Plymouth Brain Injury
The Massachusetts brain injury lawyers at Sheff Law are experienced in handling brain injury claims in Plymouth, Massachusetts and its surrounding communities.Brain injuries can be caused by a blow or a jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Even “mild” brain injuries can result in severe symptoms.The leading causes for a brain injury are :
- falls (28%);
- motor vehicle-traffic crashes (20%);
- struck by/against events (19%);
- assaults (11%).
Some symptoms of a brain injury are :
- mood changes,
- blurry vision,
- difficulty concentrating,
- mild concussion,
- abnormal speech,
- loss of coordination,
- memory loss and,
- emotional irritability
Plymouth, Massachusetts has come a long way from its humble beginnings of being known solely for the Pilgrims; the city now has a population count of over 55,000, a large tourism, health, real estate, and technical and scientific research industry, and an active port. Plymouth is also one of the largest municipalities in Massachusetts, so it also has access to quite a few large highways. The city spans several exits on the main highway, Route 3, and has access to the second largest highway in Massachusetts, U.S. Route 44.Plymouth also has a large school district too. Plymouth operates a large school system of 8,000 students, which is one of the largest school districts in Massachusetts.Plymouth is a great city for people of all backgrounds. However, the growth of the city coupled with tourism and a large school system has increased the chances of a possible brain injury occurring. A brain injury could happen as easily has a child trying out for football at a local school and getting hit too hard by another player, or driving downtown and getting rear ended by a tourists.If you have been involved in an assault, a sporting accident, car accident, or a slip and fall accident and are suffering from a possible brain injury caused by someone’s negligent or reckless behavior, you should first take some steps to protect yourself:
- Go seek medical attention if necessary.
- Try your best to document the symptoms you or a person you may be caring for may be suffering from.
- Listen to your doctor’s recommendations. Do any tests that might be necessary and are according to doctor’s orders.
It is also important to contact a Plymouth brain injury lawyer. Sheff Law has handled brain injury claims for over a decade and offer over 130 years of experience to help provide you results. Our managing partner, Doug Sheff, has been recognized by the Massachusetts Academy of Trial Attorneys with his receipt of the President’s Award for Excellence in Advocacy for his skillful representation of children and adults with traumatic brain injury. Sheff Law has handled cases throughout Massachusetts.For free legal advice and a free consultation contact our Plymouth brain injury attorneys today at 888-423-4477 or 617-227-7000 or fill out our free form online.