Statistics show that about 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury every year in the U.S. The causes of these injuries vary. The leading causes, according to the Center for Disease Control, are:
Falls (35.2%), Auto/Traffic Accidents (17.3%), Struck by /Against Events (16.5%), Assault (10%)
When the negligence or intentional act of another party is responsible for an event that causes a head injury, there is legal recourse available. If there is any question as to whether another party may be responsible, it is advisable to contact a Brooklyn Brain Injury Lawyer for a free consultation. If you or a loved one has suffered a head injury and suspect there may be brain damage, it is important to get proper medical care. It is also important to speak with an attorney qualified to help you obtain justice and the financial compensation you deserve.
Many people are simply unaware that they have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI). TBI occurs when an individual suffers a violent blow to the head. Many might mistakenly believe that TBI causes a seizure or loss of consciousness. However, many individuals suffer serious brain injuries due to a whiplash effect in a car or small collision. They do not lose consciousness and are even aware of everything going on around them. Studies show that they might actually have suffered severe internal injuries to the brain.
There is evidence showing that many TBI cases are not treated promptly or were not diagnosed at the hospital. This is a very common thread that runs through a number of TBI cases presented to lawyers. Perhaps you or a loved one suffered a TBI incident as a result of an automobile accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, or fall. Contact a lawyer if you experience:
- memory loss
- changes in behavior
- mood swings after the accident
These are symptoms that point to TBI or traumatic brain injury. These symptoms might take several weeks to appear in some individuals and may have been missed by the Emergency Room or family doctor.
Contact Brain Injury Lawyers Peters, Berger, Koshel & Goldberg, P.C.
Brain injuries due to a landlord’s negligence or some type of motor vehicle accident can cause serious permanent injury to an individual. In these types of accidents, time is of the essence. Someone may appear lucid after a head injury, but without proper medical attention, the internal bleeding can cause loss of use of a body part, long term disability, paralysis, and even death.
Besides proper medical care, it is important to seek legal help if the injury was due to negligence. The experienced brain injury lawyers at Peters Berger Koshel & Goldberg, P.C. can work with you to ensure proper medical follow up for diagnosis and treatment of TBI. This medical information is an important part of the facts the attorneys at Peters Berger Koshel & Goldberg, P.C. will gather in preparing your case.
If you or a loved one has been injured due to other parties’ negligence and suffered a brain injury, contact the law office of Peters Berger Koshel and Goldberg, P.C., experienced personal injury lawyers at 1-800-836-7801 or 718-596-7800 to schedule a free consultation. Our office is located at 26 Court Street, Suite 2803, Brooklyn, New York. There is never a fee for their consultation and they are only paid when they collect financial compensation for your injuries. They have been helping victims of negligence obtain justice and full & fair compensation for over 30 years and are ready to help you and your family.