Fighting For The Rights Of TBI Victims Throughout New York
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries occur annually, with such events contributing to over 30 percent of all injury-related fatalities in the United States. They can have a wide array of causes, ranging from vehicle collisions to slip-and-fall incidents to sports-related accidents.
Because these types of brain injuries can permanently and drastically alter the quality of life for victims and their families alike, the assistance of the legal team at Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, PLLC, can prove essential in the battle for full and fair financial recovery.
What You Need To Know About Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)
Marked by sudden, acute trauma to the brain, these injuries can result from the forceful contact of the head and another object or perhaps a piercing of the skull. A TBI can produce physical disability, mental impairment and behavioral manifestations that range from relatively mild to completely debilitating.
The New York State Department of Health reports that in recent years, accidental falls and motor vehicle collisions are the most common causes of TBI. These injuries can also occur in workplace accidents, sports-related accidents and in situations of physical violence or shaken baby syndrome.
The primary categories of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Closed brain injuries involving bruised and torn blood vessels and tissues
- Diffuse axonal injuries involving torn nerve fibers
- Penetrating brain injuries involving breaks in the skull
- Primary brain injury that is complete upon impact
- Secondary brain injury that involves progression over time
Individuals who suffer TBIs often experience memory loss, poor concentration, depression, anxiety, mood swings, impulse control problems, seizures, speech impairment and even blindness.
Ready To Help You Rebuild Your Life
Regardless of what has led to the traumatic brain injury suffered by you or someone you love, it is likely that you will need the advice of lawyers who know how to fight for victims’ rights and secure the compensation they need to adjust to a new reality. We pride ourselves on our proven advocacy skills and our track record of securing substantial damage awards for injured clients throughout Long Island and the New York City metropolitan area.
Damages recovered in a personal injury suit can help to mitigate the financial challenges you and your loved ones are facing in the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury, including:
- Medical expenses
- Costs of rehabilitation
- Physical pain and mental distress
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Reduction in future earning capacity
If you are facing the painful recovery process that comes with a TBI, please know that you are not alone.
Because our practice is based upon our personal commitment to pursuing justice for injury victims, we understand that a traumatic brain injury often causes uncertainty, confusion and panic. We’re here to help.