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Philadelphia Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Lawyer

According to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 2.5 million people in the United States will visit the emergency room because of a traumatic brain injury this year.  Brain injuries are devastatingly life-altering and surprisingly, they often go undetected by those who suffer from them.  Silent and sometimes difficult to see, traumatic brain injuries can be easily overlooked or misunderstood, even by medical professionals.  Sometimes, brain injuries are not initially present after an accident, and it may take weeks or longer to even notice the symptoms.

Every type of brain injury is unique and deserves proper care.  In instances where you are not at fault for your injury, you may be able to file a brain injury liability claim.  If your injury is because of someone else’s negligence, such as an accident or a doctors malpractice, you have a right to file a liability claim against those at fault.  You deserve experienced lawyers who know how to identify brain injuries and how to fight to get you compensated for your injuries.

The skilled attorneys at The Reiff Law Firm have over three decades of experience handling complex cases, like those that often surround traumatic brain injuries.  If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury, do not hesitate to contact our law offices for a free consultation, at (215) 246-9000.   We work closely with nurse practitioners, brain injury experts, and medical lawyers to ensure you get the help and reward you deserve.

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What Are The Different Types of Brain Injuries?

There are two different types of brain injuries.  The severity of the trauma depends on several factors, such as the type and/or the amount of force, that the head endured during the injury. The two major types of brain injuries are traumatic brain injury (TBI) and acquired brain injury (ABI).

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury is caused by external trauma to the head.  This trauma can be a closed head injury,  such as the head hitting the windshield in a car accident, which would cause bruising or swelling to the brain.  This trauma can also be penetrative, like a skull fracture or a bullet passing through the head.  While car accidents do account for many closed head brain injuries, participation in contact sports like football, or workplace accidents like falling from a ladder are other examples of injuries that may result in brain damage.

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)

The other type of brain injury is one resulting from oxygen deprivation or anoxia.  This type of brain injury is called an acquired brain injury.  Acquired brain injury can occur because of a number of reasons, such as near-drowning or a heart attack.  Smoke inhalation during a fire or carbon monoxide poisoning also causes a lack of oxygen to the brain, which may result in an acquired brain injury.

Both types of brain injuries; traumatic and acquired, can happen because of someone else’s wrongdoing and should be taken seriously by experienced professionals.

Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain injuries can range from mild to severe and can show some or all of the following symptoms:

  • Weakening of motor skills, like walking or talking
  • Lack of sleep or appetite
  • Concentration problems or issues
  • Difficulties remembering or finding the right words
  • Changes in character or behavior
  • Lack of focus
  • Anxiety

When a person suffers a traumatic brain injury, the type and extent of the injury depend on the areas of the brain that were damaged.  Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can include:

  • Memory loss
  • Full or partial paralysis
  • A lessening of mental function
  • Communication problems
  • Mood swings
  • Fatigue
  • Spine pain
  • Neck pain
  • Tingling
  • Sensory loss

How Can Our Philadelphia Brain Injury Attorneys Help You?

Following a traumatic brain injury, you may be able to collect compensation for your losses that extend past what you would expect. Not only do you deserve compensation for medical bills, but because brain injuries can dramatically change one’s ability to function at work and in the home, you may be entitled to a large award.  Brain injuries can have lifelong and life-altering effects, that may even require long-term care.  Your compensation may cover rehabilitation costs, long-term care costs, loss of wages, medical and hospital bills, pain and suffering, and other costs.  The bottom line is that you are not alone.  You deserve attorneys that understand the laws surrounding your case, and who strive to increase the like hood that you will recover the compensation you deserve.