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The consequences of a brain injury can change your life forever. If you recently suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident, it’s important to ask for help. The experienced Philadelphia brain injury lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC are ready to help you fight for the compensation you need and deserve.

Since 2014, our award-winning Pennsylvania trial attorneys have been tireless advocates for brain injury victims and grieving families. We’ve dedicated our careers to helping our clients stand up to tough insurance companies and negligent parties, and our top results speak for themselves. Our law firm has won tens of millions of dollars on behalf of clients like you.

You too can benefit from our experience, resources, and passion for justice. Contact our law office to learn more. We offer a free case evaluation and are always available to take your call.

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What is a brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a head injury that disrupts the brain’s normal cognitive function. Even a minor blow to the head can damage the brain and impair its ability to operate properly.

Brain injuries fall into one of three classifications depending on the length of time the victim loses consciousness and the severity of their side effects.

  • Mild traumatic brain injury: loss of consciousness for 30 minutes or less
  • Moderate traumatic brain injury: loss of consciousness between 30 minutes and 24 hours
  • Severe traumatic brain injury: loss of consciousness lasting more than 24 hours

The greater the impact the brain injury has on cognitive function, memory, physical mobility, and psychological state, the more severe the injury.

Open vs. Closed Head Injury

Two types of head injuries can cause a TBI: open and closed.

An open head injury occurs when the skull, which normally protects the brain, is damaged. When the skull is pierced, punctured, or fractured, it leaves the brain susceptible to outside elements, such as debris, fragments from a crash, shrapnel, and flying objects. Gunshot wounds are a common example of an open head injury.

A closed head injury occurs when the victim suffers a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. The force of impact causes the brain to shift, tilt, turn, and/or move rapidly in the skull. When the brain moves, it can tear, shred, and/or make contact with the hard bone of the skull, resulting in damage.

Types of Brain Injuries

There are many types of traumatic brain injuries, including:

  • Concussion
  • Hemorrhage
  • Hematoma
  • Aneurysm
  • Edema
  • Hypoxic/anoxic brain injury
  • Diffuse axonal injury
  • Coup-contrecoup brain injury
  • Hypoxic brain injury
  • Anoxic brain injury
  • Second impact syndrome

It’s possible to sustain one or more brain injuries if you are involved in a serious accident in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. If you or someone you know experienced a head injury, take our concussion quiz.

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What causes most traumatic brain injuries in Philadelphia?

The most common cause of a traumatic brain injury is a sudden and unexpected bump, blow, or jolt to the head.

At Cordisco & Saile LLC, we represent clients who have suffered brain injuries as a result of:

Do not hesitate to contact our Philadelphia brain injury attorneys to discuss your legal rights if you’ve recently sustained a blow to the head in an accident. If someone else is responsible for your accident, our team can help you move forward with a legal claim for damages.

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How can Cordisco & Saile LLC help if I’ve suffered a brain injury in an accident?

A traumatic brain injury can touch every corner of your life. It can cause excruciating physical pain, generate costly medical bills and drain your finances, and impose severe suffering and distress. If someone else is responsible for putting you in this situation, they must be held accountable. However, at-fault parties (and their insurance companies) aren’t going to be eager to accept responsibility and pay you the money you deserve.

That’s where the Philadelphia personal injury lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC can help.

For decades, our Philadelphia traumatic brain injury lawyers have been going toe to toe with hospitals, insurance companies, huge corporations, and other tough defendants on behalf of deserving clients like you. We’ve won millions in the process.

When you choose Cordisco & Saile LLC, you will enjoy the atmosphere and service of a small family firm while benefiting from resources to match the largest firms in the great city of Philadelphia.

You can focus on your rest and recovery while we:

  • Take care of every aspect of your brain injury claim
  • Gather information and evidence relevant to your case
  • Bring in medical professionals, accident reconstructionists, forensic specialists, psychologists, and other experts as we investigate, analyze, and value your claim
  • Counter arguments that you share responsibility for your TBI
  • Negotiate with the responsible party, insurance company, and other defendants on your behalf
  • Bring your case to a jury in Philadelphia if you don’t get a reasonable settlement offer

Our brain injury law firm in Philadelphia is here to make your recovery as smooth as possible. We know how much of a difference a financial award can make as you get back on your feet, and we’re ready to do everything in our power to get you every cent you deserve.

