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Philadelphia Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be life-changing.

Out of every possible injury, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can is one of the most catastrophic for both the victims and their family.

If another person’s negligence has caused you or a loved one to suffer a TBI, it is imperative to understand your legal rights and work with an experienced Philadelphia traumatic brain injury attorney that can obtain the compensation you need.

Contact Rosenbaum Injury Law today to get started with a free case evaluation or call us at (215)-569-0200.

Why Choose Rosenbaum Injury Law?

At Rosenbaum Injury Law, we understand the true cost of a traumatic brain injury and will dedicate the attention your case needs to ensure you obtain fair compensation.

With more than 50 years of experience in personal injury law and medical malpractice, we have a significant background in helping brain injury victims resolve their cases favorably. Our team has also achieved multiple medical malpractice and jury verdicts ranging from $500,000 to $6,000,000.

Additionally, we hire a variety of medical experts in their respective fields to help you build the strongest case possible. When we hire these experts, we do this since we believe in aggressive and comprehensive representation for your benefit.

Meet Lead Attorney Jeff Rosenbaum

Attorney Jeff Rosenbaum

No matter how devastating a traumatic brain injury is, Jeff Rosenbaum prides himself on giving each client and family the personal attention they deserve. Since the inception of Rosenbaum Injury Law in 1992, Mr. Rosenbaum has helped over 20,000 clients deal with the difficulties associated with navigating the insurance system after a serious injury.

Jeff devotes his time to provide dedicated and caring legal assistance to victims and families and at the same time fighting the insurance companies to ensure his clients are fully compensated.

So if you or a loved one have suffered from a traumatic brain injury, trust Mr. Rosenbaum to handle your case with the utmost care and empathy.


Here’s what some of our proud clients have to say about working with us.

“Rosenbaum & Associates is hands down amazing. I was always able to stay in contact with Mr. Rosenbaum to keep me updated on the status of my claim without any problems. I am extremely satisfied with my decision choosing Rosenbaum & Associates and I recommend them to everyone.”

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“I joined Rosenbaum’s law firm 2 years ago and it was the best move ever. He wasted no time taking care of my case. He and his staff made me feel like family, not just another client. I would recommend others to him without hesitation.


“I have used this firm twice and I had great results on both cases. I would definitely refer my friends and family to use them and refer others as well. If you want an experienced attorney and great results and you want someone who will fight to get you what you deserve I would tell anyone and everyone this firm is it.”


Case Results

$5,000,000 – Medical Malpractice

Following a car accident while pregnant, the client was rushed to the hospital. Fetal monitoring strips indicated distress, yet the doctor delayed an emergency C-section, leading to significant brain damage in the baby.

$2,000,000 – Pedestrian Accident

A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle in a mall parking lot, resulting in a fractured leg requiring multiple surgeries.

$1,000,000+ – Thumb/Hand Injury

Due to a car making an illegal U-turn, the client’s hand struck the inside of the car, resulting in nerve damage to the hand and thumb.

Table of Contents

How Can A Lawyer Help?

What Are Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Common Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Brain Injury Statistics

Symptoms of A Traumatic Brain Injury

Leading Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Long-Term Consequences of A Brain Injury

Available Damages After An Accident

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Frequently Asked Questions

How Can a Philadelphia Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Help You?

If someone causes a traumatic brain injury as a result of negligent actions or wrongdoing, the individual or company can be responsible for compensating the victim and family members for all of the health issues that result.

The average lifetime cost of care for a TBI can be very high. Securing the amount of compensation you and your family need for ongoing treatment, rehabilitation and to remain financially secure in the future will likely require the help of an attorney.

Doing so will require an extensive investigation into your accident, collecting clear and convincing evidence of the at-fault party’s wrongdoing, getting a comprehensive diagnosis and an estimate for future medical care.

The Philadelphia traumatic brain injury attorneys at our firm have the resources to complete these tasks and build a solid case, as well as hire experts who can testify to the cause of the accident, the extent of your brain injury, and its long-term impact on your life.

