Brain injuries—more than most other types of injuries—have the ability to change the lives of those who suffer from them. People affected by even mild brain injuries often suffer memory loss or amnesia, altered emotions, and changed personalities.
Most traumatic brain injuries accidents are preventable and occur because of another party’s recklessness, carelessness, or negligence.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of another person’s wrongdoing, then you should consult an attorney who can help you receive the compensation that you deserve.
What Causes Brain Injuries?
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, occur in three general ways:
- The head may be struck with force.
- The head may strike an object.
- The brain may undergo movement within the skull, yet without visual trauma to the exterior of the head.
If you are hurt in one of these ways, then you may suffer a concussion, post-concussion syndrome, and other brain injuries.
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury that occurs as a consequence of an injury to the head. Post-concussion syndrome (PCS) refers to a complex set of symptoms that develops in some people who have sustained a concussion and includes headaches, dizziness, fatigue, anxiety, insomnia, memory difficulties, and sensitivity to noise and light. These symptoms may last for weeks or months and, in some cases, may persist for a year or longer after a head injury.
Although the pathophysiology of PCS is currently not well understood, many experts believe that PCS is caused by a combination of structural damage to the brain and psychological factors. Because of the variability of symptoms among patients, there is no specific standard treatment for PCS. The goals of treatment are to control the symptoms as best as possible and to help patients return to normal activities of daily living through rehabilitation.
Talk to an Experienced MA Brain Injury Lawyer If You’re Hurt
When clients suffer these types of injuries as a result of an accident, ensuring that they receive full compensation requires skill and tenacity on the part of their attorney. At Spada Law Group, LLC we have those skills and the experience necessary to properly handle cases involving concussions and PCS.Our offices are conveniently located north of Boston in Chelsea and Salem, Massachusetts. We offer top quality legal representation without you having to travel into Boston. We offer free on premises or validated parking and free, no-obligation consultations. Call us today, or reach out to us via this website, to have all of your questions answered.