Driving down a Massachusetts street or entering a Boston place of business, we may not expect to face much danger. But when someone is negligent and we fall or otherwise hurt our head in some way, we may be facing a brain injury, which can also affect the spinal cord. Brain and spinal cord injuries can come from car accidents, slip and fall incidents, and more.
When an external force causes an alteration in brain function, this is a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A TBI can be closed/non-penetrating or open/penetrating. Brain injuries range from mild to severe, but no matter the extent of the consequences, if your traumatic brain injury was caused by another person, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation for what you’ve suffered.
The attorneys at Jason Stone Injury Lawyers know that facing a brain injury or TBI can be extremely overwhelming for you and your family. You can find peace of mind by working with us. When we take on your case, we work hard to get you the money that is rightfully yours to cover your medical care and pain and suffering.
With over 80 years of combined experience, our lawyers are determined to help our fellow residents of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts to recover after their brain injuries. Get in touch with our brain injury lawyers today for a free consultation at no risk to you – 800-577-5188.
Common Causes of Brain Injury in Massachusetts
The brain is the most vital organ in the body, and when it suffers damage, injured parties often experience big life changes. During one recent year in Massachusetts, there were 66,952 emergency department visits due to traumatic brain injuries. Of those visits, 4,917 required hospitalization while almost 796 sadly resulted in death.
Brain injuries can happen as a result of:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Workplace injuries
- Product malfunctions
- Sport injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Dangerous drugs
In many of these brain injury cases, the cause is someone else’s irresponsible or negligent actions. Massachusetts traumatic brain injury victims shouldn’t have to suffer due to someone else’s negligence. If you or your loved one suffered a brain injury or spinal cord damage, you are likely facing expensive medical bills, lost income, and pain and suffering.
The good news is that you don’t have to suffer alone and bear the brunt of the costs. You can take legal action against the person who changed your life, regardless of your current financial situation.
Jason Stone Injury Lawyers offers free legal consultations, and we operate on a contingency fee basis. That means that you owe us nothing unless we win your case and you receive compensation.
What to Do After Your Traumatic Brain Injury
Time is of the essence with a traumatic brain injury, and the speed with which you receive medical care can affect your future quality of life. While the symptoms may seem insignificant to the naked eye, you should still get checked out. There could be residual spinal cord damage that you can’t see at all.
After being seen by a doctor, make sure to collect your medical records and document your symptoms, both written and with photos. You will likely need to go through tests such as an MRI. Watch for changes in your speech, gait, personality, and memory. All of these can show the severity of the brain injury and change the treatment you should receive.
Finally, if your traumatic brain injury was caused by another person or a company’s carelessness, it’s important that you contact brain injury attorneys who can help. At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, our attorneys do our best to get you the maximum compensation possible to help you deal with the past, present, and future consequences of your brain injury.
And remember – you won’t owe us a penny unless we recover compensation for you. That’s our Stone Cold Guarantee®.
How Brain Injuries Differ From Other Personal Injuries
Personal injury cases generally focus on the harm that results from an accident, and this sphere of the law includes brain and spinal cord injuries. However, brain injury cases can differ from personal injury cases in general, because some consequences of the brain injury may not be evident until much later.
Injuries to do with the spinal cord and brain damage often cause the victim to be unable to work for some time, resulting in lost wages. Someone with a brain injury may also have sleep-related issues.
Researchers have found that many victims of mild and severe traumatic brain injury suffered from fatigue, required more sleep, and had poorer sleep quality. These symptoms in turn can cause the person increased stress, anxiety, depression, memory problems, and shortness of breath in the short term.
Long-term sleep disruption can contribute to obesity, cardiovascular disease, and cancer. Even occasional poor sleep from day to day can affect a person’s ability to work, ability to drive safely, and decision-making skills.
Clearly, traumatic brain injuries should not be ignored, and victims need help to cover their necessary ongoing medical treatment and compensate for how much life has changed. If you and your loved ones are suffering in the aftermath of a Massachusetts brain injury, know that you don’t have to go through this alone. Our experienced brain injury attorneys can help you.
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When you hire the Jason Stone Injury Lawyers legal team, we promise to protect your rights and seek the maximum compensation available for your injuries. We aim to enable you to focus on your recovery.
We know that this is a difficult time for you and your family. You might be going through changes in your life due to the consequences of your brain injury. Though you may be facing costly medical treatment and perhaps permanent disability, you have options.
Sit back with peace of mind while we take care of dealing with the insurance companies and other parties’ lawyers. We keep you updated each step of the way so you can spend time doing what really matters – getting better after your personal injury.
At Jason Stone Injury Lawyers, There’s No Obligation, Just Information®. We are offering you a free initial consultation with a brain injury attorney that doesn’t cost a dime. We only take fees if we successfully resolve your case and get you compensation.
Whether we can settle your case on your behalf or take it all the way to the courtroom, we do our very best for each Massachusetts client.
Call a brain injury attorney today to get started on your Massachusetts brain injury case at 800-577-5188. We offer free consultations by phone, by video conference call, or in person – whatever you prefer.