Brain Injury from Boston Car Accident
Massachusetts drivers and Boston area residents are involved in numerous car accidents every year. Unfortunately, some people are injured through no fault of their own. Many Boston area residents are injured in rear-end car accidents, and some people suffer brain injuries in these car accidents. The attorneys at the Boston office of the Law Office of Neil Burns have helped clients recover after they have been involved in a rear-end car accident and have suffered an injury, including traumatic brain injury.
Recently, a Boston area law firm reported the settlement of traumatic brain injury claim. The driver was stopped at a light when he was rear-ended by the defendant. The force of the collision caused the driver’s vehicle to rear-end the car in front of him. The driver alleged that, during the accident, his head hit the headrest forcefully. After the accident, the driver claimed that he was dazed and had neck pain and a headache. The driver continued to treat for his head injuries. All testing, including MRI’s and EMG’s were negative, meaning there was no objective test that showed an injury.
Eventually, the injured driver of the car went to a neuropsychologist, and a psychiatrist. Thus, while the his treating physicians opined that his medical conditions were permanent and causally related to the motor vehicle accident, the insurance companies expert testified that the driver’s injury was minor because he did not suffer a direct blow to the head, he did not suffer a loss of consciousness, and diagnostic testing was negative. He also said that the injured driver’s condition resolved within a few weeks after the collision. The insurance company also argued the driver suffered no lost wages because he suffered no lost time from work. The Boston law firm reported that the case was resolved at mediation, following discovery, and immediately prior to trial.
If you are injured in a rear-end car accident or any othe type of accident or collision, contact the Law Office of Neil Burns for an evaluation of your claim, and for someone who will fight for you.