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:
- Cognitive impairment
- Difficulty speaking or communicating
- Short-term, long-term, or permanent memory loss
- Mood swings or behavior changes
- 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
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
slip & falls,
drunk driving accidents,
bicycle accidents, and
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!