Baltimore Brain Injury Attorneys Help Lessen Your Financial Burden By Seeking Maximum Compensation For Your Injuries
Our Lawyers Know The Long-lasting Hardships That Come With a Serious Brain Injury
Head injuries and brain trauma stemming from an accident can be devastating to victims and their families. Often, head injuries lead to long-term mental impairment and permanent physical damage. If you have experienced a brain injury due to an accident, you need experienced attorneys who listen to your concerns and negotiate the best legal solution for you and your family. Mallon & McCool, LLC, provides you the comfort, knowledge and advocacy you need to resolve your accident claim.
What Causes Brain Injuries?
A brain injury happens when the brain is injured because of a sudden collision, due to oxygen deprivation, an infection, stroke or lack of sufficient blood flow. Many factors can lead to brain injuries and health trauma. Some causes of brain injuries are:
Medical malpractice – Negligence by health professionals are a common cause of brain injuries. Types of medical negligence that result in brain injuries include:
- Medication errors
- Cerebral Palsy
- Surgical errors
- Failure to diagnose stroke
- Failure to treat
- Failure to diagnose infection
- Failure to diagnose an aneurysm
- Anesthesia negligence
Motor vehicle accidents – During vehicle accidents, sudden collisions can cause the brain and skull to collide, resulting in serious brain injuries. Striking an object such as a windshield can also cause a skull fracture or blood clot in the brain.
Childbirth injuries – Brain injuries can happen to newborns when the brain loses oxygen during the birthing process. This can occur due to negligence by doctors and medical staff, improper use of medical equipment or failure to timely respond to a delivery emergency.
Falls – Serious falls can cause brain injuries when the victim’s head makes contact with the ground or a hard object. Falling from high distances often results in the most serious injuries, but falling from shorter distances can also lead to head trauma.
Falling Merchandise –Heavy retail merchandise that drops from high shelves can lead to life-threatening head trauma, bleeding in the brain and brain damage.
Swimming pool accidents – Swimmers can suffer brain injuries when they strike their head in or around a pool or lose oxygen in a near-drowning incident.
Brain injuries are some of the most tragic effects of serious accidents. At Mallon & McCool, LLC, our Baltimore brain injury attorneys focus on brain trauma sustained as a result of motor vehicle crashes, medical malpractice and premises liability. Our skill, knowledge and talent enable us to build strong legal cases for brain injury victims and their families. We help accident victims retain maximum compensation for their brain trauma and the lifelong recovery they must endure.
What Are Common Types Of Brain Injuries?
There are many kinds of head trauma that can result in either “closed” or “open” brain injuries. Closed head injuries refer to blows to the head that do no break the skull or skin. Open or penetrating head wounds mean the injury broke the skull and penetrated the brain. Types of brain injuries include:
Skull fracture – A break or fracture of the cranial bones
Concussion – A common type of injury where the brain is shaken
Brain stem injury – An injury to the part of the brain that controls consciousness, movements, breathing, swallowing and other functions
Traumatic brain injury – An injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain
Contusion – Damage to a region of injured tissue that stems from ruptured blood capillaries
Hematomas / Blood clots – A collection of blood that can occur between the skull and the brain or inside the brain itself
Lacerations – Tearing of the frontal and temporal lobes or blood vessels of the brain
Nerve damage – A brain injury arising from a cutting, or shearing force that damages nerve cells in the brain’s connecting nerve fibers
A brain injury caused by an accident can be life-altering. Often your medical costs are extensive and your health treatment must continue for a long period of time. The experienced injury attorneys of Mallon & McCool, LLC understand the struggles that clients face because of head trauma. We aggressively pursue those responsible for your brain injury and obtain the optimum legal outcome. Turn to us to help solve your financial hardship so that you can concentrate on getting better.
Recovering From a Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries [TBI] contribute to a significant number of annual deaths and cases of permanent disability. Every year, an estimated 1.7 million TBIs happen to people as either an isolated injury or along with other injuries. Unfortunately, the long-term prognosis for a traumatic brain injury is often bleak. TBI victims frequently suffer permanent physical problems such as hearing loss, headaches, seizures, dizziness, decreased smell or taste and reduced strength and coordination.
Long-term communication complications can also result from traumatic brain injuries. People who experience a TBI may ultimately have trouble expressing an idea or finding a way to explain themselves through speaking or writing. They may have problems taking turns in a conversation, maintaining a topic of conversation, using an appropriate tone of voice or responding to facial expressions and body language.
Brain injuries that result from an accident can be catastrophic for victims and their loved ones. Often, you face ongoing medical treatment and an uncertain recovery. If you have suffered a brain injury because of an accident, retaining strong legal guidance is essential. At Mallon & McCool, LLC, we provide you a strong legal partner to see you through your darkest days and help you obtain the ideal outcome for your case.
Maryland Brain Injury Lawyers Dedicated To Getting You Compensated For Your Devastating Injuries
Brain injuries are among the worst effects of a serious accident. If you or a relative has a brain injury because of an accident, it’s normal to feel fearful about your diagnosis and your future. When you need an experienced Baltimore brain injury attorney, call Mallon & McCool, LLC. We are accomplished lawyers who bring you peace of mind while aggressively advocating your case. For your convenience, we provide free legal consultations and round-the-clock telephone service. Contact us toll free at (800) 918-8872 or contact us online.