Per the Brain Injury Association of America, an acquired brain injury (ABI) is an injury to the brain that is not hereditary, congenital, degenerative, or induced by birth trauma. Essentially, this type of brain injury is one that has occurred after birth. The injury results in a change to the brain’s neuronal activity, which affects the physical integrity, metabolic activity, or functional ability of nerve cells in the brain. There are two types of acquired brain injury: traumatic and non-traumatic. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as an alteration in brain function, or other evidence of brain pathology, caused by an external force. Traumatic impact injuries can be defined as closed (non-penetrating) or open (penetrating). Often referred to as an acquired brain injury, a non-traumatic brain injury causes damage to the brain by internal factors, such as a lack of oxygen, exposure to toxins, pressure from a tumor, etc.
Brain injuries can occur from a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident, as well as from a fall or being struck by a blunt object. Some brain injuries result even with no direct blow to the head. The effects of a brain injury may be permanent or long-lasting and the injury may range from mild to severe. Mild brain injury may result in a slight change in alertness, while severe brain injury may lead to loss of consciousness, memory loss or loss of cognitive or executive functioning.
If you have suffered a brain injury, recoverable damages could include medical costs, lost wages, loss of enjoyment of life, emotional distress, physical impairment, disfigurement, permanent injury, physical pain, property damage, and other suffering. Because the liability related to brain injuries can be complex, retaining legal counsel as soon as possible is critical.
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Nicholson Law Firm has a long history of supporting clients in New Hampshire, Massachusetts and Vermont for all types of personal injury incidents, including brain injuries, construction accidents, dangerous products, defective drugs, dog bites, dog attacks, medical malpractice, premises liability, slip and fall accident, social security disability, workers compensation, and wrongful death. Based on your free case evaluation, we will pursue the compensation you deserve. Our trusted and experienced legal team will be with you every step of the way.
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