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Severe brain injury can have devastating, long-term consequences for the victim. If you have suffered brain injury through the negligence of another, contact The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC today. Our New York personal injury lawyers are tough advocates for brain injury victims in Brooklyn, The Bronx, and NYC.

Why Choose Our Firm?

  • We have significant trial experience and are not afraid to take your case to court if it means recovering the compensation you deserve.
  • We are focused on pursuing full and fair compensation for you and helping you get back on your feet after a serious injury.
  • We provide high-quality legal representation in brain injury matters that is both aggressive and effective.

What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by some type of external trauma to the brain. It often results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. A bullet or other object that penetrates the skull can also cause traumatic brain injury.

Brain Injury Statistics

As stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):

  • Traumatic brain injury is a major cause of disability and death in the U.S.
  • Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury, accounting for 47% of all TBI-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths in a recent year.
  • TBI contributes to approximately 30% of all injury deaths.
  • Every day in the U.S., 153 people die from injuries that include TBI.
  • Approximately 2.8 million TBI-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths occurred in the U.S. in a recent year.
  • TBI was a diagnosis in more than 282,000 hospitalizations and 2.5 million emergency room visits.
  • TBI contributed to the deaths of nearly 50,000 people in a single recent year.

Brain Injury Symptoms

Traumatic brain injury can have widely-varying symptoms, depending on severity. They may appear immediately or days or weeks after the injury. Even mild TBI is a serious injury that requires prompt medical attention. Symptoms of moderate to severe traumatic brain injury may include:

  • Loss of consciousness for several minutes to hours
  • Loss of coordination
  • Numbness or weakness in the fingers and toes
  • Dilation of one or both pupils
  • Headache that persists or worsens
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Repeated nausea or vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Profound confusion
  • Agitation, combativeness, or unusual behavior
  • Coma or other consciousness disorders

Common Causes of Brain Injury

Severe brain injury can result from any violent blow or jolt to the head or body, or a penetrating injury such as a gunshot. Common causes of TBI include:

Why You Need an Attorney

Traumatic brain injury can have serious, lifelong consequences for victims. Nevertheless, insurance companies will fight hard to avoid fully compensating you for your losses. Our experienced brain injury attorneys can deal skillfully with insurance companies on your behalf and fight aggressively for the compensation you deserve, while you focus on your recovery.

Connect with The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC

At The Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we handle all our cases on a contingency fee basis, which means you pay us no fees until we win a recovery for you. If you have suffered brain injury because of someone else’s negligence in Brooklyn, The Bronx, or anywhere in New York, call us right away to schedule a free consultation. We can tell you if you have a case and what damages you may be entitled to claim.