Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) & Head Injury

An estimated 1.4 million Americans suffer from brain injury each year, oftentimes due to physical trauma to the head. Brain injuries can range from minor concussions to permanent brain damage that can ultimately result in death or permanent disability. 

If you or someone you know has suffered from brain damage, our personal injury attorneys serving Westchester County, White Plains, and all of New York can help determine whether you have grounds to file suit.

Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury consists of physical trauma to the head that results in brain damage.

It is important for a person who may be experiencing traumatic brain injury to seek treatment as soon as possible. Though the symptoms may not be obvious at first, the longer a person waits to seek treatment, the more difficult it may be to recover from the traumatic brain injury.

Common Causes HOW TRAMATIC BRAIN INJURIES CAN HAPPEN

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Other Causes of Brain Damage 

In addition to traumatic brain injury, brain damage can be caused by factors such as illness, lack of oxygen to the brain, infection, certain medications, stroke, aneurysm, and more. Depending on the severity of the brain damage, multiple areas of the brain can be affected and results can include mental handicaps, long-term disabilities, delusions, problems with speech and movement, cerebral palsy, a coma / vegetative state, or even death. Left undiagnosed or untreated, the effects of brain damage can be devastating.

Brain injuries often go undiagnosed because the symptoms may not become obvious until days or weeks after the incident.

Brain Injury Symptoms might include:

  • Headache (perpetual)
  • Trouble with memory
  • Heightened sensitivity to light and sound
  • Slow speech
  • Slow thought processes
  • Restlessness
  • Depression or Anxiety
  • Difficulty controlling emotions
  • Lack of energy
  • Nausea
  • Lightheadedness
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Seizures
  • Loss of coordination

The Effects of Brain Damage

The effects of brain damage can leave the patient in need of help performing normal daily activities, increase the patient’s risk of developing certain diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, and lead to severe brain disorders. Treatments for brain injuries range from prescribed medications to neuropsychological rehabilitation, surgery, psychotherapy, and deep brain stimulation, but the effects of brain damage are often permanent.

Our Brain Inury Attorneys Can Help

The medical expenses, professional care, and pain and suffering caused by a brain injury can be extremely tough to deal with. Let the personal injury lawyers at Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP help you obtain the compensation you deserve.

$4,250,000 settlement, before trial

Our White Plains traumatic brain injury lawyers obtained a multi-million dollar settlement in a client's traumatic brain injury case.

Team at Worby Vecchio Edelman LLP

Worby Vecchio Edelman LLP

The personal injury attorneys at Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP, have advocated for the rights of injured clients for over 40 years. Our attorneys' affiliations and recognitions include:

  • Super Lawyers
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • Westchester County Bar Association
  • American Academy of Trial Attorneys (Premier 100)
  • New York State Trial Lawyers Association

To schedule a free consultation at our law office, contact us online or call (914) 686-3700.

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