A traumatic brain injury is caused by a blow or jolt to the head that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Brain injures can result in a wide range of symptoms and disabilities. No two brain injuries are the same. And frequently, the consequence of two similar injuries may have signifcantly different symptoms. In some cases, certain indicators may appear immediately. Other times, symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may not be present for days or weeks after the incident. The leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are trip/slip and falls, car accidents, incidents where a person is struck by an object on the head, violence and sports injuries.
Brent Wieand is an aggressive personal injury lawyer in Philadelphia with significant experience representing accident victims who have suffered traumatic brain injuries. He understands that the impact a brain injury can have on accident victims and their family members can be devastating. Thats why he fights so hard on their behalf.
Proving a closed head injury can sometimes be difficult because symptoms associated with brain injuries may not be visible on a CT scan/MRI, or could also be found in otherwise healthy person. To overcome these obstacles, Brent works with top experts such as neurologists and psychiatrists to link the injury to the accident. When a claim involves a diffuse brain injury, a neuropsychologist may be used to prove causation and damages.
From expert witnesses to demonstrative evidence, every detail is important when proving a serious brain injury claim. Attorney Wieand will give you the personalized attention needed to fully understand your unique circumstances and prove your case. Trust your case to an experienced trial lawyer who is knowledgeable of the science behind brain injuries and the law.If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury and have a legal question call experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer Brent Wieand directly at 1 (215) 666-7777 for a free case evaluation.
A traumatic brain injury can be mild, moderate or severe. Mild tramatic brain injuries will generally involve one or more of the following symptoms:
In cases of a mild brain injury or concussion, permanent changes of memory and concentration can occur, even absent loss of consciousness. A severe head injury happens if there is loss of consciousness of at least 24 hours.
Many closed head injuries are caused by slip/trip and fall accidents, sports and automobile accidents. In general, there are six main types of closed head injuries.
Closed head injuries can be focal or diffuse. Focal head injuries, such as a heamatoma or intracranial hemorrhage, are confined to one area of the brain. They can be visually verified by a CT scan or MRI.
Diffuse head injuries, like sub concussive impacts and concussions, occur throughout the brain and are difficult to detect and define. They can result from acceleration damage to the brain which can alter brain function. Diffuse brain injuries are known to cause progressively severe brain dysfunction. Diffuse brain injuries cannot be readily observed by x-rays or other brain scans. Diffuse injuries are often characterized as one of three types:
*Disclosure: This article does not constitute legal or medical advice. You should always consult with a legal or medical professional if you have questions about your legal rights or medical condition. Attorney Brent Wieand is an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney in Philadelphia. He is proud to serve clients throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey.