Located in Tewksbury, the Law Office of Paul M. King is devoted to representing the rights of victims affected by brain injury and other injuries caused by negligence. Massachusetts brain injury lawyer Paul M. King has extensive experience litigating all types of personal injury cases involving catastrophic accidents and permanent disability. We understand the challenges of living with brain injury and want to help you reclaim your life.
The human brain is essential to thought and movement. Encased in a thin sac of fluid, it sends messages via the spinal cord to coordinate movement and sensory perception. Any trauma to the central nervous system has disastrous effects on the way we speak, learn, and move. Common manifestations of brain injury include:
Every year, nearly 1.5 million people in the U.S. suffer from some type of brain injury and 5.3 million suffer from the effects of brain damage. Brain injuries cause life-changing and debilitating problems, including physical and behavioral disabilities.
Brain injury is generally caused by an external force, such as a blow to the head, moving the brain in the skull. Blunt trauma or extreme pressure disrupts brain function, blocking sensory input and motor skills. Brain damage can be the result of a variety of causes, including:
The resulting damage forever changes the victim’s sensory perception and spatial orientation. Once-healthy children and adults suddenly find it difficult to process information, pay attention, express thoughts, and make decisions. The associated impairment clearly affects their ability to thrive in school and excel at work, making them dependent on caretakers.
Negligence is careless conduct that breaches a legal duty to others. Car accidents, for example, are the most common cause of brain injury in the United States. These crashes are generally caused by negligent drivers. Traffic collisions caused by negligence often involve:
When negligent drivers cause accidents resulting in brain injury, the at-fault parties are liable to the victims in damages. These may include compensation for property loss, medical costs, lost wages, wrongful death damages, pain and suffering, and other benefits arising out of the crash.
When the negligence of a doctor, nurse, or medical provider causes brain injury, patients and families may bring a medical malpractice claim to recover damages. Brain injuries are often the result of mistakes made during birth or surgery, when trained physicians and staff fail to meet the required legal standard of care. Using medical experts, claimants can prove that the health care provider fell below the standard required of similar professionals or specialists practicing in their field. Hospitals, physicians, and aids may all be liable for the resulting injury or death.
If you have suffered a brain injury, contact Massachusetts personal injury attorney Paul M. King for help. The Law Office of Paul M. King has the knowledge and experience required to aggressively pursue your claim. Whether your injury was caused by a negligent driver, medical malpractice, or product defect, we will help you obtain the compensation you deserve. Call (978) 851-5145 for a free consultation or contact us online .