A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious medical condition that may cause permanent physical disabilities, cognitive disabilities, or life-threatening complications. Depending on the severity of the traumatic brain injury, a TBI victim may require lifelong care, including assistance with tasks like eating, bathing, and walking. If you, your spouse, or one of your family members suffered a head injury or brain injury in a serious accident, an experienced Maryland TBI lawyer like Randolph Rice can fight to help you recover compensation for medical bills and other damages.
You don’t have to cope with TBI alone after an accident. For a free legal consultation, contact the Law Offices of Randolph Rice online, or call (410) 694-7291 today. Serving injury victims throughout Maryland, our firm is here to fight for you and your loved ones.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
A “traumatic” brain injury is any brain injury caused by a physical blow to the head, as opposed to an illness. TBIs are divided into three levels of severity, depending on how the patient scores on the Glasgow Coma Scale:
- Mild TBI, better known as a concussion
- Moderate TBI
- Severe TBI
Many people are surprised to learn that a concussion can be a serious, potentially fatal brain injury. Depending on the severity, it may take months or even years for a patient to completely recover from a concussion.
Common Side Effects of TBI?
TBI can have varied effects, depending on factors like the severity of the injury, where the injury is located within the brain, and how rapidly the patient is able to receive treatment. The effects of a traumatic brain injury can include:
- Chronic pain or headaches
- Depression and anxiety
- Difficulty making decisions, focusing on tasks, or learning information
- Difficulty swallowing, speaking, or breathing properly
- Disorientation or confusion
- Memory loss
- Problems with balance or movement, such as fine motor skills
- Vision loss or impaired vision
What Types of Accidents Can Cause TBI in Maryland?
A traumatic brain injury occurs when the head or skull sustains a blow that results in bruising, bleeding, or other damage to the brain. For example, the head may be struck by a falling object, especially in the event of an explosion or building collapse. Excessive motion or vibration can also cause the brain to strike the skull, which can lead to dangerous swelling.
There are numerous types of accidents that can lead to catastrophic brain injuries in adults or children. Some common examples of accidents that frequently cause head and brain injuries include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Bicycle and motorcycle accidents, with the risk especially great if the rider is not wearing a helmet
- Bus crashes
- Car accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Falls from heights
- Pedestrian accidents, such as hit-and-run accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Truck accidents
- Workplace accidents
Who is Liable for an Accident that Causes a Head Injury in Maryland?
You may have a TBI lawsuit if your injuries were caused by the negligence of another individual (such as a careless driver who caused a collision), or by the negligent actions of a business (such as a restaurant where inadequate maintenance led to a slip and fall accident). Negligence involves failing to meet reasonable, expected standards of care and safety, leading to a preventable injury or death.
Randolph Rice can examine your case from every angle to determine whether you were a victim of negligence. You may be entitled to financial compensation if your TBI, or that of your family member, was caused by another party’s negligent acts. The responsible person or their insurance provider may be liable for your medical bills, your lost wages, pain and suffering, and certain losses you are expected to incur in the future due to the TBI.
How Can a Maryland Brain Injury Attorney Help?
Two TBI patients might experience very different symptoms and have radically different medical needs. You should consider having your case evaluated by an experienced brain injury lawyer in Maryland, like Randolph Rice, to ensure that none of your medical expenses, treatment needs, or future losses are overlooked by insurance companies and care providers.
An attorney can make sure your rights are protected while investigating your claim in detail, facilitating the process of filing your lawsuit, and handling all matters related to evidence-gathering, settlement negotiations, or litigation. At the Law Offices of Randolph Rice, our goal is to maximize your recovery and ensure you receive the compensation you deserve.
Maryland TBI Lawyer for Head + Brain Injury Lawsuits
Get the advocacy, empathy, and support you need after a TBI in Maryland. To arrange a free legal consultation, call the Law Offices of Randolph Rice at (410) 694-7291, or contact us online. We are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, to provide assistance for TBI victims throughout Maryland.