A brain injury is a serious injury, often caused by an external force to the head. Automobile accidents involving negligence or drivers are a leading cause of brain injuries. Brain injuries fall under different categories, including acquired brain injury and traumatic brain injury (TBI). A concussion is an example of a mild brain injury. A traumatic brain injury occurs when the skull is struck by an external force. Traumatic brain injuries can occur in an automobile accident, physical assault, slip and fall, domestic violence dispute, summing pool accident, or as a result of medical malpractice. Each year, approximately 1.7 million people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries can even be so extreme as to be considered " severe traumatic brain injuries." Severe TBIs are the most extreme kind of brain injuries and can lead to permanent disability or death.
In a traumatic brain injury, the brain loses oxygen for a period of time or experiences a diminished state of consciousness. The brain can be left temporarily or permanently impaired as a result of a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injury symptoms can include a loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, ringing ears, breathing problems, headaches, trouble moving limbs, and even loss of bladder control. A brain injury can result in long-term consequences for victims. A person's life can be severely impaired because of a traumatic brain injury, even requiring long-term care or use of a wheelchair. A person can be unable to work for a long period of time, even permanently, as a result of a traumatic brain injury.
A brain injury, especially a traumatic or severe traumatic brain injury, can require extensive and long-lasting medical care. The cost of this medical care can reach hundreds of thousands of dollars, especially when rehabilitative costs or surgeries are required. The lost wages from having to take time off work, or no longer being able to sustain regular employment, can also reach exorbitant amounts. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, you could be entitled to compensation to cover these costs. Having an attorney on your side during this devastating process can help ease the burden.
An individual or an individual's family may encounter many challenges and have questions when they find themselves facing a brain injury. Massachusetts brain injury Attorney Cappetta can help guide you through the challenging legal aspects of securing compensation for a brain injury. Attorney Cappetta is a skilled and dedicated lawyer who works diligently to ensure he is able to achieve favorable results for his clients. Attorney Cappetta can help guide you through the complex process of securing compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. He is a skilled negotiator and is not afraid to go to trial and advocate on your behalf. Contact Attorney Cappetta today if you have sustained a brain injury.