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When To Hire A Brain Injury Lawyer
Have you or a loved one suffered a serious brain injury after a motor vehicle accident, a fall, a medical error, or some other traumatic event? If so, you may be entitled to substantial compensation.
A brain injury can happen in an instant, but can leave you dealing with the consequences for the rest of your life. It can change your personality and behavior. A brain injury can also rob you of basic motor skills and, as a result, you may lose your occupation, enjoyment of life, and relationships.
If you have suffered a brain injury due to the negligence or recklessness of another, you face serious consequences and deserve to be compensated by the wrongdoer(s). Call The Law Offices of Richard Mucci at 781-729-3999 to speak with an experienced brain injury lawyer in Greater Boston, MA. We can help you recover the compensation you deserve.
What Constitutes a Brain Injury?
A brain injury is an insult to the brain often caused by some type of significant impact to your head, neck, or skull. Brain accident lawyers handle accident claims for victims of brain injuries resulting from accidents such as:
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Sporting accidents;
- Work-related accidents;
- Pedestrian accidents;
- Bicycle accidents; and
- Acts of violence
Brain Injury Symptoms
A brain injury can be very difficult to diagnose. Often, a person may not begin to show symptoms of a brain injury until weeks or months after an accident. Some of the most common symptoms of a brain injury include:
- Mood changes;
- Memory loss; and
- Impaired physical functions;
In the most severe cases, a brain injury can result in death. But, even if the victim does not die from a brain injury, he or she can be left with impairments that can affect them for the rest of their life.
Some of the possible long-term impairments that a brain injury can cause include:
- Loss of motor skills;
- Muscle weakness;
- Dizziness and balance problems;
- Loss of taste or smell;
- Vision or hearing loss;
- Imbalance in hormone levels;
- Trouble speaking; and
The long-term effects of a brain injury may also be psychological and include problems with thinking, concentrating, making plans, or getting started with things, as well as, changes in your personality, bouts of rage and depression, and severe anxiety.
Types of Brain Injuries
Doctors assess the severity of brain injuries as being either:
- Moderate, or
In mild head injuries, the victim is usually able to respond to questions and move their body normally. 75% of all brain injuries are classified as mild.
In moderate head injuries, the victim usually appears dazed or confused, has difficulty speaking, and can even lose consciousness––although a brain injury can occur even if there is no loss of consciousness.
In cases of severe brain injury, the victim will usually show little or no response, will have little or no control over speech, and will be unconscious for a prolonged period of time.
The Lifetime Costs of a Brain Injury
Regardless of how you suffered your brain injury, the costs can be overwhelmingly expensive. The lifetime cost of treating and caring for someone with a brain injury can be anywhere from $85,000 up to $3 million, depending on the severity of the injury.
It is therefore very important that if you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to someone else negligence, you enlist the help of an experienced and qualified brain injury attorney to recover as much compensation as possible.
Recovering Compensation for a Brain Injury in Massachusetts
Because a brain injury can be so life-changing, brain injury settlements are often very high. That being said, there are essentially four factors that will determine how much you will receive in your brain injury settlement:
- The extent of your brain injury – how severe your brain injury is and how much it has affected your life.
- Your age at the time of your brain injury – because a brain injury can have a significant impact on your future, your age will be taken into consideration.
- The cost of your medical bills – this includes any medical costs you incurred after the accident, as well as, any medical bills you will have to pay in the future in order to receive the treatment you need.
- The amount of money you have lost as a result of being injured – this includes both past and future lost income and earnings.
How a Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help
The full extent of a brain injury and the effect it has on your life can be difficult to prove. Because of this, recovering the compensation you need to cover your brain injury isn’t easy. This is where an experienced brain injury lawyer can help.
An experienced brain injury lawyer can assist you in proving the extent of your injuries and identifying all sources of compensation available to you. Brain injury attorneys often hire experts such as neurologists, psychologists, and economists to assist them with preparing and presenting brain injury claims on behalf of their clients.
Some lawyers have never taken a case to trial and are, therefore, more inclined to settle. Insurance companies keep track of these lawyers and offer them lower settlements than what they offer to experienced attorneys who are prepared to take the case to court and win.
But, you only get one opportunity to be awarded damages. If you do not recover enough to cover all of your needs, you cannot sue again for more. So, you need a brain injury lawyer who is ready to take your case to trial and fight for every cent that you and your family are entitled to receive.
Contact The Law Offices of Richard Mucci
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence in The Greater Boston, MA AREA, call The Law Offices of Richard Mucci today at 781-729-3999, or get in touch with us online to schedule a free consultation.
Our knowledgeable and experienced Boston brain injury lawyers are ready to fight on your behalf to ensure that you recover all of the compensation that you or your loved one will need to cover your medical treatment, rehabilitation, and daily care for the rest of your life.