What is a Traumatic Brain Injury? Causes, Symptoms, & Claims

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, are temporary or permanent physical damage to the brain brought on by a severe jolt or shake, or projectile penetration of the skull and brain. Incidences of TBI are fairly common – roughly 200,000 cases each year in the U.S. – but they can have a lasting, detrimental impact on the lives of victims and their families. In addition to the negative effects on personality, motor function, memory, etc. for the TBI victim, medical care for traumatic brain injuries frequently leaves family members with significant financial and emotional strain. 

At Scaffidi & Associates, our personal injury lawyers understand the difficulties and damages of traumatic brain injuries caused be other peoples’ purposeful or accidental negligence and recklessness. Below, we have listed several causes and symptoms of TBIs. If you or a loved one have experienced a traumatic brain injury due to an incident in the New York City region, you could qualify for substantial financial compensation. Call Scaffidi & Associates today for a professional consultation! 

Causes of TBI

Since traumatic brain injuries only require violent action against the head, the causes can vary, as do the degrees of impact and their severity. Some of the more common causes of traumatic brain injury include:

  • Construction/Workplace Accidents 
  • Automobile Accidents
  • Motorcycle Crashes
  • Slips & Falls
  • Physical Violence & Firearm Use
  • Sports Injuries

Almost all TBIs are a result of another person’s or business’s dangerous actions. It is our duty to hold the culpable parties accountable and get compensation for pain and suffering, lost income, and medical expenses.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

The human brain is a complex organ that is vital in personality development, sensory and decision-making processes, analysis capabilities, and so much more, so injuries to the brain can have disastrous effects on the victim. Also, the extent of the damage and its location all determine the severity and duration of the symptoms. Some symptoms of TBI include:

  • Cognitive/intellectual impairments
  • Speech, language, & motor deficits
  • Paralysis
  • Nausea & Vomiting 
  • Double-Vision
  • Loss of Consciousness, Coordination, & Balance
  • Confusion/Dizziness/Mood Swings
  • Tinnitus
  • Blurred Vision 
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Coma
  • Death

If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury, call the TBI attorneys at Scaffidi & Associates in New York City today for a free consultation. Don’t live with the high expenses for medical treatment and long-term care – you deserve compensation for your injuries, and we will work to obtain it for you!

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