Taunton Brain Injury
The Massachusetts brain injury lawyers at Sheff Law are experienced in handling brain injury claims in Taunton, 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%);
- and 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
Taunton, Massachusetts is a large city that is growing more and more, its current population is more than 55, 000. Taunton also boasts Myles Standish Industrial Park, which is the largest industrial park in all of New England. The National Weather Service operates from there, as well as other major companies. Taunton is also known as the central highway hub for southeastern Massachusetts.Taunton has several highways that run through it, like US 44, MA 138, Interstate 495, and MA 140. There are even some CSX freight rails pass that pass through the city. The increased traffic, however, can increase the likelihood of being involved in a car accident, which could result in a brain injury.Taunton has a Mass Attack Roller Derby (MARD). The home rink is in the Silver City Sports Complex on Route 138. Attack Roller Derby is a form of racing with roller skates while attacking your opponents with your body at the same time. This competition is extremely dangerous and increases the risks for a brain injury.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 Taunton 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 Taunton brain injury attorneys today at 888-423-4477 or 617-227-7000 or fill out our free form online.