Traumatic brain injury, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, contributes to 30 percent of all injury deaths in this country each year. A TBI was a factor in the deaths of over 50,000 people and was associated with approximately 2.5 million emergency room visits or deaths in 2010.
A TBI may occur at work, home, in school or on an athletic field. A bump, blow, or jolt to the skull or a penetrating injury that disrupts the brain’s normal function may cause a TBI. The effects of this kind of injury can include impaired thinking or memory and movement. It can also cause vision or hearing loss and emotional issues such as personality changes or depression.
A TBI lawsuit may be complex and include numerous challenges such as seeking information from the victim, obtaining an expert medical opinion and determining the extent of liability from defendants such as employers, school districts, landlords or negligent motorists. Laws, such as New York’s Concussion Management and Awareness Act may play a role in determining responsibility and damages.
We have over half a century of experience representing brain injuy victims and their families in New York. Our firm has the expertise to obtain information from the victims and witnesses in TBI cases and to build a case to obtain the proper amount of damages.
Seeking our legal assistance can help prosecute a TBI claim in court and protect rights in settlement negotiations. This representation may be important. The CDC states that TBI injuries can have lasting or even life-long financial, emotional and physical effects on victims and their families.
Please visit our Head Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) webpage for more information.