If you received a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident in Stroudsburg, you deserve compensation.
At Munley Law, we provide full-service legal representation for individuals and families coping with the effects of traumatic brain injuries throughout Monroe County. Our Stroudsburg brain injury attorneys have decades of experience helping accident victims secure just compensation for TBI.
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We also work closely with medical experts who specialize in traumatic brain injuries. From helping you get the treatment you need to getting you the compensation you deserve, we are here for you every step of the way on your road to recovery.
How Can Our Stroudsburg Brain Injury Lawyers Help You?
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are more common than most people realize, and researchers are continuing to learn about the long-term effects of trauma impacting the brain. Sadly, many people never receive appropriate treatment for their brain injuries, and even fewer assert their right to claim financial compensation for their medical treatment and other losses.
If you or a loved one has experienced symptoms of a traumatic brain injury, it is imperative that you seek medical attention right away, and you should speak with an injury attorney at Munley Law as soon as possible. Our attorneys are award-winning litigators who have won millions of dollars in compensation for residents of Stroudsburg, Mount Pocono, East Stroudsburg, Delaware Water Gap, and other communities throughout Monroe County. We know what it takes to win, and we know what it means for you to recover the money you need in order to pay your medical bills and provide for your family.
While most of our cases settle, we do not hesitate to go to trial if that’s what it takes to get you justice. We are passionate about fighting for our clients, and we are prepared to put the full weight of our attorneys’ decades of collective experience on your side. Whether your injury was caused by a car accident, a work injury, a slip and fall, or another negligent action, rest assured our Stroudsburg personal injury lawyers can help you with your claim.
“This law firm handled my case with great professionalism. I got an outstanding recovery. The service was fast and friendly. They really are the best. I would recommend them to anyone.” – Mary, Personal Injury Client
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury occurs after a blow or jolt to the head, disrupting the brain’s functions. According to John Hopkins Medicine, a brain injury can occur in the following ways:
Penetrating Brain Injury
Also known as an open head brain injury, a penetrating brain injury occurs when there is a break in the skull. For example, when you slip and fall on the uneven pavement in your apartment complex, your head hits a rock which punctures a hole in your skull.
Closed Brain Injury
A closed brain injury is when there is an injury to the brain but there is no break in the skull. It is usually caused by a rapid jerking motion that can shake the brain, resulting in bruising and tearing brain tissue and blood vessels. The most common cause of a closed brain injury is car accidents and falls.
Munley Law represents Stroudsburg clients diagnosed with all forms of TBI, including:
- Contusions (brain bruises or swelling)
- Coup-contrecoup injuries
- Diffuse axonal injuries
- Epidural hematomas
- Intracerebral hematomas
- Skull fractures
- Subarachnoid hemorrhages
- Subdural hematomas
What Causes Traumatic Brain Injuries?
In many cases, traumatic brain injuries are the result of an accident. Some of the most common causes of a traumatic brain injury include:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents: One of the most common causes of TBI, motor vehicle accidents can result in concussions, contusions, and skull fractures.
- Slip and Falls: Many think that a slip and fall can result in an embarrassing moment and a minor injury. But hitting your head on a hard surface can lead to a severe head injury, particularly in older adults and young children.
- Workplace Injuries: From falling objects to falls off of ladders and everything in between can cause a traumatic brain injury.
- Sports Injuries: Even when wearing protective gear on your head, a high-impact sport such as football, boxing, or hockey can result in concussions, particularly in youth sports.
What are the Symptoms of a Severe Brain Injury?
According to the Mayo Clinic, a traumatic brain injury can range from a headache and nausea to loss of consciousness and personality changes. Even after a mild brain injury, the symptoms can take a long time to recover from. Unfortunately, the more severe the brain injury, the more likely the symptoms can become permanent, especially in children.
Common severe brain injury symptoms include:
- Persistent headaches
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- Convulsions or seizures
- Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
- Profound confusion
- Combativeness or agitation
- Loss of coordination
Frequently Asked Questions About TBIs in Stroudsburg
Q: What Compensation is Available to Individuals Diagnosed With Accident-Related Brain Injuries in Stroudsburg?
If you or a close family member has been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury as a result of an accident in which someone else was to blame, you are entitled to seek full compensation for all of your economic and non-economic losses. This includes current and future losses such as:
- Medical expenses and prescriptions
- Loss of income
- Out-of-pocket expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Scarring and disfigurement
- Emotional anguish
- Loss of society, support, companionship, and consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
In most cases, TBI victims’ future costs will far exceed the immediate losses. The non-economic losses resulting from TBI can be significantly greater than victims’ direct economic harm. Before you settle, it is critical that you have a clear understanding of the full amount you are entitled to recover.
Q: What is the Statute of Limitations for Brain Injury Claims?
Under Pennsylvania law, you have two years from the date of the accident to file a claim for financial compensation. However, to make sure you have the best chance to secure a maximum financial recovery, it is important that you speak with an attorney as soon as possible.
Q: Can I Seek Financial Compensation for a Mild Traumatic Brain Injury?
While concussions and certain other types of brain injuries may be classified as “mild” in comparison to other forms of TBI, there really is no such thing as a minor brain injury. Due to the potential for long-term effects, if you have suffered any form of TBI, we strongly encourage you to contact us for a free initial consultation.
Q: Is My Initial Consultation Free?
Yes, your initial consultation is completely free and without obligation. We want to help you make informed decisions, and this includes making an informed decision about your legal representation. If you choose not to move forward, you owe us nothing. If you hire us to represent you, you still owe us nothing unless we help you win just compensation.
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