New York City Personal Injury Law Blog
Personal Injury Claim for a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
In United States, annually over 1.7 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), many of whom are children or seniors citizens.
Any type of head injury due to a fall, a heavy instrument, or an accident can lead to permanent brain injury, leaving the victim with a lifelong handicap. Thus, it is important for you to know your legal rights if such an incident ever happens to you. Generally, when someone is injured on the head, the internal injury symptoms may not surface immediately.
Thus, a serious traumatic brain injury or TBI can be easily overlooked until it suddenly hits like a freight train later on! A TBI has the power to change the victim’s life forever—permanently damaging relationships, earning capacity, mental functions, and the entire lifestyle.
The clear sign of TBI on an affected victim
The person suffering from a TBI is bound to display one or more of the following symptoms even if the signs show up some days after the injury incident. TBI can occur in two distinct conditions, a mild condition and a moderate to severe condition.
If a victim is suffering from mild TBI, then he or she will display the following symptoms: coordination dysfunction, sleepiness or mental depression, mood swings, memory loss, incoherent speech, loss of senses, vomiting, and seizures. The marvelous news is that victims of mild TBI, with proper care, can regain a normal life after the treatment.
If a victim experiences moderate to severe TBI, then the following symptoms will continue to surface one by one over a long period of time: leaking fluids from ear drums, draining nose, dilated pupils, mental depression, frequent vomiting, difficulty in physical movements, confused thoughts, and irritability. Depending on the severity of the injury, the symptoms may appear even after weeks. The family members of the TBI victim should closely monitor any physical or behavioral change in the victim and inform the doctor immediately.
What a personal injury attorney can do for you
When you contact a solid personal injury law firm in NYC like RMFW Law, you will get a chance to discuss your case with one of the topmost injury attorneys in the city. The injury attorney will:
- Listen to your case
- Examine the accident reports, medical records, or site of the accident
- Assess the case for possible legal actions against the guilty party if any
- Estimate the value of recoverable damages
- Introspect whether a lawsuit is a better option than settlement
The seasoned attorney will chalk out a game plan to help your recover incurred and future medical expenses, special medical devices, loss of earnings, loss of normal life, and the intense pain and suffering of the victim. In personal injury cases involving TBI victims, time is critical. Highly sensitive evidence can disappear before the law team has a chance to review them.
Call the New York City traumatic brain injury attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff, & Wolff today to speak with an experienced attorney who can help with your case. They offer compassionate representation for TBI victims and ensure that their clients obtain a suitable amount of compensation. You can arrange free consultation by calling 212 697 9280.
We know how to win cases and have been doing this for years. Let us hear your story and we will explain to you if your case is viable how we will sue and defeat the negligent party who caused you harm.