The Madison injury attorneys at Boller & Vaughan understand the life-changing physical, financial and emotional challenges faced by brain injury victims and their family members.
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury due to another’s negligence, please call 608-268-0268 to arrange your free consultation. Our skilled lawyers are dedicated to helping injury victims pursue the financial security they need in order to recover medically and move forward with their lives.
Brain injuries are most often the result of a traumatic force that jars the brain, such as the impact of a motor vehicle accident. But brain injuries can also be caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain, which may occur during a stroke or other medical emergency that disrupts blood flow to the brain.
There are different forms of brain injuries, and their effects may be temporary, permanent or fatal depending on the location of the injury and the extent of damage. It is important here to distinguish brain injuries from brain damage; brain injuries cause brain damage, but brain damage can also be the result of any factors that contribute to the degeneration or destruction of brain cells.
Brain injuries include any harm to the brain that leads to an alteration or loss of brain function. Because your brain acts in part as your body’s computer, receiving and sending signals throughout the body and controlling bodily functions, a brain injury can have widespread physical, cognitive and developmental consequences.
There are two primary categories of brain injuries: traumatic brain injuries and acquired brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are the most common, and they encompass brain injuries that are the result of external force; acquired brain injuries include those that occur after birth and are not caused by physical trauma.
Within the TBI category, there are also different types of brain injuries classified by the circumstances that contribute to the injury and resulting damage. Types of TBIs common in motor vehicle collisions include:
TBIs can result from closed-head injuries as well as open-head injuries. Closed-head injuries are those in which the skull has not been fractured or penetrated.
One of the dangers of brain injuries is that their effects are not always immediately noticeable. Indicators of brain injuries are also diverse and vary widely depending on the type of injury and other factors.
Physical symptoms of brain injuries include but are not limited to:
Sensory symptoms of brain injuries include:
Cognitive and mental indicators of brain injuries may include:
If you or a loved one was involved in any incident that involved a blow to the head, or a jarring force to the head and neck, it’s important to undergo a medical evaluation as soon as possible. Early diagnosis of brain injuries is critical to treatment and mitigating the potential long-term or fatal effects.
While the effects of some brain injuries are temporary and will vanish with time and treatment, other brain injuries—particularly traumatic brain injuries—can result in permanent disability or cause death.
Full recovery from a concussion, for example, is possible, although it may require a few weeks to a few years. Moderate to severe TBIs may necessitate years of therapy to regain full or partial functionality.
Severe brain injuries can result in minimally responsive or vegetative states, and many brain injury victims need lifetime care.
Following are some resources that can help you better understand brain injuries as well as the treatment options available:
If you or a loved one sustained a brain injury due to the negligence of another, or if a family member suffered wrongful death due to a brain injury caused by another’s carelessness, it’s advisable to discuss your situation with a knowledgeable attorney.
Please contact Boller & Vaughan online or call us at 608-268-0268 to schedule your free consultation with one of our accomplished personal injury lawyers. We are proud to fight for the rights of injury victims from the greater Madison, Wisconsin, area.
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We live in Friendship, Wisconsin, and Boller & Vaughan came to our doorstep to discuss our mother’s wrongful death claim on a Saturday morning. Not only were we pleased with the large recovery, we were so thankful to have lawyers who were willing to explain to us every twist and turn along the way. It is great to know there is a law firm that will fight for the rights of elderly people all over Wisconsin.
Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan were incredible in working on my case and my daughter’s case. I was out of work and in the hospital with a new baby. Mr. Boller and Ms. Vaughan protected our rights and it was a pleasure to work with them. I hope never to be in another motor vehicle accident, however, if I am and I am injured, I will contact Boller & Vaughan immediately.
I was referred to Michelle through a friend. I have never had a better experience. It took a little over a year to get my settlement but the staff there stayed in constant contact and kept me in the loop. Oh, and Michelle actually got me MORE money than we discussed. I will refer anyone to this firm. Words cannot do justice the thanks that I have for Michelle and her staff (Mary especially) thank you guys so much!
After my husband died as a result of a motor vehicle accident, Boller & Vaughan spent countless hours talking with me, meeting with me in person, and making sure that I was okay. The drunk driver who hit us did not have any insurance, and we had to make a claim through our own insurance. Boller & Vaughan was fantastic at explaining the law to me and the handling of our claims.
After my son was injured in a daycare setting, Ms. Vaughan took the time to thoroughly investigate our case and my son’s injuries. Michele was approachable and had answers to our questions. Talking with her helped to relieve many of our anxieties.