If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in an accident, it is important to know that you are not alone. Many people sustain brain injuries in car accidents, workplace accidents and other serious accidents in Pennsylvania and throughout the United States every day. Negligence on the part of drivers, companies, property owners and other parties typically cause these life-threatening and life-altering injuries.
At Robert Peirce & Associates, P.C., in Pittsburgh, our attorneys personally work with brain injury victims and their families to help them obtain the compensation and justice they need. Our lawyers are dedicated to the service of our clients. From our initial consultation and case review until we reach a settlement or judgment on your behalf, your best interests are our first priority. Reach out to our team to learn what we can do to help you.
The Types of Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have long-term effects that change people's lives significantly. Even a concussion or mild TBI can cause issues such as confusion, personality changes, headaches, sleep disorders, tinnitus and difficulty controlling emotions. Moderate TBI victims typically suffer similar symptoms but with greater severity. In addition, people with moderate TBI may experience nausea and vomiting, trouble speaking, difficulty with physical coordination and weakness in the extremities. They may also have seizures.
Severe TBI is the most dangerous type of brain injury. In these cases, TBI victims' symptoms are often so debilitating that they need 24-hour care. A severe TBI can cause periods of unconsciousness. A persistent vegetative state or coma is not uncommon in TBI patients. Death is also a possibility, either at the time the injury occurs or months or years later.
Why You Need Compensation for Your Losses
Mild, moderate and severe brain injuries can have lifelong effects on victims and their families. Many TBI victims cannot return to their occupations, and some may not be able to complete everyday tasks on their own. Others suffer from memory loss and significant personality changes, which can be devastating not only for the victim, but also for the victim's family and friends.
Regardless of the severity of the injury, it is possible that the victim will need a lifetime of expensive medical care. The victim's income and earning ability will likely be greatly reduced if not eliminated altogether. To cover the medical expenses and loss of income, TBI victims need considerable financial compensation.
Our lawyers have the experience to help you and your loved ones through serious and minor brain injury cases. We understand your need for compensation, and we will fight to recover it from the negligent party.
How Do You Recognize a Brain Injury?
Sometimes, brain damage is not detected immediately, even by physicians. Symptoms may not be apparent for days or weeks. If you or someone you know has been in an accident or experienced any severe impact to the body, it is important to look for signs of brain injuries such as:
- Mood swings
- Blurred vision
- Memory loss and confusion
- Nausea and vomiting
- Dilated pupils
No matter how small you think the accident was, if brain damage is a possibility, you need to take action immediately. Minor brain injuries can turn into serious ones over time. Let our knowledgeable legal team work for you to make sure you get the medical treatment and recovery you need.
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To find out more about how we can help your traumatic brain injury case, call 866-273-1941 or reach us online to schedule a free initial consultation with an attorney.