New Hampshire Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is more common than most people imagine. According to a report issued by the New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services, there were 171 deaths, 1,069 hospitalizations, and more than 12,000 emergency room visits associated with traumatic brain injuries in a single year. Nationwide, hundreds of thousands of people are treated for TBIs each year.
In New Hampshire, the most common causes of TBI deaths include firearms, motor vehicle accidents, and falls.
When these injuries occur through the negligence of another person, such as a distracted driver or a property owner who has failed to maintain the premises in safe condition, the injury victim may be entitled to compensation. If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury through someone else’s fault, talking to an attorney experienced in TBI cases should be your next step.
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury isn’t always immediately recognizable. In the short term, the symptoms may seem similar to those associated with a less serious head injury. In addition, the symptoms vary from one TBI victim to another. Some common symptoms include:
- Frequent severe headaches
- Loss of vision
- Hearing loss
- Cognitive difficulties
- Concentration problems
- Personality changes
- Slurred speech
- Sleep disturbances
- Memory problems
- Loss of inhibitions
If you have suffered a head injury and are experiencing some of the symptoms listed above, or are experiencing other unexplained symptoms, seek medical assessment as soon as possible. It is important to be aware that not all TBI symptoms are obviously connected to a head injury. For example, many TBI victims experience loss of control of their bladder or bowels.
Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injury
Treatment for TBI depends on the nature and severity of the symptoms, and may involve:
- Surgery to repair a skull fracture or remove blood from the skull
- Physical therapy
- Medications such as:
- Blood thinners
- Anti-anxiety medications
- Muscle relaxers
- Speech therapy
- Psychological counseling
- Vocational retraining
- Cognitive therapy
Damages in TBI Cases
Every traumatic brain injury case is different. The compensation available to a person who has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence will depend on a wide range of factors, including:
- The seriousness of the injury
- The duration of the resulting symptoms and limitations
- The medical and rehabilitative expenses incurred
- Projected future medical costs
- Whether the victim was partially responsible for the accident
- The victim’s age at the time of the injury
- The victim’s earning capacity before and after the injury
No attorney can tell you exactly how much compensation you can expect in a particular case. However, an experienced personal injury attorney like Kevin J. Broderick can tell you how cases like yours have been decided in the past, and what impact the factors above and others are likely to have on your case.
New Hampshire TBI Cases Can Be Complicated
Because symptoms, severity, and timelines differ in TBI cases, proving damages can be speculative and difficult. Typically, expert testimony will be required to establish both the medical ramifications of the injury and the anticipated impact on future earnings.
Attorney Kevin J. Broderick has the experience necessary to build a strong case on behalf of a traumatic brain injury victim, and the network required to secure the best available experts to help construct that case. Give yourself the advantage of an experienced advocate in your corner. Call right now and schedule a free consultation to learn more about your rights, options, and how we can help you pursue the compensation you deserve. Dial 978-459-3085 or complete this form.
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