Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury is a serious personal injury caused by an external physical force to the head. Traumatic brain injuries are life changing, come suddenly and often require families to make complicated decisions about medical care and daily living.

Each year, an estimated 1.7 million people in Massachusetts and across the country sustain a traumatic brain injury. A leading cause of brain injuries is car accidents involving negligence or drunk drivers.

When a family is dealing with a traumatic brain injury, there are many painful challenges and questions. The experienced Massachusetts brain injury lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. of Cambridge and Quincy can guide you through the difficult legal issues and secure compensation for your family member's pain and suffering and long term medical care. Contact us today at 617-225-2100 or use our online form. We offer a free legal consultation.

Types Of Brain Injuries And Symptoms

Brain injuries fall under different categories, acquired brain injury and traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI. A concussion is typically described as a "mild" brain injury. Traumatic brain injury occurs when the skull is struck, the brain loses oxygen for a period or experiences a diminished state of consciousness. The brain may be left temporarily or permanently impaired.

While traumatic brain injuries are frequently caused by motor vehicle accidents, they can also happen during domestic violence, physical assaults, falls, swimming pool accidents, construction accidents, sports injuries and acts of medical malpractice. In some cases, children suffer traumatic brain injuries during accidents or as the result of shaken baby syndrome.

If you have sustained a traumatic brain injury due to a car accident, it is important to note that an injured person must establish another driver’s negligence. Your percentage of fault for the accident must be less than 51%. If you are more than 50% at fault, you cannot recover any damages. 

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to tripping or falling, you may receive compensation from the property owner of the property where the incident occurred. In the state of Massachusetts, property owners must maintain their property in a safe condition for visitors. If you have been injured on someone’s property, you must prove that the property owner owed you a duty while you were on the property. You will also need to prove that the property owner had constructive notice about the dangerous condition that caused your accident. Owners of properties owe visitors safety, and must repair hazards on their site. 

Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may include a loss of consciousness, nausea, feeling lightheaded and dizzy, breathing problems, headaches and trouble moving arms and legs. Other symptoms include vomiting, ringing ears and loss of bladder control.

Speak To A Massachusetts Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain injuries are more complicated than many injuries because they have long term consequences for individuals and their families. A person may require 24-hour care at a rehabilitation center, use of a wheelchair and be unable to work again in a meaningful way.

If you or a family member has sustained a brain injury, contact the experienced Greater Boston brain injury lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. Our Massachusetts brain injury attorneys will identify any parties liable for the brain injury and inform you about your rights to seek compensation.

In cases involving a brain injury, it is vital that you have an experienced attorney on your side. Your attorney needs to be able to explain the mechanisms of your brain injuries to a jury in a way that is easy to understand. Additionally, your lawyer should convince a judge or jury that costs for the injury are crucial for the patient. In many brain injury cases, experts on both sides will argue the severity of the injury. Closed head injuries are closely related and may also occur in. conjunction with a traumatic brain injury. At Bellotti Law Group, P.C., our attorneys will make sure that a valid professional will support your right to the compensation you deserve. 

At Bellotti Law Group, clients turn these important concerns over to our lawyers. We address the legal and financial details while you and your family focus on recovery. We pride ourselves in partnering closely with clients and working to understand their individual concerns to help obtain the best solution.

Bellotti Law Group, P.C. serves Greater Boston, Cambridge, Braintree, Quincy, the South Shore and all of Massachusetts. Our offices are located in Cambridge and Quincy. Contact us today us today at 617-225-2100.

You can also contact us through our online form and we will promptly respond.

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