Head & Brain Injuries
Some injuries suffered due to another's negligence may heal over
time, however some injuries such as brain and closed head injuries
may leave victims with irreversible and permanent disabilities.
Over 5 million people in the United States suffer disabilities
due to head injuries including traumatic brain injuries, acquired
brain injuries, closed head injuries, penetrating head injuries
and anoxic brain injuries. Each year in the United States, 270,000
people will suffer head and brain injuries, 80,000 people will suffer
severe head trauma, and 70,000 will die.
According to the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act, traumatic
brain injury means an acquired injury to the brain caused by an
external physical force, resulting in total or partial functional
disability or psychosocial impairment, or both.
The term brain injury applies to open or closed head injuries
resulting in impairments in one or more areas, such as cognition,
language, memory, attention, reasoning, abstract thinking, judgment,
problem-solving, sensory, perceptual and motor abilities, psychosocial
behavior, physical functions, information processing and speech.
Approximately 50% of serious and traumatic head injuries are due
to accidents including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents,
pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents and swimming and diving
If you or your loved one has suffered a closed head or brain injury
due to negligence, it is important that you contact a personal injury
law firm that specializes in serious injury cases.
Calton & Burns, Attorneys at Law, have over 25 years experience
in personal injury matters. Our experienced team of lawyers will
investigate the facts, evaluate your claim, determine which parties
and insurance companies are responsible, and handle all of the details
of preparing and presenting your case.
Your ability to make a claim for personal injury rests upon three
- First is liability, that is, who caused the accident and is legally
- Second is the establishment of an amount of damages to which you
are legally entitled, and;
- Third, the ability to collect the damages, specifically what sources,
such as insurance or individual assets, are available for payment
of a settlement or damage award.
As attorneys we help our clients establish the liability, evaluate
and prove the damages, and collect the settlement or judgment. We
handle all of the details and are prepared to help our clients get
through the hardships and stress created by a serious and often
As lawyers, we act both as advocates and negotiators on behalf
of our clients. We handle personal injury claims on a daily basis,
ranging from simple whiplash injuries to catastrophic injury and
death claims. We handle claims from the start to the finish, including
a professional evaluation of the claim, meeting the legal deadlines,
all dealings with insurance adjusters and other lawyers, and taking
care of a lot of the details that accompany any injury claim.
Calton & Burns, Attorneys at Law, have been representing injured
individuals for over 25 years. Our team of dedicated lawyers represents
those who have suffered serious injury, financial loss, personal
loss and future damages due to negligence and wrongful acts of others,
including motor vehicle accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle
accidents, aviation accidents, construction accidents, slip and
fall accidents and defective products.
If you have suffered a head injury due to another's negligence, we will be glad to discuss your case
with you at no charge and with no obligation.
Why not give us a call!
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