Traumatic Brain Injuries
If you sustain traumatic brain injuries through the fault of another, it is essential to talk to an attorney about whether you have a claim. These are catastrophic injuries that may require expensive ongoing medical care for the rest of your life. You may not have enough saved to cover these costs. On top of that, you may sustain emotional distress, depression, and confusion about what’s happened to you. At Brabant & Huynh, our experienced Quincy personal injury attorneys provide legal representation for accident victims who sustain traumatic brain injuries and their families.Traumatic Brain Injuries
Shaking, jolting, violent blows to the head or penetration of the brain by a foreign object such as a shattered skull bone can result in trauma to the brain. When your injuries are caused by another, whether in a car accident or slip and fall, you may be able to hold the at-fault party responsible. Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries include loss of consciousness, dizziness, speech problems, fatigue, nausea, headache, sensitivity to sound or light, memory or concentration issues, weakness, and loss of coordination. With mild traumatic brain injuries, your brain cells may be impacted only for the short term. However, there are also catastrophic injuries that result in long term complications, the need for-around-the clock-care, or even death.Liability for Brain Injuries
Many Quincy lawsuits for damages arising out of brain injuries are brought under a theory of negligence. It may be appropriate to pursue damages under a theory of negligence if you sustained traumatic brain injury as the result of a motorcycle accident, car crash, pedestrian accident, bicycle accident, or train accident. You’d need to demonstrate the defendant owed you a duty of care, which he breached, thereby causing your injuries and damages. For instance, if you were riding a motorcycle on the freeway and the driver of a vehicle alongside you changed lanes without checking his blind spots, you could be knocked off your bike and sustain brain injuries. Similarly, if you were crossing the street in a crosswalk and a drunk driver plowed into you instead of stopping, and you suffered traumatic brain injury, you may be able to recover damages by showing the drunk driver’s negligence.
In order to recover damages for a traumatic brain injury arising out of slip and fall, swimming pool accident, or other accident arising from a dangerous property condition, you will need to show a property owner had actual or constructive notice of the dangerous condition that caused your injuries. It can be challenging to establish notice in a premises liability lawsuit. It’s important to contact us right away, so we can send a letter to the property owner, letting him know about the forthcoming lawsuit and to guard against spoliation of evidence.
There are also situations involving nontraumatic brain injury. For instance, a doctor’s error could result in stroke leading to hypoxia, a loss of oxygen, that results in a brain injury. It might be appropriate in those situations to pursue damages from a health care provider under a theory of medical malpractice.Damages
Traumatic brain injuries may result in substantial alterations and functional difficulties that change an accident victim’s life and the lives of family members for good. A Quincy accident victim may not be able to do anything she previously loved doing. It can be difficult to quantify these losses, which means it may be appropriate to retain one or more experts, not only to reconstruct an accident scene, but also to make determinations about proper medical care for the particular injuries and to calculate lost wages over the rest of your life. Damages that may be recovered once we establish liability could include medical bills, rehabilitation, therapy, the cost of nursing care, replacement services, pain and suffering, loss of consortium, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment.Retain an Experienced Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
The seasoned Quincy personal injury attorneys of Brabant & Huynh may be able to represent you in a lawsuit for damages arising out of traumatic brain injuries sustained in an accident. We also represent who’ve suffered harm in Dorchester, Mattapan, Milton, Dedham, Canton, Stoughton, Randolph, Holbrook, Braintree, Weymouth, Hingham, Brockton, Bridgewater, Avon, Hanover, Abington, and Norwell. Complete our online form or call us for a free consultation at (617) 934-0913.