Brain Injury

Delaware Brain Injury Attorney

Maryland Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an injury resulting from an external force being applied to the cranium as well as its intracranial contents. The cranium is the part of the skull encapsules the brain. Intracranial contents consist of the brain, the covering meninges and cerebrospinal fluids. Injury and damage to these areas can result in temporary or permanent impairments, functional or cognitive disability, decreased motor skills and psychosocial maladjustments.

If you or a loved one have sustained as head or brain injury and you feel someone else was at fault it is absolutely in your best interest to consult with a Delaware Brain Injury Lawyer. Call Shelsby & Leoni P.A. at 302-995-6210 or 410-385-6512. Mr. Shelsby & Mr. Leoni are skilled and experienced Delaware Trial Attorneys with many years experience litigating all types of brain injuries resulting from various types of accidents throughout Delaware and Maryland.

Accidents Resulting in Traumatic Brain Injuries

The effects of a brain injury can be very complex and they vary from person to person. Generally the aftermath of a brain injury is contingent on the severity of the injury, the amount of mechanical force exerted at the time of injury and the part of the brain injured. An experienced Baltimore Maryland Brain Injury Lawyer will be able to help determine the value of a brain injury claim based on the extent of the injury after the accident.

Assessing Severity of a Brain Injury

Prompt examination & evaluation of a brain injury is extremely important. Expedited assessment & treatment can aide in minimizing the effects of such an injury. There are several diagnostic tests used to determine the severity of a brain injury. Two of the more common are:

  1. Glasgow Coma Scale (GSC) which defines extent of brain injury within 48 hours of the injury occurring. It is based on response to verbal & motor stimulus and the score ranges from 3-15. The lower the score the more severe the injury.
  2. Ranchos Los Amigos Scale assesses cognitive function. The RLA Scale evaluates level of head injury sustained. The levels go from Level 1 to Level 8. Again, the lower the level the worse the injury to the victim.

Contact a Skilled Baltimore Maryland Brain Injury Lawyer

If you or someone you care for has been injured and suffered a brain injury contact the Bel Air Maryland Personal Injury Lawyers to arrange a free initial consultation. Their Delaware office number is 302-995-6210. In Maryland please dial 410-385-5612. Shelsby & Leoni P.A. proudly serve all of Delaware and Maryland. They charge no fee unless they recover on your behalf. Call today to schedule a free case analysis. You are also welcome to email either office by clicking here.