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New York Physical Effects of a Brain Injury Lawyer

An injury to the brain can occur from a blow, bump, or jolt to the head that causes the brain to be damaged. Such an injury can occur in a car, truck, motorcycle, or bicycle accident. It can also occur while horseback riding, playing football, or while participating in some other recreational activity. Brain injuries also often occur as the result of a fall. In fact, falls are the leading cause of head injuries. Regardless of the reason for the brain injury, brain injuries can have a devastating impact on the victim. The physical effects of a brain injury can make it difficult for the victim to return to work or even perform everyday tasks. As a result both the victim and the victim’s family suffer as they struggle with the medical bills. If you or someone you know is facing the challenges of the physical effects of a brain injury, contact an experienced New York brain injury lawyer for help. You may be entitled to compensation from the person or business whose negligence was the cause of the accident that left you with a brain injury.

Physical effects of a brain injury

Whether you suffered your brain injury in a vehicle accident, in a slip and fall accident, when something fell on your head, in an accident at work, or while participating in a recreational activity, there are physical symptoms that are common to a variety of types of brain injuries. While not every victim of a brain injury experiences the same symptoms, some of the typical physical symptoms include: dizziness, loss of consciousness, fatigue, raccoon eyes, dilated pupils, slurred speech, nausea, vomiting, persistent or intermittent headaches, and blurred vision.

Along with physical symptoms, brain injury victims also often experience sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound, anger, anxiety, apathy, impulsivity, and other changes in behavior.

Pursuing compensation for a head injury

Brain injuries are difficult to treat. Even after the initial treatment, the physical effects of the brain injury may continue intermittently for an extended period. Many victims who suffer from serious brain injuries find that they must continue treatment for their symptoms well into the future. As a result, the medical costs can be significant. If your brain injury was caused by another person, then you can shift the burden of paying the costs of treatment to that person. With the help of an attorney in New York, you can demand that the at fault individual pay you for not only the medical bills that you have already accumulated, but for future medical bills for treatment of the physical effects of the brain injury. While the person, business, or government agency responsible for your injuries may be quick to offer you a settlement, beware that the settlement may not be in your best interest. An experienced attorney has the skills to negotiate a settlement that is fair to you.

If your injury happened in the workplace, you may have the right to receive medical benefits through your employer’s workers’ compensation insurance plan.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

A serious injury to the brain typically requires extensive, costly treatment. Even with immediate treatment, the permanent physical effects of a brain injury may be profound, requiring long-term physical therapy, occupational therapy, medication, and other medical treatment. In order to ensure that your legal rights are protected, it is critical that you are represented by an attorney with skill and experience. The New York attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have the experience and knowledge to vigorously fight 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.