New Hampshire Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
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Head and brain injuries are among the most devastating of all bodily injuries. A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, typically results in lasting damage and significant impairment, affecting not only the victim but his or her family members and loved ones, as well. Unfortunately, TBIs are also extremely common.
According to the Center for Disease Control, approximately 1.4 million Americans suffer traumatic brain injuries every year. Of those people, over 200,000 people are hospitalized. In total, about 166 people die from TBIs and brain injury complications every single day in the United States.
At Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C., we understand the devastating impact TBIs have on victims and their families, which is why our attorneys fight to protect their rights. If you or someone you love sustained a serious head or brain injury due to someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct, you do not have the deal with the consequences on your own. Our New Hampshire traumatic brain injury lawyers can aggressively advocate for the fair compensation you are owed and are fully prepared to take your case to trial if needed.
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Closed-head injuries, or those in which there is no visible damage to the scalp or skull, can be difficult to detect. However, these injuries can lead to severe brain damage and should be treated immediately by a medical professional. It is very important that you are able to recognize the signs of a head or brain injury so that you can seek medical attention right away.
Brain injury symptoms generally fall into three categories:
Physical symptoms are the most likely to prompt treatment, but you should be aware of any changes in mood, behavior, cognitive functioning, or perception that could indicate a TBI.
Common physical, cognitive, behavioral, and perceptual signs of brain damage can include but are not limited to:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of consciousness
- Inability to remember the accident
- Fatigue and tiredness
- Problems with speech or memory
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Changes in mood or behavior
- Erratic behavior
- Changes in smell or taste
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Irritability and aggressiveness
If you notice any signs of a traumatic brain injury in yourself or another, especially after an accident or head injury, seek immediate medical attention. Without treatment, brain injuries can be deadly.
You should also contact an experienced attorney who can help you understand your potential rights to financial compensation. If someone else was to blame for the accident or incident that caused the injury, you could have grounds for a personal injury claim. Our New Hampshire traumatic brain injury lawyers at Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. can discuss the specifics of your case during a free, no-obligation consultation.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries?
As opposed to birth defects and congenital brain injuries, both traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) and acquired brain injuries (ABIs) are brain injuries that occur after a person is born. Though they are often referred to interchangeably, TBIs and ABIs are slightly different in that TBIs result from external sources, whereas ABIs can occur due to either external or internal forces.
Some of the most common causes of traumatic and acquired brain injuries include:
- Car, motorcycle, and other automobile accidents
- Large truck and commercial vehicle collisions
- Falls, including slip-and-fall accidents and falls from heights
- Sports and recreation accidents, such as boating or ATV accidents
- Construction accidents, such as scaffolding collapses or falls
- Violence and criminal activity, including physical and sexual assault
- Accidents caused by defective products
- Medical malpractice, including surgical errors and birth injuries
- Workplace accidents and on-the-job injuries
- Unsafe premises and defective property conditions
- Drowning and near-drowning accidents
- Exposure to harmful or toxic chemicals and substances
Although there are nearly infinite factors that can contribute to these types of accidents and events, one common element is negligence. In New Hampshire, victims of negligent and wrongful conduct who suffer serious injuries can seek to hold the at-fault parties accountable by filing personal injury claims. If you believe someone else is to blame for your injury or your loved one’s death, contact Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C. to learn how our team of experienced trial lawyers can help you protect your rights and fight for the justice you deserve.
Compensation for TBI Victims
Brain injuries are incredibly serious and often require extensive, ongoing treatment. While some victims will make a complete recovery, others will suffer permanent damage and disability. Some TBI victims will be unable to return to work for months, years, or even the rest of their lives. Often, their family members must adjust their lives to accommodate their loved ones’ injuries and provide the care and support they need. In short, TBIs cause immense hardship for victims and their families.
If someone else was at fault for your or your loved one’s injury, you could be entitled to compensation. A personal injury claim or lawsuit can allow you to recover much-needed financial resources so that you do not have to shoulder the physical, emotional, and financial burdens associated with the injury on your own.
Depending on the specifics of your situation, our New Hampshire traumatic brain injury lawyers may be able to help you recover compensation for your:
- Medical bills
- Future medical expenses
- Lost income/wages
- Lost earning ability
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress/trauma
- Lost enjoyment of life
Our team can meet with you to discuss the specifics of your situation and will build a case tailored to your unique needs. We work with a team of accident reconstructionists, medical professionals, economists, and other experts to evaluate the full extent of our clients’ damages. From there, we build powerful cases aimed at securing maximum compensation.
How We Help
Navigating the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury is incredibly difficult. Your focus should be on getting the right medical care—not on dealing with the insurance company or wondering how you will pay your day-to-day expenses while out of work. When you turn to Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C., we will handle every legal detail so that you can dedicate your time to healing and moving forward. Once we are involved, we will take immediate action. We are here to understand how your life has been impacted by the injury and develop a personalized strategy to help you recover.
If you are the victim of a brain injury, it is important to choose an experienced New Hampshire traumatic brain injury lawyer who understands the medical facts involved in these types of injuries. Some insurance company adjusters and lawyers may not understand the serious consequences of brain injuries, including the future physical, emotional, and financial impacts. Unfortunately, a brain injury can seem like an “invisible” injury for the victim—and the jury.
At Douglas, Leonard & Garvey, P.C., we understand these cases and will fight for you. We have a long track record of success in complex personal injury litigation, as well as more than 140 years of combined trial experience. Let our team fight for you and the justice you deserve.