Boston Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
The Massachusetts brain injury law firm of Altman & Altman LLP has been representing individuals that have suffered traumatic brain injuries for over forty years. Our experienced brain injury attorneys understand all the complexities that go into handling a brain injury case. The immediate medical bills, the long term medical needs, the economic impact, the psychological damage, the affect on family member and loved ones, are only part of the equation when dealing with an individual that has suffered a brain injury.
Brain Injuries are often the result of the following:
- Construction Accidents
- Defective Products
- Medical Errors
- Exposure to Toxins or Chemicals
- Near Drowning Accidents
Brain Injuries range from mild to severe. Most brain injuries are concussions and other “mild” varieties of injuries. Concussions are considered “mild” because they do not usually lead to death, but they are in fact very serious. They can cause death or permanent disability when they cause blot clots in the brain. Signs and symptoms of concussions include loss of consciousness, difficulty thinking or remembering new information, vomiting, fatigue, anxiety, sadness, slurred speech, and convulsions. In certain cases, it can take weeks for a doctor to recognize that a personal injury victim is suffering from a brain injury.
In the Greater Boston Area and throughout Massachusetts, the brain injury attorneys of Altman & Altman LLP have the experience necessary to investigate and successfully pursue your financial recovery from the negligent motorist, premises owner, work place insurer or other liable party. Our attorneys have decades of experience, a network of experts, and a thorough understanding of brain injury law in MA. Our Boston brain injury lawyers are available around the clock seven days a week. To speak to an experienced attorney Contact Us by phone at 617.492.3000 or 800.481.6199 for a free case consultation or contact us online .
Brain Injury Consequences
Brain Injuries are a contributing factor in a third of all injury-related deaths in our country. Certain age groups are more likely to sustain a brain injury. Children aged 0 to 4, older teenagers from 15 to 19, and seniors aged 65 and older suffer brain injuries at the highest rates. Males sustain brain injuries at a higher rate than females.
Brain injuries have a variety of long- and short –term consequences. A brain injury can affect a patient’s personality, emotions, and abilities to communicate, think, and remember. A brain injury can increase a patient’s risk for developing epilepsy, Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease. Brain injuries can cause cognitive impairment, comas or brain death. Brain injuries can require surgery, rehabilitation, ongoing medical care, and the use of sophisticated medical devices to keep the injured patients alive. Even with medical insurance, many families with a loved one suffering from brain injuries struggle to pay for medical and recovery costs.
Whole most head injuries are caused by falls and car accidents, there are certain steps that can be taken to prevent these tragedies. To prevent falls, railings should be installed on stairways, tripping hazards should be removed, window guards or safety guards near stairways should be installed when young children are involved, and playgrounds should have mulch, sand or other substances that absorb shock. Use of seatbelts and car seats, airbags, and use of motorcycle helmets can prevent head injuries from car or motorcycle accidents.
Experienced Greater Boston Brain Injury Lawyers at Altman & Altman, LLP