Our Head Injury Attorney in Springfield, MA, Can Help Your Case
A Head injury can result from many different accidents. Their treatment—if treatment is possible—can be costly and emotionally taxing. Fortunately, if you or someone you love has suffered a head or brain injury, our Springfield brain injury attorneys may be able to get you the compensation you deserve.
The brain is the final frontier of medical science. There is so much more information medical professionals need to learn to truly understand how this master organ functions. Aside from its mysteries, the brain is also very delicate and susceptible to damage. For this reason, brain injuries are difficult and sometimes impossible to treat.
At Cava Law Firm, our headinjury lawyers understand the impact brain injuries have on people’s lives. From the moment of the injury to hospitalization and all through rehabilitation, the financial and emotional toll on victims and their families is high.
If you’re facing mounting bills, loss of income, or other losses due to a brain injury, call us at (413) 737-3430 or (413) 781-CAVA (2282) to schedule a free consultation. You may have a viable brain injury claim that could lead to the financial resources you need.
When Cava Law Firm Takes Your Case, We Work Diligently to Get You the Compensation You Need and Deserve
You Can Rely on Our Springfield Head Injury Attorneys to Fight Hard for Your Case
From the moment you reach out, you will be in direct contact with our brain injury attorney in Springfield, MA. Your wishes, needs, and desires matter to us. As such, you can expect us to seek maximum compensation for your damages.
Insurance companies representing defendants routinely make offers to our clients. Most of the time, these offers are well below what our clients deserve. However, the temptation to accept these lowball offers is real, due to the accumulation of bills and the overall stress of the situation.
Cava Law Firm has an extensive track record of getting clients five to ten times more than what insurance companies have proposed. We know they want to pay as little as possible to keep their profits intact. And we know how to fight them.
What Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Happen?
Brain injuries are commonly referred to as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Various situations can lead to a TBI and treating them can sometimes be next to impossible. The different types of TBIs are classified accordingly to determine their course of treatment.
Primary traumatic brain injuries result from direct trauma to the skull or brain. They can be induced by any number of external forces, including blunt force, compression, shaking, and penetration.
Although serious brain damage and death can result from primary TBIs, many TBI victims don’t die from their primary injury, but from secondary injuries (in contrast to other blunt-force trauma victims).
Secondary traumatic brain injuries occur after an initial trauma has caused a primary injury. They are gradual and happen during the minutes, hours, and days following a TBI. In many cases, they are also the culprits that lead to brain damage and death.
After a primary brain injury, changes can occur within the brain in response to the initial injury. These changes, which result in further injury to the brain, can be cellular and chemical and can affect blood vessels and other brain tissue.
Focal traumatic brain injuries indicate damage in only one area of the brain. For example, trauma caused by a golf ball hitting a person in the head is focal.
More than one area of the brain may be affected even with focal brain injuries.
Diffuse injuries cause damage throughout the brain. They often result from acceleration-deceleration trauma, which causes the brain to knock against the skull. Swelling of the brain (cerebral edema) is a typical result of diffuse injuries.
In some cases, the force that causes the diffuse injury is strong enough to result in nerve-axon damage, producing diffuse axonal injury (DAI). Car crashes and shaken baby syndrome are both frequent causes of DAI.
Diffuse injuries may also be a secondary form of brain damage caused by post-accident processes.
As the name implies, open injuries result in penetration of the skull and brain. When you are in an accident sometimes sharp objects commonly produce open traumatic brain injuries and will often force hair, scalp, and bone into the brain.
Open injuries also include through-and-through injuries, which produce both entrance and exit wounds.
In closed injuries, the violent force does not penetrate the skull. When closed injuries occur, there is a significant danger of cerebral edema (brain swelling), which could crush the brain against the skull as the swelling increases.
Although most brain injuries follow one of the patterns mentioned above, the circumstances that lead to them are always different. Our Springfield, MA, head injury lawyer has the experience and the know-how to give each brain injury case the attention it deserves.
When you call Cava Law Firm, you will take the first step toward getting the relief you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation with our Springfield, MA, head injury lawyer at (413) 737-3430 or (413) 781-CAVA (2282).
