Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky

Traumatic Brain Injury

The personal injury and medical malpractice attorneys working with the Law Offices of Gregory Krasovsky provide legal support and representation to any plaintiffs who are thinking of pursuing a traumatic brain injury lawsuit. A traumatic brain injury lawyer can help a victim of a serious injury get compensation from the responsible party. Furthermore, a traumatic brain injury attorney will help you secure insurance payments, workman's compensation, or Department of Veteran's Affairs (VA) Benefits. Contact one of our lawyers at this traumatic brain injury law firm to help yourself or your loved get his or her life back on track and have the necessary financial support to live a full and healthy life.

What is a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as an injury in which an external force seriously injures the brain. Sometimes a traumatic brain injury is referred to as a intracranial injury. A concussion is, for example, a minor version of a traumatic brain injury. There are many possible causes for traumatic brain injuries, ranging from auto accidents to bullet wounds to slips and falls to defective products, such as helmets or sports equipment. At the end of the day, a traumatic brain injury can happen virtually anywhere, but it is in only a certain set of instances that such an injury can lead to traumatic brain injury litigation. A responsible party had to have instigated or allowed such an injury to occur in order for a lawsuit to be legitimate.

What causes a traumatic brain injury?

Vehicle-related accidents (bicycles, automobiles, and motorcycles) account for over 50% of all traumatic brain injuries. Automobile accidents are by far the most common cause of traumatic brain injuries. Falls account for another 25%. Violence accounts for approximately 20%. Medication (see: Dangerous Drugs) and alcohol also causes a significant amount of brain injuries (unfortunately, drinking in excess is not a viable cause for litigation).

As for military-related traumatic brain injuries, bullets and improvised explosive devices (IED) unfortunately account for a greater proportion of the injuries. That being said, vehicle-related accidents do happen in Iraq, Afghanistan, and wherever else United States military personnel are stationed. In these cases, VA benefits can also be disbursed.

What are the symptoms of traumatic brain injuries?

The symptoms of any given traumatic brain injury depend largely on the severity of the injury the location of the injury on the head. Additionally, the kind of medical treatment and the amount of time one had to wait for medical treatment might have something to do with the symptoms. Generally, the first to manifest itself is unconsciousness at the time of the injury. The more serious the injury, the longer the unconsciousness will last generally. Other symptoms of traumatic brain injuries include:

  • Memory Loss
  • Vomiting
  • Nausea
  • Unequal pupil size
  • Difficulty Speaking
  • Persistent Headaches
  • Personality Changes
  • Blurred Vision
  • Loss of senses
  • Aphasia
  • Difficulty balancing
  • Defective social judgment
  • Decreased Intellectual Ability
  • Depression

There are many more symptoms of a traumatic brain injury and if you believe that you have suffered one, you should contact a medical professional as soon as possible. The most serious traumatic brain injury is, of course, death (in which case, the lawsuit would be a wrongful death lawsuit). A blow to the head sufficiently powerful can kill a person, as most people are aware. However, the individual might just fall into a coma or seriously lose function.

What are some of the problems caused by Traumatic Brain Injuries?

People who sustain traumatic brain injuries might be incapacitated for a long period of time. Some of them might even die an untimely death. If the the injury is serious enough then the victim might never return to a previous state of intellect or social skill. In such cases, it might be difficult to remain a functioning member of the workforce in a previous or desired capacity.

Sometimes the victim of such an accident will have to endure periodic medical treatment as a result of the injury. Such treatment can be extremely expensive, especially if insurance does not cover the doctor's visits.

What can we do for you?

Our attorneys help make sure that you you receive the best legal support possible and that every responsible party is held liable for your injury to the extent of the law. Additionally, we will help you get fair insurance pay-outs. If you are a veteran and you have sustained you traumatic brain injury in the line of duty, you might be entitled to VA benefits. If you are a law enforcement official or a different emergency responder, you might be entitled to another set of benefits.

Don't assume that your traumatic brain injury was your fault. Let our attorneys try to help you as well as we can to improve your life. If you or a loved one has incurred a traumatic brain injury, contact one of our skilled lawyers today to schedule a free and confidential consultation.

 

 

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