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Brain Injuries

Philadelphia Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

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Brain injuries are some of the most severe and devastating injuries a person can sustain. Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can impact every aspect of a victim’s life, from his or her employment to cognitive function to carrying out normal, daily routines. When someone else is at fault for an accident that led to your or your loved one’s brain injury, you do not have to simply suffer the consequences on your own.

The Philadelphia brain injury lawyer at The Villari Firm, PLLC has a proven track record of success in representing catastrophically injured victims and their families. Our firm has recovered more than $110 million for our clients, including those affected by TBIs. We offer a client-focused, results-driven approach and are fully prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.

Your initial consultation is completely free; call (215) 372-8889 or contact us online today.

What Causes a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

Most TBIs occur after the head experiences sudden acceleration or deceleration, like in a car accident, and the brain is slow to catch up. When the brain ultimately does catch up to this sudden movement, it often bounces against the inside of the skull—resulting in an injury.

Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

The type of TBI you experience depends on the nature of your accident and the severity of your injury. There are three classifications of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs): mild, moderate, and severe. The type of TBI you receive may affect your recovery prognosis.

Victims of TBI may experience the following:

  • Mild TBI: A loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes, headache, nausea, vomiting, difficulty sleeping, and more.

  • Moderate to severe TBI: A loss of consciousness for several minutes to hours, persistent headache, repeated nausea and vomiting, seizures, and more.

While mild TBI victims often see their symptoms resolve in days to weeks with proper treatment, moderate to severe TBI victims often require long-term treatment. This can result in hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills and lost wages.

Other Types of Brain Injury

Some relatively common types of brain injuries include:

  • Concussion: Probably the most common — and most well-known — type of brain injury, concussions occur when a blow to the head causes the brain to move within the skull in response to the force of impact. Though concussions are relatively less serious than other types of brain injuries, they are still serious enough to warrant a trip to the hospital or doctor’s office.
  • Contusions: Similar to (and often co-current with) concussions, brain contusions occur when an impact to the head results in mild bleeding beneath the skin or, in other words, bruising. Brain contusions can become a serious matter when bleeding does not stop on its own or when a large area is affected.
  • Coup-Contrecoup Injury: When a blow to the head causes the brain to slam against the opposing side of the skull, it is known as a coup-contrecoup brain injury. Technically speaking, there are actually two injuries: one at the site of impact and one where the brain hit the inside of the skull.
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury: This is a serious brain injury that, much like a concussion, occurs as a result of a sudden blow to the head. However, unlike concussions, diffuse axonal injuries involve the tearing of connections in the brain as a result of violent movement of the brain within the skull. These tears are often microscopic; yet the impact cannot be overstated. Severe diffuse axonal injuries are often fatal.
  • Penetrating Brain Injuries: As the name suggests, penetrating brain injuries occur when a foreign object pierces the skull and makes impact with or penetrates the brain. These types of injuries require immediate emergency medical treatment and are often fatal.
  • Oxygen Deprivation: Brain injuries can also be caused by hypoxia (partial loss of oxygen) and anoxia (complete loss of oxygen) to the brain. Oxygen deprivation brain injuries are the most common type of brain injury associated with birth injuries and medical malpractice. However, they can also occur as a result of drowning or any other incident in which a person’s oxygen supply is limited or cut off.

Working to Recover Maximum Compensation for Our Clients

Regardless of the type of brain injury you or your loved one has suffered, we at The Villari Firm, PLLC understand that you face a challenging and uncertain future. As your legal team, our goal is to secure the maximum recovery you are owed for both present damages and future losses.

Our Philadelphia brain injury attorney works with a team of legal professionals and medical experts in order to thoroughly prepare your case for trial. While we strive for swift, favorable settlements for our clients, we are always ready to take a case to court whenever necessary.

Call The Villari Firm, PLLC at (215) 372-8889 or fill out and submit an online contact form to learn more about how our team can help you.

Our Clients Always Come First

  • “When I thought that my world was coming to an end after my accident, Heidi Villari fought for my family so we could have a decent living.”

    - Martrice L.
  • “We will never forget you and everything you did for us. We wish you continued success and happiness in life. Life is good for us and we are moving forward in a good place. You were a big part of ...”

    - L.D.
  • “Heidi was professional at all times, extremely thorough and helped make me feel comfortable during the entire process.”

    - Shannon M.
  • “Heidi and her staff helped us get a large settlement and supported us emotionally through the entire process.”

    - Kristin J.
  • “She displays courage and humility in equal measure and commands immense respect in her adversaries as well as her colleagues.”

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Why Hire The Villari Firm?

The Right Lawyer Makes a Difference
  • Experienced Counsel

    With over 20 years of experience practicing law, Heidi G. Villari knows how to effectively and ethically fight for your recovery.

  • Access to Resources

    The Villari Firm works with the finest of experts, medical doctors and legal professionals who are in the best position to review your case.

  • Valuable Insight

    Heidi G. Villari has been on both sides of medical malpractice cases and is prepared to leverage this insight on her clients' behalf.

  • Prepared for Anything

    At The Villari Firm, we believe that preparation is key to success and are always ready to go to trial to fight on our clients' behalf.

  • Unwavering Support

    Heidi G. Villari is dedicated to doing whatever it takes to effectively fight for the compensation that her clients need and deserve.

  • A Proven Record

    Attorney Heidi G. Villari has fearlessly fought to help her clients recover over $110 million in compensation for their injuries.

Contact the Villari Firm And Leave the Battle to Us

If you have been harmed due to the negligence or carelessness of a medical professional, do not hesitate to let us fight for your rights. If you think you have no chance of recovering compensation, then you have never met Heidi G. Villari.