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Philadelphia Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Though most people will deal with some kind of injury in their lifetime, there are few things more devastating than a brain injury. These injuries, unlike many others, have the potential to affect you not only physically, but they can also affect your mental abilities.

At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we are ready to help you through this. Our knowledgeable and experienced catastrophic injury attorneys will work to investigate what happened. We will work to ensure that you receive compensation for all of your injury-related expenses. When you need a Philadelphia traumatic brain injury lawyer, contact us today.

What Are Brain Injuries?

When we talk about traumatic brain injuries, we want you to know that they are not all created equal. When a person breaks an arm, the results and course of treatment are fairly straightforward. However, TBIs are more complicated.

Brain injuries can range from minor (concussions) to severe.

Concussions are TBIs

We have all heard of concussions, but you may not realize that there are around 3.8 million sports-related concussions each year in the United States. This number is probably low, as many concussions go unreported. Concussions are common injuries in sports and occur regularly in children and teens who play contact sports.

These injuries must be taken seriously by schools, coaches, and recreational staff. Minor concussions can become major TBIs, as the effects of concussions are cumulative. A player must receive proper medical attention and not be allowed to return to play until they are completely healed. If a coach allows a player with a known concussion to return, they could be held accountable for further injuries.

Major TBIs

There are more than 5.3 million people living with disabilities caused by traumatic brain injuries in the US. They have many causes but are primarily the result of:

Traumatic brain injuries can affect a person in many ways, including their physical abilities, cognitive abilities, and emotions. It can be hard to predict how much care a person will need in the immediate aftermath of a brain injury, but the effects of these injuries are often long-term or permanent.

Care for victims of traumatic brain injuries can become incredibly expensive over time. Do you know if insurance will cover the costs? An attorney in Philadelphia could help you secure compensation to pay for the brain damage care.

How a Brain Injury Attorney Can Help

When you have sustained a TBI you may now be facing a range of challenges. At the very least, your injuries will require some form of medical treatment. You may not be prepared to pay for such treatment.

Severe brain injuries can result in the need for lifelong care. They may also prevent you from working and earning an income.

Although such struggles can be overwhelming, you should at least know that you have the right to seek compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and other such losses if you were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. Additionally, in Pennsylvania, if you were injured in a car accident or workplace accident, you do not need to prove negligence to justify filing a claim for compensation.

However, the fact that you may technically be eligible to recover compensation does not mean securing what you are owed will be an easy process if you attempt to do so on your own. Strongly consider enlisting the help of a Philadelphia brain trauma lawyer in these circumstances. We can assist you in the following critical ways:

Investigating Your Accident

Again, except in special circumstances, you will often need to prove that your accident resulted from another party’s carelessness to demonstrate you have grounds to recover compensation. Gathering the evidence necessary to prove negligence will typically require conducting an investigation.

Investigating your accident may involve such steps as:

  • Interviewing witnesses
  • Acquiring and reviewing any photos/footage of the accident that may be available
  • Evaluating the conditions at the scene of the accident
  • Coordinating with experts to re-create the accident if necessary

Conducting such an investigation may not be a task that you can handle on your own. Luckily, the experts at our law firm have the resources and qualifications necessary to investigate an accident on your behalf.

Negotiating With the Insurance Company

Pursuing the compensation you may be eligible to recover after an accident that leaves you with a head or brain injury will often involve filing a claim to collect from the negligent party’s insurance carrier.

Insurance companies are not usually motivated to offer victims proper compensation. Like all businesses, the main priority of an insurance company is to maximize its profits and minimize its losses.

An insurance adjuster may attempt to deny your claim if you file it without providing sufficient evidence of negligence. If denying your claim entirely is not an option, an insurance adjuster may nevertheless offer an unreasonably low settlement.

Do not make the mistake of working with the insurance company directly. An attorney will understand how the insurer is likely to respond to your claim. When an insurance company’s initial offers are too low, your lawyer is prepared to negotiate for a more appropriate settlement.

Allowing your lawyer to handle your case will also give you more freedom to focus on your recovery. This is critical in the aftermath of an accident that causes a head or brain injury.

Call a Philadelphia Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney to Learn What Happens Next

When you or someone you love has experienced a brain injury that was caused by another person’s negligence, please seek legal assistance immediately. At Soloff & Zervanos, P.C., we understand the complexity of these cases and will work to secure the compensation you deserve. This can include:

  • Your medical expenses related to the incident
  • Lost income and benefits if you are unable to work
  • Pain and suffering/loss of enjoyment of life damages
  • Punitive damages against those responsible

This is a challenging time for you and we will not back down as we pursue what you deserve. When you need a Philadelphia traumatic brain injury lawyer, you can contact us.