Our Brain Injury Attorneys Can Help You Recover Compensation for Extensive Losses
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury following an accident, our brain injury attorneys at Douglas & London in New York, NY, can investigate the cause and fight to hold the responsible party accountable. In the United States, a brain injury occurs every 21 seconds, and TBIs result in more than 50,000 deaths per year. A non-fatal TBI can cause permanent damage and may result in irreversible changes. Call our law firm today at (212) 566-7500 or send a message online to schedule a consultation.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injury is usually the result of blunt force blow to the head. Symptoms of a TBI range from mild to severe and may take days or even weeks to appear. Brain injuries affect everyone differently, and the extent of damage can depend on a variety of factors, including your age and health. Younger children who suffer a TBI, for example, are more likely to endure lifelong complications with changes to their personalities and learning abilities. In general, a mild TBI causes temporary damage, such as memory loss or excessive sleepiness. However, these changes can last a year or more. More severe injuries can cause permanent changes in your mood or behaviors, paralysis, and even death.
In the United States, a brain injury occurs every 21 seconds, and TBIs result in more than 50,000 deaths per year.
Common Causes of TBI
When a TBI occurs, it is important to identify the responsible party to ensure they are held accountable for the negligence that caused the injury. Some common causes of TBI include:
- Motor Vehicle Accidents: Car accidents are one of the most common causes of TBI. Whether the accident involved multiple cars, a semi-truck, or a motorcycle, there is potential for brain injury. Even if you do not believe you suffered a head injury, it is important to be checked out right away in case symptoms appear later.
- Physical Violence: Assault and battery, aggravated assault, and domestic violence can all cause a TBI. Even consistent and repetitive blows to the head could eventually cause permanent and irreparable damage.
- Bicycle Accidents: Bicycle helmets are only required for children age 13 and under, but it is wise for all cyclists to wear a helmet. Bicyclists are in danger of being hit by a car, running into something, and being thrown from their bikes. This can result in severe head trauma without a helmet. In some cases, even with a helmet, a brain injury can occur, but it is usually less severe.
- Sports Accidents: Head injuries are extremely common in contact sports such as hockey and football, despite the required headgear. An injury can occur if the helmet comes off during play or if the helmet is defective.
Why You Need Douglas & London
Our attorneys have collected millions on behalf of injured clients whose lives have been drastically altered due to another party's negligence. We can hold the negligent party accountable so that you can secure appropriate compensation. Severe brain injuries may require lifelong physical and psychological therapy, which can result in astronomical medical bills. Such injuries can also prevent you from returning to work, leaving you and your family with a reduced or non-existent income. You can depend on us for an honest and thorough case review, and if we determine that you have a case, we can represent you on a contingency basis. You pay no legal fees until we achieve a recovery for you.
Our firm has built a reputation for protecting victims' rights. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to another party’s negligence, contact our firm online or call (212) 566-7500 today to schedule your free consultation.
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