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Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer (TBI)

traumatic brain injury lawyer (TBI)

Brain injuries, often called “traumatic brain injuries” or “TBI,” happen in a variety of accidents. Falls, car crashes and medical mistakes are among the common causes of TBI.

Severe TBIs may be immediately apparent. Symptoms include loss of senses, loss of speech, seizures, paralysis or a coma. Mild to moderate brain injuries – also called “concussions” – are often harder to diagnose. However, these TBIs can seriously affect a victim’s senses and cognitive ability (thinking).

Any blow to the head or penetrating head wound can cause a TBI and should be taken seriously as a medical problem. If a TBI was caused by someone else’s negligence, it should also be taken seriously as the basis of a personal injury claim.

TBI victims and their families face months or years of recovery and thousands of dollars in medical bills and other related expenses. Those bills can be overwhelming. At Powers & Santola, LLP, our nationally recognized lawyers have helped numerous New York residents who have suffered brain injuries. Contact us today to discuss how we can help you.

Some of our verdicts and settlements involving brain injuries include:

A Closer Look at Brain Injuries

A TBI may be caused by a blow or jolt to the head that causes the brain to move and slam against the inside of the skull. Some are caused by a penetrating wound, such as a gunshot, that tears into brain tissue. Either type of TBI may result in bleeding, bruising and swelling of the brain, tearing of brain tissue, shearing of the brain stem and nerve damage.

If oxygen to the brain is cut off (such as during childbirth), while under anesthesia or during a stroke or heart attack, an anoxic (full oxygen loss) or hypoxic (partial loss) brain injury may occur.

Here’s a closer look at the effects of mild, moderate and severe TBI:

Anyone who has suffered a blow to the head should be examined by a doctor as soon as possible. Emergency medical care should be sought if a person who has been hit in the head suffers convulsions, weakness or numbness in the extremities, repeated vomiting or slurred speech.

How Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI ) Occur

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) says the most common causes of brain injury are:

A Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help You Get the Compensation You Deserve

A serious TBI may lead to hospitalization and cause disabilities that make a victim unable to work or enjoy a decent quality of life. The costs of medical treatment, lost income and pain and suffering are often staggering.

Powers & Santola, LLP, can help you obtain compensation for your losses related to a serious TBI caused by someone else’s negligence or a job-related accident. You will be represented by a traumatic brain injury lawyer who is working for a firm that has won several multi-million-dollar settlements and verdicts on behalf of TBI victims injured by car accidents, medical malpractice and other accidents.

Contact us today by phone or online for a free consultation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer experienced with TBI cases in Albany, Syracuse and throughout Upstate New York.

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