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A motorcyclist who suffered significant cognitive deficits due to the traumatic brain injury from the accident and is unlikely to make a full recovery over time.
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An injured motorcyclist who sustained fractures in his leg, hand, and face in a motorcycle accident with a negligent driver.
Our brain is considered perhaps the most important organ in the human body. It is essentially what makes us human. Every action and reaction is controlled by the brain, while giving us the ability to think, feel and have memories. When you experience an injury to your head that affects your brain, it can be life altering as the injured struggle with physical, cognitive, emotional, communicative, and psychological impairments. Brain injuries are the most dangerous type of injury a human can sustain and requires extensive rehabilitation at a very high cost to the victim and their family, both emotionally and financially.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur as a result of physical trauma to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. It is clear that a traumatic brain injury has occurred when there has been an impact to the head and the victim has a fractured skull, a bleed on the brain, or is in a coma. Some brain injuries are not as obvious and are considered mild brain injuries. These should, however, still be taken very seriously and treated just as if it were a TBI. Ten to fifteen percent of victims who suffer mild brain injuries report that a year after the incident, they continue to suffer from headache, dizziness and neck pain, and symptoms often worsen over time if they are untreated. So many brain injuries occur on the road as a result of a negligent driver in auto, motorcycle, and truck collisions adversely affecting physical, cognitive, and emotional abilities of the victim.
Acquired brain injuries (ABI) do not involve trauma from an outside force, but can be the result of strokes, infections, hypoxia, and medical errors. These are very serious injuries and have a likelihood of leaving permanent disabilities that require ongoing treatment and therapy. Many of these brain injuries are the result of the negligence, wrongdoing, or inaction of another.
The Massachusetts brain injury attorneys at the Kiley Law Group understand the far-reaching effects of brain injuries. In more than 40 years of service, our lawyers have helped numerous brain injury victims and their families recover the financial peace of mind they need to cope with the long-term impacts of these life-altering injuries. If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury due to another’s recklessness, please call us today at 888-979-9323 for a free consultation and to learn how we can help you.
About 1.7 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year, while over 70,000 result in long-term disability. Over 40% of these injuries are due to fall, 15% from motor vehicle incidents, and another 15% of brain injuries are caused by victims being struck by or against an object. The average lifetime cost of a traumatic brain injury is $3 million dollars. When an injury of this nature takes place and it is the result of the negligence, wrongdoing, or inaction of another, seeking counsel from an experienced attorney is necessary to recover compensation for the victim to receive the physical, emotional, and financial assistance required to make the fullest possible recovery. Tom Kiley and the attorneys at Kiley Law Group have been proudly and successfully representing Massachusetts and New Hampshire families for generations. Let our family fight for yours. Contact our offices today at 888-979-9323 to discuss your case.
Causes of Brain Injuries
Brain Injury Symptoms
Compensation in Brain Injury Cases
Anoxic Brain Injuries
Child Brain Injuries
Coup-Contrecoup Brain Injuries
Diffuse Axonal Brain Injuries
Epidural and Subdural Hematomas
Hypoxic Brain Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Most brain injuries are the result of a traumatic force that jars the brain. Personal injury lawsuits related to brain injuries commonly stem from circumstances that include:
Semi-truck and commercial vehicle accidents
Birth injuries caused by medical negligence
Brain injuries may also be caused by near-drowning events in which the brain receives inadequate oxygen (hypoxia), or by carelessly violent actions such as shaking an infant (shaken baby syndrome).
Symptoms of brain injuries vary widely depending on the type and severity of the injury. Indicators of a brain injury may include, but are not limited to:
Ringing in the earsIn
creased sensitivity to light, sound and smell
Dilation of one or both pupils
Nausea or vomiting
People suffering from brain injuries may also experience changes in mood or behavior.
If your newborn suffered a birth injury or death that may have been due to the negligence of a caregiver, it’s not only important to contact an attorney, it’s critical to work with a law firm that has a track record of success in birth injury cases. The Kiley Law Group has extensive experience in birth injury claims, and we understand the physical, emotional and financial impacts a birth injury can have on a child and his or family in the short-term and over the course of a lifetime.
If you’re confronted with the terrifying reality of a birth injury, you don’t have to face the burden alone. After you’ve ensured the safety of your ones, call one of our Massachusetts locations at 888-979-9323 or contact us online. We can walk you through what documentation to save and what steps to take next, and we can arrange to meet you in person, even at the hospital. Our attorneys are here to help you move past this difficult time and recover the peace of mind you need to begin a new chapter in your life.
A cerebral contusion is bruising of a person’s brain tissue. Depending on the location of a cerebral contusion, the injury may result in vision loss, impaired cognitive functions, and loss of motor skills. The effects of a cerebral contusion may be temporary or permanent.
Cerebral contusions, like other brain injuries, are often the result of an impactful force, such as that of a traffic collision. If you or a loved one sustained a brain injury due to another’s negligence, please contact the attorneys at the Kiley Law Group for a free, no-obligation consultation. Our firm has more than 40 years of experience fighting for injury victims, including those who have suffered brain injuries.
Children in general are susceptible to brain injuries as their brains and skulls develop. But they are especially vulnerable during childbirth when a moment of medical carelessness can cause lasting effects. Child Birth injuries that damage the brain can have lifelong impacts and result in a wide range of problems including Erb’s palsy, Cerebral palsy, hypoxic ischemic encephalopathy (in which the newborn’s brain is deprived of oxygen), and cranial hematomas (blood accumulation on the brain).
The Kiley Law Group has extensive experience in brain injury and birth injury cases. We understand the long-term impacts of these types of injuries on children and their families. If your child suffered a brain injury due to another’s negligence, please contact us today for your free consultation.
Concussions are the most common type of brain injuries, and they occur when brain’s soft tissue is jarred as a result of impact, such as hitting the head during a slip-and-fall accident or striking the head in a motor vehicle accident. While some concussions are relatively mild and allow for full recovery with proper care, other concussions can have costly, lasting effects.
The attorneys at the Kiley Law Group understand the costs associated with treating and recovering from concussions and other brain injuries, and we’re here to help you pursue the financial security you need to restore your life. Please contact a Massachusetts personal injury lawyer for a free consultation if you or a loved one suffered a concussion caused by another’s negligence.
Coup and contrecoup brain injuries occur when the head strikes an object resulting in localized harm to the brain. Coup injuries are those that occur at the site of impact, while contrecoup injuries occur on the side of the brain opposite the impact point. Coup-contrecoup brain injuries can cause cerebral contusions (brain bruising), hematomas (blood pooling on the brain) and cerebral swelling.
Coup-contrecoup injuries are often associated with motor vehicle accidents, falls and shaken baby syndrome. The Kiley Law Group has a winning record in brain injury cases, and our attorneys are here to help you through this difficult time. Please contact us today for your free consultation with a knowledgeable lawyer if you or a loved one suffered a brain injury due to another’s carelessness.
Diffuse axonal injuries are common traumatic brain injuries that occur when the head rapidly accelerates or decelerates, with the brain moving faster than the skull. This damages the axons, which send neural signals within the brain, impairing the brain’s ability to communicate.
Diffuse axonal brain injuries often result in coma and a permanent vegetative state. Even those who regain consciousness typically suffer from severe, lifetime impairments. If a loved one suffered a TBI such as a diffuse axonal injury as a result of another person’s negligence, the attorneys at the Kiley Law Group are here to help you recover the financial security you and your family need to move forward.
A hematoma is a swelling of collected blood that has leaked outside of a blood vessel, artery, vein or capillary due to damage. When it comes to brain injury hematomas, they are generally categorized as epidural (also known as extradural, in which the hematoma occurs between the membrane known as the dura mater and the skull) or subdural (also known as acute, in which the hematoma occurs between the brain and the dura mater)
.Brain hematomas can be life-threatening, and they are a relatively common byproduct of high-impact motor vehicle collisions and falls. Even when victims survive, they face a long road to recovery, and many will have to live with permanent impairments. If you or a family member sustained a brain injury due to the negligence of another, please contact the Kiley Law Group today for a free consultation.
Hypoxic brain injuries are caused by lack of oxygen (hypoxia) to the brain. Depending on the duration of oxygen loss, these injuries may be temporary or incur permanent damage. Personal injury cases related to hypoxic brain injuries are often associated with birth injuries or other forms of medical negligence, as well as near-drowning incidents.
Any situation that reduces the flow of oxygen to the brain can result in hypoxic brain injuries, and these injuries can also be sustained as a result of a motor vehicle accident or use of a defective product that disrupts the oxygen flow to the brain. The Kiley Law Group is dedicated to helping brain injury victims and their families recover the financial security they need to cope with the physical, mental and financial burdens of brain injuries; please contact us today for a free consultation if you or a family member suffered a brain injury due to another’s negligence.
Concussions are often thought of as “mild” brain injuries. While many people are able to fully recover from concussions with timely medical treatment, others suffer from post-concussion syndrome, which can last for months after the incident that caused the concussion. Post-concussion syndrome is often characterized by lingering headaches, dizziness, insomnia, sensitivity to light and noise, mood swings, and impaired cognitive skills.
Post-concussion syndrome may require costly, additional treatment after the initial emergency care. The Kiley Law Group has more than four decades of experience representing injury victims, including those who suffered brain injuries. Please contact us today for a free consultation if you or a family member suffered a brain injury due to the carelessness of another.
A subarachnoid hemorrhage is bleeding that occurs in the space between the brain and the tissue that covers the brain (the arachnoid membrane). A subarachnoid hemorrhage may be the result of a blow to the head or other violent impact, such as that sustained in a motor vehicle collision.
Subarachnoid hemorrhages can lead to permanent brain damage or death without timely treatment. Unlike some other brain injuries, which are characterized by multiple symptoms, the primary indicator of a subarachnoid hemorrhage is the sudden onset of severe headaches. The Kiley Law Group has extensive experience in brain injury cases, and we’re here to help you if you or a family member suffered a brain injury due to another’s negligence.
Traumatic brain injuries are those caused by an external force, typically a violent impact to the head. Frequently associated with sports accidents, TBIs are also relatively common in collisions involving motorcycles or heavy trucks like tractor-trailers. TBIs can be fatal, and even instances in which emergency medical treatment proves life-saving, TBI victims can be faced with long-term impairments. If you or a family member suffered a TBI due to another’s carelessness, it’s advisable to discuss your situation with an attorney who understands the far-reaching physical and financial impacts of brain injuries to ensure you’re able to recover fair compensation. The Kiley Law Group has more than four decades of experience protecting the rights of injury victims, including those who suffered traumatic brain injuries. Please contact us today for a free consultation to learn how we can help you.