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A traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can affect the lives of those who have suffered trauma to the brain. Brain injury victims are often left disabled and in need of years of rehabilitation. The scary thing is that a brain injury can happen in a flash.
According to the Centers for Disease and Control, more than one million people in America suffer brain injuries every year. The Center further estimates that over 5 million people in the country require long-term care as a result of a traumatic brain injury.
The cost of rehabilitation, medical bills, and loss of income can be immense. Don’t be left out of pocket. Our attorneys can help you recover costs from third parties to help cover your expenses.
Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries
When some is dealt a blow to the head, the brain is shaken up in the skull. There are a few factors that can impact the severity of the trauma, such as:
- The shape of the object
- The stiffness of the object
- Where the impact occurred
- The force of the impact
- The duration of the impact
The injuries have different levels of severity and will affect each person differently. A traumatic brain injury victim may find they have to readjust several areas of their life. In fact, they may be unable to continue living the way they used to before the injury.
What’s more, the victim’s physical abilities, personality, and mental state may alter after an injury to their brain.
Three Categories of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can be classified into three categories:
- Mild – victims suffer a period of confusion, lost consciousness, or feel disorientated for 30 minutes or less
- Moderate – victims experience memory loss or longer period of unconsciousness
- Severe – victims suffer impaired cognitive periods and even fall into a coma
The Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
The number one cause of TBI among adults and adolescents is motor vehicle accidents. Particularly, men between the ages of 15 – 24 are most susceptible to brain injuries because of their high-risk lifestyles. The elderly and children under the age of 4 are also vulnerable to brain injuries as a result of slip and fall accidents.
Other causes of brain injuries include:
- Physical assault
- Athletic accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Shaken-baby syndrome
- Accidents outdoors, at home, and at work
If you or someone you know has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligent or reckless actions of others, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit for compensation.
Whether you sustained the brain injury in a construction accident, a motor vehicle crash or even as a result of unsafe premises or a defective product, you can bring a claim against the other party. Our experienced and knowledgeable lawyers will help you recover compensation for loss of income, rehabilitation costs, and your growing list of medical bills.
The Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury
TBI has far-reaching effects and can be debilitating. Not only can it cause long-term physical disability, but it can also result in behavioral and cognitive changes that disrupt the quality of the victim’s life.
- Physical consequences – chronic headaches, seizures, partial or complete paralysis, speech impairment, loss of taste, smell, hearing or vision
- Behavioral and psychological effects – depression, impulsiveness, mood swings, anxiety
- Cognitive effects – memory loss, difficulty concentrating, spatial disorientation
Evaluating the combination of effects is a major step in setting the victim’s goals for rehabilitation. At Dansker & Aspromonte, we will fight to ensure you get the compensation you deserve to help your recovery.
If you have suffered a brain injury, you may be eligible for:
- Diminished earning capacity
- Loss of income
- Rehabilitation fees
- Medical expenses
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
Neurological Injuries Can Be Life-Changing
Our neurological systems are incredibly complicated. From the network of nerves to our spinal cords, and the brain, even a minor injury or disease to our neurological system can result in a life-changing experience.
The Consequences of Neurological Injuries
Some of the most common causes of neurological injuries include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
Common effects of neurological injuries include loss of speech and impaired mobility. But, such injuries can have wide-reaching consequences that can affect every area of the patient’s life.
Neurological injuries can affect daily elements such as your sensitivity to heat and your ability to taste food. While these items are not typically brought up in personal injury litigation, we think they should be.
That’s why our brain injury team work in close collaboration with the top neurological experts to determine the full range of effects of neurological injuries on our clients.
If you, or someone you love, has suffered a brain injury, neurological injury or spinal cord injury, it is vital that you consult with one of our attorneys who has experience handling such complex cases.
Contact Dansker & Aspromonte for Legal Advice and Representation
Why choose us?
- We won’t charge you any fees until we win or settle
- We strive for maximum compensation for accident victims
- We have a winning record of success at trial
Our skilled attorneys at our New York City personal injury firm are highly qualified in the area of brain and neurological injuries. We have the necessary resources and experience required to obtain the best possible outcome for you.
We have already represented hundreds of clients, recovering more than $100 million in damages for neurological and brain injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain or neurological injury due to the negligence of someone else, our attorneys are ready to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today either online or by calling 212-732-2929 to speak to an experience neurological or brain injury lawyer.