Maryland Brain Injury Lawyer

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Roughly 5,300 traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur in the state of Maryland each year. On any given day, more than a dozen people are hospitalized in the state due to the severity of their traumatic brain injuries. TBI-related. Those who survive traumatic brain injuries are left with neuropsychological impairments that result in disabilities that could affect work life, family life, and social activity.

Acquired brain injury occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen or blood flow owing to asphyxiation, near-drowning, infection, stroke or heart attack. In contrast, a traumatic brain injury can be either a blow or jolt to the head (closed head injury) or a penetrating, or open, head injury. Either of these can disrupt the function of the brain. In some cases, traumatic brain injury is detected well after the accident or impact occurs. In these cases, swelling and bleeding into and around the brain may have already taken place. Brain injuries are typically classified as mild, moderate, and severe. Their effects can be short-term, lifelong, or fatal.

Some of the symptoms of brain injuries include memory loss, loss of motor function, difficult processing information, concentrating or paying attention, seizures, spatial and organizational difficulties, speech impairments, headaches, anxiety, mood swings or depression, and problems with balance or coordination. Since the brain controls all different aspects of physical and cognitive processes, an injury to the brain can also result in a change to the complicated internal functions of the body, such as blood pressure, bowel and bladder control, or even the regulation of body temperature. Even personality can be affected after an injury has been sustained to the head or brain.

There are many different causes of traumatic brain injuries, including motor vehicle accidents, sports accidents, falls, physical attacks or violence, and shootings. The costs of a traumatic brain injury can be very high, with a lifetime cost for one person surviving from a severe traumatic brain injury reaching $4 million, and the direct and indirect costs of traumatic brain injuries estimated at 48.3 billion annually in the United States.

If you or someone you love has been involved in an accident that results in brain injury, whether the injury is mild or not, you should hire a Maryland brain injury lawyer or attorney to help you recover damages. A settlement can help cover current and future medical expenses, and compensate the victim for pain and suffering. Because each state has its own set of brain injury and personal injury laws, a brain injury lawyer must have a thorough understanding of Maryland's statutes, codes, and laws relative to brain injury.

Please do not wait to seek counsel, as the statute of limitations to file your claim in the state of Maryland is three years after the incident or accident that caused the brain injury. Even if you exhibit no obvious symptoms directly following a blow to the head or other head injury, you should still have yourself evaluated by a medical professional, and contact an attorney, in case your injury develops into a problem with your brain function.

Procrastinating could be costly and could negatively affect the outcome of your case. When seeking a brain injury lawyer or attorney, look for one who has experience and success in litigating brain injury cases. To locate an experienced and successful brain injury lawyer or attorney in Maryland , please visit the American Bar Association website.

Choosing a lawyer with whom you feel comfortable, and whom you trust, is important, as brain injury lawsuits can take years to resolve. Your attorney will be there to assist you at every step of the process.


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