Experienced Boston Head and Spinal Injury Lawyer
Head injuries: Overview
Jonathan D. Light is a head and spinal injury attorney in Boston with over 35 years of experience advocating for victims of negligence. Head injuries—especially those to the brain—can be among the most serious types of injuries. Recovering from a head or brain injury can involve staggering medical expenses, as well as innumerable physical and mental obstacles. Additionally, brain injuries have a high rate of fatality. In fact, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control reports that nearly a third (30.5 percent) of all injury-related deaths in the United States list traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a contributing factor.
Head injuries tend to range in severity, and can occur in all types of impact accidents, such as car crashes, truck or motorcycle collisions, construction accidents, or even slip-and-fall accidents. While most individuals make full recoveries from head injuries, it can take a long time and require intensive medical care. Furthermore, many experience lifelong effects. Common types of head injuries include the following:
- Concussions – Jarring impact to the head/brain
- Contusions – Bruises to the brain
- Skull fractures – Bone fragments from a cracked skull can cause bleeding in the brain
- Hematoma – Bleeding in the brain collects and then clots, forming a bump that develops gradually or rapidly
Spinal injuries: overview
Experienced Boston head and spinal injury attorneys like Jonathan D. Light understand just how serious injuries to the back, spine, or spinal cord can be. Those who sustain spine damage face effects ranging from chronic pain and discomfort, to partial loss of feeling or use of extremities, to full paralysis and carrying levels of disability.
Most of the top causes of spinal injuries are preventable and often occur due to negligence, such as the following:
- Motor vehicle accidents (42 percent)
- Falls (27 percent)
- Acts of violence (15 percent)
- Sports incidents (7.5 percent)
An attorney who supports you
As one of the top head and spinal injury lawyers in Boston, Jonathan D. Light is well aware of the necessities that victims of negligence require. Many head and spinal injuries lead to years—if not a lifetime—of effects and expenses, such as special needs, medication costs, regular doctor visits, and accessibility equipment. Mr. Light knows that you are entitled to coverage for the needless physical, emotional, and financial tolls, and is well prepared to fight for the compensation you deserve.
Contact a qualified personal injury lawyer with 35 years experience, proven ability, integrity and dedication
If you have sustained a head or spinal injury as a result of negligence, or would like more information, the Boston head and spinal injury Law Firm of Jonathan D. Light, P.C. is here for you. Contact a head and spinal injury lawyer or call 617-245-0220 today to schedule your free initial consultation.