A traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a serious and often life-altering consequence of personal injury accidents. The impact of such injuries can be devastating, affecting not only the physical well-being of the victim but also their emotional, cognitive, and financial stability. If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, it is crucial to understand your rights and seek the guidance of a Brooklyn personal injury lawyer.

At Held, Held & Held, we understand the profound impact that a traumatic brain injury can have on your life. Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers is dedicated to helping victims like you navigate the complexities of the legal system, advocate for your rights, and pursue the justice and compensation you deserve.

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Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries can be caused by a variety of accidents, such as:

  • Motor vehicle accidents — Motor vehicle accidents—including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, and truck accidents—are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. The impact of a high-speed collision or sudden stop can result in severe head trauma.
  • Falls — Falls are another common cause of traumatic brain injuries. Slip and falls, falls from heights, workplace accidents, and accidents in nursing homes or assisted living facilities can lead to head injuries, especially if the person hits their head on a hard surface during the fall.
  • Assaults — Intentional acts of violence, such as assaults or physical altercations, can result in traumatic brain injuries. The use of weapons or severe blows to the head during an assault can cause significant damage to the brain.
  • Workplace accidents — Certain occupations pose a higher risk of traumatic brain injuries. Construction workers, industrial workers, and those working in high-risk environments may be exposed to falling objects, machinery accidents, or explosions that can lead to head injuries.

Steps to Take After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Knowing what to do following a traumatic brain injury is beneficial for both your health and your legal claim.

Here are some important steps to follow:

  • Seek immediate medical attention. If you or someone you know has experienced a traumatic brain injury, it is crucial to seek medical help immediately. Even if symptoms seem mild, a healthcare professional can assess the severity of the injury and provide appropriate care and treatment.
  • Document the incident. Take photographs of the accident scene, if possible, and gather any relevant information, such as names and contact details of witnesses. This documentation can be valuable when building a case and establishing liability.
  • Keep detailed records. Maintain a thorough record of all medical records, bills, prescriptions, and any other relevant documents related to your traumatic brain injury. This documentation will be essential when seeking compensation for your damages.
  • Consult with a personal injury lawyer. Seek legal advice from a personal injury lawyer experienced in traumatic brain injury cases. They can evaluate your situation, guide you through the legal process, and help you pursue a claim for compensation.

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Recognizing the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can help you seek the appropriate treatment.

If you notice any of these symptoms following an accident, seek immediate medical attention:

  • Headaches or migraines
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness or loss of balance
  • Sensitivity to light or noise
  • Fatigue or drowsiness
  • Blurred vision or ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Memory problems or difficulty concentrating
  • Confusion or disorientation
  • Slowed thinking or processing speed
  • Trouble with decision-making or problem-solving
  • Poor attention or focus
  • Slurred speech or difficulty finding words
  • Trouble understanding or following conversations
  • Challenges with reading or writing

Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence or intentional harm, you may be entitled to compensation. The compensation can help cover the costs of medical bills, lost wages, and other damages resulting from the injury.

Here are some types of compensation you may be eligible to receive:

  • Medical expenses — Compensation for past and future medical bills related to the traumatic brain injury, including hospitalization, surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing care.
  • Lost wages — Compensation for past and future income lost due to the traumatic brain injury, including time off work for medical treatment and recovery.
  • Pain and suffering — Compensation for the physical and emotional pain and suffering caused by the traumatic brain injury.
  • Loss of consortium — Compensation for the loss of companionship, intimacy, and emotional support resulting from the traumatic brain injury.
  • Punitive damages — Compensation intended to punish the responsible party for their intentional or grossly negligent actions that caused the traumatic brain injury.
  • Wrongful death damages — Compensation for the family of a loved one who died as a result of a traumatic brain injury.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer Can Help

A personal injury lawyer can provide valuable assistance if you have suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. They can help protect your legal rights, guide you through the legal process, and work to ensure that you receive fair compensation for your injuries.

Specifically, a personal injury lawyer can investigate the circumstances of your injury, collect evidence to support your case, and negotiate with insurance companies and opposing counsel. They can also represent you in court if necessary and provide guidance and support throughout the entire legal process.

Contact Held, Held & Held Today

Suffering a traumatic brain injury can be a life-altering experience, impacting not only the victim but also their loved ones. Understanding the common causes, symptoms, and steps to take after a traumatic brain injury is crucial for seeking appropriate medical care, documenting the incident, and protecting your legal rights. Additionally, pursuing compensation for your damages can provide the financial support needed to cover medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses.

At Held, Held & Held, we are dedicated to helping traumatic brain injury victims seek justice and obtain the compensation they deserve. Our team of experienced personal injury lawyers is ready to provide compassionate support, expert guidance, and tenacious advocacy throughout the legal process.

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