Our brains are the center of our personality, our consciousness, our humanity. These delicate organs influence our every breath. Unfortunately, the human brain is highly susceptible to a class of injury known as Traumatic Brain Injury, or TBI.
These brain trauma injuries can have devastating effects, not only on the victim but also his or her family members and loved ones. The attorneys at Ronemus & Vilensky are New York City brain injury lawyers who have won over $20 million in damages for victims of brain injury in NYC caused by accident or acts of violence.
How Our NYC Brain Injury Attorneys Can Help
If you or a loved one is suffering from the result of a brain injury in New York, contact us today to speak with a qualified traumatic brain injury lawyer who can evaluate your case and determine the best course of action. Michael Ronemus is a member of the Brain Injury Association of New York State (BIANYS) and is well-respected in the litigation of head and brain injury.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause financial hardships for victims and their family members, not to mention the many medical consequences these injuries may cause. In some cases, injury victims may become permanently disabled or may die from their injuries, leaving family members behind.
As a victim of brain injury, you have specific legal rights and may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
What is Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
The human brain is a complex and delicate organ protected by bone and fluid. In certain cases, such as vehicle collisions, slip and fall accidents, sports participation, or assault, the brain can experience sudden trauma, such as a severe concussion. Collectively, these traumas are known by the medical community as Traumatic Brain Injuries or TBIs. TBIs are the result of sharp blows or jarring of the head, such as a concussion. Soldiers on the battlefield may also experience TBIs from the concussive forces of nearby explosions and artillery gunfire.
Symptoms & Head Injury Assessment
TBIs may be difficult to diagnose without extensive imaging and evaluation. Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may appear within hours or may take weeks or even months to appear, depending on the circumstances and severity of the initial trauma event. Common symptoms include:
- Slurred speech
- Cognitive difficulties, such as loss of memory or ability to remember details
- Personality and behavioral changes
- Loss of consciousness
In milder cases, the brain may become bruised. In more severe situations, the tissues of the brain can shear or tear, causing significant injury to the organ responsible for our thoughts and personalities.
Blood vessels supplying the brain may become ruptured, leading to bleeding in the brain tissues. The protective bone surrounding the brain can also be damaged, such as in accidents where sharp objects penetrate the skull or fractures are caused by severe impacts.
Together, TBIs as a class of severely debilitating injury currently afflicts more than five million Americans and can result in lifelong disability and even death. Even those victims who experience mild injuries may be unable to work for a period of time and may require extensive medical care and physical therapy. These factors — unforeseen expenses and lost wages — often lead to financial hardships for the TBI victim and his/her family members.
Helping the Victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Victims of TBI may often need extensive medical care in order to regain normal lives. In certain cases, these injuries may lead to permanent disability and even death. Victims of TBI, particularly those who received injuries through no fault of their own, may be entitled to significant financial compensation.
Representing the victims of a traumatic brain injury is especially difficult. Skilled attorneys with a solid understanding of the medical profession and the legal ramifications of TBI cases are required to provide injury victims with competent legal assistance. The attorneys at Ronemus & Vilensky are extremely experienced and knowledgeable in handling these cases, evidenced by the millions of dollars that have been awarded to their clients to cover the cost of medical bills and lifelong treatment, lost earning ability, pain and suffering, and more.
Brain Injury Association of New York State
Lead attorneys Michael Ronemus and Robert Vilensky are also members of the Brain Injury Association of New York. This organization is tasked with helping law professionals understand TBI and how to better defend victims. As members of the Brain Injury Association, our attorneys are instrumental in sharing information with others in the legal profession by serving as educators and speakers.
Based on his experience with brain injury victims and the challenges associated with successfully representing them in lawsuits, Michael Ronemus is uniquely prepared to educate attorneys on the complexities of these cases. The development of advanced diagnostic tests to determine when and how injuries occur is one of the most important aspects of the field that he shares as he educates others.
He has traveled the country extensively, providing instruction and guidance on TBI injuries to lawyers throughout the United States at speaking engagements and seminars.
Contact the Best New York City Traumatic Brain Injury Law Firm Today
Education and the sharing of knowledge is key to providing excellent legal representation for TBI victims; the attorneys of Ronemus & Vilensky are committed to improving understanding of TBI within the New York legal profession. Call Ronemus & Vilensky today at (212) 779-7070 or contact us online.