Stroudsburg Brain Injury Attorney
We represent Stroudsburg residents and families in cases involving all types of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). If you or a loved one has suffered any of the following types of injuries in an accident or as a result of a medical mistake, we encourage you to speak with one of our Stroudsburg brain injury attorneys about your legal rights.
We Handle Cases Involving All Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Though all brain injuries can be life-threatening, some are more dangerous than others. No matter what injury you or your loved one receive, our Stroudsburg brain injury lawyers will work fight for the maximum potential compensation you are entitled to recover. Brain injury claims we’ve handled include:
- Anoxic Brain Injury – An anoxic brain injury occurs when trauma impairs blood flow to or within the brain. This impaired blood flow results in oxygen deprivation, which can have potentially serious, if not fatal, consequences.
- Brain Contusion – Contusions, or bruises, on the brain can have far more serious effects than bruises in other areas of the body. In particular, if a contusion begins to swell, this swelling can impair the flow of oxygen to different parts of the brain.
- Concussion – Concussions are the most common type of TBI. While these injuries used to be viewed as “less serious” brain injuries, today it is well-known that even mild concussions can present risks for long-term effects.
- Coup–Countrecoup – A coup-contrecoup injury occurs when the force of impact from an accident causes the brain to bounce off of the skull and suffer trauma on opposite sides. This can involve injuries on either the front and rear of the brain (linear) or on the right and left sides (lateral).
- Diffuse Axonal Injury – A diffuse axonal injury occurs when trauma causes a tear in the connections between the brain and the spinal cord. The potential consequences of a diffuse axonal injury depend on the severity of the tear.
- Intracranial Hematoma – Intracranial hematoma is the medical term for bleeding in the brain. These types of TBI are classified based on where in the brain the bleeding occurs, and the risks associated with these injuries depend on the cause, location, and extent of the bleeding.
- Penetrating Injury (Skull Fracture) – The most severe forms of brain trauma involve penetrating injuries. If an object fractures the skull and enters the brain, this can have immediate permanent consequences, and it will be life-threatening in many cases.
Potential Long-Term Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Regardless of the specific nature of a traumatic brain injury, it is possible for the injury to have long-term consequences. This is especially true in cases involving secondary injuries, where the brain suffers additional trauma before it is able to heal. This trauma can result from a subsequent impact or fall, or it can result from the damage caused by the primary injury.
Both primary and secondary brain injuries can lead to consequences including:
- Anxiety and depression
- Behavioral and mood changes
- Brain disorders and cognitive decline
- Chronic headaches and pain
- Comprised judgment and problem-solving
- Dizziness and vertigo
- Fatigue, sleep disturbances, and insomnia
- Loss of balance, loss of coordination, and difficulty walking
- Loss of bowel and bladder control
- Loss of comprehension ability
- Memory loss and impairment
- Sensory impairments or loss of senses
- Speech impairments
- Traumatic epilepsy
- Weakness or spasticity
If you have suffered brain injuries — whether in a motor vehicle accident in Stroudsburg, slip-and-fall premises accident, medical malpractice accident, or some other scenario —you may be entitled to sue and recover significant damages from the defendant who is responsible for causing your injuries. Pennsylvania law entitles injured plaintiffs to recover a variety of damages to account for the losses they suffer due to another’s negligent, reckless, or intentional misconduct.
Our Stroudsburg Brain Injury Attorney Understand the Temporary and Permanently Disabling Conditions You’re Facing
Brain injuries — more than most other injuries — tend to have severe, sometimes life-altering consequences. Whereas a leg injury might affect your ability to continue in your capacity as a physical laborer, for example, a brain injury could render you incapable of working at a job in Stroudsburg or elsewhere altogether (in your current profession, or in any other profession). Brain injuries often lead to temporary, or even permanent, disabling conditions.
If you have been disabled by virtue of the brain injuries at issue, then you may not only be entitled to receive regular disability benefits (if you are covered by disability insurance) but you may be entitled to sue the defendant for damages that account for losses incurred on the basis of:
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Wage loss
- Loss of earning capacity
- And more
Subtle Changes in Your Health Could be a Warning Sign of a Brain Injury
Brain injuries can lead to subtle changes in lifestyle, too, some of which are not easy to detect early on. For example, your brain injury may lead to changes in your brain’s operation that result in structural depression, or may even influence your ability to form relationships, your ability to memorize, and your ability to feel emotions — the negative possibilities are endless when it comes to lost brain function, sadly.
When making a claim for damages, it’s important that you and your Stroudsburg brain injury attorney consult with medical experts who can perform the necessary tests to determine your brain function and what you have lost as a result of the injuries at issue. By cataloging your damages, you will be well-positioned to make a persuasive damages claim against the defendant.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Stroudsburg Brain Injury Attorney Today
If you have suffered a brain injury due to the fault of another, Pennsylvania law may entitle you to recover damages as compensation. Litigation is rarely simple, however, and as the litigation process progresses, you may find that the lawsuit has become quite complicated. Brain injuries can be severe and even fatal, so it’s important that you obtain the compensation you deserve — without adequate compensation, you could be left with life-altering injuries and no means by which to provide yourself.
Here at Drake, Hileman & Davis, PC, our firm has represented clients in a variety of personal injury and medical malpractice lawsuits since 1985. Our personal injury attorneys are committed to client-centered advocacy, and to that end, we make ourselves available 24/7 to answer any questions and respond to any concerns you may have throughout the litigation process. We work closely with our clients to ensure that — at every phase of litigation — our goals are aligned and that we are able to provide effective, personalized representation.
Call 570-421-8119 to connect to an experienced Stroudsburg brain injury attorney. During the free initial consultation, we will assess your claims and determine how best to move forward with your lawsuit.