Rockville Maryland Brain Injury Attorneys
We stand by you as you recover from a traumatic brain injury
Although over a quarter of a million Americans are hospitalized for brain injuries each year, these injuries are often described as invisible or silent. Often, any physical indications of damage remain inside the skull, and even the individual suffering the injury may not immediately notice any symptoms. In addition, some of the tests routinely used in emergency rooms are insufficient to properly diagnose a brain injury, potentially delaying treatment of the injury as well as recovery.
At the law firm of Karp, Wigodsky, Norwind, Kudel & Gold, P.A., our skilled Maryland brain injury attorneys are dedicated to aggressively representing victims and families following a traumatic brain injury due to negligence. Our more than 150 years of combined experience has given us a proven track record of success. We secure the compensation you need to recover from a traumatic brain injury in the best possible way.
What causes a brain injury?
Brain injuries often occur when a person is subject to significant physical impact which either directly strikes the victim somewhere on the skull, or subjects the victim’s head to a sudden, extreme, jerking motion. These injuries are known as traumatic brain injuries. Some of the most common causes include:
- Accidents involving automobiles, which can also include trucks, motorcycles, and pedestrians
- Sports injuries, including contact sports such as football or hockey, or being struck in the head with an object such as a baseball
- Slipping and falling on someone else’s property
- Assault, including child abuse and shaken baby syndrome
A brain injury can also occur in circumstances where blood or oxygen is prevented from circulating within the brain, such as in a drowning accident, or as the result of medical error during surgery or childbirth. Brain injuries can also occur as the result of a health condition or disease, or from exposure to hazardous chemicals.
What kinds of long-term problems can a brain injury cause?
Many brain injuries go undetected until the victim begins to experience symptoms of the injury, which can include:
- Nausea and vomiting
- Poor balance and dizziness
- Blurry vision and dilated pupils
- Memory loss and confusion
- Altered senses of taste and smell, as well as tingling and numbness in other extremities
- Depression, anxiety, anger, or other emotional issues
- Slurred speech
Brain injuries can be deadly, and must be diagnosed and treated as quickly as possible. If not, even more significant problems can result, including:
- Swelling of the brain
- Blood clots
- Brain hemorrhage
Because so many brain injuries occur deep within the skull, detecting them can be difficult. Certain routine exams, such as CAT scans, are sometimes an insufficient means of swiftly reaching a full and proper diagnosis.
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you must act quickly to protect your legal rights
People sustaining a traumatic brain injury in an accident which occurred as the result of someone’s negligence may be entitled to be compensation. However, time is of the essence—not only in terms of seeking swift diagnosis and treatment of the brain injury, but also in retaining counsel of a skilled Maryland brain injury attorney to determine your rights under the law. These cases can be complicated and challenging to prove, and the injured party has a limited time following an accident to file a claim. At the firm of Karp, Wigodsky, Norwind, Kudel & Gold, P.A., our experienced Maryland brain injury attorneys are ready to speak with you in a free initial consultation. We have five area offices for your convenience. If you are unable to come to us because of your injury, we will come to you. Contact us today at (800) 229-7026 or online to learn more about how we can help. We have attorneys and staff members who speak Spanish, French, Italian, Portuguese, Arabic, and Korean.