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
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.