Facing a Traumatic Brain Injury
Sudden damage to the brain—like a blow or jolt to the head—can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Mayfield Brain & Spine Clinic says that during the impact of an accident, which could include a specific lobe or the entire brain, crashes back and forth inside the head causing bruising, bleeding, and tearing of nerve fibers.
It's said that nearly 1.7 million Americans have experienced a TBI, and with it, over 70,000 have a long-term disability, as a result.
Causes of TBI include car collisions, motorcycle wrecks, medical malpractice, slip, and fall accidents, and sports-related incidents, among others. Surviving such a tumultuous event can have lasting effects that might require continuous rehabilitation, possibly even relearning skills.
And as recovery is only part of the solution, you might find yourself with more questions than answers. It's likely time for you and your family to alleviate some of the stress and anxiety and consider your options for retribution, be it lost wages, medical bills, treatment and care, and overall mind and body management. It's a long road to recovery, but you're not in it alone.
Using an Attorney to Seek Damages
Suffering brain injuries that lead to a brain injury lawsuit demands an attorney with a proven track record in the face of resistance. At the Law Offices of Matthew T. Desrochers, P.C., we give you an option for recourse you didn't have before and a compassionate partner that will ensure your voice is heard.
Brain injury lawsuits are complex and challenging, with many moving parts. You'll have confidence in knowing an expert is by your side trudging through the nuisances, so you don't have to. In the steps to achieve success, our role starts with building a case around negligence and showing how the defendant is at-fault and responsible for your traumatic brain injury.
Our qualified team can help you recover compensation for:
- Hospital bills related to your stay following an accident
- Medical procedures, medications, and surgeries
- Post-treatment plans including physical therapy, rehabilitation, mental health counseling chiropractic care and more
- Lost wages or benefits
- Subjective factors like quality of life, pain, and suffering
- New caretaking expenses and equipment
- Emotional distress
We're in the business of helping people and defending rights. Count on us to gather the right evidence, investigate people and places that played a role in your accident, consult outside experts and negotiate on your behalf.
Other Helpful Resources to Help You Manage Your Condition
While every traumatic brain injury recovery is different, The State of Massachusetts offers local help and some valuable tips and guidance for those recovering from a traumatic brain injury, in addition to other resources that will be useful in anyone's journey.
It's Statewide Head Injury Program (SHIP) helps residents of Massachusetts with brain injuries recover. You'll find opportunities for companionship and helpers, skills training, and other options to help you manage your new lifestyle.
The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts brings people faced with brain injuries or trauma together to share ideas, support each other and share words of wisdom and hope. Virtual support groups are available, as well as a wealth of information and resources for managing a variety of issues.
Finally, the Brain Injury Association of America, is a community dedicated to connecting folks with treatment facilities and care providers, attorneys, and brain injury experts; in addition to product and service recommendations, education, and more.
Share Your Story With Us
We've helped hundreds of people suffering from an unfortunate brain injury on their road to recovery. If this sounds like your situation, and you know you might be entitled to compensation, don't suffer any longer.
Contact us and schedule a free consultation or phone call with Matthew T. Desrochers today, (781) 279-1822.
The Law Offices of Matthew T. Desrochers provides services to the following counties—Essex, Suffolk, and Middlesex.