NYC Head Injury
A head or brain injury can become a very serious cause of distress for victims, and the number of people suffering a head injury is constantly rising. Over 5 million people in the U.S. suffer from head injuries, and estimates show that approximately 270,000 more will become a victim of such an injury annually. Many times a head injury is the result of another person's negligence, and the disabilities from a head injury threaten the quality of life for its victims and their families. The NYC Head Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates can help victims of a head or brain injury get the compensation they deserve.
A head injury can cause a vast number of physical and mental issues and, generally, take a longer period of time to heal. Some of the problems related to a head injury are difficulty with cognitive, vision and motor skills. When someone suffers a head injury it can affect their ability to perform at work, possible lower wages, expensive medical bills and decreased quality of life.
A car accident, motorcycle accident and bike accident are the most common ways to suffer a serious head injury, but premises accidents, such as slip and fall and accidents at work also account for thousands of head injuries every year. Head injury is a result of unexpected physical force to the head, such as hitting your head on the dashboard in an auto accident. This type of injury can cause a contusion—swelling and bruising of the brain—or skull fractures, which lead to brain injury. Anyone who experiences a head injury or a strike to the head should know the signs of a brain injury:
- Problems with vision
- Concentration problems
- Dizziness and balance troubles
- Sudden changes in mood or personality
- Problems sleeping
Even if you think your head injury is minor, immediate medical care should be sought. The problems that arise with a head injury can be devastating and treatment could turn out to be extremely costly. If you or a loved one are suffering from a head injury, the NYC Head Injury Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates can assess your case and help you seek the rightful legal compensation.
Please call us at 800.696.9529 or contact one of our New York City offices in Manhattan, Staten Island, Queens, the Bronx or Brooklyn, our Westchester County office or one of our Long Island offices in Nassau County or Suffolk County.