A seemingly minor bump on the head can lead to serious brain damage, so anyone who suffers a head injury should see a doctor as soon as possible. If the injury is caused by the negligent or willful acts of other parties, the victim should also consult with an experienced lawyer who can assess the legal options.
With more than two decades of experience, the Morgan Law Firm has seen the devastating effects to victims when injuries that might not seem serious develop into debilitating long-term conditions. We provide skilled legal support that focuses on the personal needs of our clients to help them obtain the compensation needed to help pay for their future medical expenses.
The possible effects of head injuries
Although there are only two major types of brain injuries, Northeastern University explains that either type can have long-term effects on the lives of victims:
- Closed TBI (traumatic brain injury) is caused by the impact of an outside force to the head that does not penetrate the skull. It can occur in many ways, such as the head hitting the windshield or dashboard in a motor vehicle collision. In many cases, victims can suffer headaches or mild concussions. The impact can also be severe enough to cause significant brain damage. The effects can potentially be mitigated with early medical support — preferably before patients experience the full extent of their symptoms.
- Open TBI involves penetration of the brain due to physical damage to the skull, which could happen with a terrible fall or penetration by a bullet. The effects of these injuries are commonly severe, leaving patients with long-term or permanent damage, often impairing the victim’s speech, emotional well-being, and physical and mental capabilities, including coordination and movement.
The importance of prompt legal assistance
Open TBI often causes long-term disabilities. But closed TBI patients run similar risks because they might not see a doctor promptly. Minor symptoms like headaches, nausea, dizziness or changes in sleep patterns can be warnings of a serious condition. Any type of brain injury can lead to the need for expensive medical treatment, therapy and even personal care, forever changing the lives of victims and their families.
When brain or spinal cord injuries are caused by the negligent or willful acts of other parties, the need for legal assistance from an attorney with experience in brain injury cases can be secondary only to the need for medical attention. At the Morgan Law Firm, we want to help make sure our clients have the funds they need to pay the past, current and anticipated future expenses related to catastrophic head and spinal injuries. You should not have to risk financial ruin because of the negligent or willful acts of someone else.
Contact Attorney Morgan for a free initial consultation about your brain injury claim.
You need effective legal support to address the full array of issues after suffering a brain injury caused by the negligence of others. The Morgan Law Firm has spent more than two decades providing experienced and sensitive guidance to victims and families facing potentially life-changing events. We are more than willing to meet with you in your home, in your hospital room, in either of our main offices or in one of our conveniently located pilot offices.
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