A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be an extremely serious medical issue. Traumatic brain injuries may occur from a sudden impact with another object, such as falling and striking your head against the floor or hitting your head against a steering wheel. TBIs also include “open” or “penetrating” brain injuries, such as a bullet or knife piercing the skull and injuring the brain tissue directly. A brain injury often manifests initially as a concussion, but can include even more serious issues such as bruising of the brain, blood clots, and even death.
Brain injuries are sometimes caused by negligence. As explained in other blog posts, in New Hampshire, like other jurisdictions, negligence is the failure of someone to exercise “reasonable care” in a certain situation. For example, if you slip and fall on an icy staircase in front of a store and hit your head on the ground, a resulting traumatic brain injury may be caused by the store’s negligence in maintaining its premises. In addition to falls, TBIs could be caused by car accidents, explosions, assaults, or other accidents.
Brain injuries can have long lasting effects such as repetitive and often severe headaches, sensitivity to light, lack of focus, speech issues, and mood or behavior changes. It’s important to seek medical attention and continue treatment even if you can’t physically see an injury to your head.
Welts, White & Fontaine attorneys typically handle personal injury matters such as traumatic brain injuries on a contingency fee basis. That means you don’t pay unless you win, and there’s typically no up-front payment required. Find out more about contingency fees here.
We will negotiate aggressively on your behalf with insurance companies to try and get you the settlement you deserve without resorting to a lawsuit. However, if litigation becomes necessary, Welts, White & Fontaine attorneys have decades of experience in the courtroom and conducting jury trials.
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Author: Michael J. Fontaine
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