Attorneys for Victims of Brain and Head Injuries
Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys in NYC
An injury to the head can cause life-changing consequences. While some traumatic brain injuries are immediately apparent, others are difficult to diagnose and can take time to manifest themselves. In many cases, family members begin noticing subtle changes in behavior. You may notice someone who has sustained a head injury might develop chronic headaches, nausea or dizziness. Other symptoms of a head injury could include memory loss, or loss of consciousness. After any kind of significant head injury it is essential to seek medical treatment and receive a comprehensive medical evaluation.
Are you or someone you care about struggling with a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence? Contact the experienced personal injury attorneys at Ross& Hill for immediate legal advice. The brain injury attorneys at Ross & Hill will help you get the money you deserve. At Ross & Hill we have been helping injured accident in New Yorkers for decades. Our personal injury attorneys understand how devastating a traumatic brain injury can be for you and your family. We are proud of the work we have done to help brain injury victims recover the financial compensation they deserve.
A traumatic brain injury cannot always be easy for a doctor to diagnose. Doctors will often use digital imaging machines to look at your brain. These imaging tests include CT scans, PET scans and MRI scans. However, these imaging tests cannot detect all TBIs. You may need to seek further treatment from a medical specialists.
If you feel you have suffered a traumatic brain injury contact the personal injury attorneys at Ross & Hill. Our team of attorneys can help you find out who may have legal liability to you for damages. We will review your case with you and tell you if you have a claim against the negligent party that caused your injury.
Seeking Full Compensation For Traumatic Brain Injury Victims
A traumatic brain injury(TBI) is usually caused by a direct blow to the head resulting in bruising or damage to the brain tissue or blood vessels. The severity of the damage can depend on several factors including the nature of the injury and the force of the impact. Some of the more common events that cause a traumatic brain injury include:
- Car Accident. Collisions involving motorcycles, bicycles, trucks and pedestrians are common causes of brain injuries.
- Falls. A fall from a ladder or stairs tend to some of the more common causes. Older adults and children can suffer a traumatic brain injury from falls in bed, bath and shower and can result in serious injury as well.
- Violence. Assaults with a weapon and violent attacks are common causes. Shaken baby syndrome is a traumatic brain injury in infants caused by violent shaking.
- Sports Injuries. A brain injury can be caused while playing sports in direct head to head contact or from faulty equipment.
- A Traumatic brain injury can also result from penetrating injury such as severe blows to the head with shrapnel or debris.
Not all hits to the head result in TBI. But when it happens, TBI can range from mild (like a brief change in mental status or consciousness) to severe (like a longer period of unconsciousness or major problems with thinking and behavior after injury). About 75 percent of TBIs (or 3 out of every 4) that occur each year are mild. If a person has the symptoms of TBI after a blow to the head, then the brain has been injured. Mild TBIs always involve some degree of brain injury.
Symptoms of mild TBI include:
- ringing in the ears
- memory impairment
- blurred vision
- behavioral changes
Moderate and severe TBI can produce more symptoms including:
- repeated vomiting or nausea
- slurred speech
- weakness in the arms or legs
- problems with thinking and learning
Anyone with signs of TBI should receive medical attention as soon as possible. Call 911 in emergency situations.
The costs associated with brain injury treatment and rehabilitation may be staggering. A child or adult with brain damage may face lifelong impairments and the inability to learn or work. If you or a family member has suffered any form of brain injury due to someone else’s negligent or reckless act, Ross & Hill’s dedicated legal team will do all we can to help you recover compensation. Our personal injury attorneys’ brain damage and TBI case experience is deep and wide-ranging. Over the past 40-plus years, we have earned numerous substantial settlements and verdicts for victims.
A Depth Of Experience With A Serious Injury
- Falls from heights, impact from dropped loads and other types of construction accidents, many of which we have proven resulted from violations of the New York Labor Law
- Head trauma and injuries from car, truck, motorcycle and other motor vehicle accidents
- Infant brain damage due to labor and delivery negligence, as well as other catastrophic outcomes due to medical malpractice
- Trip-and-fall accidents on sidewalks, steps, walkways, ladders
- Explosive blasts nearby employees and pedestrians
- Falling objects
- Failure to provide employees with protective head gear and equipment
- Blood clots, swelling, and bleeding in and around the brain can harm oxygen flow
- Damage to brain cells, blood vessels and protective tissues
- Cerebral Palsy