Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Joe Motta has helped many clients who have suffered from minor to severe head and brain injuries.  Immediately after a head trauma concussion, symptoms such as confusion and amnesia may occur for several minutes. There may also be impaired memory of events just prior to and/or after the injury. There may be loss of consciousness, dizziness, and confusion. All of these symptoms are related to the acceleration and deceleration effect of the brain in the skull during and traumatic injury. Fortunately 90% of patients who have suffered a concussion recover with no residual symptoms within 7-10 days. The unfortunate 10% with persistent post concussive syndrome (PCS) can have significant alterations in their lives. Headaches and fatigue that is related to changes in cognitive function are the most frequent symptoms related to PCS. Persistent symptoms that extend past 3-4 weeks are likely to have a profound impact on a patient’s psychosocial welfare, including affecting their work, interpersonal skills, and emotional well being. Families of a person who have suffered a concussion may notice irritability, memory impairments, and disorientation. PCS is defined by the World Health Organization International Classification of Disease as having at least three of the following symptoms:

  • headache
  • fatigue
  • irritability
  • dizziness
  • problems in concentration
  • problems in memory

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At Joseph Motta Attorney at Law, PLC, we understand that fair compensation is simply not possible if the jury does not understand the impact of the concussion on the client.  The effects of a concussion can last a lifetime.  An attorney’s job is to paint a picture of the client before and after the brain injury.  This would include presenting competent medical evidence by way of expert testimony, which can be complicated and very technical.  It takes experience to understand the pitfalls and defenses that are used to discredit the brain injured client.  To make a client “whole”, the economic and noneconomic damages a client has and will suffer from as a result of PCS can be significant, and we have had great success in getting are client significant results.

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Treatment for Post Concussive Syndrome

Treatment for PCS ranges.  In a mild case; rest and then advance their activity by participating in the normal activities of daily living as soon as possible.  In more severe cases, medications for headaches, physical therapy is also helpful, which may include stretching, electric stimulation, therapeutic heat or cold, ultrasound, and cervical traction.

A clinical psychologist or a neuropsychologist will also need to become involved in the client’s treatment and prognosis to help patients and family understand the level of cognitive deficits a client is experiencing and help with the problems associated with a concussion. Clinical psychologists and neuropsychologists are trained in objective testing, which can detect subtle cognitive deficits related to the brain injury. Patients may have problems with attention, verbal memory, and comprehension. A speech therapist is uniquely qualified to break down tasks into manageable parts, as well as provide therapeutic workbooks to improve attention, concentration, and problem solving. They are instrumental at providing behavior skills to help coping with deficits related to PCS. They are trained to test cognition, attention, and language function, which are necessary to document deficits and monitor recovery following a concussion.

Joe Motta has helped clients who have suffered head and brain injuries due to sports injuries, bike accidents, motor vehicle accidents, and other traumatic events. Concussions are often a contributing cause to disability and often coexist with other cervical and lumbar injuries such as herniated discs and broken bones. Sometimes in significant trauma, there is the danger that the subtle problems related to PCS may be overlooked.  PCS needs to be addressed and treated appropriately.

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    We settled my case on the first day of trial. The insurance company had made horrible offers up and until that point, and they fought Joe every step of the way. Joe was never deterred and was obviously in control of the case and the court proceedings. It was easy to see that he is well liked by the judges, court staff and other attorneys in the courthouse. Joe was attentive to me, he truly cared about me and my case and he made the experience painless and comfortable for me. My outcome was very good, and I am set for life. I highly recommend Joe.



    I tried to handle my claim with the insurance company for some time. I gave them all the information they wanted and in the end the made a very low, insulting offer. I was referred to Joe by a good friend who is a retired police officer, who told me Joe was a former prosecutor and a very good trial attorney. When we met, I liked him immediately. He isn’t the typical egotistical, flashy lawyer, he is modest and seemed to genuinely care about me and my case. In the end, the case resolved at several times the original offer given to me. The other thing that impressed me about Joe is that he has never collected more in attorney’s fees than his clients, which I know other attorneys cannot promise their clients.



    The jury gave me over two million dollars in a trucking accident that injured my neck and back. Joe is a very polished and effective trial attorney. His closing argument was incredible and the judge seemed to like it also. The jury loved him and the verdict reflected that.



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    A proven track record, well respected in and out of the courthouse, and the right attorney with all the tools needed to steer a victim and their family through the tough times that come after there has been a traumatic and life-altering injury or death. 

    My former clients will tell you that I sincerely treat every client as if they were my own family, which means my loyalty and my compassion for my clients cannot be equaled.  Combine that with decades of hard-fought trials, starting with crime victims, and now with injury victims, there is no firm, attorney, opponent or insurance company that I am afraid of or intimidates me. 

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