Brain Injury Lawyer in Allentown, PA
Serious Consequences of Brain Injuries
Every year, approximately 2.6 million people in the United States suffer brain injuries. These are caused by accidents, strokes, tumors, and infections. A brain injury can have a significant and traumatic impact on one’s life. It can affect memory, motor skills, personality, and speech and may cause seizures, headaches, sleep disorders, and paralysis. There are over 5 million Americans currently living with brain injuries who require assistance performing daily activities.
If you or someone you love experienced a brain injury or brain damage as a result of someone else’s misconduct or negligence, you may be able to seek financial compensation. An Allentown brain injury attorney at Knafo Law Offices can talk to you about your right to compensation for medical care, ongoing treatment, in-home care, lost earnings, loss of potential earnings, and emotional trauma.
We have been helping the injured in Pennsylvania since 1982. For a free brain injury case evaluation, call our offices at (610) 756-1098.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) vs. Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
Brain injuries may be classified into two primary categories. The first, traumatic brain injury (TBI), involves brain damage caused by an external force that causes the brain to move inside the skull or that damages the skull, in turn damaging the brain. The second, acquired brain injury (ABI), involves cellular degeneration or damage in the brain. Lack of oxygen to the brain, stroke, tumor, and toxins can all cause this type of brain injury.
The Allentown brain injury lawyers at our firm handle both traumatic brain injury and acquired brain injury claims. Both of these types of brain injuries may be associated with negligence or wrongdoing, and it will take a thorough investigation to determine who is at fault so compensation can be pursued.
The following is a breakdown of the primary causes of brain injuries:
- Traumatic Brain Injury:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Construction falls
- Sports impact injuries
- Acquired Brain Injury:
- Heart attacks
- Birth injuries
- Swimming accidents and near drowning
- Exposure to toxic substances
Concussion Attorney in Allentown
A concussion is a serious type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) that occurs when a blow to the head or body causes the head to move back and forth rapidly and suddenly. The brain then moves within the skull in a bouncing or twisting motion. A concussion is characterized by a temporary loss of normal brain function, and a person who sustains a concussion may experience the following side effects:
- Blurred vision
- Light sensitivity
- Difficulty concentrating
- Short term memory loss
- Irritability or anxiety
If you or someone you love sustained a concussion in an auto accident, construction site fall, workplace accident, or slip and fall accident, call an Allentown concussion lawyer at Knafo Law Offices. We help those who have been injured due to negligence and can advise you of your options. If someone else is to blame, we can work to hold them accountable and responsible for paying your medical bills and more.
Helping Families of Coma Patients in Bethlehem, Easton & the Lehigh Valley
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) defines a coma as “a profound or deep state of unconsciousness.” A person who is in a coma is alive but is unable to move, think, or respond to the environment. Coma patients retain non-cognitive function and normal sleep patterns but are not aware of their surroundings. Comas rarely last longer than 2 to 4 weeks, and a patient who comes out of a coma will typically require some time to recover. Some patients will not regain more than basic functions, while others will make full recoveries.
Comas are caused by injury to the brain, which may come from various sources:
- Head trauma sustained in an accident
- Infection affecting the brain
- Medication or drug overdose
- Lack of oxygen to the brain
- Near drowning
- Brain tumor
- Exposure to toxins
When a coma is brought about by negligence or is mistreated by a medical professional, you need to protect your loved one. Involving an Allentown injury lawyer from our firm is an important step to take so you can consider what options you have in pursuing compensation for their medical treatment and ongoing care.
Wrongful Death $15.2 Million
Wrongful death case ended in a verdict of over $15 million dollars.
Motorcycle Accident $7.25 Million
Using mediation after a motorcycle accident, $7,250,000 was awarded.
Medical Malpractice $4.1 Million
Secured a settlement of over $4 million dollars after medical malpractice occurred.
Negligent Trucker $3 Million
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Workers' Compensation $2.9 Million
$2.9 million dollar settlement involving a workers' compensation case.