Brain injuries are among the most dangerous and life-threatening injuries an individual can experience. While some individuals may experience mild trauma to the head, others can sustain irreparable brain damage. No matter the extent of the injury, brain injuries can alter the course of your life forever. However, there are ways to recover compensation from your wrongdoers for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain, and suffering.
For almost four decades, the Lancaster brain injury lawyers at The Reiff Law Firm have dedicated their legal practice to fighting for the rights of personal injury victims. We provide high-quality legal representation to all our clients. Our strategic and fearless approach allows us to compete aggressively and obtain the best result possible. To learn more about your case in a free consultation, call our law offices at (215) 246-9000.
Common Types of Brain Injuries
Dealing with a brain injury can be challenging. If you receive a massive blow to the head, you can face severe consequences that can alter the course of your life forever. Some of the most common brain injuries a person can sustain during a car accident include the following:
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
A massive blow to the head commonly causes traumatic brain injury (TBI). Blunt impact to the head can cause damage to the brain, which is only protected by the skull. TBI can also be caused by a powerful back and forth movement of the head or by penetrating injuries. The aftermath of TBI can be devastating, depending on the extent of the damage. Common symptoms of TBI include disorientation, vomiting, fatigue, trouble with memory, and thinking.
Treatment for traumatic brain injuries will depend on the severity of your injury. In most cases, treatment involves therapy, social support, psychological treatment, and other types of recovery alternatives.
Closed Head Injuries
Closed head injuries happen when forceful trauma to the head causes damage to the brain but does not penetrate the skull. Closed head wounds can happen because of many disasters, such as slip and falls and sport-related injury accidents. Like TBIs common symptoms of CHIs include dizziness, vomiting, loss of consciousness, and more.
Unlike closed head injuries, penetrating injuries or open head injuries directly injure the brain when an object penetrates through the skull. For instance, a bullet wound could be an excellent example of a penetrating brain injury. These injuries can be devastating since the brain does not heal as other parts of the body do. Therefore, penetrating injuries are not only dangerous, but they can be life-threatening.
What to Do After Suffering a Brain Injury in PA
If you or a loved one experiences any of the symptoms associated with brain injuries, you should obtain immediate medical attention. After a physician has assessed your situation, you should seek immediate legal assistance. Retaining the legal services of an experienced and skilled personal injury attorney can help you hold the at-fault party accountable for all your losses. Additionally, an experienced lawyer can help you build a strategy to achieve the best possible result in your case.
Most brain injury claims are based on a negligence theory. This means the plaintiff files a complaint against their wrongdoer claiming what negligent actions they committed. However, to have success in a negligence-based personal injury claim, you have the burden of proving the following factors:
- The defendant owed you a duty of care.
- The defendant did not meet (“breached”) his duty of care.
- The plaintiff was injured due to the defendant’s breach.
- The plaintiff suffered damages which can be recovered in court.
Keep in mind; you should not wait too long to file your claim. There are legal deadlines every plaintiff must meet. If you fail to comply with these legal deadlines or “statutes of limitations,” you could miss your chance to seek compensation.
Lancaster, Pennsylvania Brain Injury Attorneys Handling Personal Injury Claims
The results of a severe brain injury can be devastating for the victim and their family. Coping with a brain injury can be overwhelming and stressful. We understand how difficult dealing with a severe injury can be. For almost forty years, we have handled countless personal injury cases in Pennsylvania. We know what it takes to fight aggressively against the at-fault party and their insurance company to obtain the compensation you deserve.
The Reiff Law Firm’s Lancaster brain injury attorneys have focused their efforts on providing high-quality legal representation to all of our clients. We will sit down with you and actively listen to what you have to say. After assessing your situation, we will honestly tell you whether you have a claim against your wrongdoers. If you have a claim against those responsible for your injuries, we will do everything in our power to obtain the best possible outcome for your case. To learn more about your brain injury case in a free, confidential consultation, call our law offices today at (215) 246-9000.