Philadelphia Head Trauma Lawyers
A major cause of death and disability in the United States, traumatic head and brain injuries involving negligence by another party are life-changing events that should be handled with the utmost urgency by expert physicians and personal injury attorneys with experience in this delicate field.
According to the CDC, every single day in the United States, 138 people die of injuries including traumatic brain injury (also known as TBI). Head and brain injuries can occur anytime anywhere, from a slip in the shower to falling objects to a violent car collision. And if the injuries and the havoc they wreak on our health and mental well-being were not horrific enough, TBI is also notoriously difficult to detect. The symptoms of so-called “mild” traumatic brain injuries can be delayed and/or missed during an examination by a medical professional. Contact the Philadelphia brain injury lawyers at Green & Schafle for a free evaluation!
Head and Brain Injury Basics
Head trauma takes many forms. While the most common cause of TBI in the United States is falls (particularly among children and the elderly), TBI can occur as a result of any collision, bump, shake, or blow. The force of the traumatic event will often dictate the extent of the head or brain injury–but not always.
Depending on your age, health, and the location of the injury, along with many other factors, it may only take a very minor impact to inflict trauma on the brain. Poor medical care and medical negligence have also been known to provoke or induce head and brain injuries. Therefore, it is advisable to seek medical attention immediately upon sustaining any form trauma to the head or neck, and especially if your injury produces tell-tale symptoms such as:
- persistent headaches
- blurred vision
- impaired cognitive function
- difficulty concentrating
While You Heal, We Recover
Since head and brain injuries are a particularly serious category of injury, victims can generally expect to undergo hospitalization as well as months or even years of therapy and rehabilitation. The impact on the everyday lives of victims and their loved ones can be enormous. In addition, while victims work toward a full recovery of their faculties, they are often unable to work, resulting in loss of income. As you can imagine, these medical costs in combination with lost income can swell the damages suffered by a TBI victim.
Fortunately, the law provides for litigation involving head and brain injury incidents, and there is a long and encouraging legal history of large settlements by TBI victims against negligent parties. In order to give yourself the best possible chance to recover for damages suffered as a result of a head injury, you need a legal team on your side that knows local statutes inside-out, and that has brought traumatic brain injury cases to successful resolution before.
Philadelphia Head and Brain Injury Attorneys
The head injury lawyers at Green & Schafle are here to help in every way we can. We understand how challenging the path to recovery following a traumatic brain injury can be, and we will use our expertise to advocate for you and seek maximum recovery of your damages.
If you or anyone you know has been the victim of a head and brain injury, please contact our attorneys immediately for a free consultation toll-free at 1-855-462-3330 or by using our online contact form.