Experienced Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys serving the Hudson Valley
The brain is at the center of what makes us who we are as individuals, in addition to playing a major role in our physical abilities. Injuries to the brain can cause fundamental shifts in how we interact with the world, and can require a great deal of medical attention and rehabilitation. If you or a loved one have incurred a brain injury, you may be anxious as you try to determine how you will afford the costs of treating these injuries, especially if the victim was a substantial source of financial support in your household. However, if the injuries were caused by someone else’s reckless or careless behavior, you have a right under New York law to be compensated for those injuries. At Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello, we understand the fears your family may have upon learning that a loved one has incurred a traumatic brain injury. Our decades of success in winning awards for serious personal injuries makes us the right choice to obtain the compensation you need in a personal injury lawsuit.
Types and sources of traumatic brain injury
Traumatic brain injuries are defined as any injury to the brain that results from a blow to the head or violent shaking of the head. These injuries can range from mild and quickly healed, to severe and life-long conditions. About 2% of the US population lives with a disability resulting from a traumatic brain injury.
Traumatic brain injuries fall into several categories:
- Concussions: These are the most common form of brain injury, resulting from a blow to the head that results in at least a brief span of unconsciousness. Concussions can result from ladder falls, sports injuries, car accidents, and other serious blows to the head.
- Penetration injuries: An object entering the skull can damage key sections of the brain, sometimes irreparably. Gunshot wounds are a common form of brain penetration injuries.
- Contusions: More severe than a concussion, these injuries stemming from a blow to the head result in bleeding in the brain.
- Diffuse axonal injury: These injuries result from tearing of the brain tissue, and can often stem from serious motorcycle, car, or bicycle accident injuries.
Extensive care needed by brain injury victims
Traumatic brain injuries can bring behavioral changes in victims, as well as changes in short-term memory capabilities and victims’ attention span. Traumatic brain injury victims may suffer from slurred speech and be unable to use higher-level thinking and problem-solving abilities they once took for granted. Rehabilitation to regain full mental functioning and physical capabilities can be extensive, and more severe brain injury victims may require in-home care for a time.
Experienced Legal Representation for Hudson Valley Brain Injury Cases
If you or a loved one have experienced a brain injury in New York, ensure that you have the resources needed to provide every opportunity for the victim to return to full health and ability. Our lawyers have the negotiating abilities you need to reach an agreement with insurers that compensates you fully, and the courtroom skills to bring your case through trial when needed. Contact Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello today for a free consultation on your traumatic brain injury claim, at 845-331-4100 in Kingston or 845-236-4411 in Marlboro.