Contact our law office to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation to learn more.

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What damages can I get if I’ve suffered a brain injury in Philadelphia?

By filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit, you can seek economic damages and non-economic damages from responsible parties.

Economic damages are awarded to make up for the financial consequences of your accident and brain injury. By receiving an economic award, you should be put back in the financial position you were in before your TBI.

Examples include:

  • Medical transportation
  • Hospitalization
  • Emergency medical treatment
  • Ongoing medical care
  • Future medical bills
  • Rehabilitation
  • Therapy
  • Nursing care
  • Lost wages
  • Disability
  • Property damage

Non-economic damages are awarded to compensate for things that don’t have a set financial cost or value. Instead, these are consequences that are highly personal and subjective and tend to vary from one situation to the next.

Examples include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Reduced quality of life
  • Embarrassment
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Loss of consortium

How much money is my Philadelphia brain injury case worth?

Our brain injury lawyers will carefully evaluate your case with the help of experts and specialists. We’ll rely on their expertise and insight as we identify your damages and work to accurately assess what they’re worth.

Important considerations include:

  • The type of traumatic brain injury you’ve sustained
  • Whether you will make a full recovery
  • Your earning capacity before and after your TBI
  • Whether your brain injury has aggravated a pre-existing medical condition
  • Shared fault and responsibility
  • Your age
  • Psychological and emotional impacts of the accident and resulting TBI

The Philadelphia brain injury attorney you hire can also affect your financial recovery. At Cordisco & Saile LLC, we’ve led brain injury victims to millions of dollars in monetary awards, including:

Learn more about how our law firm can help you maximize your recovery by contacting us today.

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Understanding Liability in Pennsylvania Brain Injury Cases

Under Pennsylvania state law, anyone who shares responsibility for an accident can be liable for resulting injuries. So, anyone who directly or indirectly contributed to the accident that caused your brain injury can be on the hook for your costs and suffering.

Depending on what type of accident caused your brain injury, potentially liable parties could include:

  • Motorists, including drivers of passenger cars, motorcycles, or trucks
  • Bicyclists
  • Pedestrians
  • Employers
  • Property owners
  • Hospitals
  • Health care providers
  • Nursing homes
  • Schools
  • Daycare centers
  • Government agencies
  • Product manufacturers

Since Pennsylvania has adopted modified comparative negligence rules, your own contributions to your accident can affect your ability to recover compensation.

Sharing 51 percent or more responsibility will bar a financial recovery. If your liability is equal to or less than half, you can win a financial award. However, your damages will be reduced based on your liability. If you’re 30 percent at fault, your damages will be reduced by 30 percent to reflect that.

Is there a statute of limitations for brain injury lawsuits in Pennsylvania?

Philadelphia generally gives brain injury victims two years to file a claim or lawsuit for damages. The statute of limitations begins to run on the date an injury is sustained or diagnosed, whichever is later.

If a brain injury is fatal, the statute of limitations begins to run on the date of the victim’s wrongful death.

Don’t let the deadline come and go without taking action. Once the statute of limitations expires, so does your right to file a claim and secure compensation.

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We are proud to announce the selection of one of our attorneys, Michael Saile, to the Brain Injury Association of America’s (BIAA) Preferred Attorneys Program. This is an exclusive database comprised of expert brain injury lawyers practicing in personal injury. Cordisco & Saile LLC has been selected as a personal injury expert in Pennsylvania.

The days, weeks, and months after a brain injury can be devastating. Fortunately, you’re not alone. The experienced Philadelphia brain injury lawyers at Cordisco & Saile LLC are here to help you get through this difficult time.

We’ll provide the support and guidance you need as you begin to move forward with your life. We’ll take on the insurance provider and negligent parties so that you can focus on getting better.

Put decades of experience and a team that’s won millions in your corner. Level the playing field and give yourself every advantage. Contact our brain injury lawyers in Philadelphia to arrange a free consultation now.

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