Choose An Experienced Massachusetts Head Injury Lawyer
The lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck, P.C. of Boston represent individuals who have suffered a head injury and their families. Serious head injuries are life-changing, painful and require extensive rehabilitation. At Breakstone, White & Gluck, we understand this emotional and financial hardship is devastating and our attorneys are here to help.
Head injuries have numerous causes, including construction accidents, violence, sports injuries, skiing accidents and slip and falls. Many head injuries are sustained in car accidents and drunk driving accidents. In fact, more than 70 percent of car accidents nationwide result in head injuries.
Massachusetts law allows head injury victims to recover damages from liable parties. Damages may include medical expenses, pain and suffering and lost wages and earnings.
What are Common Types of Head Injuries?
Common types of head injuries include traumatic brain injuries, tears of the brain, skull fractures, scalp injuries, concussions, nerve cell damage and blood swelling between the brain and the skull.
Traumatic brain injuries are the most severe type of head injury and require intensive rehabilitation. A traumatic brain injury is known as a TBI, or intracranial injury, and occurs when the brain is struck externally. Traumatic brain injuries can result in disability and death. Survivors are left to cope with physical, emotional, cognitive and behavioral effects. Physical, speech and other types of therapy often continue throughout life.
Other head injuries, such as skull fractures, may exist independently or in conjunction with brain injuries.
Who May Be Liable in Head Injury Cases?
Depending on how a head injury is sustained, liable parties may include property owners, employers, drivers at fault in motor vehicle accidents and physicians involved in medical malpractice.
What to Do If You Have Sustained a Head Injury?
If you or a loved one have sustained a head injury, consult a doctor or visit an emergency room immediately. Follow your doctor's instructions and ask about all the necessary testing, including MRI scans, CT scans and Positron Emission Tomography (PET).
How to Choose a Massachusetts Head Injury Lawyer?
It is also essential you hire an experienced Boston head injury lawyer to handle your case. The lawyers at Breakstone, White & Gluck are experienced in working with top medical experts to evaluate claims and in getting the best compensation for head injury victims.
Because a Statute of Limitations applies to your case, you may have a limited timeframe to file your case. It is essential that you act immediately to protect your rights. Contact Breakstone, White & Gluck today at (617) 723-7676 for your free legal consultation.
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