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Brain Injuries2018-12-20T12:32:53+00:00

ACQUIRED BRAIN INJURIES*

An Acquired Brain Injury* (ABI) is any sudden damage to the brain that occurs during a person’s lifetime. Acquired brain injuries* are grouped into two main types: Traumatic Brain Injury* and Non-Traumatic Brain Injury*.

Traumatic brain injuries* result from damage to the brain caused by an impact to the head; for example, after falling from a height, assault or in a road traffic accident. There are three main types of traumatic brain injury*: closed head injuries*, open or penetrating wounds and crushing injuries*. A concussion is also classified as a traumatic brain injury*.

Non-traumatic brain injuries occur as a result of an illness or a condition within the body, and not a result of a blow to the head. Common causes can include encephalitis, hypoxia, tumours, hydrocephalus and vascular problems such as a stroke, hemorrhage or an aneurysm. Non-traumatic brain injuries* can also occur as a result of medical negligence.  

Injuries* to the brain are not always detected immediately after an accident or impact to the head, especially where there is no obvious external injury.

Each injury* is unique, which means that symptoms can vary widely according to the extent and location of the damage to brain tissue.

The consequences and effects of an acquired brain injury are different for every individual and depend upon the type, severity and location of the injury* as well as the individual’s pre-injury personality and abilities. The extent of some changes may only become apparent as time progresses.  People with acquired brain injuries* can experience cognitive changes, physical changes and behavioural and emotional changes. Acquired brain injury* is often referred to as a “hidden disability” because its long-term problems are often in the areas of thinking and behaviour and are not as easy to see and recognise as many physical disabilities.

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INSTRUCTING A SOLICITOR

Brain injury* is complex and often not well understood by the legal profession.

Brain injury* cases involve different considerations to claims involving other forms of injury* and for that reason,  it is very important that the solicitor you choose to handle your claim understands the complexities of your injury* and how it is likely to affect your life.

At McMahon Goldrick Solicitors, we have significant experience in brain injury* litigation.  We work with you and your family to fully understand your injury* and your needs. We know the necessary experts to instruct to ensure that your claim is properly and completely valued.

We also have many years of experience dealing with the Criminal Injuries* Compensation Tribunal and can assist and guide you through the application process.

Depending on the cause of the brain injury*, there may be avenues open to you to pursue a case for damages where another party was at fault or partly at fault for your injury*.  This might arise where the injury* was caused by an accident, assault or as a result of medical negligence.

CLIENT TESTIMONIALS

Dear Ralph, Thank you again so much for everything that you have done for me. With your help I have got another chance at life. Now at least I can afford the necessities and some commodities that makes it a bit easier to bear.

McMahon Goldrick Solicitor Client

Dear Jessica, You were so thorough dealing with the case and did an incredible job in order to succeed.  I don’t really know how to thank you enough but I’m confident that you’re aware of what this means for me and my life and how immensely grateful I am.  I am very much looking forward to meeting you, Ralph and Stephanie maybe in a couple of months.

McMahon Goldrick Solicitors Client

Dear Ralph, From the very beginning you have been a constant, your professionalism is limitless.  Thank you for everything.

McMahon Goldrick Solicitor Client

From the first phone call I made to Ralph and then dealing with Jessica, the both of you have made things clear and precise from the start of the case and dealing with nearly everything in a way that I had to worry very little about the case and that is something I appreciate very much. Just a final thanks to you Jessica, the settlement that I received was far beyond what I expected and you did everything in your power to make sure I got the best outcome.

McMahon Goldrick Solicitors Client

CONTACT US

Would you like to speak to a solicitor about your case?
Call us today on 01 6770044 or email us at info@rmcm.ie