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