Though most people will deal with some kind of injury in their lifetime, there are few things more devastating than a brain injury. These injuries, unlike many others, have the potential to affect you not only physically, but they can also affect your mental abilities.
At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we are ready to help you through this. Our knowledgeable and experienced team will work to investigate what happened. We will work to ensure that you receive compensation for all of your injury-related expenses. When you need a Philadelphia brain injury attorney, contact us today.
What Are Brain Injuries?
When we talk about traumatic brain injuries, we want you to know that they are not all created equal. When a person breaks an arm, the results and course of treatment are fairly straightforward. However, TBIs are more complicated.
Brain injuries can range from minor (concussions) to severe.
Concussions Are TBIs
We have all heard of concussions, but you may not realize that there are around 3.8 million sports-related concussions each year in the United States. This number is probably low, as many concussions go unreported. Concussions are common injuries in sports and occur regularly with children and teens who play contact sports.
These injuries must be taken seriously by schools, coaches, and recreational staff. Minor concussions can become major TBIs, as the effects of concussions are cumulative. A player must receive proper medical attention and not be allowed to return to play until they are completely healed. If a coach allows a player with a known concussion to return, they could be held accountable for further injuries.
There are more than 5.3 million people living with disabilities caused by traumatic brain injuries in the US. They have many causes but are primarily the result of:
- vehicle accidents
- firearms incidents
- sports incidents
- falls and falling objects
- and other types of violence
Traumatic brain injuries can affect a person in many ways, including their physical abilities, cognitive abilities, and emotions. It can be hard to predict how much care a person will need in the immediate aftermath of a brain injury, but the effects of these injuries are often long-term or permanent.
Care for victims of traumatic brain injuries can become incredibly expensive over time. Do you know if insurance will cover the costs?
What Happens Now
If you or someone you love have experienced a brain injury that was caused by another person’s negligence, please seek legal assistance immediately. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we understand the complexity of these cases and will work to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:
- Your medical expenses related to the incident
- Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
- Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
- Punitive damages against those responsible
This is a challenging time for you and we will not back down as we pursue what you deserve. When you need a Philadelphia brain injury attorney, you can contact us by clicking here or calling us at 215-732-2260.