If you have suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in Chicopee or elsewhere in the Pioneer Valley of Western Massachusetts, you are in close proximity to medical centers and concussion clinics for specialized diagnosis and treatment. You also are in close proximity to the legal help you need to obtain compensation- The Injury Law Office of Robert W. Shute. If you or someone you know has been diagnosed with head trauma, traumatic brain injury or concussion, you know first-hand that traumatic brain injuries can take their toll physically and mentally.

  • Personalized attention to your Traumatic Brain Injury case. Call 413-592-0999 Day or Evening for your Free Consultation with Attorney Shute.

The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts Family, Survivor & Caregiver Support Group is located at the ServiceNet Enrichment Center on Front Street in Chicopee just few doors down from Atty. Shute’s 333 Front St. Chicopee office. This organization provides support, education and advocacy for people who have suffered a TBI.

  • Contingent legal fee means you do not pay a penny until your case is won.

Concussions and traumatic brain injuries can affect the victims physically, emotionally, and financially. These injuries impact multiple parts of a person’s everyday life. When a catastrophic injury is the result of the negligence of someone else, Attorney Shute will work to get you the fair compensation to which you are entitled. You need an attorney who is knowledgeable, experienced and who cares enough to work hard for you. Attorney Shute gives you both an overview of brain injury cases and a particular plan tailored to your specific injury.

Traumatic brain injuries can be caused by a blow to the head, rapid acceleration or deceleration or shaking that causes the brain to compress against the skull or pull away from the skull. The skull does not have to be broken for there to be a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Brain injuries where the skull is not fractured or penetrated are called “closed head injuries.” When pedestrians are struck by vehicles, they frequently strike their heads on the vehicle and then again when they are knocked to the ground. Both auto crashes and falls are leading causes of brain injuries. Brain injuries can occur even without direct impact to the skull where, for example in a vehicle crash a person sustains severe or acute whiplash due to the violent shaking from an abrupt start or stop of the vehicle during the collision.

CDC Statistics for TBI

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Falls and motor vehicle accidents are the number one and number two leading causes of traumatic brain injury hospitalizations. For TBI hospitalizations in the age group 15 to 44 years, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause.

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TBI-Related Deaths:

Motor vehicle accidents were the leading cause of death in the 15-24, 25-34 age groups and in the over 75 years of age group.

Youth TBI

For the age group 5 to 14 years old, being struck by or against an object was the leading cause of TBI-related hospitalizations.

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Ronnie C.
Ronnie C.
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My heart is full of gratitude to have had Attorney Robert Shute represent my son when he was injured in a auto accident. Attorney Shute’s kind, reassuring voice was the calm in the storm. He stood by my son while he was recovering and answered every question we had, and I had many!  If you or your family or friends every need a lawyer, with years of experience, who knows just what to do, call Attorney Robert Shute. He’s the Real thing, not a T.V. actor lawyer. I feel truly Blessed to have had him by our side.
D. Boone, Springfield
D. Boone, Springfield
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Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value I highly recommend Attorney Robert W. Shute as a personal injury attorney. I was injured in an auto accident several years ago and Attorney Shute provided me with high-quality legal representation to ultimately reach a favorable settlement. I was so satisfied with Attorney Shute's professionalism and timely communication that I recommended him to my family members and friends when they needed a personal injury attorney; they too were very satisfied with his legal services. Additionally, Attorney Shute has been an invaluable resource and mentor, sharing his vast law knowledge and experience with me in my practice of law as well.
Phillip G. 
Phillip G. 
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If there was ever a person that you would want to represent you it is by far your best decision to use Attorney Bob Shute. My accident happened several years ago and Bob Shute never gave up and worked so hard for my best interest! He would explain everything in detail and would translate everything in layman’s terms so I would understood everything that was happening so that I was able to make the best decisions. He never gave up and fought hard for me! I would always recommend Attorney Shute for anything you needed!
Z. O-I.
Z. O-I.
Customer
Read More
