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Brain or head injuries occur when the head either comes into contact with a surface such as the ground in a fall accident or an object like the hood of a car in a car-pedestrian accident.

There are two main types of head injuries: an open head injury and a closed head injury. An open head injury generally occurs when the skull is fractured or otherwise displaced. Open head injuries tend to occur in major accident cases, such as car accidents at high speeds or criminal cases, like a shooting or assault. Closed head injuries, on the other hand, do not involve any type of fracture.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) almost always result from an open head injury and often result from a closed head injury. TBIs are generally characterized by changes in brain function. There are many different types of TBIs, such as diffuse axonal injury, brain concussions and brain contusions. TBIs can be mild or severe.

Related: Brain & Head Injuries in Accident, Injury Lawsuits in Pennsylvania

It is important to note that brain or head injuries may occur even in situations when the head does not come into contact with another object or surface. It is generally accepted in the medical community that severe whiplash can result in a head injury/TBI.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) almost always result from an open head injury and often result from a closed head injury. TBIs are generally characterized by changes in brain function. There are many different types of TBIs, such as diffuse axonal injury, brain concussions and brain contusions. TBIs can be mild or severe.

Related: Brain & Head Injuries in Accident, Injury Lawsuits in Pennsylvania

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It is important to note that brain or head injuries may occur even in situations when the head does not come into contact with another object or surface. It is generally accepted in the medical community that severe whiplash can result in a head injury/TBI.

Common symptoms of a head injury or TBI include:

Any of these symptoms indicate a potentially life-threatening situation requiring immediate medical attention.

Post concussion syndrome or post concussive syndrome (PCS) affects roughly 15% of those who suffer a TBI. Symptoms of PCS include:

PCS can last anywhere from several weeks to several months. In rare cases, an individual who suffered a brain injury will develop permanent symptoms, such as personality changes, memory loss, etc.

Treatment for PCS usually includes medication for headaches and rest. When symptoms persist, a medical doctor may send the patient to a neuropsychologist for evaluation and therapy. Many individuals who have suffered a brain injury with PCS often have difficulty recovering due to the enormous stress caused by an accident and resulting physical injuries. In addition, severely injured individuals are often unable to return to work, which in turn causes more stress. PCS is often exacerbated by stress. Therefore, individuals injured in accidents who suffer a brain injury often take much longer to recover, and in some cases, they never do.

"Traumatic brain injuries can ruin someone's life. We believe that you deserve to be compensated. Our attorneys are here to help, no matter what form your injury takes."

Frequently Asked Questions

Head and brain injuries can result from various accidents, including car accidents, falls, sports injuries, workplace accidents, and acts of violence. The experienced attorneys at Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan can help determine the cause of your head or brain injury and identify the responsible parties to hold them accountable for any damages.

Symptoms of a TBI can vary depending on the severity of the injury and can manifest immediately or over time. Common symptoms include headaches, dizziness, memory problems, confusion, blurred vision, mood changes, and difficulty with concentration. If you suspect a TBI, it’s crucial to seek immediate medical attention and consult an experienced head and brain injury attorney like those at Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan.

Yes, if your head or brain injury resulted from someone else’s negligence or wrongful actions, you might be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. The attorneys at Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan can help you evaluate your case and pursue a claim for the compensation you deserve.

n a head or brain injury claim, you may be able to recover compensation for various damages, including past and future medical expenses, lost wages and earning capacity, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life. The experienced attorneys at Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan can help you assess the potential value of your claim and seek the maximum compensation available under the law.

The statute of limitations for head or brain injury claims varies by state and the type of claim you are filing. Generally, you have a limited time from the date of the injury to file a lawsuit for personal injury or property damage. It’s essential to consult with a knowledgeable head and brain injury attorney like those at Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan to ensure that your claim is filed within the applicable time limits.

The experienced attorneys at Laffey Bucci D’Andrea Reich & Ryan can guide you through the complex legal process, identify the liable parties, gather and preserve crucial evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and advocate for your best interests in court if necessary. We are committed to helping you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve for your head or brain injury and any associated damages.

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