New York City Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
New York City Attorneys Representing Victims Suffering From Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injury, commonly referred to as TBI, significantly impacts all aspects of the lives of those who have experienced brain trauma. Most serious TBI cases result in the permanent disability of the victim and require years of rehabilitation.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that 1.4 million Americans suffer brain injuries each year. Approximately 5.3 million people in the United States require some type of long-term care as a result of a traumatic brain injury.
The NYC traumatic brain injury attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. stand up for the rights of victims who have suffered a brain injury as a result of the negligent or reckless actions of other parties. We are aggressive, yet compassionate, in fighting for the rights of our injured clients. We do whatever it takes to seek financial compensation from those who caused your serious brain injury.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result from any type of impact, such as a bump, blow, or jolt, or a penetrating injury with an external force that disrupts the normal function of the brain. A brain injury can dramatically impact a victim’s life and result in short- or long-term -impairment or even wrongful death.
The severity of a traumatic brain injury can range. A “mild” TBI involves a brief change in mental status or consciousness, while a “severe” TBI involves an extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss after the injury. The majority of TBIs that occur each year are mild and commonly referred to as concussions. Nevertheless, even these “milder” brain injuries can still wreak havoc on the lives of the victims and their loved ones.
Leading Causes of a Traumatic Brain Injury
There are many different factors that can lead to a traumatic brain injury. According to the CDC, from 2006 to 2010, slips, trips and falls were the leading cause of TBI, accounting for 40 percent of all cases that resulted in an emergency room visitation, hospitalization, or death. Falls disproportionately affect the younger (children less than 15 years old) and older (adults aged 65 and older) groups.
The second leading cause of TBI was unintentional blunt trauma, such as being hit by an object, accounting for approximately 15 percent of all TBIs. The third leading cause of traumatic brain injuries amongst all age groups was motor vehicle accidents.
Regardless of what caused your or your loved one’s TBI, you need to take immediate action to protect your legal rights. At Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C., we will investigate the factors that led to the accident that caused your traumatic brain injury. We will listen to you and tell you how we can help. If you have an actionable case, we will file a lawsuit against the responsible parties.
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The most important step in handling your traumatic brain injury case is to contact the attorneys at Gersowitz Libo & Korek, P.C. Each case has unique facts and circumstances that affect the strategy of pursuing justice.
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of the negligent actions of another party and you want to discuss your legal rights or talk to a legal professional about what happened, please contact one of our New York TBI attorneys by calling (212) 385-4410.