Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries in Philadelphia

Very few injuries are more catastrophic and life-altering than a brain injury. While they range in severity, a very serious brain injury can impact every aspect of your life, requiring a lifetime of ongoing care and rehabilitation. If you have suffered a brain injury caused by the negligence of another, Golomb Legalcan help.

Our Philadelphia traumatic brain injury attorneys have more than 35 years of experience handling these complex cases. We have witnessed firsthand the devastation caused by a brain injury, and we will fight aggressively to help you recover the compensation you deserve.

The best way to learn about your rights and options is to speak an attorney. Please call Golomb Legalat (215) 278-4449 today to schedule your free consultation with our brain injury lawyers in Philadelphia.

Identifying Symptoms of Brain Injury

There are a wide range of symptoms that may develop after a brain injury. The unique set of symptoms you experience will depend on the severity and location of your injury. In some instances, symptoms may not appear until several days or weeks after your initial accident. For this reason, we recommend that you see your doctor immediately following a blow to the head. Prompt diagnosis and treatment can significantly impact your chances of a full recovery.

Many brain injury victims experience a combination of the following symptoms:

  • Headaches
  • Disorientation
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Balance and coordination issues
  • Depression
  • Mood swings
  • Agitation
  • Sensory problems, including blurry vision, ringing in the ears, or a bad taste in the mouth
  • Fatigue
  • Sleeping more than normal
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Memory issues
  • Weakness or numbness in the extremities
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Loss of consciousness

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

  • Falls - this is the most common among adults 65+
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Being struck by an object
  • Abuse
  • Blast/ explosion injuries

Types of Brain Injuries and Their Impact

  • Concussions
  • Edema
  • Diffuse axonal injury
  • Hematoma

Seeking Damages for Brain Injuries in Philadelphia

Pennsylvania law allows you to seek compensation for economic and non-economic losses you have incurred as a result of the injury. Specific damages vary based on the particular circumstances of a case, but some common losses plaintiffs might recover in a personal injury lawsuit include:

  • Financial losses. These damages include losses that are more easily calculable, including:
    • Lost wages
    • Lost future earning capacity
    • Medical expenses
    • Property damages
  • Emotional and lifestyle damages. These are considered non-economic damages and are harder to place a monetary value on. These damages can include:
    • Physical pain and suffering
    • Loss of enjoyment of life
    • Emotional distress
    • Humiliation and embarrassment
    • Shock and mental anguish
    • Loss of society and companionship

Legal Support for Brain Injury Victims in Philadelphia

Coping with life after a brain injury can present many challenges for you and your family. There are many financial and emotional burdens associated with the impairments caused by a brain injury, and in many instances you may need extensive rehabilitation just to relearn basic abilities that once came naturally.

In very severe cases, you may never be able to fully recover. We are very sensitive to the issues impacting you and your family after a brain injury, and we will stand by your side every step of the way to ensure you get through this difficult time in your lives.

Our lawyers work with a team of experts to help demonstrate the total extent of your damages. We consider all aspects of your injury, including current and future medical expenses, lost wages, diminished earning capacity, loss of quality of life, and pain and suffering in order to ensure that your recovery adequately compensates you for the true value of your loss.

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