Brain Injuries


What is a traumatic brain injury?

According to The Center for Head Injury Services, the most common causes for traumatic brain injuries are:

  • 51%- Motor vehicle accidents
  • 21%- Falls
  • 12%-Assaults and violence
  • 10%- Sports and recreation
  • 6%-Other

The CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention) states that traumatic brain injuries – also called TBIs – are a serious, nationwide health concern. In the fact, research suggests that brain injuries cost the United States economy over $76 billion in the year 2000 alone. The label “traumatic” does not refer to the seriousness of an accident though; it reflects the physical effects of the trauma. For example, a seemingly insignificant bump on the head could lead to serious health problems, even though the actual accident was not serious. In other words, TBIs can be the result of mild accidents, such as a fender-bender car accident. Because of this, some TBIs go unnoticed for months (even years) after the initial trauma.

What are the symptoms of a brain injury?

Brain injuries can be very difficult to identify and diagnose, especially since many symptoms of TBI can point to less serious medical conditions as well. A brain injury victim may exhibit some or all of the following symptoms: pressure inside the skull, neck pain, persistent fatigue, mood swings, and nausea. While these signs can be associated with many insignificant medical conditions, they may indicate the beginning stages of a serious brain injury as well. Severe TBI symptoms include:

  • Seizures
  • Slow thought process
  • Difficulty making decisions or concentrating
  • Difficulty reading
  • Confusion
  • Imbalance
  • Interrupted sleep patterns
  • Impaired vision (such as blurry vision)
  • Inability to taste or smell

Brain Injury Lawsuits in New York City

If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury, you may be entitled to financial compensation for missed wages, medical expenses, and noneconomic damages. In New York, most personal injury lawsuits must be filed within three years of the initial accidents. For instance, you must file a personal injury lawsuit within three years of the initial accident, while medical malpractice cases must be filed within two and a half years of the negligent act. With our team of New York City personal injury attorneys on your side, you can have confidence that we will handle your case quickly and effectively.

To file a successful brain injury lawsuit in New York City, you must demonstrate:

  • That the responsible party should have acted with reasonable care
  • That the other party acted negligently
  • That the act of negligence (or failure to act) caused you injury

At Greenberg & Stein, we have served clients for more than 50 combined years. We are passionate about helping people and believe that negligent individuals and companies should be held responsible for their actions – especially when it results in a serious injury. Schedule a free, no-obligation case consultation with one of our New York City traumatic brain injury lawyers today.

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