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New York Brain Injury Lawyer

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Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most devastating injuries that a person can suffer. Due to the brain’s central role in regulating body functions, along with being the center of conscious thought, a TBI can result in a wide variety of substantial and debilitating impairments. As a result, any injury that causes a major impact or significant shaking to the skull can cause severe long-term impairment, even when the skull itself is not fractured. If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury due to no fault of your own, the time to act is now. Contact a dedicated brain injury lawyer from Zlotolow & Associates for help today.

Brain Injury Lawyer | Fighting for Injury Victims & Their Families

When negligence on the part of an individual or company leaves a person with a traumatic brain injury, the victim and his or her family should not bear the costs alone. A Long Island personal injury lawyer from Zlotolow & Associates can demand compensation for:

  • Medical expenses, including for future needs
  • Lost wages, including unrealized future earnings
  • Property damage, such as in a car accident
  • Pain and suffering, including loss of consortium or companionship
  • Funeral and burial expenses if you lost a loved one in a fatal accident
  • Punitive damages to punish the at-fault party for egregious behavior

If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact our dedicated team today to learn about your legal rights. Schedule a free consultation now.

How Our Lawyers Help Brain Injury Victims

At Zlotolow & Associates, our NYC brain injury lawyers are aggressive negotiators and talented trial attorneys who have extensive experience handling these types of cases. You can count on our skilled legal team to:

  • Investigate and gather evidence about the accident that caused the injury, including photos from the scene, surveillance camera footage, official accident reports, and witness statements
  • Calculate your full costs and losses, including medical bills, property damage, and missed income
  • Work with medical and financial experts to project your anticipated medical needs and any future income losses due to long-term disability and/or treatment requirements
  • Aggressively pursue personal injury claims with all responsible parties
  • Demand full and fair compensation with the goal of leaving you with no debt or financial burdens due to your brain injury

Although a majority of cases can be settled out of court, our team always prepares a case for trial, knowing the insurance companies will fight viciously to avoid paying you. You should know that we will handle every aspect of your personal injury claim, so you and your family can focus on healing.

Understanding Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury is a disruption of brain function caused by some external force, usually a violent blow or jolt to the head or body. The brain is injured by being pushed against the inside of the skull. If an object penetrates the skull and enters the brain, such as a bullet, that will also cause TBI. The most common causes of head and traumatic brain injury are:

  • Falls
  • Auto accidents
  • Construction site accidents (and other workplace accidents)
  • Acts of violence, such as assault and battery
  • Sports, especially contact sports, such as football
  • Incidents of medical malpractice or negligence

Depending on the circumstances of your case, an individual, a business, a government entity, or multiple parties may be held accountable for the accident that injured you. At Zlotolow & Associates, our skilled New York head injury attorneys can help you identify those responsible for your accident and pursue the maximum compensation available.

Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury

A TBI refers to any significant injury caused by an external force that results in substantial impairment or disruption to brain function. The brain can be injured directly from the injury, or because of the brain impacting against the inside of the skull. TBIs are often referred to as “invisible injuries” because their more serious effects, such as memory loss or cognitive impairment, are easy for people to miss or ignore.

TBIs can result in a wide variety of potential symptoms, depending on what part of the brain is injured. These symptoms may include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • General malaise and discomfort
  • Seizures
  • Changes in thinking
  • Changes in memory
  • Changes in attention or other mental skills
  • Lengthy loss of consciousness
  • Dilation of one or both pupils
  • Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears
  • Inability to awaken from sleep
  • Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of coordination
  • Profound confusion
  • Agitation or combativeness

Serious brain injury symptoms can be delayed for several hours. So doctors typically call for anyone who has had a head injury of any kind to be watched closely for the first 24 hours.

Types of Brain Injuries

After medical examination and diagnosis, a TBI may be described in several ways, such as:

  • Concussion
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Stroke
  • Locked-In Syndrome

A head or brain injury typically requires emergency care and, in many cases, surgery to repair or relieve pressure on the brain. In cases of significant brain injury, a patient will need a variety of rehabilitative therapy (“rehab”) over the long term to improve his or her ability to perform daily life activities. Some will need to relearn basic skills like walking or talking. Others will not achieve a significant level of recovery and will be bedridden for what will be, unfortunately, a life shortened by their injury.

Contact An NYC Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

When negligence on the part of an individual or company leaves a person with a TBI, the victim and his or her family should not bear the costs alone. The New York brain injury lawyers at Zlotolow & Associates have been fighting for the rights of accident victims for more than 20 years. Depending on the circumstances of your case, our skilled legal team may demand compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other potential avenues of relief. If you or a loved one has suffered long-term health problems due to a traumatic brain injury, you need to speak with the dedicated New York personal injury attorneys at Zlotolow & Associates.

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