The Only Lehigh Valley Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer You Can Trust
Any type of brain injury has the potential to be traumatic. Whether the injury is mild, moderate, or severe, they can take a great physical, psychological, and financial toll on victims and their families. If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, we can help you get the proper compensation you deserve to cope with the aftermath. The personal injury attorneys at Munley Law have fought for victims of serious brain injuries and their families since 1959. Our award-winning legal team has been listed among the Best Lawyers in America, Best Law Firms (U.S. News and World Report), and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. People throughout Pennsylvania and the Lehigh Valley put their trust in Munley Law. We have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic head injury, we are here to help. Fill out our contact form or call us today for a free consultation.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Brain damage results from injuries that cause the destruction or deterioration of brain cells. There are two different types, traumatic brain injuries and acquired brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries result from an external force that causes the brain to move inside or damage the skull. Acquired brain injuries occur at a cellular level and are most often associated with pressure on the brain, such as a tumor or stroke.
Causes of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Blows to the head
- Sports injuries
- Falls and accidents
- Physical violence
Data shows that each year, approximately 2.6 million people in the U.S. suffer some type of brain injury, and roughly 52,000 people die as a result. Furthermore, over five million people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury will require assistance with daily activities.
Brain Injury Symptoms
Symptoms of brain injuries vary depending on the type and severity of the injury sustained. Mild injuries typically result in temporary side effects that include headaches, confusion, memory problems and nausea. Symptoms of moderate injuries last longer and can be more pronounced. Symptoms of severe brain injuries can result in cognitive, behavioral and physical disabilities.
Traumatic brain injury symptoms fall into four main categories: cognitive, perceptual, physical, and behavioral/emotional.
Cognitive symptoms include:
- Difficulty processing information
- Difficulty expressing thoughts
- Difficulty understanding others
- Shortened attention span
- Inability to understand abstract concepts
- Impaired decision-making ability
- Memory loss
- Change in vision, hearing or sense of touch
- Spatial disorientation
- Inability to sense time
- Disorders of smell and taste
- Balance issues
- Heightened sensitivity to pain
Some physical symptoms include:
- Persistent headaches
- Extreme mental fatigue
- Extreme physical fatigue
- Sensitivity to light
- Sleep disorders
- Slurred speech
- Loss of consciousness
Behavioral and emotional symptoms:
- Irritability and impatience
- Reduced tolerance for stress
- Flattened or heightened emotions and reactions
- Denial of disability
- Increased aggressiveness
It is important to know the signs and symptoms of brain injuries to diagnose and treat a head injury as quickly as possible. Any type of brain injury requires immediate medical attention to stabilize the patient and prevent further injury.
How Munley Law Can Help
If you or a loved one are suffering from a traumatic brain injury, speak with a personal injury lawyer who has experience with complex cases such as these. Our attorneys at Munley Law will answer your questions and deal with insurance companies on your behalf so that you may focus on your healing process. We work closely with investigators, industry experts and medical professionals to ensure you are properly compensated for your medical bills, rehabilitation, long-term care, lost wages, lost earning power, and your pain and suffering.
Furthermore, you can rest assured that you will not pay anything up front or out of your own pocket. We do not charge a fee unless we recover compensation for you. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury contact us for a free consultation by calling, filling out our email form, or chatting live with one of our representatives.