Traumatic brain injuries can have long-lasting effects on a victim. When a catastrophic injury like this is caused by the careless or negligent actions of another person, a brain injury victim should be able to recover compensation for their injuries. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., we are ready to help if you need a Boston traumatic brain injury attorney. Let us get to work on your behalf, beginning with a free evaluation of your case.
According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 3 million brain injuries occur each year, and these injuries contribute to a large number of deaths and cases of disability. Studies indicate that there are over 5.3 million people are living with disabilities caused by brain injuries in the US. In some cases, victims of brain injuries make a full recovery. However, many victims suffer from temporary or permanent symptoms, including:
According to the CDC, brain injuries have a variety of causes. The most commonly cited causes include:
The costs of treating these injuries can be tremendous. Aside from the initial emergency medical expenses (which can run into the hundreds of thousands of dollars), traumatic brain injury victims often require intensive in-home and long-term care. If an injury victim cannot work while they recover, or are unable to work at all, they will lose the income they depend on to support themselves and their families.
Most people do not realize that concussions are considered mild traumatic brain injuries. However, just because they are mild does not mean they cannot cause serious brain damage. These injuries most commonly occur in young adults and teens who are active in sports and recreational activities. Coaches and school staff need to be aware that concussions can lead to serious brain injuries if not recognized and treated properly.
If you or someone you care about has sustained a traumatic brain injury due to the negligent actions of another person, you need to seek legal assistance as soon as possible. At Colucci, Colucci & Marcus, P.C., TBI lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation into your case and work to secure the following compensation: