Boston Brain Injury Car Accident Lawyer
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), car accidents cause 17 percent of all brain injuries. Car accidents are also the single leading cause for people to visit the emergency room with a traumatic brain injury (TBI).
During a car accident, the sudden impact frequently causes the brain to collide with the skull. In other cases, the head may strike the window, door, steering wheel, or some other object. Any of these impacts can lead to a brain injury.
Car accidents are almost always caused by driver error of some sort. If the other driver in your accident was negligent and you suffered a brain injury as a result, contact a Boston brain injury car accident lawyer as soon as possible for help determining your next step.
Level of Brain Injury and Financial Compensation
How much financial compensation you may be entitled to will be directly determined by the severity of your brain injury and how it has impacted your life.
- Mild Traumatic Brain Injury – Even a glancing blow to the head can cause mild traumatic brain injury. Symptoms include a brief loss of consciousness, feeling dazed and confused, and concussion.
- Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury – Most car accident victims fall into this category. Symptoms include loss of consciousness lasting from a few minutes to a few hours, mental confusion lasting days or weeks, and physical and cognitive impairments that may be permanent.
- Severe Traumatic Brain Injury – Severe TBI is caused by a crushing blow or a penetrating wound to the head, both of which can occur in serious car accidents. This level of brain injury includes major damage to the brain tissue, can be life threatening, and is typically irreversible.
Even if you only suffer a mild TBI, you could still be eligible for financial compensation. A Boston brain injury car accident lawyer can help you determine what your case is worth.
The Cost of Car Accident Brain Injuries
In addition to any damage done to your vehicle, even a mild brain injury is likely to leave you with substantial financial burden. You will likely need to take time off from work in order to fully recover, so not only will you have bills to deal with, but also lost wages.
Moderate and severe brain injuries can leave you permanently disabled. You may need to apply for disability benefits, relearn basic activities, and need ongoing medical care and special equipment.
One person’s carelessness should not leave you disabled and in debt. It won’t heal your brain injury, but a Boston brain injury car accident lawyer can help you seek financial compensation from the responsible party.
This compensation may be the first step toward getting your life back on track.
Consult a Boston Lawyer
Speak with a Boston brain injury car accident lawyer from the Law Offices of Joel H. Schwartz and begin the process that will hold the person responsible for your brain injury accountable.
Call us at 617-742-1170 and receive a free evaluation for your Boston brain injury case.