What are the Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

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A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is any head injury that affects the functioning of the brain. TBIs can be extremely devastating. Many suffer some type of traumatic brain injury (TBI) when they are involved in serious accidents. TBI victims often need long-term medical treatment and may be unable to work.

The New York brain injury lawyers at Finz & Finz, P.C. realize the impact that TBI has on the lives of victims. If another party’s negligent actions or inactions caused you to sustain a serious brain injury, we want to help you pursue the compensation that you need and deserve. At Finz & Finz, P.C., our New York TBI lawyers work closely with medical experts to understand the severity of your injuries and overcome any challenges to recovering compensation. Our attorneys have recovered millions in compensation for injured clients throughout New York.

If you or someone you love has suffered a TBI, you can rely on our dedicated New York brain injury lawyers to build a strong case for the maximum compensation that you deserve. Call now at (855) TOP-FIRM to set up a free, no-obligation consultation.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

 A TBI can be caused by:

  • Blunt force – Blunt force trauma can lead to a brain bleed or bruising.
  • Penetration – When an object penetrates the skull, it can destroy brain tissue and cause the brain to bleed.
  • Shaking – Violent shaking can cause a brain injury or damage the brain tissue.

TBI Symptoms

TBIs range from mild to severe. Even TBIs that are considered “mild” can result in serious challenges.

Symptoms of TBIs may include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Coordination issues
  • Blurred vision or seeing double
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Nausea
  • Paralysis (full or partial)
  • Coma
  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Hearing damage
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Numbness or tingling
  • Anxiety
  • Depression

Brain injuries can involve anything from a minor bump on the head to a severe TBI. Unfortunately, a minor head injury can rapidly turn into a TBI without proper care. Common causes of brain injuries include:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Construction accidents
  • Slips and falls
  • Physical assaults
  • Medical malpractice
  • Birth injuries

Determining Liability

If you have sustained TBI in New York, one or more parties may be held responsible for the damages you have suffered. In many TBI cases, victims are entitled to receive compensation for past and present medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more. It is vital that you have a highly skilled and experienced brain injury attorney on your side.

In New York, you have the right to an injury claim against the liable party. Depending on the facts and circumstances of your particular accident and parties involved, you have up to three years from the date of your accident to file your claim. Your lawyer must identify the liable parties. These parties owed you a duty of care and breached that duty of care, which, in turn, caused your accident and TBI.

The seasoned New York brain injury attorneys at Finz & Finz, P.C. can help you prove liability. We will gather and present evidence that shows the other party’s fault for causing your brain injury. Common types of evidence in TBI cases include police reports, photos, videos, and witness accounts. If necessary, expert witnesses may be called in to testify on your behalf.

When you make an injury claim, you will pursue compensation for damages you have suffered, which may include:

  • Past, Present, and Future Medical Bills
  • Rehabilitation and Physical Therapy
  • Lost Wages
  • Lost Earning Potential
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Loss of Consortium
  • Pain and Suffering

Because no two TBI cases are exactly alike, it’s very difficult to estimate the value of your claim. However, a skilled brain injury lawyer will be able to assess the facts surrounding your injury and total damages. Determining the brain injury claim’s value often requires help from doctors, therapists, and other medical experts. These health care professions can help establish how a TBI can cause long-term complications and challenges as well as reduced a capacity for earnings and enjoyment of life.

Why You Need a New York TBI Lawyer

TBI accidents are generally among the most complex personal injury cases. Don’t try to handle your case by yourself. Allow a highly skilled and experienced TBI attorney to take care of all the legal tasks so that you can focus on what is most important: your health.

If your accident was caused by another party’s negligence, you might be able to recover financial compensation to cover your medical bills, rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. An experienced New York brain injury attorney will be able to review all the facts and evidence of your case and give you an idea of the compensation you could be eligible for. The New York brain injury lawyers at Finz & Finz, P.C. know exactly how to effectively litigate TBI cases and protect your rights.

Contact a New York Brain Injury Lawyer

The highly skilled and experienced New York personal injury attorneys at Finz & Finz, P.C. will put their skills, knowledge, and resources to use on your brain injury case as we fight for the maximum compensation available to you.  If you have sustained a brain injury in an accident in New York, allow Finz & Finz, P.C. to fight for the full and fair compensation you need and deserve. To schedule a free, no-obligation consultation, call (855) TOP-FIRM today. Our personal injury lawyers work on a contingency fee basis, which means you won’t owe us a cent until you recover compensation.