New York Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury is one of the most common types of injuries that victims suffers in falls, car accidents, construction accidents, and assaults. A traumatic brain injury, also referred to as TBIs, occurs when there is a blow to the head that cause an injury to the brain that leads to some of brain dysfunction. A TBI can be mild or severe. Even mild cases require medical attention and can cause victims to suffer challenging symptoms such as headaches, dizziness, and memory loss. In more severe cases the victim’s symptoms can include prolonged headache, confusion, loss of coordination, and seizures. TBIs require immediate medical attention. If you suffered a brain injury in a car accident, slip and fall accidents, or in another type of accident that was caused because another person behaved negligently, recklessly or intentionally, you may be entitled to compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages and other losses. Because of the complexity of injury cases based on a brain injury, it is important that you contact an experienced New York traumatic brain injury lawyer who has the knowledge and resources to help you get a fair settlement so that you can receive the medical care that you need.Common causes of traumatic brain injuries
The leading cause of traumatic injuries to the brain are falls. A fall that leads to a serious brain injury may occur from a high elevation such as from a scaffold in a construction accident. However, in order for suffer a life-threatening brain injury it is not necessary that the victim. falls from a height. Slipping and falling on ice on a sidewalk or tripping and falling on debris left in the aisle of a store can cause the victim to lose his (or her) balance and fall, hitting his head against the floor, a table, or another hard object. The next leading cause is the victim being struck in the head. This can happened in an accident where something falls from a shelf or out of a window, hitting the victim in the head. It can also be the result of a criminal assault where the victim is hit in the head by a weapon or a dangerous instrument.
As an experienced New York traumatic brain injury lawyer will explain, car, truck and other vehicle accidents are also a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. When one car collides with another, or a car collides with an object such as a tree or barrier, the force of the collisions has a violent effect on the occupants of the vehicles. As a result a victim’s head my slam against the steering wheel, dashboard, windshield or door, leading to a brain injury.
Recreational and sporting activities also account for a large number of brain injuries. Of all sports, horseback riding is a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries.Pursuing compensation for a traumatic brain injury
Serious injuries to the brain greatly impact the lives of victims as well as their families. TBIs are often have long recovery times and frequently leave victims with permanent physical and mental deficits. As a result victims face not only uphill battles as they try to recover physically, they also face uphill battles as they try to recover financially. As a traumatic brain injury attorney in New York will explain, if your injury was caused in a car accident, motorcycle accident, or some other type of accident that was the fault of another person, then the law is on your side. You have the right to file a personal injury claim against the negligent party and demand that he (or she) pay the medical bills you accumulated from the accident, as well you other losses such as your medical bills, and pain and suffering.
If your injury occurred at work, you may be entitled to workers’ compensation benefits. In addition, if your brain injury is so severe that you will not be able to return to work for a year, if ever, then you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits.Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates
If you or someone you know suffered a serious brain injury in accident, it is critical that you have legal presentation who will vigorously advocate you so that you get the compensation you deserve. The traumatic brain injury attorneys serving clients in New York at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have years of experience 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. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.