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New York Types of TBI Lawyer

A traumatic brain injury, referred to as a TBI, is an injury to the brain caused typically caused by some sort of outside force such as a blow, bump, or jolt. While there are several types of TBIs, one of the most common is a concussion. Concussions are a frequent topic of conversation with respect to sports injuries. They have been closely associated football, as well as soccer, horseback riding and gymnastics. Other types of TBIs include contusions, hematomas, and skull fractures. Regardless of the type of TBI, the symptoms tend to be similar: headache, dizziness, confusion, memory loss, and nausea. As experienced New York brain injury lawyers, we are well aware of the medical implicates of a brain injury, and the costs associated with treatment. We are here to help. If you suffered a brain injury in a car accident, fall, workplace accident, or another type of accident, you may be entitled to compensation that will help cover your medical expenses as well as other expenses associated with the injury. Brain injury cases can be complicated, and in order to ensure that your settlement is in your best interest, you need experienced representation.

Types of TBIs

There are several categories of traumatic brain injuries. While some are more serious than others, any type of injury to the brain requires medical intervention and has the potential to greatly impact your quality of life.

  • Concussion. A concussion is a type of brain injury that is caused by blow, bump, or jolt to the head. Victims are falls and car accidents often suffer concussions.
  • Hematoma. A hematoma is the pooling of blood in the brain. The pooling of the blood leads to pressure on the brain that leads to brain damage. Depending on where the bleeding occurs, there several different types of hematomas.
  • Contusion. A contusion is a type of localized bleeding or swelling in the brain caused by the rupturing of small blood vessels in the brain. In other words, it is a bruise on the brain.
  • Skull fracture. When the bone that makes up the skull is broken or cracked, the injury is called a skull fracture. A bone fracture is typically caused by blunt force trauma and is often associated with an open head injury that involves the brain being exposed.
Pursuing compensation

Regardless of the type of TBI that you suffered, if another person caused your injury, you have the right to demand that that person compensate you for your expenses and losses associated with the injury. For example, if you fell down a flight of stairs in an office building because of a loose handrail and suffered a concussion, with the help of an experienced brain injury attorney in New York, you can sue the owner or manager of the building for your medical bills, lost wages and pain and suffering. Similarly, if you injured your head in a car accident that was caused by another driver speeding through a red light, you can demand that the driver reimburse you for your medical bills, lost wages, damaged property, and pain and suffering.

As a types of brain injury attorney in New York will explain, in order for your to receive compensation for a brain injury, you must be able to prove that the defendant owed you a duty of care, that the defendant breached that duty, that you suffered a serious injury, and that you suffered damages.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you suffered a traumatic brain injury in accident that was another person’s fault, you may be entitled to compensation. However, time is of the essence, so it is critical that you immediately contact a brain injury attorney serving in New York to discuss the details of your case. The attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have years of experience representing clients who have suffered brain 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.