Every year, around 44,000 Massachusetts residents suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) caused by accidents. Car accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, fall accidents, sporting accidents, shaken baby syndrome, and physical assaults are some of the common accidents that can lead to TBIs.
A traumatic brain injury from an accident is usually caused by a jolt or blow to the head area. A brain injury can be located in just one area of the brain or diffused over more than one area. Traumatic brain injury symptoms can range from mild to severe and will vary depending on the degree of damage sustained by the brain.
TBI symptoms can include:
• Numbness • Problems communicating • Difficulty swallowing • Difficulty thinking clearly • Difficulty paying attention • Poor judgment • Problems sleeping • Headaches • Nausea • Fatigue • Balance problems • Ringing in the ears • Amnesia • Mood swings • Sexual dysfunction • Seizures
Traumatic brain injuries can be temporary or permanent-again, depending on the seriousness of the TBI. Paralysis, coma, behavioral and emotional problems, the impairment of regulatory functions in the body, psychological trauma and difficulties, and death can also result.
TBI’s can be life altering and traumatic for TBI victims, their family, and friends. The recovery services and/or long-term care required to treat a TBI can be very expensive. This is why it is so important that you speak to an experienced Massachusetts traumatic brain injury lawyer right away. Your TBI attorney can prove that your brain injury was sustained in an accident that was caused by another party’s negligence or carelessness. You may be entitled to receive personal injury compensation for your TBI.
You cannot afford to handle this type of case without a personal injury lawyer. TBI injuries are complicated to prove, and your TBI attorney can work with experts who know how to determine the extent of your injuries and how much medical care and recovery you will need.
Brain Injury Survivors Come to Grips with New Lives, Boston.com, November 18, 2007
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury, Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts
Related Web Resources:
Brain Injury Types, Head Injury.com
Traumatic Brain Injury, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Strokes
In Massachusetts, the personal injury law firm of Altman & Altman LLP represents traumatic brain injury clients in all kinds of injury accident cases. Our Massachusetts traumatic brain injury lawyers will work with top TBI and accident experts to help you obtain the compensation you need. Contact Altman & Altman LLP today and ask for your free consultation.