Boston Head Injury Lawyers
Personalized representation for head and brain injuries in Massachusetts
Head injuries can be caused in a number of ways, including construction accidents, violence, sports injuries, skiing accidents and slip and falls. Many head injuries are sustained in car accidents, like drunk driving accidents. Massachusetts law allows head injury victims to recover damages from liable parties. Damages may include medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages and potential lost earnings.
The Boston attorneys at Breakstone, White & Gluck represent individuals throughout Massachusetts who have suffered head injuries. Serious head and brain injuries are life-changing, painful and require extensive rehabilitation. We understand this emotional and financial hardship is devastating. You should not be responsible for the losses and damages caused by an injury that wasn’t your fault. We know this, and our personal injury lawyers are here to help. Get in touch with us today.
OVER $300 MILLION
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Common questions from injury clients
- What kinds of head injury claims does your Boston firm handle?
- How can your Boston head injury attorneys help?
- What are the major types of head injuries?
- What are the most common causes of head injuries?
- What should I do if I’ve sustained a head injury?
- Who is liable for my Boston head injury?
- Do you have a head injury attorney near me?
What kinds of head injury claims does your Boston firm handle?
Common types of head injury cases our lawyers handle include:
- Tears in the brain
- Skull fractures
- Scalp injuries
- Nerve cell damage
- Swelling between the brain and skull
- Bleeding in the brain
- Loss of vision
- Loss of hearing
- Facial scarring/disfigurement
- Anoxic brain injuries during childbirth
- Brain injuries arising from anesthesia complications
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 permanent disability or even death. Survivors of TBIs 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.
How can your Boston head injury attorneys help?
After any type of head injury, it’s essential you hire an experienced lawyer to handle your case. The attorneys at Breakstone, White & Gluck are experienced in working with top medical experts to evaluate claims and securing maximum compensation for head injury victims.
It is equally critical to hire a personal injury lawyer with the reputation for skillful, tenacious, and relentless advocacy. The personal injury attorneys at Breakstone, White & Gluck have cultivated a long-earned reputation as aggressive advocates who have accumulated a wealth of internal knowledge on the science and medicine of head injury claims. More importantly, we have developed important relationships with leading experts in the field. In litigating head injury claims, we engage top neurologists and neuropsychologists, experts who assess occupational opportunities, and economists who can assess the financial impact of the loss.
When you work with us, you work with our entire network of experts, particularly experts in the fields of science and medicine. At Breakstone, White & Gluck, you will work with leading professionals through all facets of your claim. Remember, because a Massachusetts statute of limitations of three years applies to your case, you have a limited timeframe to file. It is essential that you act immediately to protect your rights.
Our record of successful results
Just some of the settlements and verdicts we’ve achieved for head injury clients in the past include:
- $7.5 Million - Medical Malpractice. Anesthesia complications led to severe infant brain injury.
- $4.7 Million – Construction Accident. Client suffered head and brain trauma.
- $4.35 Million – Construction Accident. Client fell from a water cooler and sustained substantial head and brain trauma, among other injuries.
- $3.75 Million - Motorcycle Accident. Motorcyclist suffers facial fractures, concussion and loss of vision in one eye.
- $2.04 Million - Anesthesia Malpractice. Brain injury and wrongful death.
- $1.9 Million – Bike Accident. Accident resulted in a traumatic brain injury.
Check out some kind words from our clients on our Testimonials page, and read more about our record of results for our clients in Massachusetts personal injury cases.
"I knew that Ron had my best interests at heart, and that I could trust him to help me make the right decision."
What are the major types of head injuries?
Healthline discusses the different kinds of head injuries, along with some symptoms victims and their loved ones should look out for.
- Hematoma, when blood clots inside the brain. These can cause pressure to build up inside the skull and cause anything from loss of consciousness to permanent brain damage.
- Hemorrhage, which is uncontrolled bleeding. A subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding in the space around the brain, while an intracerebral hemorrhage is bleeding within the tissues of the brain.
- Concussion, caused by a blow or impact to the head. These result from the brain striking the walls of the skull, leading to bruising or tearing. Loss of function may be temporary, but severe or repeated injuries to the brain lead to permanent damage.
- Edema, or swelling. Although most injuries cause tissue swelling, swelling in the brain is a much more serious injury, as the confines of the skull can cause pressure to build up.
- Diffuse axonal injury, which is an injury that doesn’t cause bleeding but still causes damage. These injuries aren’t as obvious as other types of head and brain injuries, but can cause permanent and even fatal injuries.
- Skull fractures, which because of their strength and thickness, will almost always result in a corresponding brain injury.
What are the most common causes of head injuries?
Johns Hopkins Medicine notes that head injuries are “one of the most common causes of disability and death in adults.” They also report the most common causes of traumatic head injuries are motor vehicle accidents, sports-related accidents, violence, and falls.
The biological reason these head and brain injuries occur is due to something called “coup-countrecoup.” Per Johns Hopkins:
When there is a direct blow to the head, shaking of the child (as seen in many cases of child abuse), or a whiplash-type injury (as seen in motor vehicle accidents), the bruising of the brain and the damage to the internal tissue and blood vessels is due to a mechanism called coup-countrecoup. A bruise directly related to trauma, at the site of impact, is called a coup (pronounced COO) lesion.
As the brain jolts backwards, it can hit the skull on the opposite side and cause a bruise called a countrecoup lesion. The jarring of the brain against the sides of the skull can cause shearing (tearing) of the internal lining, tissues, and blood vessels that may cause internal bleeding, bruising, or swelling of the brain.
What should I do if I’ve 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). For mild concussions, rest and avoidance of bright lights and computer screens for a period of time may be sufficient for recovery. For more serious injuries, rehabilitation may include swallowing and speech therapy, and therapies to help restore cognition.
Who is liable for my Boston head injury?
Depending on how a head injury is sustained, liable parties may include:
Do you have a head injury attorney near me?
Breakstone, White & Gluck has an office in Boston at 2 Center Plaza #530 in Government Center, within walking distance of the John Adams Courthouse and Suffolk County Superior Court. There’s a parking garage in the building. The MBTA Green Line and Blue Line are right across the street at the Government Center T station. There’s also a bus stop almost right in front of our office. If you are unable to travel because of your injuries, we’re happy to arrange a phone or video conference, or a hospital visit.
Compassionate and tenacious representation in Massachusetts
Whether you’ve experienced a concussion or a skull fracture, a hematoma or a hemorrhage, if another’s negligence led to your injury, you deserve compensation. The Boston attorneys at Breakstone, White & Gluck know how to fight – for you, for your rights, and for the damages you’re owed for your injuries. To get started on your claim today, call our offices today or use our contact form.