Traumatic Brain Injuries & Your Personal Injury Claim

brain-image2-300x148Traumatic brain injuries are some of the most catastrophic, life-changing, injuries a person can incur. A traumatic brain injury (TBI), a specific type of head injury that occurs to the brain damaging its normal functioning, can be suffered in any number of ways but is commonly attributed to a fall or motor vehicle accident. No matter how the harm is sustained, whether through a slip and fall on an icy driveway, an auto accident with a drunk driver, or faulty equipment, the personal injury lawyers at Tapalian Law know there are few things as serious or devastating as an injury to the head resulting in brain trauma. It affects a person not only physically, but there can also be significant personality and emotional shifts involved. It’s difficult enough for a person and their loved ones to cope with the aftermath of a TBI without the additional stress of having to cope with a personal injury case, especially if the injury was caused by someone else’s reckless or negligent behavior. At Tapalian Law, our skilled Rhode Island personal injury team will help you navigate your claim while you focus your energies on recovery.

Personal Injury Cases Involving A TBI

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBI’s, wreak havoc on the lives of millions of people every year. Brain injuries are catastrophic in nature; even “mild” head injuries can result in significant consequences for your health. At Tapalian Law, we commonly see personal injury cases that involve TBI’s as a result of slip and fall accidents, car accidents, and workplace accidents. After a severe accident, fall, or blow to the head, there are various tests a doctor or medical provider can perform to diagnose a TBI. These brain injuries often exhibit one or more of the following attributes:

  • Mild or severe memory loss, sometimes permanent
  • Blunt force trauma, whiplash, concussions, bleeding, or brain swelling
  • Becoming unconscious for anywhere between a few seconds to days or much longer
  • Vision impairment, blindness, or inability to open your eyes
  • Impaired speech functions, including difficulty speaking, forming words, etc.
  • Changes in personality or cognition
  • Loss of motor function and various types of paralysis

Brain injuries typically require intensive, and costly, medical treatment and often times long-term care. When you or a loved one have suffered a serious harm like this, the medical bills can mount exponentially causing great despair, especially if you are responsible for supporting a family and are now unable to work as a result of the accident. When someone else is liable for causing your injuries, a Rhode Island personal injury attorney can discuss how to seek compensation for the financial and emotional repercussions by filing a personal injury lawsuit against the person (or entity) responsible for your injuries. In order to do so, your lawyer will work to establish the following:

  • The party(s) responsible for your injury owed a duty of care and failed to meet said duty
  • Personal harm or injury was the result of this breached duty of care
  • The party’s actions directly resulted in your injuries

Tapalian Law Will Navigate Your Claim with Compassion

At Tapalian Law, we understand that brain injury cases are so much more than just the accumulation of significant physical symptoms. They are life changing. A person’s entire personality can be altered, changing the way they interact and relate to family and friends. Sometimes huge portions of your precious memories can be completely forgotten, and your personal relationships can change dramatically. Adverse effects from the damages can also alter your employment prospects and ability to earn a living to provide for your family. When this happens, an experienced Rhode Island personal injury lawyer like David Tapalian can help to protect your legal rights and ensure the person(s) responsible for your physical, emotional, and financial damages is held accountable. We offer a no-cost, no-obligation consultation to discuss your situation and explain how we can help you get the compensation you deserve. If you are injured and can’t come to us, we will visit you at the hospital or a convenient location for you. Don’t suffer alone. To consult with a top Rhode Island personal injury attorney with a proven track record of working with TBI victims, call Tapalian Law at 401-552-5000, or book your free consultation online.



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