Thousands of New Yorkers suffer traumatic brain injuries in accidents every year and find their lives are changed forever. Severe head and brain injuries can lead to loss of consciousness, paralysis, and even death, and many survivors require lifelong medical care.
The law office of Michael LoGiudice has extensive experience in traumatic brain injury cases arising from falls, car accidents, sports injuries , workplace accidents, and violent crimes. If you or a loved one suffered harm as a result of another’s reckless, negligent or malicious conduct, we will help you obtain just compensation.
What is a traumatic brain injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by an external force, such as a violent blow or jolt to the head or body, that leads to brain dysfunction. Most TBIs are classified as “closed, ” which are the result of a blow to the head that causes the brain to knock against the skull, often leading to brain swelling and blood clots. On the other hand, an open TBI occurs when the skull is fractured after a fall or collision, or when an object penetrates the skull, such as a bullet or a projectile from an explosion.
In addition, TBIs are also classified as mild, moderate, or severe. In a mild injury, victims suffer a brief period of lost consciousness, confusion or disorientation for less than 30 minutes. A moderate brain injury leads to unconsciousness from 30 minutes to 6 hours and memory loss. A severe injury can lead to longer periods of unconsciousness, impaired cognitive functions and comatose states.
Common symptoms of a TBI include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Memory loss
- Blurred vision
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Sleep problems
- Balance problems
- Nausea or vomiting
Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury can impact a victim’s cognitive functioning and lead to memory loss. Victims can also suffer weakness in the extremities, loss of balance and coordination, hearing and vision loss, and even personality changes.
Many brain injury victims find their ability to work and interact with others is impaired while others may lose the ability to concentrate or suffer from mood swings and depression. Those with severe injuries may be unable to care themselves and need assistance with the basic tasks of life such as dressing, eating and bathing.
Ultimately, TBI survivors may face years of medical treatment, physical therapy and rehabilitation while those with permanent disabilities will require lifelong care. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, it is crucial to seek medical treatment immediately. Without proper treatment, brain injuries can worsen and lead to permanent brain damage and even death.
Dedicated Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
The law office of Michael LoGiudice routinely represents traumatic brain injury victims and their families. These cases are very complex, and require proving there was a causal connection between the injury and the accident. By collaborating with a respected network of medical experts, we will work diligently to develop evidence that will prove your claim.
We have the skills and resources that are necessary to demonstrate the other party’s liability and will fight to obtain the maximum compensation for past and future medical expenses (such as rehabilitation costs and long-term care costs), lost wages, loss of earning capacity, loss of enjoyment, and pain and suffering. If you injury was due to another’s willful or malicious conduct, you may also be entitled to punitive damages. We know that the road to recovery will be long, and we will be by your side every step of the way. Fill out our contact form or call our office today for a free consultation.
The law office of Michael LoGiudice serves clients in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, the Bronx and Westchester, Putnam, Dutchess, Nassau and Suffolk Counties.