East Hampton TBI/Head Injury Attorney
Head injuries can happen following an accident or trauma of any type. Unfortunately, these head injuries are often quite serious and result in permanent disability or loss of life. Suffering a traumatic brain injury (TBI) of any extent, especially when caused by another party’s negligence conduct, can be devastating.
Head injury victims can face a long, expensive road to recovery, with extensive physical and mental ramifications. The East Hampton head injury attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. are dedicated to protecting the legal rights of brain injury victims and working hard to get the damages that they are entitled to. Let us fight for you and ensure those responsible are held accountable for their actions.
Common Signs and Symptoms of a Brain Injury
Head and other brain injuries are commonly referred to as a “silent killer” because most symptoms are rarely detectable immediately after an accident. Brain injuries can be both local (the exact place on the brain where the injury occurred) and include the surrounding tissues, which can also be affected by the damage to the initial site. This means that some symptoms appear right away, while others may appear several days or even weeks later and evolve over time. You do not need to lose consciousness to suffer a traumatic brain injury.
Whether or not you think you hit your head hard enough to sustain injury, if you experience these symptoms, it is important to immediately seek medical appropriate attention:
- Sudden severe headache
- Seizures with no previous history
- Weakness in your limbs
- Nausea or vomiting
- Decreased alertness
- Changes in Vision
- Tingling or numbness
- Cognitive difficulty
- Difficult swallowing
- Loss of fine motor skills, coordination or balance
- Abnormal sense of taste
- Loss of consciousness
3 Major Types of Brain Injuries
If you experience any of the above-mentioned signs or symptoms, you may have suffered some extent of head injury. You should immediately see a neurologist to determine the exact nature and severity of the possible injury.
Diagnosing a brain injury can be an extensive process that involves various diagnostic tests, such as the necessity for MRIs, CT or PET scans, electroencephalograms (checks for abnormalities in a record of electric brain activity,) memory and cognitive tests, cranial nerve examinations, and more.
Below are some common types of brain injuries:
- Skull fractures: Not all skull fractures involve broken skin, which can make them difficult to detect. External signs of a skull fracture brain injury include swelling, bleeding, or tenderness at the fracture site, bruising beneath the eyes, ears or from the nose.
- Brain hemorrhage: A brain hemorrhage or stroke is an internal bleeding that results from a high-force impact to the head. These types of brain injuries commonly result from motor vehicle accidents and slip and falls.
- Repetitive brain impact. Repeated blows to the head often result from involvement in sports related activities or other labor-intensive jobs.
Accidents Commonly Resulting in Head Injuries
Any type of serious injury or blow to the head or body can cause a head injury, or specifically a traumatic brain injury. The severity of the head injury depends on various factors, such as the nature of the event and the force of the impact.
Some common causes of head injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Sports injuries
- ATV accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Exposure to toxic gases
If your head injury was caused by negligent or reckless actions of another party, you may be entitled to compensation from that party or their insurance carrier. You should immediately consult with an experienced East Hampton brain injury attorney to protect your legal rights.
Our legal team is compassionate about helping head injury victims and their loved ones get the full compensation they deserve. While no amount of money will undo the harm, it can help you obtain the necessary medical assistance and gain some financial stability.
Compensation for East Hampton Head Injury Victims
Most traumatic brain injury victims need to “relearn” many daily tasks, even the simplest task of brushing their hair or holding a utensil to eat. While each head injury case is unique, most victims are unable to go back to work and provide for their families, wreaking havoc on their financial livelihoods.
The legal team at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. understands the ramifications of any type of head injury, especially a traumatic brain injury, and will work relentlessly to assist and guide victims to get full compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Loss of income
- Loss of future earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of consortium
- Any other out of pocket expenses related to the accident
Contact an Experienced East Hampton TBI/Head Injury Attorney
The attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. have handled and litigated thousands of cases, recovering tens of millions of dollars from all major insurance carriers. Our experienced legal team is compassionate and cares for our injured clients. We make it our personal mission to ensure that justice is served and you are fully compensated for your injuries.
If you or a loved one has suffered any type of head injury in an accident caused by the negligence of another party, contact Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C.. Please call us at 1-800-529-9997 to discuss your case with an expert East Hampton TBI/head injury attorney or you can fill out our free consultation form.