I would highly recommend The Injury Office of Robert Shute to anyone in need of legal services. He is not only Honest, Reliable and caring, but his office is always professional, responsive, knowledgeable and resourceful. He explains the process entirely and does all he can to ensure a great outcome for all his clients. Attorney Robert Shute is will always be my first choice, if I need it again.
Charlotte
Charlotte
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He was an amazing lawyer to work with and was always updating me whenever he got news with my settlement after getting hit by another car last year. He is excellent at explaining everything and gave great advice. Highly would recommend him to anyone.
Joe V
Joe V
Customer
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I had a great experience with Attorney Shute. He spent time to understand my situation, worked hard to develop the case and was persistent in pushing it through the process and in the end he got me a very good settlement. He is very knowledgeable and easy to interact with too. Hiring him was a good investment and I definitely would use him again.
Z. Coleman
Z. Coleman
Customer
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Attorney Shute is a great Lawyer! He represented me very well for the injury I got and he had my back the entire time. I highly recommend him!
Kathy V
Kathy V
Customer
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Attorney Shute does an outstanding job. I can't say enough good things about him and his work. Through the entire process, he was very patient and professional and kept us informed of his progress. He always took the time to be sure we clearly understood our options and he secured a great and fair settlement in a very timely manner. He was really wonderful to work with during a very stressful time. I very highly recommend Attorney Shute!
A.B., Springfield
A.B., Springfield
Customer
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Attorney Shute is an exceptional lawyer who practices law with honesty and genuine integrity to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients. He has a friendly staff and he is always available to answer questions about your case and explains every possible scenario so that as a client you are aware of all of your options and you remain well informed about the status of your case. My family and I have utilized his services on more than one occasion and his results have proven to be fair and reasonable. I would definitely recommend his services to others.
Jeannine M.
Jeannine M.
Customer
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I was hit by a hit and run vehicle as pedestrian. I went through the motions as instructed by the proper people. Hiring an attorney was not something I had realized I needed to do. After being in the Dr's office overwhelmed by the paperwork and pain someone said, your Attorney will do that for you. So I went on a hunt. If you are looking for an Attorney who you can actually talk to on the phone, Attorney Shute is your guy. He was always very professional and he explained everything in a way I always understood. He is patient, a good listener and aware of my injuries making me comfortable. I don't hesitate to tell people he's a great choice. And oh yes, we won my case.
E.C., Greenfield
E.C., Greenfield
Customer
Read More
Attorney Shute helped me through a difficult legal process after I was injured in an auto accident. Although the case was complex, he carefully, methodically and patiently advised me over all the hurdles that were placed in our path. Even the smallest accidents can be traumatic and legal nightmares. Attorney Shute traveled to my home to meet with me while I was injured and so traumatized I was unable to drive. He is smart, capable, and accessible. I recommend him very highly to anyone in need of expert personal injury advice.
R. Sears,
R. Sears,
Customer
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Robert did a fantastic job with my case. I can’t express that enough! Absolutely on point and very helpful!!! I recommend him to everyone!
J. Price
J. Price
Customer
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I was dealing with a tough situation and needed legal guidance. Attourney Shute not only helped me through the process, he helped give me a better understanding of how the legal process works when dealing with various aspects of legal formalities. He is always punctual and pleasant as well and did a wonderful job of keep me in the loop of happenings and explaining aspects that I was not clear about throughout my experience. He made me feel more comfortable and confident with his legal guidance. I would recommend Attourney Shute to anyone in need of legal guidance or assistance and will guarantee you will be very satisfied with all the services and legal expertise he provides. Definately will be my go to Attorney on any legal matters
Loren D.
Loren D.
Customer
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Attorney Shute was thorough, professional, and knowledgeable with our case. We highly recommend him!
S. Torres
S. Torres
Customer
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I would like to thank Mr shute for all his help he went above and beyond for me yoou are the best I have could not have done this without you thanks to you I have a future again and I have no worries and God bless and thank you for everything you are the best I appreciate everything you've done for me and for my family thank you thank you thank you
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Chicopee

