Brain injuries can be extremely devastating and life altering. Often referred to as traumatic brain injuries, this type of injury can cause long-term damage to an individual. A traumatic brain injury can cause severe headaches, memory loss, personality changes, depression and seizures. Coping with such a catastrophic incident is not only emotionally and physically challenging; but, when such an injury is the fault of another person or entity, the situation can be nearly impossible to accept.
If you or one of your loved ones is suffering from a traumatic brain injury which was caused by someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or malpractice, a Bucks County traumatic brain injury lawyer from the personal injury firm of Williams & Scheetz is ready to assist you in achieving appropriate compensation and justice. Since 1977, our traumatic brain injury attorneys have been providing incomparable representation to head injury victims throughout Bucks, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties. With more than three decades of experience and millions of dollars in damages recovered for our clients, you can be confident that Williams & Scheetz will effectively and efficiently provide you with exceptional legal representation.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or a penetrating head injury. Everyone is at risk for a TBI, especially children and older adults. The severity of a 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 the injury.
A TBI can cause a wide range of functional changes affecting:
Most people are unaware of the overwhelming nature and broad scope of TBI. TBI is classified into two categories: mild and severe.
A brain injury can be classified as mild if loss of consciousness and/or confusion and disorientation is shorter than 30 minutes. While brain imaging scans are often normal, the individual has cognitive problems such as headache, difficulty thinking, memory problems, attention deficits, mood swings and frustration. Even though this type of TBI is called “mild”, the effect on the injured person and their loved ones can be devastating.
Severe brain injury is associated with loss of consciousness for more than 30 minutes and memory loss after the injury or penetrating skull injury longer than 24 hours. The effects range from impairment of higher level cognitive functions to neurological deficits to comatose states. Victims may have limited function of limbs, abnormal speech, loss of thinking ability and/or emotional problems. The range of injuries and degree of recovery is very variable and varies on an individual basis.
The common causes of a traumatic brain injury include:
If you or a loved one has been injured as a result of one of these accidents, it is imperative that you are represented by an experienced and dedicated traumatic brain injury attorney. The traumatic brain injury attorneys at Williams & Scheetz are experienced, passionate, client-focused and dedicated to serving their clients. They also possess the knowledge and skills to help guide you through the process of litigating this type of serious claim in Bucks County, Montgomery County, Philadelphia County and throughout the states of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. We welcome the opportunity to meet with you to discuss your case. Please call us at 215-322-7340 to schedule a free consultation.
Williams & Scheetz
935 Second Street Pike,
Richboro, PA 18954-1549
Phone: (215) 322-7340
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