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Chairlift accident results in traumatic brain injury, lawsuit set

When a traumatic brain injury occurs, the results on a person's life can sometimes be long-lasting. What makes a traumatic brain injury even more insidious is the fact that it often presents differently, and the person may appear fine. However, many Maryland residents are learning that even if people are not certain whether they received one or not, the best option is to play it safe and get their injury checked out regardless.

An out-of-state couple recently reached a settlement out-of-court with regard to an accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury. The accident occurred when a chairlift malfunctioned, which resulted in them as well as their two children plunging about 30 feet. The terms have not been disclosed.

The accident occurred in December 2010 at Sugarloaf, a Maine ski resort. According to the lawsuit, the father received a traumatic brain injury and both children received closed-head injuries. It occurred when the chairlift they were riding in plummeted due to a cable jumping its track.

When a Maryland resident receives a blow to the head, no matter how minor, it is advised that he or she seek medical help as soon as possible. If a person is diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury that was due to the negligence of another person or business, he or she is entitled to file a personal injury claim. The financial compensation from a claim can help lessen some of the expenses incurred by the accident such as medical bills as well as lost pay. A personal injury attorney who is experienced with handling traumatic brain injury cases can establish whether the victim has a viable claim and advise him or her of the proper legal process.

Source: ABC News, "Lawsuit over ski chairlift accident at Sugarloaf is settled", June 22, 2015

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