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Rhode Island Brain Damage Attorneys

We Understand the Difficulties of Brain Damage Cases

Brain damage resulting from brain injuries is notorious for not showing up until months or even years after a serious accident. Lawyers who do not have an in-depth background and understanding of brain injuries may miss the warning signs or believe that the injury you sustained is not as serious as it may turn out to be. For example, in many serious brain injury cases, the victim never lost consciousness.

At Karns & Kerrison, we know the right questions to ask to figure out the true extent of your injury after a head injury. We are prepared to fight for your right to the full compensation you may need for a lifetime of disability, medical care, and rehabilitative therapy. Attorneys from across the nation refer complex brain injury cases to our firm because of our considerable experience and success in this area.

We educate other professionals as well as advocate for our clients who have suffered specific types of brain damage such as:

  • Diffuse axonal injury
  • Anoxic brain injury (caused by a reduction of oxygen flow to the brain)
  • Hypoxic injury (caused by complete shutoff of oxygen flow to the brain)
  • Mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI)
  • Brain damage marked by the presence of hemosiderin in the blood
  • Previously asymptomatic Chiari I malformation (a congenital condition) made worse after a head injury

Brain Injury Outcomes: From 'Mild' to Catastrophic or Fatal

In so-called "mild" brain damage cases, we often hear our clients tell of troublesome social and lifestyle challenges. A key component of the discovery phase in a traumatic brain injury case involves listening to our clients, listening to their family members, listening to their caregivers, and talking to others who can testify as to the impact of the injury on the accident victim's quality of life.

The Illusion of Recovery After a Head Injury

At first, it may be difficult to get a clear picture of the accident victim's injuries through conversation and observation. After several weeks or months, other people, including family members, co-workers, neighbors, and even health care professionals may believe a closed head injury victim has recovered. The person may look, act, and talk much the same way he or she did before a car accident or slip and fall accident.

However, over time, it becomes evident that the brain injury has done lasting harm. Brain injury victims often continue to complain of ongoing complications long after the accident is a thing of the past. Many are unable to concentrate well enough to hold down a job. Others encounter difficulty accomplishing everyday tasks such as shopping and have a hard time carrying on as before in their personal and family lives.

Catastrophic Brain Injury & Worst-Case Scenarios

In the worst cases, victims may lose bodily functions, emerging from recovery with ongoing problems such as slurred speech, seizures, or incontinence. A severely injured brain injury victim may be rendered comatose, may be left in a "vegetative state," or may die shortly after a head injury. In addition to interviewing accident victims and/or family members, our at Rhode Island personal injury attorneys at Karns & Kerrison consult with experts and conduct in-depth research as we work to build strong cases for our clients' full and fair compensation.

Looking for Hope? Contact a Brain Damage Lawyer in Providence & Middletown.

If you or someone you love has sustained a concussion injury or a more severe brain injury in a serious accident, we invite you to email our office or call (888) 281-3100. Schedule a free consultation and learn how we can help you understand your rights and options. We are prepared to help you pursue compensation from negligent parties who caused or contributed to your or your loved one's traumatic brain injury.

  • Car Accident Traumatic Brain Injury
    I would definitely recommend Karns & Kerrison to anyone who asked - they come through for you.

    - Patricia Feeley

  • Slipped on Greasy Floor
    I have no reservations whatsoever in recommending Karns & Kerrison.

    - Mike Carey

  • Rear End Collision
    Nothing but positive results from consultation, to filing the legal suit, handling of a major operation, to recovery and finalizing a generous settlement.

    - Larry Goldfarb

  • Horrible Car Accident
    They not only got me a fair settlement, they helped to get me well.

    - Nancy

  • Motor Vehicle Accident - Braga Bridge
    It was comforting to know I had someone watching out for me.

    - Jeanie Small

  • Pedestrian hit by Car
    I did not know where to turn when I realized I needed legal help but I am very happy that I found Karns & Kerrison.

    - Martin

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If you or your loved one suffered severe, life-altering injuries due to someone else’s negligence, we are here to help you fight for justice. For answers to your questions or to schedule a free consultation, contact our personal injury team at (888) 281-3100. We offer our legal services on a contingency fee basis, meaning you only pay attorneys’ fees after we have recovered compensation on your behalf.

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