New York Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
A brain injury is a frustrating injury. While brain injuries can be mild, moderate, or severe, even a mild traumatic brain injury can mean that the victim will have to face the challenge of days, weeks, and even months of symptoms that can be debilitating, such as headaches and sensitivity to light. A mild brain injury can happen in a fall in the shower, in a head-on traffic accident, in a sports accident, or in an assault. In other words, it is often the case that brain injuries are the result of the careless actions of another person. If you are facing the challenges of a brain injury that you believe was caused by the negligence of another person, contact an experienced New York brain injury attorney. With the help of a skilled attorney, you may be able to collect a considerable amount of compensation for the losses you suffered in the accident.Levels of brain injury
Whether the brain injury is a concussion, contusion, laceration, or some other type, every brain injury can be classified by severity. The least severe type of brain injury is a mild traumatic brain injury.
A brain injury will be considered a mild traumatic brain injury if:
- The victim is dazes and confused
- There is no loss of consciousness
- There is only a brief loss of consciousness—a few seconds or a minute
- CT scans, MRIs, and other diagnostic tests are normal
Victims with mild brain injuries may not display symptoms immediately, or the symptoms may be subtle. Victims of mild brain injuries typically recover fully to their pre-injury cognitive, physical, behavioral, or sensory status. However, it may take several days, weeks, or even months for the symptoms to disappear. Concussions are often mild brain injuries. However, if a victim suffers multiple mild concussions over a very short period of time, the cumulative effect can be severe and life-threatening, with the victim ultimately experiencing symptoms of a severe concussion.Hypothetical
Jerry was driving home from work in heavy rain. He stopped at a red light. When the light turned green, Jerry slowly proceeded through the intersection, when another vehicle ran through the red light and skidded into Jerry’s car. Jerry’s head slammed against the car window. Jerry’s head hurt. When he stepped out of the car he was dazed, and a bit confused about what happened. He opted to be transport to the hospital. The emergency room staff ordered a CT scan, which was negative. Everything was normal. Jerry was sent home with a prescription for pain medication, and was told to rest. Over the next few months Jerry experienced headaches, dizziness, and sensitivity to light. He missed several days of work. He contacted a New York attorney to discuss his options for suing the person who caused the accident.Pursuing compensation
Even if you suffered a mild traumatic brain injury and not a moderate or severe one, you will still experience frustrating and painful symptoms for a prolonged period of time. This is means that you may have significant medical bills for the emergency room, hospital stay, and medication. Because of your symptoms, you may miss work. This may unfairly cause you financial stress. Instead of you having to be concerned about paying your medical bills and meeting your other financial obligations, the person who caused your accident should have to shoulder the accident’s financial burden. With the help of an experienced New York attorney, you can transfer the financial responsibility to the negligent party. He (or she) will have to pay your compensation for medical bills such as the medical bills you already accumulated such as the emergency room fees and hospitable bills as well as the bills for ongoing and future treatment. You can also demand that the negligent person pay your lost wages and compensate you for pain and suffering.Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates
If you or someone you love suffered a brain injury because another person was negligent, our attorneys are here to help. The New York injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have the skill, experience, and resources to help ensure that your injury case is resolved in a manger that is fair to you. Our attorneys have years of experience successfully representing victims who have suffered serious brain injuries in car accidents, falls, workplace accidents, and other types of accidents. Contact an attorney 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.