Traumatic brain injury is a disruption in normal brain function resulting from a striking, piercing or jolting of the head. A TBI can be sustained in an auto accident, a slip and fall, an athletic mishap or a blow or penetration by a heavy or sharp object. It may also be the result of “whiplash,” an acceleration and deceleration of the head that causes the brain to shake violently or twist inside the skull. Recovering fair and adequate compensation requires careful analysis of who may be at fault and of the full extent of harm inflicted, which is often catastrophic. At Holzman and Associates in Baltimore, we have deep experience achieving positive outcomes in suits over closed- and open-head brain traumas.
When a head injury occurs, initial diagnosis and treatment may not reveal its seriousness. This is especially true with a closed-head injury, for which the outward indications may be limited. TBI symptoms may not be apparent for days or even weeks after an accident. These may include headaches, fatigue, muscle weakness, sleep disorders and vision and hearing problems.
A TBI can damage the axons, the delicate fibers that connect nerve cells in the brain, resulting in such cognitive deficits:
TBI might also cause emotional and behavioral problems, such as anxiety, depression and mood swings. All of these symptoms can have a very serious, negative effect on your lifestyle and outlook.
If you begin experiencing any these cognitive, physical or other behavioral symptoms within a few months after the accident, you should seek medical attention. A thorough neurological examination or brain imaging scan may reveal that you do, in fact, have accident-related TBI and document the extent of the injury.
If you have suffered TBI from an accident caused by the fault of another in the Baltimore area, you should consult with an attorney knowledgeable in Maryland personal injury law who can determine whether you in fact have a case for recovering against another party. Money damages may include:
If you retain us, we will seek all of the damages to which you are entitled. As with all personal injury liability cases in Maryland, it is necessary to prove not only who was at fault for the accident but also that the injured party was not contributorily negligent. We are skilled at proving these elements.
If you suffer traumatic brain injury in an accident anywhere in Maryland, the attorneys of Holzman & Associates welcome the opportunity to sit down with you to determine how we can help you. To schedule a free consultation at our Baltimore office, call us at 410-324-3721 or contact us online. We can also meet you at your home or hospital room if you prefer.