Long Island Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
According to the American Association of Neurological Surgeons, over five million people in the U.S. currently live with traumatic brain injury (TBI), which is defined as “a blow to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain.” Every year, 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury, and between 50-70% of those injuries occur in an auto accident. Every year, 50,000 people die from a TBI, accounting for 34% of all traumatic deaths.
A traumatic brain injury is often a catastrophic injury, and the costs to the victims and families are enormous, not only in terms of financial expenses but also the lifetime of losses and challenges a TBI can create. If you or a family member suffered a TBI, it is critical to get the right kind of medical care and hire a highly experienced and successful personal injury attorney to help make sure you get an appropriate level of compensation for your injury. After a car accident in Nassau County, Long Island or New York City, call Giuffré Law Offices in Long Island, Brooklyn or Queens. We’ve helped car crash victims get compensation for catastrophic injuries such as a TBI, and we would like the opportunity to help you too. At Giuffré Law Offices, you’ll find a caring and competent team of Long Island brain injury lawyers dedicated to seeing that you are well-taken care of now and into the future.
A TBI is a medical emergency
A TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, and the victim may experience anything from a brief change in mental state or unconsciousness to prolonged unconsciousness, coma or death. A TBI is a medical emergency that must be addressed and treated immediately – most TBI fatalities occur within the first two hours of injury.
The majority of brain injuries happen in car crashes. A brain injury can occur in a car accident even without blunt force trauma from the outside. Any time the head is shaken violently, brain tissues can tear or slam against the interior of the skull, causing bruising, bleeding, or swelling. A rear-end collision is one of the types of crashes most likely to cause this injury through whiplash or acceleration-deceleration injury. Although rare, a rollover accident and roof crush are extremely likely to cause a severe head injury.
Giuffré Law Offices helps TBI victims injured in rollover accidents, rear-end collisions and the full range of motor vehicle accidents, including:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Scooter accidents
TBI signs to watch out for
If you or a family member were involved in a car accident, it might be necessary to get checked out for TBI or other head or brain injury. This is especially important if the head struck any part of the car or if the crash caused whiplash-type symptoms. Getting an accurate and timely diagnosis is critical to achieving the best medical outcome possible in the case of a TBI. A few of the possible signs of a TBI include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Loss of coordination
- Loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
- Blurred vision
- Mood changes
- Personality differences
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- A change in sleeping patterns
- Ringing in the ears
Getting the right diagnosis at the right time after the injury is critical. Going forward, it’s essential that you receive enough compensation to cover the many different types of medical support you might need for your injury. Common therapeutic interventions necessary after a TBI include:
- Physical therapy
- Occupational therapy
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Psychological counseling
- Emotional and cognitive support
Attorney John Giuffré and his team at Giuffré Law Offices work with your doctors and medical experts to make sure all medical needs will be met and taken care of. We build a strong case that proves your need for compensation to cover medical bills as well as daily challenges from self-care to employment and mobility.
Call Giuffré Law Offices After a Traumatic Brain Injury in a New York Car Accident
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car accident in Nassau County, Long Island or New York City, call Giuffré Law Offices at 516-802-9912 for a free consultation. We maintain offices in Garden City, Brooklyn and Bayside, and we are happy to meet you at your home, hospital or other facility to make the process easier and more convenient for you. We’ll do everything we can to make sure you are as comfortable as possible dealing with this stressful situation, including fighting to get a full amount of compensation to help you recover.