Have you or someone you love suffered a head injury (also known as atraumatic brain injury) in an accident and now suffer from post-concussive symptoms? Brain injury victims can suffer with symptoms such as light sensitivity to memory loss to mood swings to seizures. If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury and is experiencing the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, contact the aggressive Providence based Rhode Island personal injury law firm of Marin and Barrett, Inc. to find out how their team of top-ranked attorneys can help with your personal injury lawsuit. Attorney Marin has been ranked by the SuperLawyers organization as a “Rising Star” and now a “SuperLawyer” from 2014 through 2022.
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Dealing with these symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be very challenging emotionally and financially. You and your family are likely worried about receiving the necessary medical care to fully heal your physical TBI injuries and worried about being able to pay your medical bills and cover your other financial costs. Call to schedule a free, no obligation traumatic brain injury initial consultation today. Our law office is available 24/7 at 401-298-9116 to take your call and stand ready to fight for the financial compensation you deserve for your Rhode Island personal injury claim. Let us deal with the insurance company while you focus on your physical and emotional recovery.
WHAT IS A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASE?
As the control center for our entire body the brain not only controls our cognitive, conscious and unconscious function, but also forms the basis for our individual personality and character. Given how pivotal a role the brain plays to everyday life, it is no surprise that traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can have devastating and long-lasting effects to the victim of the injury as well as his or her family and loved ones.
Brain injuries may occur when sudden trauma to the body or skull cause the brain strike the inside of the skull, or if the head or brain is struck or penetrated directly. The variety and severity of brain injuries can vary widely from relatively mild concussions to catastrophic diffuse axonal injuries (DAI) which can to shearing and disconnecting of brain tissue, swelling, or bleeding in the brain. Severe brain injuries can result in unconsciousness, coma, and oftentimes results in permanent vegetative state or even death. Regardless of the severity of the trauma, TBI victims are routinely left with life-altering physical, psychological, cognitive, and behavioral changes, many of which are debilitating and permanent.
Securing the legal representation of an experienced Rhode Island personal injury lawyer is the first step towards a successful traumatic brain injury case recovery. We are available 24/7 at 401-298-9116 to take your call.
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WHAT ARE THE COMMON CAUSES OF A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY?
While there is no single cause of traumatic injury, some accidents are more responsible than others.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents – Nearly half of all traumatic brain injuries are caused by motor vehicle accidents including automobile, motorcycle, or bicycle accidents;
- Slip and Fall Accidents – Whether due to faulty maintenance, a workplace injury, or some other cause, slip and fall accidents account for many instances of TBI, particularly amongst the older population.
- Workplace injuries – Falls from ladders and scaffolding routinely result in TBI.
- Blunt Force Trauma – Whether from falling objects, a fight, or an athletic or sports injury, blunt force trauma injuries can result in traumatic brain injury.
WHAT ARE THE SYMPTOMS OF A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY?
Victims of traumatic brain injuries are often left with numerous impairments and limitations of varying severity. The type of impairments and the level of treatment required depend on the type of injury and the part of the brain affected, but the list of potential impairments includes:
- Sight Issues
- Blurred Vision
- Light sensitivity
- Involuntary twitches or movements of the eye
- Ear Issues
- Hearing loss
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Loss of balance
- Hypersensitivity to noise
- Cognitive Issues
- Problems with speaking, reading, or writing
- Sleep problems, including narcolepsy and insomnia
- Poor coordination
- Memory loss
- Executive Function Disorder
- Inability to focus
- Psychological Issues
- Aggression, and
- Mood swings
- Lack of inhibition
- Physical Issues
- Headaches and migraines
- Chronic pain
- Numbness or tingling
- Bladder and bowel incontinence
- Loss of appetite
Even a minor brain injury can have lasting consequences, and virtually all victims will experience some prolonged or permanent effect as a result of their injury. Many victims will never return to the level of functionality that they enjoyed pre-injury. Oftentimes they will not be able to work or live on their own without constant care. In the most tragic of circumstances the victim will require years of machine-assisted life support to simply stay alive.
HOW MUCH IS A TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY CASE WORTH?
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury there are likely a whole host of financial consequences, the costs associated with these types of injuries can be staggering. If the TBI is the result of an accident, or another person’s negligence or recklessness, the injured party may have a claim for financial compensation to pay for these costs. In Rhode Island, these damages may include:
Economic Damages, such as tangible out of pocket costs which are often established with bills and invoices:
- Medical expenses, past, present, and future
- Physical therapy, occupation therapy, and rehabilitation costs
- Costs of medical devices and modifications and accommodations to your home or vehicle
- Costs of assistive devices
- Expenses for in-home healthcare and household services
- Fair compensation for lost income or lost wages, as well as lost future earning potential
Non Economic Damages, which include general intangible damages. These damages affect quality of life, but are oftentimes more significant, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium or ability to fully enjoy your marriage
- Cognitive disfunction
- Mental trauma and anguish
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Traumatic Brain Injuries caused by the recklessness of negligence of another are tragic, the victim and their family not only have to deal with the pain and anguish of having their lives turned upside down but are also left having to pick up the pieces financially. Whether or not accident victims are able to cope with these catastrophic injuries rests largely on whether they are able to make a full financial recovery to help cover the existing medical cost and pay for damages in the years to come. This is why it is vital to have an experienced, capable, and compassionate team of attorneys on your side. At Marin & Barrett, Inc., our team of Rhode Island personal injury attorneys stand committed to ensuring that you and your family receive the maximum compensation to which you are entitled for your severe injuries and we won’t let the insurance company stand in your way. We are available 24/7 at 401-298-9116 to take your call.