333 Front St., Suite 4,
Chicopee, Massachusetts
Phone: (413) 592-0999

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention lists the symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury. Traumatic brain injuries affect thinking/remembering, physical functioning, emotional functioning as well as mood and sleep. Some common symptoms are:

  • Headaches Irritability
  • Blurry Vision Difficulty with Sleep
  • Fatigue or lack of energy Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness Feeling Sad or Anxious
  • Sensitivity to Noise and Light Balance Problems
  • Memory Loss Confusion
  • Irritability
  • Difficulty with Sleep
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Feeling Sad or Anxious
  • Balance Problems
  • Confusion

There are short-term and long-term effects of a TBI including memory and reasoning, balance and sight, communication and understanding. Multiple areas of body functioning can be impacted. These include problems with memory and learning known as cognitive problems. Eye and vision problems like eye focusing, eye strain, eye fatigue and vision perception this can make daily activities difficult and can make work impossible. Headaches are one of the most common symptoms. Migraines can occur with nausea, vomiting and sensitivity to light and sound. It is possible to feel foggy, dizzy, lightheaded or have problems with balance. There also can be changes in mood and symptoms of anxiety including sadness, low energy, and feeling overwhelmed. A concussion might cause sleep disturbance which adds to fatigue and feeling tired and drowsy.

The Brain Trauma Association guidelines refer to cervical or neck strain that is associated with head injury. This results in neck pain, neck stiffness, upper body weakness and headaches that are persistent or nonstop.
The life-altering symptoms and effects of brain injuries make evaluation by specialized doctors and therapists a crucial step on your road to recovery.

Free Consultation – Call Days, Evenings and Weekends, 413-592-0999

When you have been injured, do not let the legal time limit, known as the Statute of Limitations, prevent you from making a claim for monetary damages.
Once you have had emergency medical treatment and have been stabilized, your next step should be to call The Injury Law Office of Robert W. Shute and speak with Atty. Shute personally.

