Bensalem is one of the gems of Bucks County. Visitors from all over the United States come to see its landmarks including the Pennsbury Manor — the recreated colonial estate of Pennsylvania’s founder, William Penn. With its close proximity to major waterways and Philadelphia, Bensalem was a focal point for trade and industry. Today, it is home to businesses ranging from retail to technology.
Like many active communities, Bensalem is not immune to accidents and incidents that may result in brain injuries, whether from vehicular collisions, workplace accidents, or recreational activities. The complexity and often life-altering effects of such injuries necessitate specialized legal representation.
If you or your loved one suffered a brain injury, reach out to an experienced brain injury attorney at Munley Law to help pursue compensation. Our Bensalem brain injury lawyers offer a free consultation where we will walk you through the claims process. Call today to schedule a free consultation.
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What type of brain injury did you suffer?
Brain injuries can be categorized based on the cause and nature of the injury. The different types of brain injuries accident victims can sustain are:
- Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI): This results from an external force. Types of TBI include:
- Concussion: Often caused by a direct blow or sudden movement of the head. It’s the most common type of TBI.
- Contusion: A bruise or bleeding on the brain.
- Coup-Contrecoup: Injuries at both the site of the impact and the opposite side of the brain.
- Diffuse Axonal Injury: Caused by the brain rapidly shifting inside the skull, leading to torn nerve tissues.
- Penetrating Injury: Occurs when an object penetrates the skull and enters the brain tissue.
- Acquired Brain Injury (ABI): This results from internal causes. Types of ABI include:
- Anoxic Brain Injury: Brain damage from a lack of oxygen. Can be due to cardiac arrest, choking, or certain toxins.
- Hypoxic Brain Injury: Reduced oxygen supply to the brain, often resulting from near-drowning, smoke inhalation, or carbon monoxide poisoning.
- Cerebral Edema: Swelling of the brain due to various reasons like trauma, infection, or ischemic events.
Neonatal brain injuries as a result of medical malpractice
During childbirth, medical professionals are responsible for ensuring the safety of both mother and baby. Unfortunately, medical malpractice can lead to severe brain injuries in newborns. Improper use of birthing tools, delay in addressing fetal distress, or failure to perform a timely cesarean section can result in conditions like cerebral palsy, hypoxic-ischemic encephalopathy, or intracranial hemorrhage. These conditions can have lifelong implications, affecting a child’s cognitive, physical, and emotional development.
What caused your brain injury?
Brain injuries can occur from a variety of incidents, but the most common causes of serious injury include:
- Motor vehicle accidents (car accidents, motorcycle accidents, construction vehicle accidents, truck accidents)
- Sports and Recreational Activities
- Workplace Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
- Explosions and Blast Injuries
- Drowning and Near-Drowning Events
The cost of living with a traumatic brain injury
The costs of living with a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be substantial, encompassing both direct medical expenses and indirect costs such as lost productivity and the need for ongoing care or rehabilitation. The costs for injured victims can include:
- Immediate medical treatment
- Long-term Care
- Adaptive Equipment (including wheelchairs, home modifications, or devices to aid with communication)
- Lost Productivity
- Psychotherapy and Counseling
- Non-medical Needs (personal care assistance, transportation, and daily living aids)
According to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the lifetime economic cost of TBI was estimated to be approximately $76.5 billion in the US. Individually, a traumatic brain injury can cost an injured person well over $1 million throughout their lifetime.
Very few people or families can afford the costs of a sudden accident that causes permanent harm. That is why it is essential to reach out to Bensalem injury lawyers for a free case evaluation to help you receive maximum compensation.
Munley’s method to winning personal injury cases
At Munley Law, we believe knowledge is power. While we do the heavy lifting, we make sure our injured clients are well informed of their case every step of the way. While every case is unique, here are the general steps we will take to winning a settlement or verdict in your favor:
Determine the liable parties
The first step of any personal injury case is to determine whose fault the accident was. The key to this step is negligence. The reckless actions of one party can affect another for the rest of their lives. While we can’t change what happened to you, we can make sure you aren’t financially responsible for someone else’s negligence.
In order to determine who was negligent during your accident, your injury lawyer will look at duty of care, breach of that duty, causation (resulting in injuries), and damages.
Duty of care is the obligation one party owes to another to act with reasonable care to prevent harm. For example, a driver has a duty of care to operate their vehicle responsibly to ensure the safety of other drivers.
If the other driver is not paying attention to the road and causes a car accident, that is considered a breach of that duty of care. The sustained injuries by the victim must be directly caused from the accident. Finally, the victim must experience actual losses resulting from their head injury. Losses include:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Post traumatic stress disorder
- Wrongful death
Officially file your claim
In Bensalem PA, the accident victim has two years to file a personal injury claim. While that may seem like a long time, if the window closes without an official claim on file, you will forfeit any rights to compensation. A Munley personal injury lawyer will make sure your claim is filed correctly and on time.
Conduct a thorough investigation
The Munley personal injury attorneys have the financial backing and resources to conduct a thorough investigation to gather evidence, establish negligence, and build a strong case. Your Bensalem personal injury lawyer will:
- Obtain all medical records.
- Visit the site of the accident to gather physical evidence (photos, videos, police reports etc.)
- Identify and interview all potential witnesses to the incident.
- Consult Expert Witnesses (medical professionals, accident reconstruction specialists, etc.)
- Prepare a strategy for settlement negotiations.
Negotiate with the insurance company
Insurance companies often employ tactics to minimize payout. At Munley, our personal injury lawyers are well aware of these tactics and can counter them effectively. If direct negotiations don’t yield a resolution, we will bring your case to a:
- Mediation, where a neutral third party will facilitate a discussion to reach a settlement or
- Arbitration, which is a more formal process where a neutral third party will make a binding decision.
The experienced personal injury lawyers at Munley Law have recovered millions for our clients over the years and are confident we can do the same for you. We are expert trial lawyers who are fierce fighters in the courtroom. If negotiations break down entirely we will take your case to court.
Call today to schedule a free consultation
There is no need to take this journey alone. Call today to speak with a compassionate personal injury lawyer who will listen to your story and give you a reasonable assessment of your case. While we take the burden of the claims process, you can focus on a full and complete recovery.