Our Lawyers Help When Negligence Causes Brain Injuries
Our New York brain injury lawyers at Levine and Wiss, PLLC, believe that brain injury victims should receive proper compensation for all the damages that they have suffered. Depending on the specific facts of your case, our brain injury lawyers in New York can assist you in getting damages you deserve.
Brain injury cases can result in personal injury lawsuits that are filed against an identified at-fault party. That party, if negligence is proven, can be legally responsible for the damages and suffering incurred by the victim because of the injury. These damages can include costs for medical treatment, loss of wages and future income.
Damages can also include compensation for non-economic damages such as the “pain and suffering” or “mental anguish” of the victim. Proving negligence is a key factor in these kinds of cases. You should have the help of a lawyer specializing in personal injury claims.
Our New York brain injury lawyers can help settle claims with insurance companies and file worker’s compensation claims for employment-related injuries. We can also help if you want to file a lawsuit against a negligent party responsible for your brain injuries.
Did you get a brain injury in a car accident? Did your brain injury result from a slip and fall? Depending on your specific needs and the facts of your case, our lawyers at Levine and Wiss, can help you obtain the amount of compensation you truly deserve.
Our New York Brain Injury Lawyers are Ready to Help You
We understand the pain and anguish that comes with brain injuries. They inflict financial and emotional suffering not only on the victims, but also on their close family members and loved ones.
This is why our commitment to your legal representation is both principled and unafraid. Our goal is to help you receive sufficient compensation that reflects the true value of your injuries and the negligent party’s actions.
Brain Injuries Can Affect Every Part of Your Body
The brain is definitely one of the most important parts of the body. Your movements, cognitive functions, and organ systems all rely on your brain to function properly. As the control center of the human body, every essential bodily function is facilitated and processed in the brain.
This is why damage to this extremely important body part can be a real cause of concern. Sustaining temporary or permanent brain damage can have serious consequences to your health and quality of life.
Medical treatment for brain injuries may be costly depending on the degree of injury, your road to recovery, and . Add to this the psychological and emotional distress that one suffers after undergoing such a harrowing experience. All these social, financial, and emotional costs combined should at the very least be compensated.
Our brain injury lawyers at Levine and Wiss can help you obtain the compensation that can help you recover from all of them. We have experienced personal injury lawyers in New York handling claims people who have suffered brain injuries due to the fault of negligent parties.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
Damage to the brain that results in the disruption of its normal functions is called a traumatic brain injury (TBI). A person usually sustains a TBI as a result of a violent bump or blow to the head or when an object penetrates the skull and hits the brain.
The seriousness of the injury determines both its short-term and long-term effects. Effects can range from temporary dizziness and nausea from a minor concussion to paralysis, memory loss, and hemorrhage in more serious cases.
Types and Classifications of TBIs
TBIs can be classified depending on its severity: mild, moderate, or severe. Victims who sustain mild injuries often remain awake. Loss of consciousness takes place when the injury is moderate or severe. Losing consciousness for about 20 minutes is considered a characteristic of a moderate TBI, while those that last for more than 6 hours is already considered severe.
Both mild and moderate TBIs can have minor to serious short-term effects. In addition, there is a possibility that they could lead to other symptoms and further complications. More serious or severe injuries, on the other hand, can be life-altering and may even lead to death. People who do survive serious TBIs will most likely still suffer permanent effects that alter their thinking, emotions, sensations, and language-capabilities.
Symptoms and Effects of TBI
A person suffering from TBI will notice certain negative effects to his usual physiological functions. The symptoms may be physical, cognitive, or emotional.
For example, you might suffer from headaches or feel constantly tired and nauseous. You may also experience difficulty in thinking, concentrating, or remembering new information. You might also have trouble sleeping and find that you are irritable, anxious, or highly emotional.
Some of the most serious brain injuries are those that result in paralysis and loss of certain sensations. Your sense of taste, smell, or vision may be altered or completely lost. Moreover, these effects can either be temporary or permanent.
Statistics on TBIs Show How Frequently Brain Injuries Occur
Almost 400 incidents of TBI occur daily in New York alone. This figure translates to about 2,000 deaths, 19,000 hospitalizations, and over 112,000 emergency department visits annually. On a national scale, TBI-related cases number in the millions.
In a 2014 study, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that falls accounted for about 48% of TBI-related visits to the emergency department. Statistics reveals that young children and older people are more likely to sustain a TBI due to a bad fall. Falls were likewise the leading cause of TBI-related hospitalizations and accounted for about half of the total cases.
The CDC study also showed that blows or bumps to the head were the second leading cause for emergency department visits due to TBI. While vehicular accidents were second to falls as the leading cause of TBI-related hospitalizations. Sustaining a TBI from any of these causes can be the result of someone’s negligence and lead to a personal injury lawsuit.
Contact our New York Brain Injury Lawyers Today
If you think that you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury, whether be it due to the obvious negligence of another party, a car accident or a slip and fall, our personal injury lawyers at Levine and Wiss can assist and guide you through the legal claim process. Call us today at 888-GOT-HURT for a free consultation.