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New York Symptoms of TBI Lawyer

A traumatic brain injury, also known as a TBI, occurs when an outside force causes a disruption in the way the brain functions. There are several different types of TBIs, and TBIs can be caused by different events. For example, the outside force can be a jolt, a blow, or a bump to the head that injures the brain. A TBI can also be caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain, or when something pierces the brain. One of the most frequent causes of a TBI is a fall. Car crashes, being struck on the head by an object, and criminal assaults also account for a significant percentage of TBIs. In other words, oftentimes a TBI is the result of negligence of someone other than the victim. While there are several different types of TBIs, many of the symptoms of a TBI are similar. A TBI is a serious injury and may cause the victim to experience physical, cognitive, and behavioral symptoms. In addition to the medical impact that a TBI can have on a victim, a TBI can cause significant emotional and financial stress on the victim and the victim’s family. The New York brain injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates believe that it is unfair for victims who were seriously injured because of another person’s negligence to have to bear the burden of paying the associated medical bills. If you are suffering from symptoms of a TBI that was caused by another person’s negligence, it is important that you are represented by an attorney who understands the medical implications of a serious brain injury.

Types of TBIs

There are several types of traumatic brain injuries including skull fractures, hematomas, diffuse axonal injury, and anoxic brain injury. A skull fracture is a type of broken bone. It involves the cracking or breaking of a bone in the skull. This type of TBI is usually the result of a violent blow to the head. Because of the close proximity of the skull to the brain, when there is a skull fracture there is also often brain damage such as piercing injury where pieces of the skull penetrate the brain.

A hematoma is a type of TBI that involves bleeding in the brain. The bleeding may occur between the brain and the skull, on the surface of the brain, between the brain and the thin tissue that covers the brain, or inside the brain. Hematomas are usually cause by head trauma from a car accident or fall.

A diffuse axonal brain injury is a brain injury that characterized by lesions all over the brain. It is the result of the brain violently moving back and forth in the skull. It is commonly seen in victims of car accidents, falls, violence, and in children who are victims of shaken baby syndrome.

An anoxic brain injury is caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. Without oxygen, brain cells quickly begin to die. Common causes of anoxic brain injuries are carbon monoxide poisoning, chocking, nearing drowning, and suffocation.

Symptoms of a TBI

There are a wide range of TBI symptoms. Not every victim will experience every type of symptom. The symptoms can be classified in to 6 categories: physical, behavioral, cognitive, mood, and sensory. Physical symptoms include headache, bleeding, blurred vision, slurred speech, seizures, loss of consciousness, and buzzing in ears. Behavioral symptoms include impulsivity, aggression, irritability, and inappropriate laughing or crying. Cognitive symptoms include poor concentration, and confusion. Mood symptoms include anxiety, anger, loneliness, and lethargy. Sensory symptoms include sensitivity to light and sensitivity to sound.

While many symptoms of TBI can be managed with medication and other types treatment, they often linger for months and even years after the injury. As a result, the medical bills associated with a traumatic brain injury can be substantial. With the help of a skilled New York attorney, you can demand payment for your medical bills from the person who caused your brain injury. Not only can you demand payment for your medical expenses, you can also demand payment for your lost wages, property damage, and pain and suffering.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

A serious injury to the brain can have a long-term effect on your life. Often times the symptoms continue well into the future, making working, interpersonal relationships, and other aspects of your life challenging. Holding the person who caused your injury accountable through a personal injury claim will give you the resources to help you pay for medical care and replace lost income. The New York attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have years of experience representing clients who have suffered serious injuries in car accidents, truck accidents, workplace accidents, and other types of serious accidents. Contact an experienced attorney in New York 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.