Frequently Asked Questions About Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injury cases are complex and require the attention of a skilled Springfield head injury attorney to settle them competently. Listed below are the answers to some of the questions clients typically have regarding brain injury cases.
Since each case is different, the amount of compensation you receive will depend heavily on the circumstances of your injury. Generally speaking, if your claim is successful, you may be able to claim compensation for a variety of damages, including:
Loss of present and future earning ability;
Care costs in the event the injury is permanent;
Loss of consortium;
Loss of enjoyment;
Pain and suffering.
Each of these losses can devastate a person and their friends and family. For this reason, our Springfield brain injury lawyer will work diligently to pursue the compensation you need to put your life back together after a traumatic brain injury.
The process of pursuing a traumatic brain injury claim can be complex and trying. At Cava Law Firm, we understand this stress and work to keep you insulated from the rigor that comes with pursuing cases such as these.
At the same time, one of our most important goals is to keep you up to date on the progress of your case. We know that questions arise, and we will always attend to your inquiries.
The first and most important step is to schedule a free consultation with Cava Law Firm. During this meeting, our TBI lawyers will review the facts of your case and determine whether you have a viable claim. If so, the next step will be to decide on the most effective strategy going forward.
In some instances, the party who caused the injury wants to settle the case quickly. When you settle, both parties can get on with their lives much faster than if the case goes to trial. If a trial becomes necessary, the process will be much lengthier.
You will not pay fees until we reach a settlement or a verdict. We will calculate fees based on a percentage of the final compensation award.
In Massachusetts, if you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you have three years from the date of the injury to file a brain injury claim. Once this three-year window has closed, you will not be allowed to file your claim. In an accident that occurs in Connecticut, you have two years to file a claim for yours or your loved ones traumatic brain injury.
Although there are some narrow exceptions to this time limit (known as the statute of limitations), most cases need to meet this timing mandate. At Cava Law Firm, our brain injury attorney in Springfield, MA, works diligently to meet all deadlines and requirements for our clients’ cases.
There are cases where a person’s loved one suffers a TBI and becomes incapacitated. When this happens, you may be able to file a claim on your loved one’s behalf. As head injury lawyers we are familiar with these difficult situations and can help you navigate the procedures to get started.
If you have any questions about traumatic brain injuries, feel free to contact Cava Law Firm at (413) 737-3430 or (413) 781-CAVA (2282) for a free consultation.
When You Should Consult with a Brain Injury Lawyer
It is important to consult with a head injury lawyer as soon as possible after suffering a brain injury. The strongest legal cases are most often filed shortly after an incident. Waiting can have detrimental effects on your claim.
As time moves on after an injury, evidence and testimony may become unreliable and even unavailable. Without strong evidence, the defense will have an easier time justifying paying you less compensation, or none at all.
After taking your case, our head injury lawyer will immediately begin collecting the evidence your claim needs to be successful.
Can I File a Brain Injury Claim If I Was Partially at Fault?
Massachusetts law allows you to seek compensation for a brain injury, even if you were partially at fault. However, your degree of fault must be less than 50% for you to have a valid claim.
For example, if you suffer a brain injury in a motorcycle accident, the parties involved and the authorities will immediately start searching for the cause of the accident, or, in other words, for the party at fault. If they determine that you are responsible for 51% or more of the accident, your claim will not be valid.
The determination of fault is one of the most important aspects of any brain injury case. Many times, the defense works endlessly to increase a plaintiff’s percentage of responsibility, and these efforts will likely have a direct impact on the compensation you receive. TBI lawyers fight to tip the scales in their clients’ favor and make sure the facts are on display.
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Why Choose Our Brain Injury Lawyers to Handle Your Case?
Winning is NO accident!
Cava Law Firm’s seasoned attorneys do not gamble with the law. We have years of training and experience successfully handling brain injury and many other types of cases. We know the steps to take and the strategies to employ when taking our clients’ cases to settlement or verdict. For us, there is no guesswork when we prosecute brain injury cases.
For the peace of mind that comes with professional, discreet legal services, call our office today at (413) 737-3430 or (413) 781-CAVA (2282). Our Springfield, MA, brain and head injury lawyers will discuss your case with you and determine the next appropriate action.