Brain injuries, whether caused by a traumatic blow to the head, by medical conditions or by oxygen deprivation, can dramatically impact the lives of victims and their families. Many victims are left permanently disabled or in need of extensive rehabilitation and therapy that could last months or years. At The Licatesi Law Group, LLP, we know how catastrophic a brain injury can be to a person’s earning capacity and quality of life and how expensive the treatment, care and rehabilitation can be. From our offices in Brooklyn and Uniondale, we help victims obtain substantial compensation for brain injuries.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when the head suddenly and violently is hit by an external force or object. In open-head TBIs, the skull is penetrated or fractured, whereas in closed-head TBIs, there may be few outward signs other than bumps and bruises. But closed-head injuries can be just as dangerous because the brain may swell and bleed, leading to clotting and possible stroke. Nerve damage and memory impairment can also result.
Symptoms of TBI can include headaches, mild or severe vision problems, seizures, poor coordination or balance, trouble focusing or reasoning, altered personality, confusion and difficulty speaking, communicating or swallowing.
A brain injury can occur from almost any type of activity. Sometimes, even a seemingly minor impact can cause a brain injury. Possible causes are motor vehicle accidents, falls, construction accidents, sports, explosions and acts of violence.
Some brain injuries result from the negligent behavior of an individual or business, such as:
The attorneys at The Licatesi Law Group, LLP will fully investigate your accident and work to hold all potentially responsible parties liable for the damages suffered.
An acquired brain injury (ABI) is one that is caused not by trauma but by a medical condition or disease or, very commonly, deprivation of oxygen due to choking or near drowning. Examples of medical causes are strokes, tumors, aneurysms and certain infectious diseases. An ABI is not hereditary, congenital or degenerative.
Acquired brain injuries can be difficult to diagnose. Sometimes, symptoms are mild, go unnoticed or are attributed to personality or age. Treatment may include medication, surgery, physical therapy and cognitive rehabilitation. It is important to retain a personal injury attorney experienced in investigating these types of injuries and evaluating the full extent of the damages suffered.
To learn how The Licatesi Law Group, LLP is a strong advocate for victims of traumatic brain injuries, take advantage of a free consultation and case evaluation with our dedicated attorneys. Call us at 516-227-2662 or contact our Uniondale or Brooklyn office online.
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