Our Lancaster, PA Law Firm Helps Accident Victims with Head Injuries
Recover the compensation you deserve for brain damage
More than 10 million Americans are living with brain damage, and 1.4 million new cases of traumatic brain damage happen every year, according to the Brain Injury Institute of Pennsylvania. If you recently suffered a head injury, it is crucial that you receive the medical treatment that will give you the greatest chance of recovery. Georgelis Law Firm, P.C. pursues the compensation you need to cover your medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and diminished earning capacity.
Causes of head injuries
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur because of a jolt, blow or penetration of the skull. Lack of oxygen to the brain can lead to acquired brain injury (ABI). Some preventable accidents that may cause TBI or ABI are:
- Cycling accidents — Wearing a helmet can protect your head from injury during a bicycle accident, but a defective helmet may do more harm than good.
- Vehicle accidents — Whether they involve a car, truck, motorcycle or tractor, vehicle accidents are a leading cause of traumatic brain injury.
- Dog attacks — Your head may be injured by a canine’s powerful jaws, claws or the sheer force of its weight knocking you to the ground during a dog attack.
- Pool accidents — Brain cells begin to die within minutes of suffering cerebral hypoxia in a swimming pool accident.
- Construction accidents — Construction accidents cause brain damage when the victim is struck in the head by an object or falls from a ladder or scaffold.
- Farming accidents — You are at risk of TBI if you work around heavy agricultural equipment.
- Violence — Assaults cause about 10 percent of head injuries.
Symptoms of brain damage
Even a seemingly minor blow to the head from a fall or auto accident may turn out to be serious. You may not even know you suffered a severe injury until many days or weeks later, because symptoms may not appear right away. For this reason, it is important to seek prompt medical attention if you hit your head.
Mild brain damage may cause memory loss, cognitive difficulties, headaches and mood changes. Severe brain damage can lead to seizures, altered states of consciousness, coma or death.
Calculating damages for head injuries
Our lawyers consider both your immediate and long-term needs when calculating your financial damages. To accurately calculate the compensation to which you are entitled, we make sure we have a complete understanding of the extent and nature of your injuries, the level of your pain and disabilities, the amount of rehabilitation you will need and the effects your injuries have on your earning capacity and enjoyment of life.
Get the help you need to recover for your brain injury
Learn more about recovering compensation for your brain injury by calling Georgelis Law Firm at 717-394-3004 or contacting us online to schedule your free initial consultation. Our personal injury litigation firm maintains flexible hours, and we make home, hospital and rehabilitation center visits. Parking is free at our office.