South Boston Brain Injury
The Massachusetts brain injury attorneys at Sheff Law are experienced in handling brain injury claims in South Boston, Massachusetts as well as “Southie” surrounding communities.Brain injuries can be caused by a blow or jolt to the head, as well as a penetrating brain injury that disrupts the normal functions of the brain. Even “mild” brain injuries can result in severe symptoms.The leading causes for brain injuries are:
- Falls (28%);
- Motor vehicle-traffic crashes (20%);
- Struck by/against events (19%); and,
- Assaults (11%)
Some symptoms of brain injuries are:
- Mood changes,
- Blurry vision,
- Difficulty concentrating,
- Mild concussion,
- Abnormal speech,
- Loss of coordination,
- Memory loss and,
- Emotional irritability
South Boston is Boston’s neighborhood by the ocean. “Southie” as it is commonly known is a longtime hub for Boston’s Irish-Catholic population. Dorchester Heights and Castle Island were both sites to major military events during the American Revolutionary War. Today’s “Southie” has kept true to the tight knit community ideals, but is also now home to many large development projects.South Boston also has several major roads that run through it. Interstate 93 and Interstate 90 as well as state route 3 run through South Boston. Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) bus and subway lines, such as the Red and Silver Lines run through South Boston, and the Commuter Rail Line at South Station, also passes through “Southie”. Being involved in a motor vehicle or transportation accident of any kind accident could also result in a brain injury.If you have been involved in an assault, a sporting accident, car accident, construction 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 South Boston brain injury lawyer. Sheff Law have handled brain injury claims for over a decade and offer over 130 years of litigation experience to achieve you the results and compensation you deserve. 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 injuries. Sheff Law have handled cases throughout Massachusetts.For free legal advice and a free consultation contact your South Boston brain injury attorneys today at 888-423-4477 or 617-227-7000 or fill out our free form online.ªSouth Boston SCI