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Westchester County Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can change your life forever. It can cause a temporary disability or a long-term injury that affects your family and you for years, or even the rest of your life. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that an estimated 1.5 million Americans suffer a traumatic brain injury each year. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may require extensive medical care that lasts an extended period of time. 

The costs of treatment and medication are a few of the many expenses necessary for your recovery. Our attorneys at Lever & Ecker, PLLC, can help you receive compensation from the responsible party, both for your injuries and to help recover the financial losses you incur due to the accident. We have over 65 years of combined experience working with our clients to protect their rights and interests. An experienced and dependable lawyer can handle all of the challenging legal proceedings on your behalf, so you can focus on having a smooth recovery. 

What Are Common Causes of Westchester County Traumatic Brain Injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries are most often the result of trauma to the head. However, in some cases poisoning, infection, or insufficient oxygen can also lead to a TBI. There are a few common types of accidents that often result in a TBI, including: 

  • Car Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Construction Site Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Slip and Fall Accidents
  • Truck Accidents
  • Boating Accidents
  • Bicycle Accidents

An accident can cause your head to be hit, jerked, or otherwise moves in rough and awkward ways. Depending on the nature of the collision and how your head and body move as a result, you may suffer a severe TBI that causes dangerous symptoms. It is vital that you talk with your TBI attorney to help you recover regarding the injuries and other losses you incur. 

What Are the Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

The symptoms of a TBI depend on the area of the brain affected and the extent of the injury. For example, if the temporal lobe is damaged, you may have difficulty with your memory and facial recognition. While each person’s injury is unique, there are a few common symptoms a person can experience: 

  • Loss of consciousness lasting a few minutes to an hour or longer
  • Increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation
  • Numbness or tingling of arms or legs
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Loss of coordination
  • Slurred speech
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • An inability to wake up from sleep
  • Persistent headache
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Enlargement of the pupil in one or both eyes

In most cases, multiple areas of the brain experience harm during a traumatic brain injury. However, understanding which parts of the brain suffer the most harm and how those areas impact your injury can help determine the extent of care you may require. A TBI lawyer can help navigate the medical process, so you can have a better understanding of how your medical care can affect your case. 

What Are the Three Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries? 

When you sustain a traumatic brain injury, determining the severity and classification is essential in creating a recovery plan. There are several factors your doctor will look at to figure out which of the three types of traumatic brain injury you have and then determine what you will need for a smooth recovery. Consider the following to learn more about the three types of TBIs:

  • Mild TBI: A mild traumatic brain injury is the most common form of TBI and has symptoms that may only require a bit of monitored rest. When a person suffers a mild TBI, they can be susceptible to severe repercussions if another traumatic brain injury occurs. Dizziness and painful migraines are a few symptoms of a mild TBI. 
  • Moderate TBI: If an individual sustains a moderate TBI, they may lose consciousness for a few hours, have moments of confusion that last a few days or weeks, and have other types of harmful symptoms. These brain injuries can take longer to heal and sometimes can require assistance.
  • Severe TBI: When a person has a severe TBI, they can have symptoms like limited limb functioning, abnormal speech, and emotional and behavioral problems. They may also lose consciousness for an extended period or fall into a coma. The injuries from a severe TBI can be extremely dangerous and even life-threatening. 

Traumatic brain injuries cause thousands of deaths in the United States each year. The harm that an individual can suffer from a TBI can change their life forever. If you sustain a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact an attorney as soon as possible. They can take over responsibility for your case, to commence the legal process toward recovering compensation for the harm another person caused you.

Contact a New York Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney at Lever & Ecker, PLLC

A traumatic brain injury can cause severe injuries that limit your ability to perform the activities and tasks you once enjoyed. The aftermath of a TBI can be challenging and stressful for you and your family, but with the help of an experienced lawyer, you can recover the losses you incurred in the accident. Attorneys at Lever & Ecker, PLLC have years of experience working with clients to recover the compensation they deserve. We are dedicated to providing you with top-notch legal representation. 

Schedule a free consultation with an experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer by calling (914) 350-6328 or (718) 550-6924 and filling out our contact form.

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