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New York Behavioral Effects of a Brain Injury Lawyer

Each year millions of people suffer traumatic brain injuries. A traumatic brain injury is a blow or jolt to the head that causes damage to the brain such that its normal functioning is disrupted. Most such injuries are caused by falls, vehicle accidents, and hits to the head. As experienced New York brain injury attorneys, we are well aware of the devastating effect a brain injury can have. Whether it is a concussion, contusion, or anoxic injury, a brain injury can change the course of a victim’s life. There will be noticeable behavioral effects of the brain injury as well as physical effects that will make life challenging. We understand that a priority is to ensure that you receive the required medical care, and we are here to help make sure that you have the resources to pay your medical bills and meet your family’s other financial needs. Contact an attorney at our office to discuss your case.

Behavioral effects of a brain injury

An injury to the brain will not only have physical effects, it will also affect the way you behave. For example, your family and friends may notice that you have become more aggressive than usual. You may cry or laugh at inappropriate times. You may also become impulsive, irritable, and lack restraint. You even start to repeat the same words over and over. These changes in your behavior may have a negative impact on your relationships with family and friends, and may affect your ability to keep a job. As part of the overall treatment for your brain injury, cognitive behavioral therapy and anger management will help address the behavioral effects of your brain injury.

In addition to the behavior symptoms, you may also experience cognitive symptoms such as memory loss, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. You may also experience mood changes, sensory difficulties causing you to be sensitive to light and sound, as well as physical problems such as headaches, blurred vision, difficulty speaking, loss of sense of smell, dizziness, nausea, and vomiting.

Pursuing compensation for a head injury

If your brain injury was caused by another person’s negligence, you have the right to demand fair compensation for your losses. There are two general categories of damages that you can demand: economic damages and general damages.

Economic damages include your out-of-pocket expenses that relatively easy to calculate and prove, such as medical expenses, lost wages, loss of future earning capacity, and property damages. To help prove your losses, a brain injury attorney will explain that it is a good idea to keep receipts and records of your medication as well as records of your visits to doctors, therapists, and other healthcare professionals.

If a family member passed away as a result of the brain injury, New York law allows for damages for funeral and burial expenses.

General or non-economic damages include pain and suffering, loss of consortium, and emotional distress. Non-economic damages are more challenging to prove. Keeping a journal of your symptoms, coupled with records of visits to therapists will help support a claim for pain and suffering, emotional distress and other non-economic losses.

Personal injury cases involving a serious injury are complicated, and rely on an understanding of the underlying medical issues associated with brain injuries. With the help of a skilled New York attorney you can demand fair compensation for your losses

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

A serious injury to the brain typically requires extensive, costly treatment. Even with immediate treatment, the lasting behavioral effects of a brain injury may be profound, requiring long-term therapy, medication, and other medical treatment. The brain injury attorneys serving New York at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have the experience and skill to vigorously advocate for your rights and pursue the compensation you deserve to pay for your treatment, lost wages and other losses you experienced as a result of the accident. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.