The brain is by far the most complex area of our bodies, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimate that at this time, over 5.3 million Americans are living with the life-long effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Though the severity of brain injury varies depending on the victim and the circumstances of the injury, one fact remains – brain injury accidents have real effects that can cause disability and impact an individual’s quality of life for the long term.
What causes a brain injury? The causes are as varied as the condition’s victims, with the most common causes being accidents, sports injuries, and assaults. Closed head injuries occur when the brain is damaged within the skull through a blunt force or shaking; open injuries take place when the skull is penetrated by an object such as a bullet. In addition, acquired brain injury can occur from conditions in which the brain is deprived of oxygen.
The effects of brain injury vary widely. Minor concussions may not have any effect. However, more serious brain injuries can lead to cognitive difficulties, paralysis, personality changes, and lifelong medical conditions requiring hospitalization, rehabilitation, and constant care. Death is also a serious risk of brain injury – it is estimated that 50,000 brain injury victims die each year.
If you’re dealing with the aftermath of a Pennsylvania brain injury accident to a loved one, you are probably feeling stressed, scared, and alone. Who can help you as the medical bills mount along with quality-of-life issues? You can sue the responsible parties for their part in the brain injury, collecting compensation for medical treatment, pain and suffering, even punitive damages designed to discourage others from acting negligently.
At Cherry Injury Law, we understand the stress and anxiety that can accompany a brain injury. We offer qualified, competent legal representation with proven results. From investigation to discovery to expert witness testimony and in-court representation, our firm has what it takes to get you the compensation you deserve. Your time to file a Pennsylvania personal injury lawsuit may be limited by local law, so time is of the essence if you want to collect compensation for a brain injury. Don’t go it alone – call today for your free consultation. It’s confidential and won’t cost you a cent.
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If you have been seriously injured in the state of Pennsylvania by the negligence of another and if you have questions or concerns about your legal rights, please don’t hesitate to call. Our Pennsylvania injury attorneys are available 24 hours a day to speak with you, and we welcome all calls at no charge. Contact us today at 610-565-0300.