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Any injury to the brain can be serious as the damage may cause temporary or permanent difficulties and may possibly lead to death. Traumatic brain injury (TBI) includes impact injuries, penetration injuries, contusions which cause localized bleeding on the brain, coup-contrecoup contusions which is an injury stemming from an impact that causes the brain to slam into the opposite side of the skull, diffuse axonal injuries which occur when there are shaking or rotational forces that cause tears in brain structures, and concussions.
Acquired brain injuries are caused by oxygen deprivation that may result in anoxia, which is complete oxygen deprivation that results in cell death and is often fatal, or hypoxic brain injury which is partial oxygen deprivation and can also result in death. Brain injuries can cause cognitive deficiencies such as memory impairment, and can create obstacles to intellectual functioning necessary to perform work-related duties, read a book or work on a computer. They can also affect the emotional centers of the brain, causing an individual to behave inappropriately or rendering them unable to control their emotions. Serious brain injuries can impede physical abilities, making victims dependent upon the use of canes, walkers, wheelchairs and other assistive devices which affects their mobility and freedom to move from place to place.
All brain injuries have the potential to affect an individual’s quality of life. Depending on whether your injury was due to the negligence or inaction on the part of the medical community, the result of a slip and fall or car accident, or the outcome of a fight or a violent interaction on a football field, the results can change your life. Depending on the circumstances of your injury, the wisest course of action is to seek the assistance of an experienced brain injury attorney like the ones at Jacoby & Meyers, LLP NY. Brain injuries may require long-term rehabilitative, cognitive and psychological intervention for a lifetime, and your future earnings may diminish depending on the severity of the injury.
Don’t wait to have us by your side. We have been helping brain injury victims for decades and we have the skills and knowledge to effectively represent your case. Our compassion for our clients is second to none and we have all the resources necessary to get you the compensation you deserve. Call us at 877-504-5562 or email at [email protected]