of neurological injuries. Pedestrians or bicyclists who are struck by a vehicle are also prone to these serious head injuries. A fall can also cause a traumatic brain injury. Children playing sports are also at risk. Finally, children who suffer physical abuse (as well as babies who are shaken) can suffer serious neurological injuries.
Why Speak to a Lawyer After a Brain Injury?
Because there is no precise test to prove serious head injuries, it can be difficult for a victim or loved ones to secure compensation. The experience of a Massachusetts personal injury lawyer can make the difference in receiving the settlement funds you need to provide proper care for the victim. In some cases, care can be a lifelong requirement after a neurological injury. This not only places a great deal of emotional strain on the victim and family but can also lead to serious financial hardship.
Call DiBella Law Offices, P.C., to schedule a free consultation. You will have a better understanding of the long-term care and financial implications of this type of injury. Call today at (781) 262-3338 and let our Burlington personal injury lawyers focus on the legal issues while you focus on recovery and your family.