BRAIN INJURY GUIDE
This helpful guide will assist you with making decisions about your brain injury case.
Baltimore Brain Injury Attorneys
Experienced Maryland Brain Injury Attorneys
Hundreds of thousands of Americans are hospitalized for brain injuries every year. Yet, so many brain injuries are hard to detect, let alone diagnose. In many cases, the physical manifestations of a brain injury remain in a patient’s skull, and symptoms are hard to identify. Moreover, routine tests at hospitals may not be sophisticated enough to determine the existence of a traumatic brain injury, which could mean further delay to discovering a problem.
The dedicated, trusted professionals at D’Amore Personal Injury Law, LLC are expert brain injury attorneys. We will zealously represent your interests in connection with a brain injury case that occurs because of the medical negligence of a doctor or hospital. We will work tirelessly to ensure that you get the compensation you need for any type of brain injury. We welcome you to schedule a free consultation by calling 410-324-2000 today.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury is an injury that results from a violent blow to the head or body. An object penetrating the brain tissue (such as a bullet) can also cause traumatic brain injury.
Traumatic brain injury can fall into several categories. A mild traumatic brain injury could result in only a temporary impact on brain function. However, more serious brain injuries, which may be accompanied by bruising, torn tissue, or bleeding, can result in long-term complications or death.
Traumatic brain injury can be distinguished from “acquired brain injury.” Acquired brain injury is an injury that does not result from a jolt or blow to the head. Rather, acquired brain injuries include stroke, near drowning, hypoxic or anoxic brain injury, a tumor, an electric shock or lightning strike.
Evidence of a Brain Injury
There are many signs and symptoms of brain injury. With regard to mild traumatic brain injury, you may experience the following physical symptoms:
- Short-term loss of consciousness
- A state of being dazed or disoriented
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Speech problems
- Sleep problems
A mild traumatic brain injury could also result in certain sensory or mental symptoms, including:
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Sensitivity to light and sound
- Memory problems
- Mood changes, or depression
When it comes to moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries, there may be additional symptoms such as:
- Loss of consciousness for several minutes or hours
- Persistent headache
- Convulsions or seizures
- Fluid draining from nose or ears
- Inability to wake up from sleep
- Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
- Loss of coordination
- Agitation or other unusual behavior
- Slurred speech
- Coma or other consciousness disorders
Whenever you see signs of mild, moderate, or severe brain injury as discussed above following trauma to the head, it would be wise to consult a physician.
For more information about diagnosis and symptoms of brain injuries, click here.
How Can a Brain Injury Attorney Help?
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, and you believe that it was caused by someone else’s negligence, then an experienced brain injury attorney is vital. A brain injury attorney will be able to get you the monetary compensation you need to deal with your injury, from medical care and lost wages to pain and suffering damages.
Experienced brain injury attorneys, like the attorneys at D’Amore Personal Injury Law, know what to look for in a brain injury case. Your attorney will carefully review the relevant medical records, review the evidence of how the injury was caused, and consult expert medical professionals in their network to understand the science behind your injuries.
Your brain injury attorney’s goal must be to establish the evidence needed to demonstrate that you suffer from a traumatic brain injury and that another person’s negligence was the cause of the injury.
The added value that D’Amore brain injury attorneys bring to your case is a nurturing of the client relationship. At D’Amore we care deeply about our clients and will do whatever it takes to help. That means following up with you on whether you are receiving the appropriate course of medical treatment. It means responding quickly to any questions or concerns. And it means being there to provide sound legal advice every step of the way.
Filing a Brain Injury Lawsuit
Filing a brain injury lawsuit begins with retaining the services of a trusted, well-established brain injury attorney. After the first consultation, the attorney must commence a thorough investigation of your case, which includes a review of all the relevant medical records, factual evidence, and expert medical opinion information.
Once your attorney has gathered all the relevant evidence and can show that the negligent party caused your brain injury, the case can then be brought to court.
What is most important for you to know is that D’Amore Personal Injury Law works only on a contingency fee basis. That means that you do not pay any fees or costs unless we recover a favorable settlement or verdict for you. Of course, that also means that your first consultation with us is also free.
Accordingly, if you believe that you may have suffered a traumatic brain injury, it is worth it for you to speak with our professionals at D’Amore, at no cost to you, to determine whether you should file a lawsuit.
Our Maryland Brain Injury Attorneys Are Here For You
We at D’Amore Personal Injury Law understand that suffering a traumatic brain injury can put you at the lowest point in your life, physically, mentally, and emotionally. We know that you are dealing with the stress and anxiety just trying to put your life back together while dealing with the unfamiliar and frightening issues that come with brain injury, like memory loss and depression.
At D’Amore Personal Injury Law, our job is to worry about your legal case so you do not have to. We will marshal our substantial resources to comprehensively investigate your case, and make sure that we can prove that the negligent party was responsible for your brain injury. That way, you can focus on healing yourself and being there for your family. We invite you to contact us today at 410-324-2000 to learn about how we can help.
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Anne Arundel County
- Anne Arundel Medical Center
- Northwest Hospital Center
Prince Georges County
- Doctors Community Hospital
- Prince Georges Hospital Center
- Good Samaritan
- Harbor Hospital
- Johns Hopkins
- Johns Hopkins Bayview
- Maryland General
- Mercy Hospital
- Sinai Hospital
- St. Agnes
- University of Maryland Medical Center
Major Insurance Companies
- 21st Century Insurance
- Ace Property & Casualty Ins. Co.
- American Casualty Company of Reading, PA
- Eerie Insurance Group
- First Specialty Ins. Corp.
- Freestate Healthcare Insurance Company, Ltd.
- Hanover Insurance Group
- Liberty International Underwriters
- Liberty Mutual
- LifeBridge Insurance Company, Ltd.
- MCIC Vermont, Inc.
- Maryland Automobile Insurance Fund
- Maryland Casualty Company
- Medical Mutual Liability Insurance Society of Maryland
- And More
Verdict / Settlement
Over $4 Million
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