We Represent People Suffering From Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
If a loved one has suffered a devastating injury, our team at McDonald at Law will provide the legal counsel you deserve and help to hold the liable parties responsible. Our attorneys have decades of experience in personal injury claims and catastrophic injury cases in Lancaster and throughout Pennsylvania. When you reach out to us, you will have a chance to speak with us directly to ask questions and receive answers. You can rest assured that we possess the credentials, expertise and professional knowledge to secure a successful outcome.
Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury can cause irreparable damage to the brain. Common types of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Coup injuries: A coup injury occurs when a sudden, violent stop causes the brain to accelerate forward and impact the side of the skull.
- Contrecoup injuries: A contrecoup injury occurs when the brain accelerates forward and impacts one side of the skull before bouncing off the other side of the skull.
- Closed injuries: A closed brain injury occurs when the brain is damaged by an external force. It is important to remember that even when a victim’s skull is not fractured, he or she can still suffer a traumatic brain injury.
- Penetrating injuries: A penetrating brain injury occurs when the skull is penetrated by an object or fractured due to an external force. Though all forms of traumatic brain injury are severe, penetrating head injuries can be particularly catastrophic.
- Focal injuries: A focal brain injury occurs at one spot of the brain. Many traumatic brain injuries are focal injuries, as they often result from a specific external force striking the skull at one point.
- Diffuse injuries: A diffuse brain injury (or multifocal brain injury) occurs over a wide area of brain tissue. In many cases, diffuse brain injuries do not result from an external factor. Instead, these injuries may result from hypoxia, meningitis or blood tissue damage.
Knowing what type of injury your loved one has suffered is important since it can help our team determine the cause of your loved one’s injury and establish liability.
Full And Fair Compensation In Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
Because traumatic brain injuries can have such lasting effects on a client and his or her loved ones, damages in these cases can be significant. If it can be shown that your loved one’s injury resulted from another party’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Continuing care costs
- Loss of wages
- Loss of future wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Loss of companionship
- Pain and suffering
In cases where it can be shown that the defendant was recklessly negligent, it may also be possible to file for punitive damages. This type of compensation is levied against the defendant in addition to standard damages to prevent similar actions in the future. In all traumatic brain injury cases, our goal is to recover damages that will be sufficient to provide a lifetime of care.
Reach Out To Our Practice Today And Let Us Get To Work For You
If someone in your family has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to another party’s negligence, we will fight on your behalf. Our team is led by a nationally board-certified personal injury lawyer, and we can leverage this experience to your benefit. Contact McDonald at Law today to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation.