Facts are that more than five million Americans are currently living with a serious condition known as traumatic brain injury (TBI), which occurs when the brain suffers sudden physical damage. Commonly the result of car accidents, falls, and violence such as gunshot wounds, traumatic brain injury often has severe consequences, including lifelong disability and death. In fact, more than 50,000 Americans die every year because of traumatic brain injuries.
Ronemus & Vilensky, experienced New York City personal injury attorneys, have won generous compensations for their clients afflicted with TBI. Please contact us today for a FREE consultation on how we can help you understand your legal rights and options.
Traumatic brain injury always occurs as the result of some sudden, external trauma to the head. Depending on the circumstances, an individual may suffer from varying types of traumatic brain injury.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injury
- Closed Brain Injury is one in which there is bruising and tearing of tissues and blood vessels but no break in the skull. This type of traumatic brain injury is usually seen in car accident or fall victims as well as in babies who have been violently shaken.
- Penetrating Brain Injury, also called open brain injury, is marked by a break in the skull bone. A bullet wound is a primary example of a penetrating brain injury.
- Diffuse Axonal Injury involves the tearing of certain nerve fibers in multiple areas of the brain and usually causes coma.
- Primary Brain Injury refers to an injury in which the damage sustained is non-progressive and considered complete at the time of impact.
- Secondary Brain Injury is one in which the damage to the brain is progressive and characterized by chemical, cellular, and other changes over a period of time.
TBI and Your Legal Rights
Regardless of type, a traumatic brain injury can have devastating, life-altering consequences. Individuals who are victims of TBI because of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing may be entitled to seek compensation to cover the enormous costs, including medical expenses and lifelong care associated with their injury.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, it is important to ensure that your legal rights are protected. Please contact us today so that an experienced personal injury attorney can evaluate your case, answer your questions, inform you of your options, and help you determine the best course of action.