Knowledgeable Vermont Head and Brain Injury Attorneys
A head injury can cause both physical and emotional pain and can have long-term repercussions on your life and the lives of the people you love. At Bergeron, Paradis & Fitzpatrick we strive to help clients obtain just compensation. Furthermore, we offer personalized legal aid for you and your family. Understanding and tenacious, our dedicated attorneys work hard to help you recover the damages you deserve. For more information on our services, or to speak to one of our experienced Vermont personal injury lawyers, please contact us today.
Causes of traumatic brain injury
Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, occurs when the skull or brain suffers a hard impact or serious trauma. A Vermont brain injury lawyer can explain to you that this type of injury often occurs on construction sites. Falling debris, faulty scaffolding, and unsafe work sites often lead to accidents that cause head injuries. Additionally, many people suffer brain injuries in auto accidents, especially truck accidents. Many people assume slip and fall accidents only affect the elderly. However, a slip and fall can cause anyone to sustain a head injury. Icy steps, poorly lit stairwells, and uneven surfaces all pose serious hazards.
Symptoms and treatments
The symptoms of TBI are sometimes difficult to spot but may include fatigue, dizziness, headaches, nausea, and cognitive impairment. One or all of these symptoms may be present at the time of injury or may appear days or even weeks later. Physicians and medical staff may use a variety of methods to treat TBI. First, they may help restore the ability of a patient to carry out daily activities through rehabilitative procedures. Next, an acute treatment plan will minimize secondary injury and life support. Lastly, doctors may use surgery to reduce swelling and pressure, and maintain blood flow to the brain.
What type of compensation are you eligible for?
With the help of an experienced Vermont head injury attorney, you can obtain compensation to pay for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Additionally, if a loved one dies because of a traumatic brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation for wrongful death.
Call Bergeron, Paradis & Fitzpatrick
If you or someone you love suffers a head or brain injury, we are here to assist you. If you have a legal matter and require a lawyer who provides ethical and comprehensive representation, call the law firm of Bergeron, Paradis & Fitzpatrick in Burlington and Essex Junction at 802.316.4318.