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Know Your Rights: Traumatic Brain Injury

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Picture this: You are returning to work after your break, having enjoyed your lunch out in the shining sun. Walking inside your complex, you decide to take the stairs instead of the elevator to your office floor. Then it happens. The tiled floors had recently been waxed, causing the surface to be slick. An unfortunate mistake that only gets worse. Upon trying to catch yourself from the fall, you strike your head off the handrail. Your sunny afternoon has turned disastrous as you spend weeks in the hospital recovering from a traumatic brain injury. Only now, to find, that the damage done was not just surface level, as you face neurological damage that may never be repaired.

Though a dramatized situation, this is a too-real event for many Americans. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a leading cause of death and disability among children and young adults in the United States. Each year an estimated 1.5 million Americans sustain a TBI.”

March is Brain Injury Awareness Month and we at Fellerman & Ciarimboli are here to help you and your loved ones through the process of filing a claim against a company, individual or organization for their negligence which resulted in your biggest nightmare. 

The Elements Of A Brain Injury Case

While each brain injury case is unique, typically a brain injury lawsuit is based on the negligence of another party causing your accident. Because the trauma of the injury and the long-term impacts may not be visible right away, these cases can be difficult. But it’s not impossible to receive compensation. That’s why you need to gather as much information and details about the extent of your injuries for your case.

One of the many details you’ll want to include in your case is the extent of your injuries and how they have been categorized by medical professionals. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, a brain injury is often categorized as mild, moderate, or severe and categorized as traumatic or non-traumatic, depending on how the injury occurred.

The symptoms of each injury are as follows:

  • Mild brain injury: Brief, if any, loss of consciousness; vomiting and dizziness; lethargy and memory loss
  • Moderate brain injury: unconsciousness up to 24 hours; signs of brain trauma; contusions or bleeding; signs of injury on neuroimaging
  • Severe brain injury: Unconsciousness exceeding 24 hours (coma); no sleep/wake cycle during loss of consciousness; signs of injury appear on neuroimaging tests

It’s imperative that if you have not already sought medical attention for your injury, you do so immediately. Then, contact the personal injury and brain injury lawyers of Fellerman & Ciarimboli. You may receive economic and or noneconomic damages for your claim. 


We understand you’re going through a trying time right now. And that’s why the attorneys of Fellerman and Ciarimboli are here to help. We work tirelessly to help ease the financial, caregiving and emotional burdens caused by an accident which resulted in a traumatic brain injury.

If you or someone you love has been injured because of someone’s negligence, don’t delay. Contact the Pennsylvania personal injury lawyers at Fellerman & Ciarimboli today for a free consultation. We fight for the injured. Now accepting clients in Philadelphia, Scranton, Wilkes-Barre, and throughout Pennsylvania.

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