New York Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
The brain is incredibly important, and incredibly sensitive. Damage to the brain can easily lead to a number of severe, debilitating conditions, and is often fatal. While our skulls protect our brains from minor blows, a serious blow to the head can lead to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Even a mild TBI such as a concussion can have lasting consequences, especially when left untreated.
If you or someone you love suffered a TBI as a result of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages. The brain injury legal team at Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello has dedicated years to ensuring that injured accident victims get the medical care and monetary recovery they deserve after suffering traumatic brain injuries and other serious injuries. Reach out to our office today for a consultation if you need assistance collecting from insurance companies, negligent defendants, employers, or any other entity responsible for paying you back for the harm you have suffered.
Signs of a Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury can occur whenever a person is struck on the head or neck region. Any time a blow to the head or neck causes a person to bruise, bleed, tear, or swell, TBI is a possibility. While a brain bleed, fractured skull, or coma may be easy to identify, in many cases TBIs may be less apparent. It is important to watch out for the symptoms of TBI after any significant blow to the head; ignoring a concussion or more serious TBI can lead to serious complications.
Signs of a TBI include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Memory loss at or near the time of injury
- Nausea or vomiting
- Vertigo or dizziness
- Erratic mood changes
- Confusion or disorientation
- Trouble concentrating
- Blurred vision
- Trouble sleeping
- Unusual fatigue or tiredness
- Other neurological or neuropsychological issues
Any of these symptoms may indicate that you have suffered damage to your brain. More severe TBI can lead to long-term, even permanent problems with cognition, motor functioning, and other issues. A severe blow to the head can send a victim into a coma, and it may be fatal. Head injuries can worsen over time if left undiagnosed and untreated. If you have suffered a blow to the head in any sort of accident or incident, see a doctor immediately. If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, call a seasoned traumatic brain injury attorney for help seeking compensation.
Common Causes of TBI
A TBI can occur whenever a person is struck in the head. Many different types of accidents can lead to a TBI. Some of the more common incidents that often lead to brain injury include:
- Car, truck, motorcycle, or pedestrian accidents
- Slips, trips, and falls
- Defective products malfunctioning or exploding
- Construction accidents
- Sports injuries
- Falls from heights
- Physical assault and battery
- Struck by a falling or flying object
Falls are the leading cause of TBI in the country. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there are over 2.8 million TBI-related visits to emergency departments across the United States every year. Nearly half of those injuries were caused by falls. TBIs are dangerous: In 2014, TBI contributed to the deaths of 56,800 people in the U.S., including 2,529 children.
Whatever the nature of your accident, if you or someone you love suffered a TBI as a result of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to recover for the harm you have suffered. A zealous personal injury lawyer can help you identify the parties responsible, conduct an investigation, build your case, and seek the maximum available recovery.
For assistance in pursuing a claim after a traumatic brain injury in New York’s Hudson Valley, including Goshen, Poughkeepsie, Rochester, Saugerties, or throughout Ulster County, contact a New York traumatic brain injury lawyer from Rusk, Wadlin, Heppner & Martuscello for a free consultation, in Kingston at 845-331-4100, or in Marlboro at 845-236-4411.