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Philadelphia Brain Injury Lawyer

A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs far more frequently than most people realize. According to the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, the number of individuals who suffer a brain injury has increased every year. Far too often, brain injuries can go undetected by both the individual affected and medical professionals who are focused on more immediate symptoms. Sometimes, the symptoms of a brain injury are not present immediately after the accident and it takes weeks or months to even notice the symptoms.

Brain injuries, particularly those caused by the negligence of others, are complicated medical cases because each one is unique. Whether the brain injury is a result of a car accident, a fall, or another cause, the knowledgeable brain injury lawyers at TopDog Law are here to help. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in Pennsylvania, please contact TopDog Law or CALL (800) 215-7211 to speak with our Philadelphia-based legal team. We are available 24 hours a day/7 days a week and lawsuit consultations are free of charge.

What are the Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Depending on the severity of a traumatic brain injury, it can cause permanent disability affecting thinking, comprehension, emotions, and behavior.

Thinking and Comprehension:

  • Concentration
  • Attention
  • Memory
  • Processing Information
  • Confusion
  • Impulsiveness

Difficulties with Speech or Language:

  • Slurred Speech
  • Problems reading or writing
  • Receptive Aphasia – not understanding the speech of others
  • Expressive Aphasia – difficulty communicating to others
  • Issues speaking very fast or very slow

Vision & Hearing

  • Loss of Vision (Total or Partial)
  • Double or Blurred Vision
  • Problems Judging Distance
  • Involuntary Eye Movements
  • Intolerance of light
  • Decrease or Loss of Hearing
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Increased hearing sensitivity

Physical Manifestations

  • Chronic pain
  • Issues controlling bowel or bladder
  • Problems sleeping
  • Loss of stamina
  • Loss of appetite
  • Unstable body temperature
  • Menstrual difficulties

Emotional & Behavioral Changes

  • Ability to control emotions
  • Irritability
  • Aggression
  • Depression or Suicidal Thoughts
  • Disinhibition
  • Lack of basic awareness

What are the Causes of a Traumatic Brian Injury?

Traumatic brain injuries are usually caused by a sudden impact to the skull that impacts the functionality of your brain. There are two types of traumatic brain injuries. An individual suffers an open traumatic brain injury when an object inserts itself into the skull. Conversely, a closed traumatic brain injury occurs when the brain bruises or swells. This can be the result of forceful impact, like the head hitting the windshield or steering wheel during a car accident. Importantly, however, a blow to the head is not necessary for a traumatic brain injury. Instead, a high impact accident resulting in violent shaking like a car accident, truck accident, or motorcycle accident can result in a TBI.

While car accidents are not the sole cause of brain injuries, they are the most common. Trucking accidents and motorcycle accidents can also result in brain injuries. Another common cause of brain injuries are accidents at the workplace like falling from a ladder. Finally, there can be many other causes like shootings, contact sports, medical malpractice, and carbon monoxide poisoning to name a few.

Given the severity of brain injuries, it is important to treat head injuries with the upmost precaution. If you believe a friend or family member could have suffered a brain injury, be proactive and contact a trained professional at TopDog Law or  CALL (800) 215-7211.

How Much Does It Cost to Hire the Head Injury Lawyers at TopDog Law?

The short answer is nothing. Our head and brain injury lawyers work on a contingency basis meaning they do not get paid unless you get paid. We also cover all the up-front costs for expenses like experts who we will use to testify on your behalf. Therefore, we have every incentive to ensure that we win and get you the most compensation possible for your injury. CALL (800) 215-7211 and tell us your story today.

Brain Injury  Lawyer Near Me

TopDog Law services all 67 counties in Pennsylvania and has three easy-to-access offices across the Philadelphia region. We also pride ourselves in being a text message away. Our lawyers routinely travel to meet clients in their home or close to their home. Do not hesitate to reach out if you are unable to travel to one of our locations.