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Brain Injury Attorneys in Portsmouth

Fighting to Hold the Responsible Parties Accountable

A traumatic brain injury (otherwise referred to as a TBI) is an injury that is generally caused by a sudden, violent jolt or blow to the head. If you or your loved one suffered a TBI as the result of someone else’s negligence, you may want to consult an attorney who is very cognizant of these important injuries and can help you navigate the legal system.

At Burnside Law, our Portsmouth brain injury attorneys can help you understand your legal options. We strive to hold the responsible parties accountable for your serious injuries while working to recover the full, fair compensation you are owed.

Get in touch with our team today at (888) 724-9319 to schedule your free initial consultation with our team.

Why Hire a Brain Injury Attorney

You need an attorney who is experienced in brain injury cases to:

  • Ensure, first and foremost, that you are not being denied medical care from your doctors: Doctors are very busy. Emergency room physicians have certain protocols for head injuries. Victims of head injuries many times get a quick CT scan that comes back negative, and assume everything with their brain is fine. The ER staff is likely going to release you if you do not have a life-threatening condition; this does not necessarily mean that your brain has not been injured. There are several types of brain injuries such as concussion, bleeding, bruising, and other effects including depression, post-concussive syndrome, and even post-traumatic stress (PTSD) that doctors may attribute to the circumstance that caused the hospital visit. A traumatic brain injury can be classified as either a mild traumatic brain injury or a severe traumatic brain injury. Although a “mild” brain injury may allow the victim to go home, it can be very devastating to the victim and their family.
  • Only certain doctors can properly diagnose a TBI: Some doctors, who do not practice in the desired area, such as those without the expertise of, say, a neurosurgeon or a neuropsychiatrist, may not recognize the symptoms of the TBI. Often, this results in a victim’s valid issues being dismissed as irrelevant or not serious. Our legal team will not dismiss you, but will encourage you to get the proper medical care. It is important that any brain injury is diagnosed so that it can properly be treated.
  • Sometimes a TBI victim is incapable of making important decisions with their case. We can help: In any legal case, it is important that the brain injury victim has “legal capacity” to make decisions. In these instances, our legal team can help evaluate whether the victim has the legal capacity to serve as the person making all the decisions in the case. Sometimes, it becomes necessary in these cases to have a probate court appoint a guardian or a conservator to make these important decisions for the injured victim. Having a trusted loved one or a professional assist with these decisions can take enormous pressure off a brain injury victim.
  • We fight insurance companies who don’t treat brain injuries with the seriousness that they deserve: Many brain injuries can be classified as psychological. Conditions resulting from trauma to the brain, such as pseudoseizures, are usually fought by insurance companies. They often argue that the victim is malingering or that by the psychological makeup of the injury, that the victim is simply overreacting. Our legal team fights this excuse and ensure that every brain injury client is treated with respect and given the benefit of the doubt.

At Burnside Law, we believe that brain injury clients should not be treated with suspicion but should receive the benefit of the doubt. They all need the compassion that an insurance representative will likely not provide. Our Portsmouth brain injury attorneys can help you fight for the justice and compensation you need to assist with the cost of ongoing medical treatment, lost income, physical pain, emotional distress, and more.

Get in touch with our firm at (888) 724-9319 today to discuss your legal options. We provide cost-free initial consultations for all new and potential clients.

Brain Injury FAQs

  • Is there a difference between a concussion and a traumatic brain injury?

    A concussion is a traumatic brain injury. While some concussions are milder than others, and may require less recovery time and have less severe effects, they are almost always very serious. Often, concussions can have long-term negative effects, including chronic issues.

  • What compensation can I recover after a TBI?

    A Portsmouth brain injury attorney can help you recover financial compensation to assist with the cost of damages related to your injury. These damages can include the cost of medical treatment, including ongoing physical therapy, initial hospital bills, ambulance fees, surgeries, and more, as well as lost income from time taken off work, reduced earning ability, decreased quality of life, loss of enjoyment, physical pain, emotional suffering, and more.