He was also charged with wrong way driving. The judge allowed him to complete the Brain at Risk Program, which must be completed within the year.
However, Mr. Rizzo must still pay restitution to the injured victim in the amount of $2,300 plus court fees.
Car Accident Brain Injury Lawsuits
Car accident will often lead to injuries that are catastrophic, like those to the head or brain. A traumatic brain injury will present as mild to severe side effects depending on the severity of the damage. Signs of brain injury can appear right away or take quite a bit of time to surface. Symptoms range from dizziness to the inability to function for weeks. Victims may also experiences headaches, difficulty concentrating, vision problems, weakness, problems sleeping and personality changes.
These symptoms, no matter how or when they present, should always be taken seriously. A check on the brain should always be done after a car accident. When a vehicle speeds up and slows down suddenly, the impacts can slam the brain against the walls of the skull causing injury.
Even if immediately after an accident, there appear to be no visible injuries a brain injury could still exist. If not identified right away it will lead to life-long problems for the victim in all areas of life. An untreated injury may even cause paralysis or permanent harm.
It is imperative, therefore, that you find an attorney for a Massachusetts brain injury lawsuit that understands the effects such an injury can cause. The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Glassman is a firm that has dealt with numerous claims, and handled them successfully for their clients. If you have a car accident brain injury case, you should contact them at (617) 367-2900.
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