Ronnie C.
Ronnie C.
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 My heart is full of gratitude to have had Attorney Robert Shute represent my son when he was injured in a auto accident. Attorney Shute’s kind, reassuring voice was the calm in the storm. He stood by my son while he was recovering and answered every question we had, and I had many!  If you or your family or friends every need a lawyer, with years of experience, who knows just what to do, call Attorney Robert Shute. He’s the Real thing, not a T.V. actor lawyer. I feel truly Blessed to have had him by our side.
D. Boone, Springfield
D. Boone, Springfield
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Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value I highly recommend Attorney Robert W. Shute as a personal injury attorney. I was injured in an auto accident several years ago and Attorney Shute provided me with high-quality legal representation to ultimately reach a favorable settlement. I was so satisfied with Attorney Shute's professionalism and timely communication that I recommended him to my family members and friends when they needed a personal injury attorney; they too were very satisfied with his legal services. Additionally, Attorney Shute has been an invaluable resource and mentor, sharing his vast law knowledge and experience with me in my practice of law as well.
Phillip G. 
Phillip G. 
Read More
If there was ever a person that you would want to represent you it is by far your best decision to use Attorney Bob Shute. My accident happened several years ago and Bob Shute never gave up and worked so hard for my best interest! He would explain everything in detail and would translate everything in layman’s terms so I would understood everything that was happening so that I was able to make the best decisions. He never gave up and fought hard for me! I would always recommend Attorney Shute for anything you needed!
Z. O-I.
Z. O-I.
Read More
I would highly recommend The Injury Office of Robert Shute to anyone in need of legal services. He is not only Honest, Reliable and caring, but his office is always professional, responsive, knowledgeable and resourceful. He explains the process entirely and does all he can to ensure a great outcome for all his clients. Attorney Robert Shute is will always be my first choice, if I need it again.
Charlotte
Charlotte
Read More
He was an amazing lawyer to work with and was always updating me whenever he got news with my settlement after getting hit by another car last year. He is excellent at explaining everything and gave great advice. Highly would recommend him to anyone.
Joe V
Joe V
Read More
I had a great experience with Attorney Shute. He spent time to understand my situation, worked hard to develop the case and was persistent in pushing it through the process and in the end he got me a very good settlement. He is very knowledgeable and easy to interact with too. Hiring him was a good investment and I definitely would use him again.
Z. Coleman
Z. Coleman
Read More
Attorney Shute is a great Lawyer! He represented me very well for the injury I got and he had my back the entire time. I highly recommend him!
Kathy V
Kathy V
Read More
Attorney Shute does an outstanding job. I can't say enough good things about him and his work. Through the entire process, he was very patient and professional and kept us informed of his progress. He always took the time to be sure we clearly understood our options and he secured a great and fair settlement in a very timely manner. He was really wonderful to work with during a very stressful time. I very highly recommend Attorney Shute!
A.B., Springfield
A.B., Springfield
Read More
Attorney Shute is an exceptional lawyer who practices law with honesty and genuine integrity to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients. He has a friendly staff and he is always available to answer questions about your case and explains every possible scenario so that as a client you are aware of all of your options and you remain well informed about the status of your case. My family and I have utilized his services on more than one occasion and his results have proven to be fair and reasonable. I would definitely recommend his services to others.
Jeannine M.
Jeannine M.
Read More
I was hit by a hit and run vehicle as pedestrian. I went through the motions as instructed by the proper people. Hiring an attorney was not something I had realized I needed to do. After being in the Dr's office overwhelmed by the paperwork and pain someone said, your Attorney will do that for you. So I went on a hunt. If you are looking for an Attorney who you can actually talk to on the phone, Attorney Shute is your guy. He was always very professional and he explained everything in a way I always understood. He is patient, a good listener and aware of my injuries making me comfortable. I don't hesitate to tell people he's a great choice. And oh yes, we won my case.
E.C., Greenfield
E.C., Greenfield
Read More
Attorney Shute helped me through a difficult legal process after I was injured in an auto accident. Although the case was complex, he carefully, methodically and patiently advised me over all the hurdles that were placed in our path. Even the smallest accidents can be traumatic and legal nightmares. Attorney Shute traveled to my home to meet with me while I was injured and so traumatized I was unable to drive. He is smart, capable, and accessible. I recommend him very highly to anyone in need of expert personal injury advice.
R. Sears,
R. Sears,
Read More
Robert did a fantastic job with my case. I can’t express that enough! Absolutely on point and very helpful!!! I recommend him to everyone!
J. Price
J. Price
Read More
I was dealing with a tough situation and needed legal guidance. Attourney Shute not only helped me through the process, he helped give me a better understanding of how the legal process works when dealing with various aspects of legal formalities. He is always punctual and pleasant as well and did a wonderful job of keep me in the loop of happenings and explaining aspects that I was not clear about throughout my experience. He made me feel more comfortable and confident with his legal guidance. I would recommend Attourney Shute to anyone in need of legal guidance or assistance and will guarantee you will be very satisfied with all the services and legal expertise he provides. Definately will be my go to Attorney on any legal matters
Loren D.
Loren D.
Read More
Attorney Shute was thorough, professional, and knowledgeable with our case. We highly recommend him!
S. Torres
S. Torres
Read More
I would like to thank Mr shute for all his help he went above and beyond for me yoou are the best I have could not have done this without you thanks to you I have a future again and I have no worries and God bless and thank you for everything you are the best I appreciate everything you've done for me and for my family thank you thank you thank you
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When you have been injured, do not let the legal time limit, known as the Statute of Limitations, prevent you from making a claim for monetary damages.
Once you have had emergency medical treatment and have been stabilized, your next step should be to call The Injury Law Office of Robert W. Shute and speak with Atty. Shute personally.

