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Individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury can face significant challenges in life, with long-term consequences that may last a lifetime. If the injury is the result of an act of negligence, you have a right to seek compensation for your injuries. Contact the NYC personal injury attorneys at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP to explore all your legal options for recovery.
Traumatic brain injuries can have vast effects on one’s quality of life. Victims have the potential to experience emotional problems, reduced thinking ability, speech problems, trouble with controlling body motions, and more. These can come with reduced earning wage, along with rehabilitation and therapy sessions to ensure a full recovery.
These costly procedures make an experienced New York City traumatic brain injury attorney a necessity during the claims process. They can help you navigate the best options for compensation, and use their years of experience to successfully negotiate the maximum possible recovery you need to manage all your expenditures. Schedule a consultation with us today.
Even if the head injury you have suffered is not permanent, it will often require extensive medical care and ongoing therapy to ensure a full recovery. A traumatic brain injury is life-changing and the long-term costs can take a major financial toll on its victim and their family.
Of the approximate 300,000 U.S. citizens that will sustain a TBI each year and will be in need of hospitalization, nearly a third will face living with a disability for the rest of their lives. Depending on the severity of the head injury, a lifetime of medical costs and living expenses will range anywhere from $85,000 up to $4 million. These costs don’t include the loss of social service or productivity costs.
Most of a traumatic brain injury survivor’s devastating financial costs occur within the first year, stemming from the immediate care and rehabilitation they will receive. The actual costs will vary patient to patient, but on average costs will generally include:
Some possible expenses TBI survivors can face:
TBIs not only take a distressing physical toll on its victims but can also financially devastate them and their families. The survivor may be unable to work for quite some time or may not be able to return to work at all. Staggering medical bills, living expenses, and unexpected costs can seem insurmountable, which is why it is vital to speak with a New York City brain injury attorney to discuss your options.
The effect of a traumatic brain injury on day-to-day life will be determined by how devastating the head injury, whether it was mild or moderate to severe.
People that have sustained a mild TBI can recover by 3 months, but most are typically back to normal by 6 months. Symptoms that linger past 6 months will usually disappear or considerably improve within a year after the injury.
A mild TBI can make it difficult to work, relax, and get along at home since you may be suffering from headaches, difficulty concentrating, irritability and more. Symptoms can worsen or new ones may even develop if you push yourself too fast. The stress from hospital bills and the inability to immediately return to work can exacerbate your symptoms as well. You will have to listen to your body’s signals and pace yourself by gradually going back to work and resuming daily activities in order to recover faster.
The impact of moderate to severe TBI can last an extended period of time and possibly even be permanent. Most people with this type of head injury will be required to adapt and adjust to a new way of life consisting of a whole different set of challenges and difficulties. Recovery is possible, but some long-term symptoms may never disappear.
Many survivors find that tasks, activities, and work that were once effortless are now much more challenging. Their memory may be affected and cause something as easy as ordering a meal to now be effortful and take longer to complete. Relationships and the personal life of a patient are bound to change as a TBI will most likely create dependence on a caregiver or family member. In addition to the physical pain and limitations, these newfound hardships can take a toll mentally and may lead to fluctuating emotions and depression.
If you or a loved one have just experienced a brain injury, you deserve compensation. Speak to our New York City brain injury lawyers for information on what you can do next.
Accidents that can result in severe blows to the head include:
Although these are relatively common causes, the effects can be profound, causing potentially permanent effects on one’s quality of life. Because all of these are due to negligence, you have the right to file a claim for damages.
The type of brain injury that results from an accident is affected by factors such as the force of the impact on the head and the nature of that impact.
Brain injuries can have both physical psychological effects on the body. This makes them different from almost all other injuries. The symptoms of a TBI will vary. Some may show up immediately, while others may not appear for days or even weeks. Listed below are the symptoms seen in both mild and moderate to severe TBIs.
Courtesy of the Mayo Clinic, the different kinds of signs and symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury include:
Cognitive or mental symptoms
The following symptoms may develop in the first few hours to days of a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury, in addition to the signs and symptoms of a mild TBI:
Symptoms of brain injuries in children most likely need to be observed, since they may be unable to communicate them to you. Here are signs and symptoms you may see in an infant or child with a TBI:
Any concerning behavioral changes in an adult or child should be looked at by a doctor. Even if symptoms point to a mild head injury, a medical professional still should be consulted. If signs or symptoms of a traumatic brain injury are apparent after any kind of trauma to the head, then seek emergency medical treatment immediately.
If your loved one was recently in an accident and are now showing any of these symptoms, contact a New York City traumatic brain injury lawyer.
How people sustain TBIs often differ by age group. Take a look at how they are most commonly sustained in the graph and tables below.
These facts and more can be found on the New York State Department of Health’s website .
The long-term financial consequences of your injury should not be underestimated. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, contact a traumatic brain injury attorney in New York City at Rosenberg, Minc, Falkoff & Wolff, LLP today to discuss your case. Your initial consultation is free, and you don’t have to pay any fees unless we win your case. Contact us now.
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