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Compensation For Traumatic Brain Injuries

Head and brain injuries are among the most traumatic and life-altering injuries a person can suffer. They can profoundly affect the entire course of your life.

At Schemery Zicolello, we want to help you obtain compensation for pain and suffering, medical care and any other assistance you may need. We represent clients in Williamsport, in throughout Central Pennsylvania. If you or someone you love has experienced a brain injury caused by a work accident, motor vehicle collision or negligence, our lawyers will help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Auto Accident Injury Attorneys

A severe blow to the head suffered from an automobile or heavy construction accident can cause the brain to shake with such force that it bruises upon contact with the skull. Initially, the resulting concussion, post-concussive syndrome (PCS) or traumatic brain injury (TBI) may leave the individual dazed or temporarily unconscious with a terrible headache. However, unseen physical damage to the brain can result in long-term complications and even death.

Types Of Head Injuries

There are several types of head and brain injuries that include a vast range of damage to the brain. Trauma generally results from a quick jolt to the head that causes the brain to come into contact with the skull, thus bruising it and allowing for severe swelling. Effects may seem minor and temporary, but are usually critical and enduring. Severe head and brain trauma can reduce the victim's quality of life forever. Some common head and brain injuries include:

  • Concussion: A concussion is a temporary injury that generally results from a less-severe jolt to the head. Victims may lose consciousness or experience black-out moments where they are conscious but cannot remember what has happened. The symptoms for concussions usually include headaches along with problems concentrating and lack of memory, judgment, balance and coordination. Patients are closely monitored and told to rest.
  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): When a patient is diagnosed with TBI, he or she has most likely suffered injuries that may cause bruising, bleeding, torn tissues and other physical damage to the brain. Mild TBI may cause temporary dysfunction of brain cells; however, severe TBI can lead to nerve damage, major cognitive problems like memory loss and slow learning, communication problems, behavioral and emotional changes like depression and mood swings, sensory problems, degenerative brain disease, coma, and even death.
  • Post-Concussive Syndrome (PCS): The symptoms of PCS are similar to those of a concussion. However, PCS allows those symptoms to pervade for months or even years. PCS often happens to people who have experienced multiple concussions, but can happen after only one. The effects of PCS can lead to extreme anxiety and depression and serious thoughts of suicide.

Brain Injuries Often Occur In Car Accidents

Brain injuries often occur in car crashes. Slip-and-fall accidents, falling objects and sports injuries can all result in concussions, PCS or TBI. Serious brain injuries can happen almost anywhere. The brain is a fragile organ. Any shock or trauma the brain suffers can result in some level of injury, ranging from headaches to diminished function that lasts from a moments to a lifetime. At Schemery Zicolello, our veteran personal injury attorneys will fight for your rights as an injured victim. Since 1996, we have been helping people like you who are unfortunate sufferers of serious brain injuries.

Contact Us Today For A Free Case Evaluation

If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury because of the negligence of someone else, please call Schemery Zicolello today so that we can help you get the help you need. Call 570-279-4371 or (toll free) 866-497-7991, or contact us online, and let us fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve. Call today.