Brooklyn Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
Brain Injury Lawyers in Brooklyn Helping Victims Recover Compensation
Brain injuries are very difficult to recover from. Many accident victims are unaware that they have suffered any brain injury and do not receive the medical treatment necessary to recover. As a result, their lives are permanently altered.
The brain injury team at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman has helped many accident victims get the compensation they need after a traumatic accident. Contact us today for help with your case.
Types of Brain Injuries
As part of our practice, we have seen many clients struggle with the following brain injuries:
- Traumatic brain injury or TBI. This is a brain injury caused by violent shaking of the brain, which interrupts the brain’s normal function. Many people with moderate or severe TBIs pass out for minutes or hours; however, losing consciousness is not required. Symptoms include headache, confusion, impaired memory, loss of balance or coordination, and mood disturbances, among others.
- A person can suffer a bruise on their brain because of blood vessels that begin bleeding.
- Brain hemorrhage. An artery in the brain can burst and bleed into surrounding tissues. This bleeding can lead to swelling and, ultimately, the death of brain tissue. If a patient does not receive surgery soon to relieve the pressure, they could die.
Proper, timely diagnosis is key to treatment. If you have suffered an accident and hit your head, or if your head was violently shaken, you should go immediately to the hospital.
How People Suffer Brain Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), falls were the leading cause of TBIs, causing nearly 50% of all injuries. Older adults are especially susceptible to falls and can hit their head on the ground or something else. Young children also tend to suffer TBIs as a result of falls, which can occur on the playground as well as at home.
In second place was getting struck by an object, which causes roughly 17% of all TBIs that result in a trip to the emergency room. An example would be suffering an injury while playing sports or getting struck by a piece of heavy equipment at work.
Motor vehicle accidents were another leading cause. A collision can cause brain damage when an occupant hits their head on something. Whiplash can also cause a brain injury, even if the head does not impact something else. TBIs suffered in a car accident are often more serious. According to the CDC, roughly 1 in 5 TBI hospitalizations were caused by motor vehicle accidents.
Assaults or violent attacks are another leading cause. Someone can suffer a brain injury when they are punched in the face or when they fall to the ground after an attack. In addition to being a crime, a violent attack also qualifies as a civil wrong deserving of compensation.
Speak with Brooklyn Brain Injury Attorney Today to Protect Your Rights
Because they are so disruptive, brain injuries often cost our clients tens of thousands of dollars, if not more. To begin a claim to recover compensation, please contact a lawyer in our office by calling 212-285-3300 or fill out our contact form.