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Child Brain Injury Lawyer

Traumatic brain injuries are a major cause of death and disability in the United States. A severe head injury during childhood can alter the course of a child’s life forever. You have options if your child has suffered a brain injury caused by someone else’s conduct. Find a top-rated, compassionate child brain injury lawyer at Cordisco & Saile LLC to guide you through the legal process.

This page has been written and edited by a team of experienced legal writers . This page was approved by Managing Partner, Michael Saile who has more than 20 years of legal experience as a personal injury attorney.

Experiencing a traumatic brain injury before the brain is fully developed can be life-changing for children and their families. It can necessitate expensive, long-term care and limit the future opportunities available to the affected child. 

If your child or a child you know has been injured due to someone’s negligence, contact Cordisco & Saile LLC. Our trial-experienced child brain injury lawyers serve clients in several areas of Pennsylvania, including Lehigh Valley and Bucks County. They will deftly navigate litigation while making the process easier for you.

Why Trust the Experienced Child Brain Injury Lawyers at Cordisco & Saile

We’re Experienced

With more than 30 years of brain injury litigation experience, our pediatric brain injury attorneys have the skills and knowledge to take on your case. Our connections with life care planners, financial experts, and expert medical witnesses mean your claim will be accurately valued and well-supported.

Our clients have benefited from our award-winning attorneys’ vast legal knowledge and experience over the past 30 years. Our clients say working with us makes them feel comfortable, secure, and informed throughout the legal process. At Cordisco & Saile LLC, we value client trust above all else, and we earn that trust daily through honesty, clear communication, and consistent follow-through on our promises.

We’re Nationally Recognized

Our attorneys have been recognized nationally for their work throughout Pennsylvania and New Jersey helping clients receive life-improving settlements. We are listed as preferred lawyers for the Brain Injury Association of America and have made the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list.

Other examples of our awards and accolades include the following:

  • Listed in the National Trial Lawyers Brain Injury Top 25
  • Rated at the highest level available—AV Preeminent—from peer ratings reviewer Martindale-Hubbell
  • Listed in the National Trial Lawyers Top 100 
  • Listed in the National Trial Lawyers 40 under 40 as a Civil Plaintiff 
  • Recognized at Attorney and Practice Magazine’s Top 10 Attorney Awards 
  • Received a Superb 10.0 rating from AVVO, a leading attorney rating service 
  • Included in the Nation’s Top One Percent by the National Association of Distinguished Counsel 

We’re Empathetic

Having worked with so many victims of medical negligence, our team truly understands what you may be going through. The physical, mental, and emotional toll that traumatic brain injuries take on children and their loved ones is immense. Seeking justice after negligence may seem like just another huge hurdle to clear.

Our team aims to meet you with complete understanding and make the legal process as clear, transparent, and easy as possible to ease your burden. We are dedicated to helping you fight for a settlement that improves the care and opportunities realistically available to you and your family.

We Get Results

Our team is well-known and respected throughout Pennsylvania, including in Bucks County, the Lehigh Valley, and beyond, for getting compensation that enhances our clients’ quality of life after a tragedy.

Our notable case results include the following:

  • $10,000,000 settlement for a first responder injured when he was struck by a truck
  • $2,900,000 settlement for a client who suffered a traumatic brain injury in a motorcycle accident
  • $2,470,000 settlement for a Bristol man seriously injured by an armored car
  • $1,377,000 verdict for a Bucks County car accident victim
  • $1,175,000 settlement for a Bucks County couple due to negligent alcohol service

Can I Sue for a Child Brain Injury?

If someone else caused your child’s brain injury, you can file a lawsuit on your child’s behalf to seek damages for losses such as the following: 

  • Medical bills
  • Lifetime care
  • Loss of potential future income
  • Emotional distress
  • Pain and suffering

Another party may be responsible for your child’s brain injury. Some examples of conduct that could lead to liability for a brain injury are negligent medical care, physical abuse, a sports injury, an automobile accident, or neglectful supervision that allowed an accident to occur. 

If your child was hurt at school, the school or district may be liable. This would be the case if, for example, those supervising your child were negligent or the environment wasn’t safe. Depending on the exact situation, various parties may be held responsible. Some examples of strong legal cases for traumatic brain injury in children include the following: 

  • Improper supervision from a coach
  • Poor or defective equipment from a manufacturer
  • Inadequate upkeep from a venue owner
  • No warning of known dangers from competition organizers 

An attorney from Cordisco & Saile LLC can help determine the strength of your case and walk you through the legal process. 

How Much Compensation Can Be Recovered for a Pediatric Brain Injury?

Compensation varies greatly depending on the state and your specific situation. Consider the following items in your claim to get the compensation you deserve:

  • Current medical expenses: This includes hospital stays, surgeries, medications, physical therapy, psychological treatment, and any other expense related to the management of pediatric severe traumatic brain injury.
  • Future medical expenses: A lifetime care expert can assist your lawyer in calculating the costs of lifetime care, encompassing all related ongoing treatments.
  • Loss of earning capacity: Depending on the severity of your child’s brain injury, their future ability to attend school, work, and more may be affected. Financial and medical experts can help a judge understand what limiting factors your child may face.
  • Emotional damages: Non-economic damages, such as emotional distress and pain and suffering, can severely affect your child and family, making you eligible for further compensation.

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury in Children

In children and adolescents up to age 14, the most common causes of traumatic brain injury are: 

  • Falls, which occur in more than 50 percent of all pediatric cases
  • Struck by or against events, which account for about 25 percent of all pediatric cases
  • Motor vehicle accidents, which occur in less than seven percent of all pediatric cases
  • Assault, which happens in about three percent of all pediatric cases
  • Unknown or other circumstances, which account for 15 percent of all pediatric cases

Symptoms of Child Brain Injuries

If you’re worried your child may have suffered a traumatic brain injury, schedule a pediatric traumatic brain injury assessment with your child’s doctor to check for the following symptoms:

  • Fatigue
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Headaches
  • Mobility or balance issues
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Pain
  • Diminished strength
  • Partial temporary paralysis
  • Seizures
  • Difficulty hearing or hypersensitivity to sound
  • Problems with vision and sensitivity to light
  • Loss of taste or smell
  • Disproportionate pain when touched
  • Anger and new or worsening mood regulation
  • Problems speaking clearly
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Muscle spasms
  • Inability to read, write, or spell correctly
  • New or worsening anxiety or depression
  • New or worsening problems with poor planning or judgment

Contact Our Pediatric Brain Injury Lawyers

The award-winning team at Cordisco & Saile LLC is ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us online or by phone at 215-642-2335 and share your story so that we can start investigating what happened to your child and who may be liable.

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