According the New York State Department of Health, some of the leading causes of brain injuries include:
Slipping and falling
Assault and violence
Getting hit by a car or truck as a pedestrian or bicyclist
Being an occupant in a car during a car crash
Being a motorcyclist in a crash
Suffering a concussion while playing sports
The symptoms can run the gamut from physical to cognitive to social and emotional:
- Headache, nausea or vomiting
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Balance problems and dizziness
- Vision problems
- Ringing in ears
- Losing consciousness
- Confusion, difficulty concentrating, remembering or learning
- Mood swings, impulsiveness
- Avoiding social situations
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We Fight for Brain Injury Victims
Concussions are the most common kind of brain injury, and are caused by a sudden blow to the head and can disrupt the normal function of the brain. Sometimes, it only seems like a momentary blip; other times, a concussion can knock someone into a period of unconsciousness or amnesia. A concussion may require round-the-clock care and there isn’t one perfect form of treatment that can alleviate all of the symptoms. Depend on how your concussion was caused, you may qualify to seek a variety of compensation by initiating a personal injury claim with our experienced legal team.
Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE) Victims
The causes and long-term effects of CTE is finally becoming known in our society. It’s most known for being suffered by football players, boxers, and ex-military servicepeople, who all suffer repeated head impacts, causing the degeneration of the skull and its surrounding tissue. and the symptoms may not display for years, slowly getting worse over time, causing symptoms like dementia, deep depression, aggression, memory loss, and a lack of sound judgment. If you or a loved one are suffering from the early stages of CTE, it may have been caused by the negligence of another party; you can seek legal advice from our firm to see if there’s a way to be compensated.
Brain Injury Deaths
If a loved one passed away from a brain injury, we may be able to seek wrongful death benefits. Your options for compensation may vary depending on the relationship, your loved one’s income, your level of emotional distress, and funeral expenses.