Northampton and the surrounding towns form a strong community of arts, entertainment, and learning. Known as the Five College Area, it is home to UMass Amherst, Smith College, Mount Holyoke College, Amherst College and Hampshire College as well as Community Colleges in Holyoke and Greenfield. The nearby Berkshire Hill Towns known as the Hidden Hills are a great place for outdoor recreation.

If you or a loved one has suffered a concussion or traumatic brain injury also known as TBI, you know firsthand the serious consequences of these injuries. They can cause a multitude of symptoms affecting many aspects of your daily life. Attorney Shute has helped clients cope through this difficult time by lifting the stress of dealing with insurance and legal battles and allowing his clients to focus on their recovery and getting back to their lives.

If you think that your injury may be the result of someone else’s negligence, Atty. Robert W. Shute offers you a Free Consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions. Call Now: Days, Evenings and Weekends. 413- 437-7788.

The filing of an injury claim is a complex process which includes analyzing medical records, developing the evidence to meet the legal “burden of proof” needed to establish who is liable and to hold them accountable. Attorney Shute will fully develop your claim to maximize the financial recovery. Attorney Shute handles your case from start to finish and answers your questions personally during the case process. You will not be passed from person to person.

  • Attorney Shute returns your calls personally and promptly.

The Brain Injury Association of Massachusetts organizes Family, Survivor & Caregiver Support Groups for people who have suffered brain trauma and for their caregivers. You can contact them for information on support groups in Hadley and in Great Barrington Massachusetts. This organization is an advocate and educator for people with brain trauma conditions. Treatment options also are available at Cooley Dickinson Hospital Northampton, in affiliation with Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Post-Concussion Syndrome

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The Mayo Clinic defines post-concussion syndrome as headaches and dizziness that last for weeks or months after the injury. You do not have to lose consciousness to sustain a concussion or post-concussion syndrome.

Common Causes of Concussion are blows to the head, striking of the head from a fall, and the jolt of sudden deceleration or acceleration from a vehicle crash.

Concussions are Common with more than 3 million cases per year in the United States and many others likely unreported or not diagnosed.

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Ronnie C.
Ronnie C.
Customer
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My heart is full of gratitude to have had Attorney Robert Shute represent my son when he was injured in a auto accident. Attorney Shute’s kind, reassuring voice was the calm in the storm. He stood by my son while he was recovering and answered every question we had, and I had many!  If you or your family or friends every need a lawyer, with years of experience, who knows just what to do, call Attorney Robert Shute. He’s the Real thing, not a T.V. actor lawyer. I feel truly Blessed to have had him by our side.
D. Boone, Springfield
D. Boone, Springfield
Customer
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Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value I highly recommend Attorney Robert W. Shute as a personal injury attorney. I was injured in an auto accident several years ago and Attorney Shute provided me with high-quality legal representation to ultimately reach a favorable settlement. I was so satisfied with Attorney Shute's professionalism and timely communication that I recommended him to my family members and friends when they needed a personal injury attorney; they too were very satisfied with his legal services. Additionally, Attorney Shute has been an invaluable resource and mentor, sharing his vast law knowledge and experience with me in my practice of law as well.
Phillip G. 
Phillip G. 
Customer
Read More
If there was ever a person that you would want to represent you it is by far your best decision to use Attorney Bob Shute. My accident happened several years ago and Bob Shute never gave up and worked so hard for my best interest! He would explain everything in detail and would translate everything in layman’s terms so I would understood everything that was happening so that I was able to make the best decisions. He never gave up and fought hard for me! I would always recommend Attorney Shute for anything you needed!
Z. O-I.
Z. O-I.
Customer
Read More
I would highly recommend The Injury Office of Robert Shute to anyone in need of legal services. He is not only Honest, Reliable and caring, but his office is always professional, responsive, knowledgeable and resourceful. He explains the process entirely and does all he can to ensure a great outcome for all his clients. Attorney Robert Shute is will always be my first choice, if I need it again.
Charlotte
Charlotte
Customer
Read More
He was an amazing lawyer to work with and was always updating me whenever he got news with my settlement after getting hit by another car last year. He is excellent at explaining everything and gave great advice. Highly would recommend him to anyone.
Joe V
Joe V
Customer
Read More
I had a great experience with Attorney Shute. He spent time to understand my situation, worked hard to develop the case and was persistent in pushing it through the process and in the end he got me a very good settlement. He is very knowledgeable and easy to interact with too. Hiring him was a good investment and I definitely would use him again.
Z. Coleman
Z. Coleman
Customer
Read More
Attorney Shute is a great Lawyer! He represented me very well for the injury I got and he had my back the entire time. I highly recommend him!
Kathy V
Kathy V
Customer
Read More
Attorney Shute does an outstanding job. I can't say enough good things about him and his work. Through the entire process, he was very patient and professional and kept us informed of his progress. He always took the time to be sure we clearly understood our options and he secured a great and fair settlement in a very timely manner. He was really wonderful to work with during a very stressful time. I very highly recommend Attorney Shute!
A.B., Springfield
A.B., Springfield
Customer
Read More
Attorney Shute is an exceptional lawyer who practices law with honesty and genuine integrity to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients. He has a friendly staff and he is always available to answer questions about your case and explains every possible scenario so that as a client you are aware of all of your options and you remain well informed about the status of your case. My family and I have utilized his services on more than one occasion and his results have proven to be fair and reasonable. I would definitely recommend his services to others.
Jeannine M.
Jeannine M.
Customer
Read More
I was hit by a hit and run vehicle as pedestrian. I went through the motions as instructed by the proper people. Hiring an attorney was not something I had realized I needed to do. After being in the Dr's office overwhelmed by the paperwork and pain someone said, your Attorney will do that for you. So I went on a hunt. If you are looking for an Attorney who you can actually talk to on the phone, Attorney Shute is your guy. He was always very professional and he explained everything in a way I always understood. He is patient, a good listener and aware of my injuries making me comfortable. I don't hesitate to tell people he's a great choice. And oh yes, we won my case.
E.C., Greenfield
E.C., Greenfield
Customer
Read More
Attorney Shute helped me through a difficult legal process after I was injured in an auto accident. Although the case was complex, he carefully, methodically and patiently advised me over all the hurdles that were placed in our path. Even the smallest accidents can be traumatic and legal nightmares. Attorney Shute traveled to my home to meet with me while I was injured and so traumatized I was unable to drive. He is smart, capable, and accessible. I recommend him very highly to anyone in need of expert personal injury advice.
R. Sears,
R. Sears,
Customer
Read More
Robert did a fantastic job with my case. I can’t express that enough! Absolutely on point and very helpful!!! I recommend him to everyone!
J. Price
J. Price
Customer
Read More
I was dealing with a tough situation and needed legal guidance. Attourney Shute not only helped me through the process, he helped give me a better understanding of how the legal process works when dealing with various aspects of legal formalities. He is always punctual and pleasant as well and did a wonderful job of keep me in the loop of happenings and explaining aspects that I was not clear about throughout my experience. He made me feel more comfortable and confident with his legal guidance. I would recommend Attourney Shute to anyone in need of legal guidance or assistance and will guarantee you will be very satisfied with all the services and legal expertise he provides. Definately will be my go to Attorney on any legal matters
Loren D.
Loren D.
Customer
Read More
Attorney Shute was thorough, professional, and knowledgeable with our case. We highly recommend him!
S. Torres
S. Torres
Customer
Read More
I would like to thank Mr shute for all his help he went above and beyond for me yoou are the best I have could not have done this without you thanks to you I have a future again and I have no worries and God bless and thank you for everything you are the best I appreciate everything you've done for me and for my family thank you thank you thank you
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Northampton

