Staten Island Brain Injury Lawyer
At Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, every Staten Island Brain Injury Lawyer in our office has learned that millions of people are affected by a traumatic brain injury every year in United States.
A head impact or violent shaking of the brain causing brain function disruption that is known as a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injury is often the result of an injury or accident and can differ greatly in severity from brief loss of consciousness to neurological deficit or death. The resultant brain damage may be widespread or isolated to one area.
According to the findings of our Staten Island Brain Injury Lawyer staff, CDC statistics show of an average 1.7 million people who suffer from a brain injury, more than one million are released after treatment, almost 300,000 individuals are hospitalized and more than 50,000 victims die.
The experience our Staten Island Brain Injury Lawyer team has developed from traumatic brain injury cases reveals the common factors include falls (involving slip and falls), physical assault, auto accident and being hit by an entity. These typical factors of brain injury often result from the negligence or recklessness of another party. If you are suffering the traumatic effects of a brain injury, consult the Staten Island Brain Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC to determine your legal options.Causes of Brain Injury
- Falling – 35.2%
- Motor Vehicle Accidents – 17.3%
- Hit against or hit by an random object – 16.5%
- Physical assault – 10%
The most common factors of brain injury or skull injury leading to hospitalization of Staten Island residents includes: motor vehicle accidents, which encompasses truck accident, car accidents, SUV accident and motorcycle accident, assault-related accidents and falls. Emergency department records demonstrate Staten Island residents have a higher probability of receiving a brain injury from falls, assault-related injuries, being struck against or by an object and then auto accident.
Brain injury appears in several forms. A head impact causing a break in the bones on the skull, or skull fracture, can arise from hitting your head on the ground in a motorcycle accident or from being cracked in the head with a crowbar. When a person falls and hits the back of the head, breaking the bones at the base of the skull, this is a basal skull fracture. A similar accident or fall can break the occipital bone at the back of the head causing an occipital fracture.
A pooling of blood in the part between the skull and in the brain is referred to as an epidural hematoma. A pooling of blood in the area between the dura mater and the brain tissue is known as a subdural hematoma. According to the conclusions of our Staten Island Brain Injury Lawyer staff, this is one of the more fatal types of brain injury caused by the brain compressed by the accelerated pooling of blood. Another common form of brain injury is caused by an excessive build-up of cerebral fluid in the brain known as brain edema, cerebral edema or brain swell. A typical type of brain injury is a bruised brain, referred to as a concussion or standard brain contusion.
A craniotomy is often performed to alleviate the symptoms of these forms of brain injury. A craniotomy is a surgical technique, performed by a neurosurgeon under anesthesia, to allow access to the brain by removal of a portion of the skull.
The most common brain injury is a concussion. Each Staten Island Brain Injury Lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has found that the majority of all brain injuries are confined to a concussion. The implication of a concussion has a wide variance. In some cases, a concussion needs little medical treatment. In other cases, a concussion can bring about a comatose state.
The Staten Island Brain Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC has discovered trauma and the recklessness of another person can lead to an eye orbital fracture. An eye orbital fracture is defined as a break in the bones encompassing the eye and may bring about a blow-out fracture to the eye.
Medical negligence and physician error can also lead to brain injury. If you are facing a brain injury as the result of medical negligence or doctor error, contact the NewYork Brain Injury Lawyer staff at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC for a case evaluation and to determine your eligibility to file a medical malpractice claim against the medical provider.
Recovery can be difficult, timely and complex due to the effects of a brain injury, severe or traumatic brain injury or even timely with a minor head injury. Consult a highly skilled and experienced Staten Island Brain Injury Lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC to assist you with the complex process.Signs of Brain Injury
If the patient is awake, a medical provider can assess if the patient is confused, oriented, reacting to pain or speech, obeying commands, and using appropriate speech, among other indicators.
Other signs indicating the need for emergency medical assistance include:
- fatigue or significant sleep behavior changes
- extended unconsciousness or lack of ability to awaken
- skull fracture
- any one-sided neurological deficit
- penetrating wounds
- double vision or blurred vision, inequality of pupil size or dilation of the pupils
- light-headedness or dizziness
- increasing mental confusion, trouble with concentration or memory
- buzzing in the ears
- slurred speech
- continual, worsening or severe headache
- behavioral or mood fluctuations including unfounded agitation
- nausea or multiple episodes of vomiting
- loss of coordination
- weakness or numbness
In serious instances of brain injury, mental handicaps, spinal injury, speech or movement problems, permanent disability, coma, delusions and even wrongful death can arise. With the impacts of traumatic brain injury affecting the ability to communicate and able to move, it is necessary to retain the services and experience of a knowledgeable Staten Island Brain Injury Lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. According to the findings of our Injury Lawyers, brain injury treatment expenses can be more than a few million dollars.
Our Staten Island Brain Injury Lawyer team has compounded extensive experience in all types of personal injury cases, including construction accident cases, motor vehicle accident, slip and fall, medical malpractice cases and wrongful death cases. Our experience aids in the effective pursuit of monetary compensation for injury expenses that are often amassed by our clients. If you or someone you love is suffering from a brain injury, contact our Staten Island Brain Injury Lawyer team at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC. Please call us at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW, online or contact one of our offices in New York City in Staten Island, Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and also in Westchester County or in Long Island in Nassau County or Suffolk County for a free consultation.