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At the Jacob D. Fuchsberg Law Firm, every TBI lawyer on our team has one main goal: maximizing your claim. Our New York brain injury lawyers understand how devastating head injuries can be and the toll they will take on your finances and way of life. We fight hard to ensure that you get as much compensation as possible to cover your losses.
Getting maximum compensation requires a brain injury law firm to faithfully meet complex tasks head-on, including:
- Thoroughly investigating the circumstances that led to your brain injury
- Collecting and analyzing the evidence necessary to build a strong case for compensation
- Speaking with witnesses to the event that caused your brain injury
- Consulting with accident reconstruction and medical experts
- Negotiating with each insurance company involved for proper compensation
- Filing a lawsuit on your behalf against parties that are unwilling to pay what they owe
No matter what caused your New York City brain injury, our team of experienced brain injury lawyers will find the responsible parties and fight to make them pay what they owe.
If you have experienced a brain injury, do not hesitate to call on a New York brain injury attorney from our firm to review your case for free.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the brain experiences blunt-force or penetrating trauma. TBIs may occur with closed or open head injuries and may be mild, moderate, or severe.
With closed head injuries, the trauma usually occurs when the head experiences a blow or the neck is whipped, causing the brain to impact the inner cranium. Open head injuries usually happen due to penetrating traumas, such as gunshot and stab wounds.
Severe TBIs are characterized by long periods of unconsciousness and permanent or long-term neurological damage and changes. Mild TBIs, on the other hand, cause briefer mental changes that most sufferers fully recover from.
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When negligence is the cause of a traumatic brain injury, our head injury accident lawyers in New York are ready to fight for justice, no matter how the injury occurred.
Medical malpractice occurs when a medical professional or institution fails to provide medical care and treatment in accordance with accepted standards and this failure leads to an injury, illness, or worsening of the victim's condition. Sadly, medical negligence and malpractice sometimes lead to brain injuries, including in the following contexts:
Improper use of delivery tools and birth trauma can cause brain injuries during labor. Brain injuries also occur in this context when an infant is starved of oxygen.
Medical errors are general mistakes that medical professionals should never make, such as prescribing or administering incorrect dosages of medicine.
Failure to diagnose a condition or improperly diagnosing a condition can lead to inappropriate treatment measures that result in brain injuries. For example, the failure to diagnose a particular condition could result in the worsening of the condition to the point where the brain becomes injured.
Hospitals and medical institutions may have negligent practices and policies that lead to all manner of accidents capable of causing brain injuries. Even with proper policies and practices in place, failure to enforce these safety measures can lead to brain injury.
Everyday activities that are otherwise safe can turn dangerous and lead to brain injuries, thanks to negligence and recklessness:
Car accident victims routinely suffer head injuries due to the extreme forces they experience during a crash. Common causes of such accidents include drunk driving, distracted driving, and excessive speeding. Dangerously defective vehicles and vehicle parts can also lead to crashes that cause head injuries.
Pedestrians face an elevated risk of suffering a head or brain injury during an accident, principally because they lack any sort of protection. Additionally, pedestrians are often thrown into the air during accidents and strike their heads when landing.
Unsafe premises cause numerous accidents, many of which lead to the victim striking their head on hard or sharp surfaces. Common causes of slip and fall accidents include slippery surfaces, cluttered walkways, poorly lit pathways and entrances, and broken or faulty stairways.
Construction sites are among the most dangerous worksites around. Construction workers are at risk of suffering head injuries in various accidents, especially from falls from high places. Improper use of heavy equipment and tools, as well as defective tools and equipment, also cause their fair share of head injuries.
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What Are the Common Types of Brain Injuries?
Various types of head, brain, and brain stem injuries may occur after an accident. Due to the fragile and complex nature of the brain, many of them result in debilitating consequences.
Some of the more common head and brain injuries include:
- Mild concussion
- Open head injury
- Closed head injury
- Direct brain trauma
- Skull fracture
- Bleeding inside brain tissue
- Diffuse axonal injuries
Because these injuries can lead to devastating and disabling conditions, brain injury victims typically need significant compensation to cover the losses they face.
What Are the Common Symptoms of Brain Injuries?
Mild, moderate, and serious brain injuries produce symptoms that should never be ignored:
- Ringing in the ears
- Blurred vision
- Loss of consciousness
- Dizziness or vertigo
- Confusion and decreased mental abilities
- Sensory abnormalities such as numbness or tingling in the hands, feet, arms, or legs
Victims may also experience:
- Uncharacteristic mood changes
- Difficulty concentrating
- Dilation of the pupils
- Seizures and tremors
- Speech problems
If you have suffered any sort of head trauma and experienced any of these symptoms, you might have suffered a traumatic brain injury.
What Are the Consequences of Brain Injuries?
Traumatic brain injuries are among the most devastating injuries you can face. Victims in accidents who suffer a brain injury can experience all manner of cognitive, sensory, and motor-skill deficits, including:
- Temporary or permanent disabilities such as quadriplegia and paraplegia
- Loss of one or more senses
- Loss of sexual function
These and other consequences can lead to an inability or a compromised ability to engage in gainful employment as well as interact with loved ones and the community at large. Additionally, head injury and TBI victims must also typically receive long-term or lifelong medical attention and learn how to adapt to their new conditions.
What Kind of Compensation Are You Entitled to If You Have Experienced a Brain Injury in New York City?
Victims of brain injuries can potentially access the compensation they need to offset the emotional and financial consequences that go along with traumatic accidents resulting in brain injuries.
The various forms of financial compensation available to them include:
- Compensation for medical bills
- Lost wage compensation
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of consortium
For traumatic brain injuries caused by gunshot wounds or by malicious or wanton behavior, punitive damages may also be available.
Because brain damage can change your life forever, experienced New York brain injury attorneys fight hard to ensure that you get as much compensation as possible for your future.