90 Conz St,
Northampton, MA 01060
Phone: (413) 437-7788

There are many symptoms that occur as the result of a concussion and some of them may not appear for hours or days later. The injured person is, of course, well aware of the physical symptoms such pain, dizziness and vision problems. However, the injured person may not be aware of other symptoms such as their forgetfulness. In these situations, it can be helpful to have feedback from family members when giving your doctors the history and symptoms of your injury. There are many types of therapy including physical rehabilitation, neurological, cognitive, speech and language therapy. There also is ongoing research for improving diagnosis and treatment, so it is important to seek out medical professionals with brain injury experience.

To maximize your chances of recovery from a TBI and its symptoms such as headache, dizziness and difficulty concentrating and remembering it is important that you seek expert medical advice and that you be thoroughly tested, including neuropsychological testing when recommended.

To maximize your chances of recovering financial compensation from whoever caused your injury it is important that you call Atty. Robert W. Shute as soon as you or a family member is able. Do not let the legal time limit to file expire.

Free Consultation. Call Now: Days, Evenings and Weekends: 413- 437-7788

Ronnie C.
Ronnie C.
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 My heart is full of gratitude to have had Attorney Robert Shute represent my son when he was injured in a auto accident. Attorney Shute’s kind, reassuring voice was the calm in the storm. He stood by my son while he was recovering and answered every question we had, and I had many!  If you or your family or friends every need a lawyer, with years of experience, who knows just what to do, call Attorney Robert Shute. He’s the Real thing, not a T.V. actor lawyer. I feel truly Blessed to have had him by our side.
D. Boone, Springfield
D. Boone, Springfield
Read More
Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value I highly recommend Attorney Robert W. Shute as a personal injury attorney. I was injured in an auto accident several years ago and Attorney Shute provided me with high-quality legal representation to ultimately reach a favorable settlement. I was so satisfied with Attorney Shute's professionalism and timely communication that I recommended him to my family members and friends when they needed a personal injury attorney; they too were very satisfied with his legal services. Additionally, Attorney Shute has been an invaluable resource and mentor, sharing his vast law knowledge and experience with me in my practice of law as well.
Phillip G. 
Phillip G. 
Read More
If there was ever a person that you would want to represent you it is by far your best decision to use Attorney Bob Shute. My accident happened several years ago and Bob Shute never gave up and worked so hard for my best interest! He would explain everything in detail and would translate everything in layman’s terms so I would understood everything that was happening so that I was able to make the best decisions. He never gave up and fought hard for me! I would always recommend Attorney Shute for anything you needed!
Z. O-I.
Z. O-I.
Read More
I would highly recommend The Injury Office of Robert Shute to anyone in need of legal services. He is not only Honest, Reliable and caring, but his office is always professional, responsive, knowledgeable and resourceful. He explains the process entirely and does all he can to ensure a great outcome for all his clients. Attorney Robert Shute is will always be my first choice, if I need it again.
Charlotte
Charlotte
Read More
He was an amazing lawyer to work with and was always updating me whenever he got news with my settlement after getting hit by another car last year. He is excellent at explaining everything and gave great advice. Highly would recommend him to anyone.
Joe V
Joe V
Read More
I had a great experience with Attorney Shute. He spent time to understand my situation, worked hard to develop the case and was persistent in pushing it through the process and in the end he got me a very good settlement. He is very knowledgeable and easy to interact with too. Hiring him was a good investment and I definitely would use him again.
Z. Coleman
Z. Coleman
Read More
Attorney Shute is a great Lawyer! He represented me very well for the injury I got and he had my back the entire time. I highly recommend him!
Kathy V
Kathy V
Read More
Attorney Shute does an outstanding job. I can't say enough good things about him and his work. Through the entire process, he was very patient and professional and kept us informed of his progress. He always took the time to be sure we clearly understood our options and he secured a great and fair settlement in a very timely manner. He was really wonderful to work with during a very stressful time. I very highly recommend Attorney Shute!
A.B., Springfield
A.B., Springfield
Read More
Attorney Shute is an exceptional lawyer who practices law with honesty and genuine integrity to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients. He has a friendly staff and he is always available to answer questions about your case and explains every possible scenario so that as a client you are aware of all of your options and you remain well informed about the status of your case. My family and I have utilized his services on more than one occasion and his results have proven to be fair and reasonable. I would definitely recommend his services to others.
Jeannine M.
Jeannine M.
Read More
I was hit by a hit and run vehicle as pedestrian. I went through the motions as instructed by the proper people. Hiring an attorney was not something I had realized I needed to do. After being in the Dr's office overwhelmed by the paperwork and pain someone said, your Attorney will do that for you. So I went on a hunt. If you are looking for an Attorney who you can actually talk to on the phone, Attorney Shute is your guy. He was always very professional and he explained everything in a way I always understood. He is patient, a good listener and aware of my injuries making me comfortable. I don't hesitate to tell people he's a great choice. And oh yes, we won my case.
E.C., Greenfield
E.C., Greenfield
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Attorney Shute helped me through a difficult legal process after I was injured in an auto accident. Although the case was complex, he carefully, methodically and patiently advised me over all the hurdles that were placed in our path. Even the smallest accidents can be traumatic and legal nightmares. Attorney Shute traveled to my home to meet with me while I was injured and so traumatized I was unable to drive. He is smart, capable, and accessible. I recommend him very highly to anyone in need of expert personal injury advice.
R. Sears,
R. Sears,
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Robert did a fantastic job with my case. I can’t express that enough! Absolutely on point and very helpful!!! I recommend him to everyone!
J. Price
J. Price
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I was dealing with a tough situation and needed legal guidance. Attourney Shute not only helped me through the process, he helped give me a better understanding of how the legal process works when dealing with various aspects of legal formalities. He is always punctual and pleasant as well and did a wonderful job of keep me in the loop of happenings and explaining aspects that I was not clear about throughout my experience. He made me feel more comfortable and confident with his legal guidance. I would recommend Attourney Shute to anyone in need of legal guidance or assistance and will guarantee you will be very satisfied with all the services and legal expertise he provides. Definately will be my go to Attorney on any legal matters
Loren D.
Loren D.
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Attorney Shute was thorough, professional, and knowledgeable with our case. We highly recommend him!
S. Torres
S. Torres
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I would like to thank Mr shute for all his help he went above and beyond for me yoou are the best I have could not have done this without you thanks to you I have a future again and I have no worries and God bless and thank you for everything you are the best I appreciate everything you've done for me and for my family thank you thank you thank you
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Attorney Shute would be pleased to discuss your injuries with you and answers your questions. There is no cost to you for a consultation appointment.
Call days, evenings and weekends: 413-592-0999 or 413-437-7788.

The diagnoses of traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can range from concussions to comas and from mildly debilitating to catastrophic. Traumatic Brain Injuries occur when there is blunt force trauma or blow to the head or when the force of sudden shaking of the head is transferred to the brain as it moves against the inside of the skull. When concussions and other traumatic brain injuries occur because of someone’s negligence you may have a legal case for financial compensation.

From his years of legal experience in personal injury cases, Attorney Robert W. Shute is knowledgeable about the legal aspects of brain injury and concussion claims and he welcomes you to call for a free consultation where he will listen to your concerns, answer your questions and strategize a plan to you get the compensation you deserve.

Traumatic brain injuries often end up as a battle between the insurance company’s so-called “Independent Medical Examiner” and the medical experts for the victim of a head injury. Insurance company doctors are notorious in TBI cases for insinuating that the injured person is faking or trying to blame symptoms on psychological conditions such as depression when the depression itself was caused by living with the TBI. When there is an injury as serious as brain trauma and concussion, legal experience makes a difference and Attorney Shute is available to help you.

