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New York Symptoms of Brain Injuries Lawyer

Every year millions of people suffer a brain injury. In most instances the injury occurs in fall. In other cased the concussion, contusion, or other type of brain injury occur in a car accident, a criminal assault, or in a recreational accident. Because of the challenging symptoms of brain injuries, victims often struggle to recover. As experienced New York brain injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, we understand how difficult it is recover from a brain injury and how such an injury can impact your finances. We are here to help. If you are struggling with a brain injury, you need the help of a skilled attorney who will vigorously advocate for you to ensure that you receive the compensation to which you are entitled under the law.

Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury

Whether the injury was the result of fall, vehicle accident, recreational accident, or an assault, the symptoms of brain injuries there are a variety of possible symptoms. Brain injuries are often difficult to diagnose because many symptoms are similar to symptoms of other medical conditions. Symptoms may include physical, cognitive, behavioral, and sensory. Some of the common symptoms are: mood swings, irritability, dizziness, loss of consciousness, blurred vision, memory losses, bleeding, buzzing in the ear, and nausea. In severe cases victims suffer significant dementia, fall into comas or vegetative states, or pass away.

With treatment many of these symptoms can be eliminated or minimized. Without immediate treatment, symptoms can worsen, and increase the chance of permanent damage. A traumatic brain injury can lead to dementia, Parkinson’s Diseases, and other degenerative conditions.

Diagnosing a brain injury

Even though there are classic symptoms of brain injuries, a brain injury is not always easy to diagnose. Some symptoms can also indicate other conditions. There are also instances in which symptoms do not appear right away. As experienced attorneys we suggest that victims of accidents always have a medical evaluation as a precaution. This is particularly important if you experience any sign of a brain injury, even if it is slight or momentary.

A trained medical professional can perform an assessment to determine if you have a brain injury. One common test is a cognitive assessment to determine if you are experiencing problems with your memory or attention. Similarly, specialist such as a speech therapist can assess you to see if you are having specific challenges. A doctor can also perform an MRI, CT scan, PET scan, or SPECT scan to determine if you have a severe brain injury.

A doctor can also evaluate you for physical signs of a brain injury such as mobility problems, pain, dizziness, bleeding or headache.

If you are diagnosed with a concussion, contusion, anoxic brain injury, or another type of serious brain injury, that you believe was the result of an accident that was the result of another person’s negligence, you have the right to demand that the negligent person compensate you for the medical expenses associated with treating your injury, as well as other related expenses.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you show symptoms of a brain injury, immediately seek a medical evaluation. If you believe that your brain injury was the result of an accident caused by another person, you should also immediately seek an experienced attorney. The brain injury attorneys serving clients in New York at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates decades of experience successfully representing clients who have suffered terrible injuries in car accidents, truck accidents, workplace accidents, and other types of catastrophic accidents. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case with one of our New York attorneys. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.