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Fighting For Traumatic Brain Injury Claims in New York

Few things are as devastating as suffering a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are generally always medical emergencies and typically have serious, long-lasting effects. Both victims and their loved ones face a number of new, unexpected, and costly challenges. The road to recovery is not easy and, while some TBI victims will be able to make a full recovery, many others will not.

If you or a loved one suffered a head or brain injury due to another person or party’s negligent or reckless actions, you should not have to simply face the consequences on your own. In fact, the law allows you to file a personal injury claim for a traumatic brain injury and seek compensation for your damages. These are complex claims, and it could be extremely difficult to obtain all—or any—of the compensation you are owed.

Our Syracuse traumatic brain injury lawyers are here to help you and answer your questions. At Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC, we understand the significant physical, emotional, and financial consequences of a TBI. That is why we provide caring, personalized support and guidance to each and every client. Throughout our years in practice, our award-winning attorneys have earned a reputation and legacy of success, having secured millions of dollars on behalf of victims of negligence throughout Central New York.

To learn how we can help you with your TBI case, simply call (315) 544-3332 and schedule a free initial consultation. You can also contact us online using our free case evaluation form.

Common Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

There are several different types of TBIs, ranging from relatively mild to very severe. That being said, all traumatic brain injuries are serious and should be treated as such. If you suspect that you or someone else has sustained a head or brain injury, seek medical attention right away.

Some of the most common types of TBIs include:

  • Concussions: Concussions occur as a result of a significant blow to the head, fall, or any other incident in which the head makes forceful impact with another object. While they are typically considered relatively “mild,” concussions can still have lasting effects, particularly when they are severe or when the victim sustains multiple concussions.
  • Coup-Contrecoup: This is a type of closed head injury in which the force of impact causes the brain to slam into the opposite inside of the skull. A coup-contrecoup injury is actually two injuries: one at the point of impact and one on the opposing side where the brain makes contact with the skull.
  • Contusions: Essentially a bruise that forms on the brain, a contusion occurs when blood vessels are broken as a result of a significant impact. Typically, contusions accompany other types of head and brain injuries, such as concussions. They will often heal on their own but, in rare cases, can lead to complications.
  • Skull Fractures and Penetrating Injuries: These injuries occur when an outside object breaks the skull or pierces the skull and/or brain. Skull fractures and penetrating injuries are some of the most severe, life-threatening head and brain injuries, often leading to hemorrhaging, loss of consciousness, coma, permanent brain damage, and death.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can occur in various situations, often resulting from:

  • Car Accidents: Auto accidents are among the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). The impact of a collision can cause the brain to crash with the skull, leading to bruising, bleeding, or other forms of damage.
  • Slip and Fall Accidents: Falls are another common cause of brain injuries, particularly among the elderly. A slip and fall can result in a sudden jolt to the head, causing concussions or more severe TBIs.
  • Sports Injuries: Athletes, especially those involved in contact sports such as football, soccer, or boxing, are at risk of sustaining brain injuries. Even seemingly insignificant blows to the head can lead to concussions or other forms of trauma.
  • Medical Malpractice: Negligent medical treatment, surgical errors, or birth injuries can result in brain damage. Failure to diagnose and treat conditions such as strokes or infections promptly can also lead to severe brain injuries.
  • Workplace Accidents: Employees in certain industries, such as construction or manufacturing, are at risk of suffering brain injuries due to workplace accidents involving falls, equipment malfunctions, or exposure to hazardous substances.

What Damages Could be Recovered in a Brain Injury Claim?

Potential damages may include:

  • Medical Expenses: This often includes the cost of emergency treatment, hospitalization, surgery, rehabilitation, medication, and ongoing medical care related to the brain injury.
  • Lost Wages: If the brain injury has caused you to stop work or rendered you unable to return to your previous occupation, you may be entitled to compensation for lost wages and loss of future earning capacity.
  • Pain and Suffering: Brain injuries can cause significant physical pain, emotional distress, and a reduced quality of life. You may be able to recover damages for your pain and suffering, including mental anguish and loss of enjoyment of life.
  • Disability and Impairment: If the brain injury has resulted in permanent disability, such as paralysis, cognitive impairment, or loss of motor function, you may be entitled to compensation for long-term care, assistive devices, and modifications to your home or vehicle.
  • Loss of Consortium: If the brain injury has affected your ability to maintain relationships with your spouse or family members, they may be able to pursue damages for loss of consortium or loss of companionship.
  • Punitive Damages: In cases involving egregious negligence or intentional misconduct, the court may award punitive damages to penalize the responsible party and prevent similar conduct in the future.

When Is a Brain Injury the Result of Negligence?

In order to seek financial compensation for damages related to a brain injury, one must show that the injury occurred as a result of someone else’s negligent (or wrongful) actions. Like any personal injury claim, TBI claims require the victim to prove that they were owed a duty of care, that duty of care was breached, and as a result of the breach of the duty of care, they suffered injuries and damages.

A brain injury may be the result of negligence if it was caused by:

Contact Our Brain Injury Attorney in Syracuse Today

If you believe your brain injury or your loved one’s TBI was the result of negligence or wrongdoing, reach out to our firm today to learn how our Syracuse traumatic brain injury lawyers can help you seek justice and the fair recovery you are owed.

Cherundolo Law Firm, PLLC is ready to fight for you. Call (315) 544-3332 or contact us online for a free consultation. We can come to you if necessary.

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