Call the Injury Law Office of Robert W. Shute Now, days, evenings and weekends for your Free Consultation with Atty. Shute personally. 413-592-0999 or 413-437-7788

Traumatic Brain Injuries have been in the news during recent years because of their frequency in National Football League players. Football is far from being the only cause. TBI and concussions can occur from car crashes, from falls or from objects striking the head. During a car crash the force from the fast stop of the car is transmitted to the neck and head causing the brain to move within the skull. For example, when the head accelerates or decelerates rapidly from an impact, the brain compresses against the skull at the point of impact and pulls away from the skull on the side opposite the point of impact. Since the brain is a relatively soft mass, the brain tissue and nerves can twist and compress against the skull as they rapidly come to a stop or accelerate, causing microscopic tears or worse in the brain. Surprisingly, the inside surface of the skull has some rough ridges. These can worsen the injury and even can cause damage to parts of the brain that are not near the point of impact on the skull. Brain injury experts who testify for injury victims often use skull and brain models at trial to demonstrate this mechanism of traumatic brain injury. Brain injuries and concussions take physical, emotional, and financial tolls on an individual’s overall health and quality of life. They can cause a range of symptoms including but not limited to painful headaches, difficulty with falling and staying asleep, mood disturbances, anxiety and irritability, paralysis, changes in speech, memory difficulties, vision changes and cognitive changes. Brain injuries can affect your ability to work resulting in lost wages and earning capacity- adding to the struggle to rehabilitate physically and emotionally.

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The Brain Trauma Foundation states that concussion is the most underreported and under diagnosed brain trauma with cases per year numbering in the millions.

Post-concussion headaches can occur after a car crash when the force of the impact of the vehicles causes a sudden jolting that is transferred to the upper body, neck, and head.

Treatment: It is important to obtain treatment from doctors and other experts who fully understand the causes and nature of traumatic brain injury because, depending on your trauma, your doctors may prescribe diagnostic testing and various forms of therapy including speech and language, cognitive, physical, and occupational therapy.

Some examples of post-concussion symptoms include:
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Irritability
  • Anxiety
  • Sleeplessness
  • Memory and concentration difficulties
  • Vision problems
  • Sensitivity to light or photophobia
  • Sensitivity to noise

Often, medical care and proper rehabilitation are necessary for months or longer periods of time or even permanently as a result of a TBI. Sometimes, after a traumatic brain injury, neuropsychological testing is done to identify any cognitive, speech and memory problems caused by the injury. This testing can be used to aid in formulating a treatment plan. The Mayo Clinic has reported on its website that stuttering and problems with speech fluency called dysfluency have occurred following traumatic brain injury. The speech is slow, paused or with repeated sounds and a diagnosis of a speech difficulty after suffering from a head injury may be diagnosed by a neurologist or a speech and language pathologist. Brain injuries make everyday activities exhausting or nearly impossible without proper treatment and rehabilitation. Often family members or people who care about and are familiar with the victim notice changes that the victim does not realize. These are reasons why after a head trauma it is important to seek a thorough medical evaluation and medical advice. If you have a traumatic brain injury and are the victim of another’s negligence, Atty. Robert Shute is available for a Free Consultation. Call now, 24/7 to speak with Atty, Shute personally. 413-592-0999 or 413-437-7788

Motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury. In a motor vehicle accident, the collision impact is transferred to the head and brain often because there is acceleration and deceleration of the neck. This effect on the upper body is sometimes called acute whiplash. This can cause a concussion because there is a direct transmitting of the force from the collision to the head and neck. In some accidents, depending on how the victim’s vehicle was struck by the other driver’s vehicle, the body can be flung or shoved sideways. This happens when the other driver’s vehicle hits the side of the victim’s vehicle as in a T-bone or side-impact accident. Another example is when the victim was yielding to oncoming traffic with the head turned looking to the left or right and they are struck by a car behind them whose driver is in a hurry or distracted from the roadway in front of them. These types of sudden jolts also can cause an acceleration/deceleration effect on the upper body and head. A head injury also can occur from a blow to the head such as when the head strikes another person in the vehicle or strikes the interior of the vehicle including seats, windshield, side doors and windows.

Another mechanism of TBI is when the head is struck as the result of someone falling to the ground onto hard surfaces such as concrete, asphalt, brick, or wood.

Brain injuries also can occur from the negligence of medical professionals. One example is during childbirth, when a medical professional fails to act upon the signs of fetal distress caused by a lack of oxygen.

These are just a few examples of when brain trauma can occur. When you have been injured due to the fault of another’s careless or reckless actions, and you have been diagnosed with a closed or open head injury, traumatic brain injury, a concussion or concussion syndrome, it is important to discuss the details of your injury with an experienced trauma attorney.

