Skilled Legal Help For Traumatic Brain Injury Victims Seeking Compensation
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of injury-related death and disability in the United States. TBI is an injury that can change the way your brain normally works and is caused by an external force to the head. Fortunately, TBI is a completely preventable public health issue.
The law firm of Astor Weiss Kaplan & Mandel LLP in Philadelphia is composed of lawyers who genuinely care about their clients. Consequently, our personal injury department focuses on ways to legally help anyone who has recently suffered a traumatic brain injury caused by someone else.
Diagnosing And Categorizing A Brain Injury
The severity of TBI may range from “mild” (i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness) to “severe” (i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after an injury). Mild TBI accounts for nearly 75% of all TBIs. Health care professionals may describe a concussion as a mild brain injury because most concussion symptoms typically resolve in days to weeks, but all TBIs – mild, moderate or severe – are serious injuries and have the potential for long-term consequences.
The Potential Consequences Of A Traumatic Brain Injury
Those who suffer a TBI may experience changes to their:
- Cognitive functions (e.g., impaired attention or memory)
- Motor functions (e.g., extremity weakness or poor coordination and balance)
- Sensory processing (e.g, loss of hearing, vision, perception or touch)
- Emotional regulation (e.g, depression, anxiety, aggression, loss if impulse control or personality changes)
It is critically important to trust a lawyer who understands and has experience with TBI. Fortunately, our firm’s own David Woloshin is the personal injury lawyer Philadelphia residents can depend on because he sits on the Board of the Brain Injury Association of Philadelphia.
Discuss Your Legal Options With Us
If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI and want to better understand your legal options, contact our firm to schedule an initial consultation with a skilled and knowledgeable attorney. To get started, call us at 215-790-0100 or reach out online.