Brain injuries occur more often than most people realize. They can be caused by anything from sports activities to car accidents and defective consumer products. Given the nature of this type of injury, people who are injured are not necessarily able to seek legal assistance for themselves. The responsibility often falls on close family members and friends. If you or someone you know has a brain injury, here are a few things that you should know about brain injury cases in Massachusetts.
Is There Legal Basis for a Claim?
If you believe another person or a company is liable for a brain injury, it’s often a matter of negligence. Was the party at fault responsible for providing a certain level of reasonable care? And did they fail to do, thereby committing an act of negligence? Furthermore, did that negligence cause the resulting brain injury? Answering these questions will help determine whether you have any legal basis for a lawsuit.
It’s not simply a matter of believing there was negligence,… you must be able to prove it in a court of law. You must also prove the correlation between that negligence and the brain injuries. Thus, brain injury cases can be very complex and difficult to pursue. It often involves a deep understanding of the circumstances surrounding the case and due diligence in collecting various types of evidence.
Legal Assistance with Brain Injury Cases in Massachusetts
Consulting with an experienced personal injury attorney is critical to pursuing brain injury cases in Massachusetts. Even if you do not plan a formal lawsuit, attorneys can assist with negotiating insurance settlements, filing worker’s compensation claims, and navigating medical decisions from a legal perspective. If you do plan to sue, your attorney can help gather evidence and testimonies that will help you win the case. Contact our team for a free initial consultation on your brain injury or other personal injury case in Massachusetts.