Westwood Brain Injury
The Massachusetts brain injury lawyers at Sheff Law are experienced in handling brain injury claims in and around Westwood, Massachusetts.The town of Westwood, located in Norfolk County, has a population of about 14,618 and is one of the wealthiest towns in Massachusetts. Westwood has been ranked by CNN/Money and Money Magazine as one of the 100 Best Places to live in the United States, and Gay Street in Westwood has been listed by Boston Magazine as one of the best streets in the Boston area. Besides being nationally ranked, the town maintains an active recreation community, with its many sponsored events, parks and playgrounds. However, aside from motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls and sports-related accidents, both of which can result from recreational activities, are leading causes of brain injury.Brain injury is caused by a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. However, not all blows or jolts to the head result in brain injury. The severity of a brain injury can range from mild, i.e., a change in mental status, to severe, i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury. Some symptoms include abnormal speech, memory loss, unconsciousness, fatigue and headache.The leading causes of brain injury are:
- Falls (28%);
- Motor vehicle-traffic crashes (20%);
- Struck by/against events (19%); and
- Assaults (11%).
Sometimes an accident is simply just an accident that could not have been prevented, but many times the accident is caused by another’s negligence, in which case it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible.Here at Sheff Law, we are national leaders in complex brain injury litigation. We have been representing victims of brain injury for over six decades and our team of attorneys has over 120 years of collective experience. Our lawyers work closely with leading medical professionals, including specialized neurologists, neuropsychologists, and radiologists from coast to coast. In May 2010, Doug Sheff, Managing Partner of Sheff Law, was 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. The Massachusetts brain injury attorneys at Sheff Law have represented Westwood clients in both the State Courts as well as in matters at the Department of Industrial Accidents for workers’ compensation claims, regarding injuries related to automobile accidents, workplace and construction site accidents.At Sheff Law, we recognize that the effects of brain injury can last a lifetime. Our team of lawyers strives to get each client suffering from a brain injury the maximum compensation they deserve. If you or loved one suspects a brain injury, seek medical attention first and make sure to keep all of your receipts for expenses related to the injury. Then, contact a Westwood brain injury attorney at Sheff Law today for a free consultation at 617-227-7000.