Acts of physical violence and assault can happen to anyone, anywhere. Whether committed by a stranger or by someone you thought you knew or could trust, the injuries sustained by victims can be severe.
At Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C., we represent people who have suffered brain injuries as the result of violent acts and assaults. Our experienced brain injury attorneys understand the immediate and long term impacts your injuries can have on every area of your life. We fight for your rights, so that you can get the compensation you need to recover.
Brain Injuries Related To Acts Of Violence
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that brain injuries are a leading cause of death and disability in the United States, resulting in more than 2.5 million hospital emergency room visits each year. Brain injuries can occur any time there is a bump, blow, or jolt to the head that interrupts the normal functioning of the brain. Impacts vary depending on the force of the blow, and may include:
- Headaches and dizziness;
- Memory loss;
- Sleep disturbances and mood disorders;
- Problems communicating or comprehending what is said;
- Lack of coordination;
- Disruption of the body’s regulatory functions, resulting in coma or even death.
The CDC estimates roughly one out of every 10 brain injuries is the result of physical violence and assaults. For those aged 15 to 24, violence is the leading cause of brain injury-related hospital visits, while it is the leading cause of brain injury-related death for children under four. Acts of violence that can result in brain injuries include domestic violence, sexual assault, and child abuse, assault and battery, and attempted homicide.
An Attorney Can Help You with Your Injuries
Law enforcement may be able to bring charges against those who commit violent acts and assaults resulting in brain injuries, but victims are often left to deal with the ongoing medical costs and expenses. While victims compensation funds, such as those available through the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, can help offset some of these costs, they generally do not compensate victims for pain and suffering or future expenses they are likely to incur.
At Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. we assist victims of violence related brain injuries in filing a personal injury lawsuit against their attacker. Depending on the circumstances and the nature of your injuries, you may be entitled to the following types of damages:
- Medical expenses, including the costs of future treatments and ongoing care;
- Lost wages and future losses in income you are likely to suffer;
- Compensation for pain, suffering, and mental anguish you endured as the result of both your attack and your injuries.
Have You Suffered A Brain Injury As The Result of Violence or Assault?
If you have suffered a brain injury as the result of a violent act or assault, contact Cohen, Placitella & Roth, P.C. today. Our brain injury attorneys can advise you on how to hold responsible parties accountable for the damages you have suffered, so that you can get the compensation you deserve.