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Traumatic brain injury occurs when a violent blow or jolt to the head results in the destruction of brain cells. Such a jolt or blow can happen in a car accident, fall, construction accident, or in an assault. An object that pierces the skull can also cause traumatic brain injury. A brain injury can be mild or severe. If the injury is mild the symptoms may be temporary and may not impact the victim's ability to perform everyday activities. However, if the injury is severe, the victim’s symptoms may be long-term problems. Severe brain injury may result in a loss of life. Whenever someone suffers serious injuries, they face substantial medical bills and other economic losses. If you or a loved one sustained a brain injury in an accident that was caused by the negligence of another person, contact an experienced Bronx brain injury lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates as you may be entitled to compensation for your medical bills and other expenses related to your injury.

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Common causes of traumatic injuries to the brain include:

  • 35.2% are caused by falls, e.g. slip and falls, falls down stairs or ladders
  • 17.3% are caused by motor vehicle accidents, e.g. cars, motorcycles, buses,
  • 16.5% are caused by blows to the head, e.g. baseball, hockey puck, boxing
  • 10% are due to assaults, e.g. fists, bats, gunshot, knife

While most brain injuries are caused by a hit to the head or an object piercing the skull, a brain injury can occur without any trauma to the head. For example, whiplash from a car accident could result in a brain injury. Shaken baby syndrome is a type of brain injury that results from a baby being shaken severely. In addition, some brain injuries occur due a medical mistake when a doctor fails to follow accepted medical protocol. If a brain injury is suspected, immediately seek medical attention. Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can initially be subtle. If the injury was caused by another person’s negligence, contact an experienced Bronx brain injury lawyer.

Signs of a Brain Injury

There are many symptoms that my point to a brain injury. Some symptoms may show up immediately, while others may develop over time. Signs of a brain injury can be physical, cognitive or emotional.

  • The physical signs may include: dizziness, blurred vision, headaches, loss of vision, slurred speech, and vomiting
  • The cognitive signs may include: amnesia, short term memory loss, disorientation, and poor concentration
  • The emotional signs may include: agitation, depression, irritability, depression, personality changes, changes in appetite

If you have experienced any of these symptoms, see a medical professional.

Recovering Compensation

A traumatic brain injury can be debilitating. Treatment can be extensive and expensive. Those who suffer from brain injuries may have a difficult time working. The result is that victims end up in financial distress. Fortunately, the law is on the side of those injured by the neglectful or willful actions of others. While each case is different and the amount recoverable will vary, through a personal injury lawsuit filed with the help of an experienced brain injury attorney in the Bronx, victims can demand compensation from those responsible for their injuries. Recoverable compensation may include medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Medical expenses. The medical expenses related to a brain injury can be substantial. Even if you have health insurance, the bills could exceed what your insurance covers. With a serious brain injury treatment may extend for weeks, months, and even years. It’s important to demand payment for future medical expenses.

Lost wages. Serious injuries such as brain injuries often mean the inability to work. The lack of income can place the victim and their family in a vicarious financial position. Through a personal injury lawsuit, the victim can demand compensation for the pay that lost as well as for diminished earning capacity should the victim find themselves unable to earn the same amount of money as they would have if they had never suffered the brain injury.

Pain and suffering. Pain and suffering damages compensates the victim for how the accident and injury impacted their life. In determining the amount of pain and suffering damages, court consider whether the victim has a permanent injuries such as irreversible cognitive damages. The court will also consider if the injury resulted in an diminished enjoyment of life and emotional trauma.

Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you or a someone you care about suffered a brain injury because another person was negligent, contact our office. Stephen Bilkis & Associates has years of experience winning substantial compensation for injured victims. We understand not only the legal issues related to personal injury matter, but also the medical implications related to head and brain injuries. Contact an experienced brain injury attorney serving the Bronx at our office at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County, and Westchester County.

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