Delaware Brain Injury Lawyers Representing Victims of Head Trauma
When you suffer a brain injury, no matter how serious, your life can come to a standstill. The simplest daily functions, such as sitting, walking, or sleeping, can be challenging and result in significant discomfort. In serious situations, you can experience temporary or permanent paralysis, loss of motor skills, or cognitive impairment. You deserve experienced legal representation to help you achieve justice for your physical, emotional, and financial difficulties. Hudson, Castle, & Inkell, LLC handles all types of serious and catastrophic injuries involving trauma to the head and brain, such as:
- Mild, moderate, or severe traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Acquired brain injury (ABI)
- Skull penetration injuries
For more than five decades, Hudson, Castle, & Inkell, LLC, attorneys have provided comprehensive representation to personal injury victims for the people of Wilmington and Delaware state. We place a premium on client service and individualized personal attention. We employ the latest technology to help manage your case so that we can closely monitor all aspects of your brain injury claim.
How Do Brain Injuries Occur?
The brain is a delicate organ that is protected by the skull. It may be damaged by force, such as when a violent blow happens to the skull, or it is punctured. When this occurs, it is known as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). The brain can also be damaged internally from lack of oxygen, toxic substances, blood clots, tumors, and other situations that cause cellular damage to the brain. This is called an acquired brain injury (ABI). In terms of personal injury cases, the majority will involve traumatic brain injuries, but there are some situations, such as surgical malpractice, assault by strangulation, and workplace incidents involving the inhalation of toxins, which can cause acquired brain injuries as well. Common situations that can result in brain injuries include:
- Motorcycle or automobile accidents
- Domestic abuse or assault
- Medical malpractice
- Playground accidents
- Slips and falls
- Sports injuries
- Trucking accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Exposure to chemicals or toxins
What Are the Physical Effects of Brain Injuries?
Traumatic brain injuries are categorized into three groups: mild, moderate, and severe. This labeling is a little misleading, though, because a mild traumatic brain injury is still a serious medical issue that requires immediate attention. The levels refer to the amount of damage done to your brain tissue. A mild brain injury may only affect your brain cells for a while, and you can potentially heal from it. In moderate to severe brain injuries, the brain tissue may be bruised, torn, bleeding, or otherwise damaged. Moderate to severe injuries are much more difficult to heal from and can take a lot of time and rehabilitation. They may also cause permanent disability or be life-threatening. Symptoms of brain injury may include, but are not limited to:
- Brain swelling
- Changes in personality
- Chronic, severe headaches
- Coordination issues
- Difficulty speaking
- Light sensitivity
- Memory loss
- Mood swings
- Post-traumatic amnesia
- Vision loss
What Economic and Emotional Consequences Can Result From Brain Injuries?
A brain injury can turn your life completely upside down. Even a mild brain injury will require medical intervention and time off work to heal. In more severe cases, you may face surgery, long hospital stays, and months of rehabilitation just to regain a portion of the abilities you had before the accident. You may find yourself disabled and struggling to make ends meet due to lost wages and hefty medical bills. This, coupled with damage to the brain caused by the injury and constant pain, can lead to severe depression and anxiety, sometimes causing difficulties in your interpersonal relationships. The challenges can feel insurmountable. But you don’t have to go through this alone. A skilled attorney can help you get the justice and compensation you deserve for your injuries. From lost wages to medical expenses to compensation for your pain and suffering, we believe in holding the individuals or entities responsible for your head injury accountable, so you can be made whole again. Whether your injuries were caused by a motor vehicle accident, a fall on someone else’s property, or any other situation caused by the negligence of another, our legal team will thoroughly investigate your case and fight to get you fair compensation.
Why Hire a Brain Injury Attorney?
Brain injuries resulting from negligent actions can be devastating. They can result in life-long medical complications and chronic pain, prevent you from doing the work you enjoy, and even precipitate mental health issues. At Hudson, Castle, & Inkell, LLC, we also understand that many of the consequences of a head, back, or neck injury may not be apparent for weeks or months. When we prepare your case, we will work with medical experts to monitor and provide clear evidence of all of the effects of your injury. We will also make certain that any damage award compensates you for all your losses—from wages and income and medical expenses to physical pain and suffering.
If you or someone you know has suffered a brain injury, Hudson, Castle, & Inkell, LLC can help you get the maximum compensation. Our personal injury lawyers are well known and respected by their colleagues in the legal profession and will work to achieve justice for you and your family. We approach each case honorably, ethically, and skillfully, beginning with a free initial consultation and continuing with the convenience of flexible appointments that fit your schedule.
Because we take brain injury cases on a contingency basis, we charge you nothing unless we win or settle. While our firm is Delaware based, . Please contact Hudson, Castle, & Inkell, LLC, at (302) 428-8800 to set up a free injury consultation today.