What Are Traumatic Brain Injuries?

A TBI is most often caused by a sudden impact or blow to the head, disrupting the normal function of the brain. There are two categories of TBIs, open and closed.

Open Head Injury

Also called a penetrating brain injury, it occurs when there is a break in the skull, and a foreign object penetrates the brain. This type of TBI is typically associated with violence, such as gunshot or knife wounds. However, a fractured skull can cause bone fragments to enter the brain.

Closed Head Injury

A rapid forward or backward movement shakes the brain, causing bruising or tearing of brain tissue and blood vessels. There is no penetrating injury. This type of TBI is commonly associated with car accidents or falls.

Common Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Below are a list of the most common types of traumatic brain injuries.

Concussion: A mild TBI that may involve most symptoms of brain injury, including headache, dizziness, ringing in the ears, memory problems, and confusion.

Coup-contrecoup Injuries: An external force that causes your brain to hit the inside of your skull repeatedly, damaging multiple areas of the brain. For instance, when your head is thrown violently back into the headrest and then forward towards the steering wheel in a car crash.

Diffuse Axonal Injuries (DAI): One of the most severe types of TBI, which happens because the brain is shaken or twisted, causing connecting fibers (axons) to tear. The severity of symptoms often depends on the size of the tear.

Intracranial Hematoma: Collection of blood outside of blood vessels, which can be life-threatening if not treated immediately. There are three types of brain hematomas:

Epidural hematomas: Blood collection between the skull and brain.

Subdural hematomas: Blood collection under the thin layer of protection surrounding the brain.

Intracerebral hematoma: The collection of blood within the brain itself or the brain’s tissues.

These common types of TBI are described individually, but after an accident, TBI victims often have a combination of brain injuries.

Brain Injury Statistics

The brain is the center of thought, personality, and bodily control, but it’s also a highly sensitive organ susceptible to injury and permanent damage despite the protection of a bony outer skull and a cushioning layer of fluid. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), brain injuries are a serious problem in the United States. CDC data includes the following statistics:

  • There are close to 190 brain injury deaths per day in the U.S. and close to 600 hospitalizations for brain injuries
  • Over 69,000 TBI deaths occurred in the U.S. in 2021
  • People over the age of 75 have the highest number of hospitalizations and deaths, at 32% of hospitalizations, and 28% of deaths
  • Males are three times more likely to die of brain injuries than females
  • One or more TBIs in childhood may impact a child’s cognitive development, behavior regulation, and social interactions

Not only do elderly fall victims face a higher risk of TBI, but sometimes TBI symptoms are missed in the elderly because the signs of a brain injury may mimic dementia and signs of aging.

Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

A severe, life-threatening traumatic brain injury is usually instantly recognizable with a loss of consciousness, unequal pupils, and coma. However, some brain injuries present only mild symptoms that may worsen in the hours and days after the initial injury due to bleeding, inflammation, and pressure. After a blow to the head or sudden violent shaking, seek medical attention if you experience symptoms such as the following:

  • Worsening headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Vision problems
  • Balance and coordination problems
  • Memory problems
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Numbness or tingling in the extremities
  • Anxiety, restlessness, or irritability
  • Changes in mood or personality
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Speech problems
  • Seizures

Seeking prompt medical attention can minimize the damage from a traumatic brain injury. It’s essential to have a thorough medical examination after an accident, even if you feel you aren’t seriously injured. If you develop further symptoms in the hours following a crash, fall, or other injury, it’s critical to seek emergency medical care.

Two doctors examining the severity of a brain injury

Leading Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

There are certain types of accidents that more commonly cause TBIs than others. Those include:


Falls are the leading source of TBIs. Older adults and young children are at a higher risk of suffering a TBI in a fall. Examples include falling on a slippery surface, downstairs, off a ladder, from a bed, etc.

Being Struck by or Against an Object

The second leading cause of TBIs is being struck by or against an object. A person’s head can be hit by a falling object, for example, a pipe from a construction site or a piece of ceiling tile, which can cause brain damage if the force of impact is significant.

Motor Vehicle Accidents

TBIs often occur when a victim’s head strikes the dashboard or another solid surface during a motor vehicle accident. Experiencing whiplash can also cause a TBI if the jarring forces are strong enough to cause the brain to collide with the inside surface of the skull.

What Are the Long-Term Consequences of a Brain Injury?

Fortunately, the majority of brain injuries are mild concussions and victims recover completely within a week. However, even concussions can sometimes have lasting effects, including persistent post-concussive symptoms like anxiety and mood changes. Frequent concussions can lead to an Alzheimer’s-like form of dementia later in life. For more serious brain injuries with permanent damage to portions of the brain, long-term consequences include the following:

  • A need for rehabilitative therapies like speech therapy, physical therapy, and occupational therapy
  • Difficulty accomplishing routine tasks
  • Difficulty with speech and language
  • Personality changes including loss of inhibition or inappropriate behaviors
  • Loss of fine motor skills
  • Mood swings
  • Sleep disorders
  • Memory and concentration problems

Many victims of serious brain injuries regain their independence with intensive rehabilitative and occupational therapies, but some victims require assisted living care. A serious brain injury can cause significant life-long impairment and challenges for the injury victim and their family.

Available Damages After a Traumatic Brain Injury Accident

Damages pursued on behalf of brain injury victims and their loved ones include:

Medical Bills & Expenses

Including current and future bills for acute care, surgical procedures, physical and occupational therapy, prescription medications, medical equipment, in-home care, and more.

Lost Income

A severe TBI may cause a victim never to work again or force them into a different line of work. Damages can be recovered for both past and future loss of income, as well as lost earning capacity for the difference in income that can be made now compared to before the accident.

Pain and Suffering

Compensation for the physical pain caused by the accident, as well as emotional distress suffered by the victim and their family. Emotional distress can refer to mental anguish, depression, anxiety, insomnia, PTSD, and any other resulting psychological effects.

Loss of Consortium

Damages paid to the spouse or family of the victim for the loss of love, affection, companionship, comfort, society, or sexual relations.

Property Damage

When the accident causes property damage, victims are entitled to payment for the repair or replacement of their property. (e.g., vehicle, clothing, etc.)

Punitive Damages

If the at-fault party’s behavior was intentional or extremely reckless, a judge or jury may award punitive damages as a form of punishment for the defendant and deter others from similar conduct.

Contact Us for a Free Consultation

At Rosenbaum & Associates, our Philadelphia traumatic brain injury attorneys understand the severe long-term personal and financial consequences a traumatic brain injury can have. We are ready to help and advocate for you and your loved ones. Call (215) 569-0200 or reach us online through our contact form to schedule a free consultation today.

Frequently Asked Questions

How Much Does It Cost To Hire A Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer?

At Rosenbaum Injury Law, you don’t have to pay anything to hire us. Instead, we take our cases on what’s called a contingency fee basis, meaning that we only take a percentage of the final settlement that we obtain on your behalf. So if we don’t win, you don’t pay.

What Evidence Is Needed to Prove a Traumatic Brain Injury?

The evidence needed to prove a traumatic brain injury claim may include medical records, diagnostic tests, expert testimony, witness statements, and documentation of the impact of the injury on your daily life. Our Philadelphia traumatic brain injury attorneys will work diligently to gather and present compelling evidence to support your case.

Do I Have A Case If The Injury Happened In The Last Few Years?

Yes. You may still be able to pursue compensation for a traumatic brain injury that occurred in the past, as long as it falls within the applicable statute of limitations, and in Pennsylvania, it’s two years. So that means you have two years after an accident or injury to file a lawsuit with the help of an attorney.