Brain Damage and Injury Attorneys – Westchester County, White Plains, New York
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. 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 attorneys at Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP help you obtain the compensation you deserve.
Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury consists of physical trauma to the head that results in brain damage. Some of the most common causes of traumatic brain injury include auto accidents, slip-and-fall injuries, assault, head wounds from firearms, sports injuries, and rapid head movements (as in shaken baby syndrome).
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. Victims may experience difficulty thinking, using language, performing basic physical tasks, and interacting socially. Severe cases of traumatic brain injury can result in death or permanent disability. If you or someone you love is suffering from brain damage, our personal injury attorneys serving White Plains, Westchester County, and all of New York may be able to help you recover damages from the responsible parties. Contact the offices of Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP today to schedule an appointment.
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. If you or someone you love has experienced any type of brain damage, our injury attorneys serving Westchester, White Plains, and all of New York can help you obtain the assistance you need.
Brain Injury Symptoms
Brain injuries often go undiagnosed because the symptoms may not become obvious until days or weeks after the incident. Some signs of brain injury include:
- Headache (perpetual)
- Trouble with memory
- Heightened sensitivity to light and sound
- Slow speech / thought processes
- Difficulty controlling emotions
- Lack of energy
- Blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Loss of coordination
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 Damage Attorneys Can Help
If you or someone you know may have sustained a brain injury, seek medical help and speak with a qualified personal injury lawyer immediately. At Worby Vecchio Edelman, LLP, our brain damage and personal injury attorneys serve Westchester County, White Plains, New York, and beyond with experienced legal counsel. Contact our New York law offices today to determine whether you may be entitled to a settlement in a brain injury case.