The brain is a complex organ and injuries to the brain can be difficult to diagnose. Victims of brain injury accidents suffer a wide range of symptoms and, in many cases, their life is never the same again. Victims and their families face steep medical bills, costly rehabilitation, loss of wages and other related damages. Anyone who has suffered a brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence would be well-advised to contact an experienced New York catastrophic injury lawyer to better understand his or her legal rights and options.
Common symptoms that a brain injured victim may experience include drowsiness, lack of focus, headaches, irritability, depression, and memory loss. These types of symptoms can occur even after a relatively minor impact to the head. One of the most dangerous aspects of head trauma is that symptoms can get progressively worse over time if not properly diagnosed and treated.
The location of the injury could make all the difference between a quick recovery and a catastrophic injury. For example, damage to the frontal lobe could result in paralysis, an inability to focus on one task and personality changes. Damage to the parietal lobe may result in problems with reading, issues with doing math, and lack of motor skills. Damage to the back of the head may affect the victim’s vision, ability to identify colors, and cause difficulties with reading and writing.
The effects of brain injury on a victim can have a significant impact on his or her family as well. Brain injuries are known for causing extreme stress-related issues in family and interpersonal relationships. In general, symptoms of traumatic brain injury should lessen as time goes by. However, the symptoms can become worse over time due to the patient’s inability to adapt to the brain injury. This may give rise to psychological problems that may exacerbate the situation.
When a brain injury is caused by the negligent actions of another, then, that party can be held liable for injuries, damages and losses. Damages that may be recovered by filing a personal injury claim include disability benefits, medical expenses, cost of rehabilitation and lost wages.
The experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm fully understand the upheaval brought to the lives of brain-injured victims and their families, and the need for obtaining just compensation for their losses. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing , please contact our offices at 1-800-WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496) to schedule your free consultation. We can also help you with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania and Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.
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