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TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain or skull caused by an external force, such as a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Although not all head traumas result in a TBI, the severity of a TBI may range from “mild” (i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness) to “severe” (i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss after the injury).
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Traumatic Brain Injury is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, contributing to about 30% of all injury related deaths, and that the leading causes of TBI are related to Falls, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Unintentional Blunt Trauma (i.e. being struck by an object) and Assault. According to the New York State Department of Health, nearly 400 incidents of Traumatic Brain Injury occur daily in New York State alone, resulting in more than 2,000 deaths, 19,000 hospitalizations, and over 112,000 emergency department visits among New York State residents annually.
Those who survive a Traumatic Brain Injury can face symptoms and effects ranging from just a few days, to serious permanent disabilities which may last the rest of their lives. The effects of TBI can include impaired thinking or memory, movement, sensation (i.e. vision or hearing) and emotional functioning (i.e. personality changes, depression). These issues not only have devastating consequences for the individuals who have sustained a TBI, but have lasting effects on their friends and families.
Traumatic Brain Injury cases are complex legal matters and require an attorney who not only has the requisite legal skills and expertise handling such cases, but also one who has a comprehensive knowledge of medicine and experience working with the medical, vocational and economic experts involved in these cases. With over two decades of personal injury trial experience, I have successfully represented hundreds of victims who have sustained Traumatic Brain Injuries as a result of Falls, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Construction Accidents, Assaults and other trauma related cases.
If you or a loved one has suffered a Traumatic Brain Injury as a result of a Fall, Motor Vehicle Crash, Construction Accident or Assault, contact our office to speak with an attorney knowledgeable and experienced in handling Traumatic Brain Injury Cases. The law limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit, so don't wait. Call me directly for your Free-No Obligation-Consultation and Confidential Case Evaluation.