After evaluating and litigating thousands upon thousands of car accident cases over the last three decades as an experienced Philadelphia car crash attorney at Reiff & Bily, I have witnessed many clients contacting me or come to my office claiming that they were having memory issues after a car accident. Typically memory issues are indicative of a concussion and traumatic brain injury (TBI).
A recent study has revealed that adolescents who sustain a traumatic brain injury, whether by a sporting event or car accident, are more likely to experience short term memory loss compared to any other age group. While I have heard many defense attorneys, insurance adjusters, and defense medical doctors claim that young people are able to recover more quickly from concussions and brain injuries, experts now claim that adolescents and teens could be at greater risk of lasting and permanent damage.
Over the last few years, our skilled brain injury legal teams have intensely investigated traumatic brain injuries and concussive symptoms with a group of neuropsychologists and neurologists and have made objective comparisons to pre and post-accident memory, attention span, and ability to perform objective computerized testing; the results have revealed that a concussion can significantly impact the brain and cognitive functioning abilities of the individual. Research has revealed that the frontal regions of the brain are more vulnerable to concussions, and these areas generally oversee executive functions responsible for planning, organizing, and managing information.
If you or a loved one has sustained a concussion or head injury in a Pennsylvania car accident, slip and fall or premise liability accident, amusement park accident or physical assault, it is important to consult physicians who know how to evaluate and treat concussions, as well as seek appropriate recovery with the assistance of an experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer.
For over three decades, the experienced car accident, product liability, amusement accident, and premise liability lawyers of Reiff & Bily have been successfully evaluating and litigating traumatic brain injury cases and always offer a free, no obligation consultation. Contact us toll free at 1-800-421-9595 or online at www.reiffandbily.com.