Types of Brain Injuries

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All brain injuries are unique and no two are identical. If you or someone you love sustained a brain injury in a truck or construction accident, or from another cause, we urge you to contact Abraham & Associates, P.C. Due to Attorney Abraham's practice from representing brain injury clients, our firm is uniquely qualified to assist individuals and families whose lives have been impacted by a brain injury. We pride ourselves on offer this type of meaningful support to clients.

Attorney Abraham has not only authored articles on brain injured clients, but he has lectured nationally for the American Association of Justice and the American Brain Injury Society on various brain injury issues. As a member of the Massachusetts Brain Injury Association and the North American Brain Injury Society, Attorney Abraham is ready to provide trustworthy legal counsel and representation. His extensive legal experience and knowledge makes him the right Boston brain injury lawyer to take on your case.

What types of brain injuries are there?

Brain injuries vary widely depending upon the type of force and the amount of force that impacts the head. The type of brain injury can affect just one functional area of the brain, or it may affect various areas or in worst case scenarios, it may affect all areas of the brain.

The common types of brain injuries are as follows:

  • Concussion: Concussions can be caused by direct blows to the head, force from whiplash, gunshot wounds, or from violent shaking of the head. Closed and open head injuries can cause a concussion, and they may or may not result in a loss of consciousness. While some concussions are mild, serious concussions can lead to blood clots and they can be fatal.

  • Contusion: A contusion is a bruise or bleeding on the brain and is often the result of a direct impact on the head. Large contusions require surgical removal.

  • Croup-Contrecoup: This is a type of contusion that occurs at the site of impact and on the opposite side of the brain. In such cases, the force of the impact is so great that it causes a contusion at the site of impact and it causes the brain to slam into the opposite side of the skull, resulting in a second contusion.

  • Penetration: Penetrating injuries occur when an object such as a knife, bullet, or other sharp object pierces the skull and forces hair, skin, and bone fragments to enter the brain.

  • Diffuse Axonal: This type of injury is commonly caused by a strong shaking or rotation of the head as in Shaken Baby Syndrome, or by rotational forces in an auto accident. Injury is sustained when the unmoving brain lags behind the skull's movements, causing brain structure and nerve tissues to tear.

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Severe head injuries frequently result from crushing blows and penetrating wounds to the head in accidents. Such injuries can rip and tear delicate brain issue, causing intractable brain injuries, catastrophic losses and sometimes loss of life.

If you or a loved one has had your life altered by a brain injury, we urge you to contact a Boston brain injury lawyer from our firm immediately to file a claim for compensation.

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Attorney Abraham has earned several seven-figure verdicts on behalf of his clients and strives to create an altogether safer community in Boston.

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  • Massachussetts Academy of Trial Attorneys
    Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts
  • American Association for Justice
    The Sarah Jane Brain Project
  • North American Brain Injury Society

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