Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) occurs when an external force traumatically injures the brain. TBI is a complex injury with a broad spectrum of symptoms and disabilities. The impact on on a person and his or family can be devastating. In many cases these brain injuries leave their victims disabled in need of months or even years of brain injury rehabilitation, and may even cause wrongful death.
TBI is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, especially in children and young adults. Causes include falls, vehicle accidents, and violence. Prevention measures include use of technology to protect those who are in accidents, such as seat belts and sports or motorcycle helmets, as well as efforts to reduce the number of accidents, such as safety education programs and enforcement of traffic laws.
Causes of Brain Injuries
The leading cause of traumatic brain injury for adolescents and adults is motor vehicle accidents. Newborns can suffer brain injuries during birth due to lack of oxygen to the brain. Males between ages 15 to 24 are most susceptible to brain injuries due to their high-risk lifestyles. Children under age 4 and older people over age 75 are susceptible to brain injuries as a result of slip and fall accidents. Other common causes of traumatic brain injury include athletic injuries, shaken baby syndrome, physical assault, and accidents at home or work. In the United States, falls account for 28% of TBI, motor vehicle accidents for 20%, being struck by an object for 19%, violence for 11%, and non motor vehicle bicycle accidents for 3%.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious brain injury due to the careless or negligent actions of another contact an experienced New York traumatic brain injury attorney at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC. Call us today at 212-564-2800 for a free legal consultation.
Brain Injury Symptoms
When people sustain traumatic brain injuries, they may not initially notice the symptoms, but the damage generally is permanent and typically requires extensive medical and personal care throughout the rest of their lives. Medical scans do not always detect damage, and some personality related symptoms may be mistaken for depression. A few signs of traumatic brain injury to look for after a car accident, construction accident, or other serious injury include the following:
- Inability to concentrate or think accurately
- Loss of motor skills and memory
- Severe and debilitating headache
- Difficulty with speech, sight, or hearing
Brain Injury Compensation
Traumatic brain injuries require specialized legal representation from attorneys who are experienced in practicing this type of law. The Brooklyn traumatic brain injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC have over 20 years experience in handling serious brain injury cases and can help you get the compensation you deserve. Compensation may address the following:
- Medical expenses
- Loss of wages
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Impairment of earning capacity
- Future medical and personal care
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of consortium with family members
- Future damages
Free Legal Consultation with Brain Injury Attorneys in Brooklyn
The Brooklyn injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC have the experience, medical knowledge and courtroom track record necessary to make certain that you or your loved one obtain full and fair compensation. We will thoroughly prepare each case, review accident and medical records, speak to witnesses and health care providers, access liability and consider all possible legal and medical issues. Call us today at 212-564-2800 for an initial consultation. There is no fee to you unless we win your case. With offices in Manhattan and Queens, we serve clients throughout the New York City area including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Staten Island, Westchester, Nassau and Suffolk.