Brain Injury

Powerful representation for victims of brain injuries in Maine

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The brain is at the very core of what it means to be human. We rely on it for every operation of the mind and body, both voluntary and involuntary, every moment of every day. Our brain is what allows us to connect with other people, to work, to feel love and compassion, and to make sense of the complex world around us.

That’s what makes brain injuries so devastating. A significant brain injury doesn’t just upset a person’s physical health, it also affects their psychological, social, and even spiritual health, sometimes for the rest of their lives.

Approximately 2 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury each year, resulting in over 50,000 deaths and 250,000 hospitalizations. Millions more suffer from mild traumatic brain trauma (mTBI), often without ever being diagnosed or treated. This often leads to physical and cognitive impairments that can last for years or forever.

We provide powerful legal representation for Mainers who have suffered brain injuries through no fault of their own. We understand traumatic brain injuries can present a long and frightening road ahead for patients, family members, friends, and caregivers. We want you to know that we’ll be with you every step of the way.

Helping in all aspects of your recovery: Financial, physical, and emotional

We never lose sight of what’s at stake for our clients who have suffered with brain injuries. There is only one opportunity to build your case and recover a favorable settlement or jury verdict. No other firm in Maine can commit more experience, expertise and resources for your case than Berman & Simmons. We will do everything in our power to hold the responsible parties accountable and to ensure that you receive full and fair compensation for your injury.

While we work to maximize financial recovery in brain injury claims, we also can serve as a partner for your physical and emotional recovery. Our traumatic brain injury attorneys and staff members will take the time to listen to you, understand your concerns, and come up with helpful solutions.

From day one, we will assist you in obtaining any necessary referrals to specialists for medical and mental health care. We can arrange payment or deferral of your debts until your case is resolved. We will also help you navigate the complex maze of medical insurance and disability programs.

More resources than any other personal injury firm in Maine

People who sustain brain injuries due to someone else’s negligence are entitled to recover financial damages to pay for past and future medical care, lost wages, pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life, among other losses.

Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as the best personal injury lawyers in Maine and among the best in the U.S.

We have obtained several of the largest jury verdicts in Maine history, and many of the largest settlements for our clients. Our attorneys are extremely knowledgeable about medical issues and skilled at proving fault in brain injury claims, documenting the extent of your losses, and ensuring your family receives full compensation. We have recovered $1 billion for our injured clients. Consult with a traumatic brain injury attorney and get help.

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A Law Firm That Listens

Berman & Simmons is widely recognized as the top rated personal injury lawyers in Maine and among the best in the U.S., having won many of the largest jury verdicts and settlements ever obtained for injured people in Maine.

Our trial lawyers have won thousands of claims on behalf of those injured in a car accident, and each year we build on that successful track record.

Our traumatic brain injury attorneys and legal staff members will take the time to listen to you, work to understand your concerns, and come up with solutions that can make your life better, including obtaining payment for or deferral of your debts until your case is resolved. We help you recover and make sure you receive full compensation for your injuries and loss.

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How common are brain injuries, and what are the different types of injury?

Each year, approximately 2 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury. More than 50,000 people are killed, and about 250,000 are hospitalized, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Fortunately, a majority will fully recover. But thousands more face lasting difficulties and longterm medical care. All brain injuries are unique, depending on the type and amount of force involved.

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    Penetration

$8.5 Million

Paralysis due to mismanagement of
degenerative spine

$2.5 Million

Catastrophic injuries in a head-on car accident

$800,000

Wrongful death case involving negligent
motorist

$715,000

Plaintiff Rear Ended by
Telephone Truck

$5 Million

Delay in diagnosis and treatment of cancer

$1.2 Million

Significant Head Injury Car Accident

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FAQs

  • Why do you need a brain injury attorney?

    Few injuries are more impactful and life-changing than traumatic brain injuries (TBI). A serious brain injury can take away a person’s independence, mobility, ability to work, or even the capability to manage basic self-care. For families, a loved one with a brain injury may no longer be the person they once were and may need constant care. 

    It is common for people living with brain injury to endure multiple surgeries, months or years of rehabilitation, and seemingly endless doctor visits. A team of medical professionals, such as physical therapists, psychologists, neurologists, and chiropractors, can become part of the recovery process. Assistance and continuous care may be needed indefinitely, and structural changes often must be made to the home to accommodate limitations of the person with brain injury.

    If you or your family are impacted by a brain injury caused by someone else’s negligence or recklessness, you should not have to bear these burdens alone. A brain injury attorney will have the legal expertise and medical knowledge needed to help you navigate the legal process and get the maximum amount of compensation you deserve to help you recover and rebuild your life.               

  • What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

    Traumatic Brain Injury is a catastrophic type of brain damage caused by a sudden force to the head, such as the skull making an impact with the ground or hard surface during a fall or an object piercing the skull and penetrating the brain. A TBI affects how the brain works and can result in death or permanent disability. 

  • How much will my brain injury settlement be?

    As with every type of personal injury, the impact of a brain injury on a person’s life will differ depending on the nature and extent of the damage caused. Your brain injury settlement will largely depend on past, ongoing, and future costs for medical care, rehabilitation, and support, as well as past and future lost income. Besides these “economic damages,” brain injury victims can recover “non-economic damages” associated with their injury, such as pain and suffering and loss of quality of life. Such damages can be substantial in cases involving permanent damage or the loss of physical and cognitive abilities. 

  • What causes Traumatic Brain Injury?

    Numerous events and situations can result in a traumatic brain injury, many of which involve negligent or intentional acts by others. Falls are the leading cause of TBI, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, followed by car and truck accidents. Other common causes of TBI include being struck by or against an object, sports injuries, and acts of violence, such as physical assault, gunshots, child abuse, or domestic violence.

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