Applying Medical Science to the Law
More than 600,000 people in the U.S. are diagnosed with closed head injuries every year. Trauma resulting from external impacts (particularly motor vehicle accidents) accounts for a very high percentage of these brain injuries. The primary symptoms of a closed head injury may be immediately apparent (such as unconsciousness or confusion) after the impact, while secondary effects may develop and reveal themselves only over time.
If you or a loved one has suffered a blow to the head, you should get medical treatment as soon as possible. If the impact was caused by a negligent accident or intentional act of another person, you should also consult with a lawyer concerning your right to compensation.
I am Ira Maurer, an advocate for people who have suffered head injuries in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, falls and other types of traumatic impact events. I apply medical science to the law, working tirelessly to help my clients obtain the medical care, rehabilitation services and compensation they need to rebuild their lives.
Representing Closed Head Injury Victims
I have experience representing clients who have suffered all types of brain injuries, ranging from mild concussions to traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Some of the cases I handle include those involving:
Cerebral concussion — Grade 1 concussion (transient confusion or altered mental state lasting less than 15 minutes with no loss of consciousness), Grade 2 concussion (transient confusion lasting more than 15 minutes with no loss of consciousness), and Grade 3 concussion (brief or prolonged unconsciousness).
Cerebral contusion — A bruise to brain tissue caused by physical compression and deceleration. These types of injuries have a marked tendency to expand.
Epidural hematoma — Commonly resulting from bleeding in the middle meningeal artery, caused by a skull fracture. The patient can experience alternating lucid and unconscious states.
Subdural hematoma — Occurs after a head impact, when a blood vessel on the outer surface of the brain tears, allowing blood to collect between the membranes that surround the brain.
Intraventricular hemorrhage — Often accompanies other types of intracranial hemorrhages. Caused by severe head trauma.
Diffuse axonal injury — Resulting from traumatic rotation of the head and indicative of traumatic brain injury. Thirty to 40 percent of people who die from TBI show signs of diffuse axonal injury.
In closed head injury cases, I work with leading medical specialists who can determine the nature and extent of these injuries and the care my clients will need, now and in the future. This is a critical step, because brain damage is not always obvious, particularly in less severe injuries.
At The Maurer Law Firm, PLLC, my mission is helping injured people get the medical resources, support and compensation they need. I will be your strong advocate, seeking the best possible result for you.
To schedule a free consultation with our aggressive and experienced greater Poughkeepsie injury lawyer, please contact The Maurer Law Firm.