Brain Injuries

Brain Injury Lawyer in Philadelphia

What Qualifies as a Brain Injury?

A brain injury is arguably the most serious injury a personal can sustain. There are two main types of damage that can injure the brain: closed head injuries and penetrating injuries. The brain can be damaged by a closed head injury when it sustains sudden force, such as a blow to the head. A victim suffers a penetrating injury when the skull and brain are pierced by some sort of object, which causes damage to specific areas.

There are two types of damage that can be caused by these injuries:

  • Primary damage: When the injury is complete at the time of the impact, the damage is primary. These injuries can include nerve damage, blood clots or hematomas, contusions or bruises, lacerations to the brain, and skull fractures.
  • Secondary damage: When the injury evolves over time after the initial trauma the damage is secondary. These injuries include abnormal blood coagulation, brain swelling, intracranial pressure, intracranial infection, hematoma, epilepsy, and cardiac changes, among other symptoms.

Symptoms & Causes

When brain damage or a traumatic brain injury occurs, the victim may experience any number of debilitating side effects or health complications, such as:

  • Coma
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Difficulty speaking or communicating
  • Short-term, long-term, or permanent memory loss
  • Mood swings or behavior changes
  • Seizures
  • Blindness or blurred vision
  • Feelings of numbness
  • Headaches and migraines

If you are suffering from a brain injury, you know firsthand the how quickly medical bills can add up, and how frustrating it can be when physical pain and limitations prevent you from living your life to the fullest. Fortunately, there is a way for you to recover compensation not only for your medical bills and treatment expenses, but also for your pain and suffering.

If you can prove you suffered a brain injury due to another person's negligent or reckless actions, you could be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering, emotional trauma, medical bills, lost wages, and any additional hardship you've incurred since your injury. Circumstances involving negligence that can lead to a traumatic brain injury include car accidents, motorcycle accidents, slip & falls, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents, defective products, workplace accidents, construction accidents, drunk driving accidents, bicycle accidents, and SEPTA accidents.

Fight for fair compensation!

If you are searching for a skilled Philadelphia injury lawyer to help you file a brain injury claim, contact the Law Offices of Thomas J. Murphy, Jr. With over 25 years of experience, Mr. Murphy has helped countless injury victims throughout the Philadelphia area, and can competently address your brain injury claim. Most importantly, Mr. Murphy understands the devastating toll a brain injury can take on your life, and is committed to helping you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact the firm today to schedule your free consultation!