Philadelphia Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Lawyer
Philadelphia law firm Meirowitz & Wasserberg has the resources and compassion to diligently represent traumatic brain injury victims. The firm’s attorneys have recovered millions of dollars for clients over the years and are ready to fight for traumatic brain injury victims.
- How do TBIs typically occur?
- What are the effects of a TBI?
- How can a TBI attorney help me?
- What are the recoverable damages in a TBI case?1
- Who may be liable in a brain injury lawsuit?
- Frequently Asked Questions
- When Should I Contact a Lawyer After a Brain Injury?
- What makes Meirowitz & Wasserberg the best choice?
- Speak to a Philadelphia Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Today
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) significantly alter an individual’s life. The losses they face can be overwhelming emotionally and financially. When the TBI results from someone’s negligence, the victim does not have to shoulder their losses alone. A traumatic brain injury lawyer can help them recover substantial compensation to help them rebuild their lives.
Living in Philadelphia with a TBI is not easy, and it may rob you of the ability to enjoy your life in the City of Brotherly Love. If someone is responsible for your injury, let the Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Meirowitz & Wasserberg fight to get you the financial resources you need.
How do TBIs typically occur?
A TBI can occur in any situation where the head is subjected to extreme forces. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the following are the most common causes of TBIs in the United States:
- Falls, which account for almost half of all TBIs treated at hospitals
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Assaults, including firearms-related assaults
Other common causes of TBIs include medical malpractice, defective products, and sports injuries.
What are the effects of a TBI?
Mild TBIs, often referred to as concussions, are the most common type of TBIs and occur when the head experiences a blow or a jolt. Concussions can cause disturbances in thought patterns, sleeping habits, and feelings. It can also affect cognitive abilities. Although mild, TBIs are serious, and medical care is necessary.
Moderate and severe TBIs can lead to serious medical complications and death. Five-year outcomes for individuals with TBIs show that less than a third get better, nearly a quarter die, and 30% get worse. Victims face an array of frightening symptoms and outcomes that affect the rest of their lives, including:
- Loss of motor functions
- Loss of speech
- Loss of vision
- Loss of cognitive ability
Most must spend the rest of their lives making special adjustments just to survive, which is expensive and time-consuming.
How can a TBI attorney help me?
A TBI attorney can significantly increase the compensation you receive for your injuries. Through direct negotiations with insurance companies and attorneys, your attorney will fight to raise the figure until it reaches a suitable amount.
A TBI attorney will also be performing all of the lawyer duties you would imagine, including:
- Evidence collection
- Filing paperwork
- Responding to adjusters and attorneys
- Preparing your case for trial if necessary
With a TBI lawyer handling your case, you get much-needed time to address the difficult changes in your life and start moving forward.
What are the recoverable damages in a TBI case?
Victims of negligent actors are allowed to demand compensation for the damages their injuries have caused. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI, you are familiar with the financial impact and the emotional toll an injury of this magnitude takes.
In your personal injury or wrongful death claim, you have the right to seek compensation for both economic and non-economic damages.
Economic or Special Damages
Economic damages take money directly from your pocket. Medical care and medical transportation costs are an example, as well as loss of income due to missing work and lost economic opportunities.
Non-Economic or General Damages
Non-economic damages, although lacking a built-in price tag like a medical bill, do just as much damage as economic damages. They include:
- Pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish and emotional distress
- Loss of consortium
Your TBI lawyer in Philadelphia will negotiate fiercely to get the compensation that fully encompasses your economic and non-economic damages.
In some cases, plaintiffs can seek punitive damages, which penalize the defendant for particularly bad behavior. They are not common and are only awarded when your attorney can prove that the defendant willingly engaged in wanton or reckless behavior that created a substantial risk of serious bodily harm.
Who may be liable in a brain injury lawsuit?
Depending on the circumstances, one or more individuals may be liable for your TBI. For example, if the injury were due to a drunk or distracted driver, the driver would be liable. In a slip-and-fall accident, the owner of a store or building might be responsible. Whoever acted negligently toward you and caused your injury may be liable for damages.
Frequently Asked Questions
You should not accept any offer from an insurance company until you have met with a Philadelphia TBI lawyer. It’s best to let your attorney negotiate with your insurance company. Once adjusters know you have representation, they realize you won’t accept an inadequate offer of compensation.
Every case is different, which makes it impossible to give any predictions without reviewing a case. Less complex cases tend to get resolved much quicker than more complex ones.
Negotiations can take time and may not always lead to a swift payout. At Meirowitz & Wasserberg, we do all we can to get financial relief to our clients as quickly as possible.
When Should I Contact a Lawyer After a Brain Injury?
If you are interested in pursuing the maximum compensation allowable, you should contact a lawyer immediately after you are injured. Once an injury occurs and a claim is filed, a skilled injury attorney must safeguard your right to maximum compensation.
Meirowitz & Wasserberg works with TBI clients on a contingency basis. In other words, the compensation you are awarded determines our fee. If you get zero compensation, then you pay no fees.
What makes Meirowitz & Wasserberg the best choice?
Many national law firms trust us to handle their most important personal injury cases. They have confidence in Meirowitz & Wasserberg because our results are reliable. You can trust us to fight hard to get the necessary resources to care for your needs.
When you choose Meirowitz & Wasserberg, you get a firm that has:
- A track record of multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts for clients
- A legal team of nationally recognized and trusted attorneys
- Deep respect and care for clients
- Free initial consultations
You don’t have to face your losses alone. We have the resources and the compassion to help you pursue the relief you need. Although we can never guarantee results, we can guarantee our dedication to your case.
Speak to a Philadelphia Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Today
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