New York Brain Injury Attorneys
An Injury With Serious Consequences
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an extremely common injury that has devastating effects on the victims and their families. Even a mild TBI can change a person’s life, affecting the ability to perform certain tasks and interact with others. Making matters worse, TBI can be difficult to diagnose, which means the injured person may not receive the necessary treatment.
The Donofrio Law Firm, PLLC, has seen the effects of brain injuries on many families in New York. After a fall or a car accident, many people experience symptoms of TBI. Whether the result is cognitive, physical or emotional difficulties, the injury victim may need medical care and other assistance for the rest of his or her life. We can fight for compensation for medical bills and the family’s needs now and in the future. For a free consultation with a New York brain injury lawyer, please call (516) 330-3687 or contact us online.
Could Your Loved One Have a Brain Injury?
A physical blow to the head, or a blow to the body that causes the head to move rapidly back and forth, can knock the brain against the inside of the skull. When this type of trauma disrupts the normal function of the brain, TBI can be the result. The leading cause of TBI in the United States is falls, including slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents and falls from elevated heights. Vehicle accidents are the second most frequent cause of brain injuries.
Depending on the level of neurological disruption or damage to the brain, TBIs are classified as mild, moderate or severe. Loss of consciousness does not occur with every brain injury, so diagnosis can be tricky because the other symptoms may not be apparent until months after the accident. Sometimes, family and friends first notice symptoms such as personality and mood changes.
Individuals with mild or moderate brain injuries may also experience some of the following symptoms: dizziness, confusion, persistent headaches, drowsiness, nausea and vomiting, irritability or loss of consciousness. In the most severe cases, a brain injury can cause coma or wrongful death.
Our attorneys can seek compensation to cover lost income and all medical expenses, which may be significant. Long-term or lifelong medical care may be necessary for TBI patients. This may include rehabilitative therapy and treatment from specialists such as speech pathologists, physical and occupational therapists, and neurologists. With severe brain injury cases, many times we create day-in-the-life films to demonstrate what the victim experiences on a daily basis.
Bronx Severe Brain Injury Lawyers
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