Brain Injuries


The Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury often results in short-term and long-term memory loss along with other ill effects including personality change, inability to concentrate, and headaches. Another significant factor in diagnosing a brain injury is whether the victim sustained a loss of consciousness.

After a traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs as a result of an accident such as a car accident, a construction site accident or a slip and fall accident on an icy, slippery or debris-strewn surface, emergency care of the victim may include long periods of bed rest while the swollen and bruised portions of the brain heal as well as they can.

Over time, pain may subside and the victim will recover some lost functions. Extreme dizziness may be greatly reduced. In time, the victim may appear normal to observers. However, family workers, close friends and co-workers often notice personality changes, lack of ability to concentrate, lack of ability to deal with multiple stimuli, irritability and confusion.


Quantifying the losses of a closed head injury victim often requires a lengthy period of time while the immediate effects of the injury heal as well as they are going to heal. Neuropsychologists and other professionals who work with head injury victims are important sources of long-term prognosis and documentation of lost function resulting from brain damage.

If you or your close family member has suffered brain damage in an accident in Rhode Island, we urge you not to accept a premature settlement from insurers. A full understanding of your loved one’s condition in the long run will require time and careful evaluation by experts. We have the experience and the skills to help ensure that your family member is compensated as fairly as can be after a traumatic brain injury.

If you have questions regarding a serious brain injury claim contact the R.I.  injury and litigation lawyer Attorney Christopher E. Heberg. We are available for weekday, evening, and weekend appointments.

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