New York Brain Injury Attorney
Brain injuries are somewhat of a silent epidemic. But thanks to the NFL Players Association, brain injury awareness is growing. Every year, more than 1.5 million people suffer a brain injury. It is estimated over 3 million people in the United States need long-term or life-long assistance because of a brain injury.
If you have suffered a brain injury caused by someone else’s wrongful behavior, you may be owed compensation. The Buffalo Injury Law Firm is experienced and will provide you knowledgeable and compassionate representation during this catastrophic event. The Buffalo Injury Law Firm is here to assist you today.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are classified as either mild, moderate, or severe.
Mild traumatic brain injury, commonly referred to as a concussion, is the most common form of traumatic brain injury. Victims may or may not lose consciousness. Many victims will not exhibit any major symptoms for days or weeks. Typically, mild traumatic brain injuries do not result in positive diagnostic imaging (CT scan or MRI), which makes diagnosing these injuries challenging.
A moderate traumatic brain injury may occur after a powerful blow to the head or a violent shaking movement. The victim will almost always lose consciousness after a moderate traumatic brain injury, and he may be unconscious for as little as a few minutes or as long as a few hours. His state of confusion and disorientation will last for a long period of time—sometimes up to several weeks. The victim may also experience physical and behavioral side effects from the brain damage.
Severe traumatic brain injuries usually occur after a crushing blow to the skull or the penetration of the skull with a foreign object. Brain tissue is severely damaged during this type of life-threatening injury. Victims will usually be hospitalized for long periods of time. If they come out of consciousness, they will need extensive rehabilitation and therapy to relearn how to walk and speak. Even if victims receive immediate treatment, recovery is not guaranteed. Most severe TBI victims never return to their pre-injury state. Those who do improve will still experience behavioral, physical, and cognitive side effects as a result of the injury.
Traumatic brain injuries can occur during almost any type of accident, but the most common causes include: Traffic Accidents, Slip and Falls, Sports
Brain injuries can completely disrupt a victim’s life and cause severe and permanent damage to person. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in an accident, speak to an attorney right away. Call 716-646-8412 today to schedule a free consultation with one of our personal injury attorneys.
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