Ronnie C.
Ronnie C.
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 My heart is full of gratitude to have had Attorney Robert Shute represent my son when he was injured in a auto accident. Attorney Shute’s kind, reassuring voice was the calm in the storm. He stood by my son while he was recovering and answered every question we had, and I had many!  If you or your family or friends every need a lawyer, with years of experience, who knows just what to do, call Attorney Robert Shute. He’s the Real thing, not a T.V. actor lawyer. I feel truly Blessed to have had him by our side.
D. Boone, Springfield
D. Boone, Springfield
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Positive: Professionalism, Quality, Responsiveness, Value I highly recommend Attorney Robert W. Shute as a personal injury attorney. I was injured in an auto accident several years ago and Attorney Shute provided me with high-quality legal representation to ultimately reach a favorable settlement. I was so satisfied with Attorney Shute's professionalism and timely communication that I recommended him to my family members and friends when they needed a personal injury attorney; they too were very satisfied with his legal services. Additionally, Attorney Shute has been an invaluable resource and mentor, sharing his vast law knowledge and experience with me in my practice of law as well.
Phillip G. 
Phillip G. 
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If there was ever a person that you would want to represent you it is by far your best decision to use Attorney Bob Shute. My accident happened several years ago and Bob Shute never gave up and worked so hard for my best interest! He would explain everything in detail and would translate everything in layman’s terms so I would understood everything that was happening so that I was able to make the best decisions. He never gave up and fought hard for me! I would always recommend Attorney Shute for anything you needed!
Z. O-I.
Z. O-I.
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I would highly recommend The Injury Office of Robert Shute to anyone in need of legal services. He is not only Honest, Reliable and caring, but his office is always professional, responsive, knowledgeable and resourceful. He explains the process entirely and does all he can to ensure a great outcome for all his clients. Attorney Robert Shute is will always be my first choice, if I need it again.
Charlotte
Charlotte
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He was an amazing lawyer to work with and was always updating me whenever he got news with my settlement after getting hit by another car last year. He is excellent at explaining everything and gave great advice. Highly would recommend him to anyone.
Joe V
Joe V
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I had a great experience with Attorney Shute. He spent time to understand my situation, worked hard to develop the case and was persistent in pushing it through the process and in the end he got me a very good settlement. He is very knowledgeable and easy to interact with too. Hiring him was a good investment and I definitely would use him again.
Z. Coleman
Z. Coleman
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Attorney Shute is a great Lawyer! He represented me very well for the injury I got and he had my back the entire time. I highly recommend him!
Kathy V
Kathy V
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Attorney Shute does an outstanding job. I can't say enough good things about him and his work. Through the entire process, he was very patient and professional and kept us informed of his progress. He always took the time to be sure we clearly understood our options and he secured a great and fair settlement in a very timely manner. He was really wonderful to work with during a very stressful time. I very highly recommend Attorney Shute!
A.B., Springfield
A.B., Springfield
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Attorney Shute is an exceptional lawyer who practices law with honesty and genuine integrity to ensure the best possible outcome for his clients. He has a friendly staff and he is always available to answer questions about your case and explains every possible scenario so that as a client you are aware of all of your options and you remain well informed about the status of your case. My family and I have utilized his services on more than one occasion and his results have proven to be fair and reasonable. I would definitely recommend his services to others.
Jeannine M.
Jeannine M.
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I was hit by a hit and run vehicle as pedestrian. I went through the motions as instructed by the proper people. Hiring an attorney was not something I had realized I needed to do. After being in the Dr's office overwhelmed by the paperwork and pain someone said, your Attorney will do that for you. So I went on a hunt. If you are looking for an Attorney who you can actually talk to on the phone, Attorney Shute is your guy. He was always very professional and he explained everything in a way I always understood. He is patient, a good listener and aware of my injuries making me comfortable. I don't hesitate to tell people he's a great choice. And oh yes, we won my case.
E.C., Greenfield
E.C., Greenfield
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Attorney Shute helped me through a difficult legal process after I was injured in an auto accident. Although the case was complex, he carefully, methodically and patiently advised me over all the hurdles that were placed in our path. Even the smallest accidents can be traumatic and legal nightmares. Attorney Shute traveled to my home to meet with me while I was injured and so traumatized I was unable to drive. He is smart, capable, and accessible. I recommend him very highly to anyone in need of expert personal injury advice.
R. Sears,
R. Sears,
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Robert did a fantastic job with my case. I can’t express that enough! Absolutely on point and very helpful!!! I recommend him to everyone!
J. Price
J. Price
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I was dealing with a tough situation and needed legal guidance. Attourney Shute not only helped me through the process, he helped give me a better understanding of how the legal process works when dealing with various aspects of legal formalities. He is always punctual and pleasant as well and did a wonderful job of keep me in the loop of happenings and explaining aspects that I was not clear about throughout my experience. He made me feel more comfortable and confident with his legal guidance. I would recommend Attourney Shute to anyone in need of legal guidance or assistance and will guarantee you will be very satisfied with all the services and legal expertise he provides. Definately will be my go to Attorney on any legal matters
Loren D.
Loren D.
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Attorney Shute was thorough, professional, and knowledgeable with our case. We highly recommend him!
S. Torres
S. Torres
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I would like to thank Mr shute for all his help he went above and beyond for me yoou are the best I have could not have done this without you thanks to you I have a future again and I have no worries and God bless and thank you for everything you are the best I appreciate everything you've done for me and for my family thank you thank you thank you
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Free Case Evaluation

Attorney Shute

Attorney Shute would be pleased to discuss your injuries with you and answers your questions. There is no cost to you for a consultation appointment. Call days, evenings and weekends: 413-592-0999 or 413-437-7788.