Traumatic Brain Injuries & Head Injuries
Brain injuries and head injuries can manifest in a variety of ways. In some cases, these injuries are clearly represented in an injury victim while in others, they seem undetectable. If your injury was a result of a car accident, a work injury or on another person’s property, you could be entitled to compensation that could cover your treatment, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
There are many terms that we use to describe an injury to the brain. Concussion, Traumatic Brain Injury, and Head Injury are all used for similar issues. Regardless of what you call it, it doesn’t change the fact that your brain suffered an injury.
Fortunately there is much more awareness about brain injuries now than before. Part of it can be due to the acknowledgement of the long lasting brain injuries suffered by football players, mostly with CTE. While CTE is often the result of repetitive brain injuries, it can have similar results as to those who suffer brain injuries from an accident.
These injuries can lead to:
- Blindness or vision impairment
- Paralysis, including paraplegia and quadriplegia
- Memory loss
- Mood Swings
- Headaches; and
- Loss of appetite
Because your brain controls almost everything about your body, an injury to your brain can affect almost anything. It can affect your speech. It can affect your ability to multitask. Or it can affect your ability to maintain emotional connection with those you love. Therefore, these injuries are devastating.Diagnosing a Brain Injury
Due to their sensitive nature, head injuries can be difficult to diagnose. If there are no visible lacerations or injuries, an insurance company may attempt to downplay your injuries. If you didn’t hit your head on anything, the insurance company often assumes that it’s impossible for you to have sustained a head injury.
This is also complicated by the fact that there are often no scans that can be done to detect an injury. For example, NFL players can have all the symptoms of CTE, but it’s not until an autopsy that the player can be examined to confirm physical signs of the disease.
You may have noticed a change in your behavior patterns or maybe you don’t feel like yourself. We will make sure that you are seen by reputable, experienced medical professionals who will work to accurately diagnose your condition. After which we will work tirelessly in an effort to help you obtain the compensation you deserve.Securing the Compensation You Need for Your Traumatic Brain Injury
To obtain these benefits, you can try to negotiate with your insurance company. Unfortunately, an insurance company is a business that is looking to make as much money as possible while spending as little as it can. This may bode well for the insurer, but you end up feeling the blunt end of this business model. That is where the attorneys at Marcotte Law Firm come in.
We have more than 150 years of combined experience helping individuals in Lowell and surrounding communities who have experienced head or brain injuries after an accident.
We understand how confusing and overwhelming this time can be for our clients. Our lawyers are dedicated to educating our clients so they can make informed decisions about their cases and move forward confidently, knowing we are there every step of the way.Learn More During a No-Cost Consultation
Arrange a free consultation with an attorney to discuss the details of your injury. Reach us by email or call (978) 458-1229 to schedule yours.