Traumatic Brain Injury

According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), each year 1.4 million Americans suffer brain injuries. The CDC estimates that at least 5.3 million people in the United States have long-term care needs as a result of traumatic brain injury.

Traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI, can dramatically affect the lives and the families of those who have experienced brain trauma. Frequently, brain injury victims are permanently disabled or require years of rehabilitation. At Kelner & Kelner, Attorneys at Law, our traumatic brain injury (TBI) lawyers, convenient to Manhattan and the greater New York City area, have over 100 years of collective legal experience in helping clients obtain fair compensation. Our brain injury attorneys understand the full medical and legal implications of head injuries and recognize the emotional stress that a personal injury claim can add to your situation. We are prepared to handle your claim expertly so that you can concentrate on recovery. Contact our catastrophic personal injury lawyers to schedule a case consultation and review. At Kelner & Kelner, we have been standing up to insurance companies for more than 60 years, and we can help you, too.

  • Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
  • Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
  • Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuits

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from sudden impact with an external force, such as the dashboard of a car. A brain injury is a potentially life-altering event that may result in short- or long-term impairment or even wrongful death.

These injuries have differing levels of severity and affect each victim differently. A TBI victim may have to readjust many areas of his or her life and may be unable to continue living the way that he or she did before the brain injury. The victim's personality, physical abilities, and mental state may become different after a brain injury.

Brain injuries are generally classified into three categories: mild, moderate, or severe. Victims of so-called "mild" brain injuries typically suffer a period of lost consciousness, confusion, or disorientation shorter than 30 minutes. A majority of brain traumas are concussions or other forms of these mild injuries. Moderate brain injury victims experience longer periods of unconsciousness or memory loss. Severe brain injuries have results ranging from impaired cognitive functions to comatose states. If you or a family member has suffered a traumatic brain injury, contact the TBI lawyers at Kelner & Kelner, Attorneys at Law. From our Manhattan, New York City-area office, we litigate claims throughout the state and can help you recover expenses for medical bills, lost wages, and rehabilitation costs.

Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury

The effects of TBI can be far-reaching and profoundly debilitating. TBI can cause both long-term physical disability and severe cognitive and behavioral changes that produce similar disruptions in the quality of the victim's life. The consequences of traumatic brain injury include:

  • Cognitive: Short- or long-term memory loss; spatial disorientation; difficulty concentrating, communicating, or planning.
  • Psychological/Behavioral: Anxiety, depression, mood swings, agitation, impulsivity.
  • Physical: Seizures; chronic headaches; speech impairment; partial or complete paralysis; vision, hearing, smell, or taste loss.

Evaluating the combination of cognitive, behavioral, and physical deficits is an important first step in setting goals for rehabilitation. At Kelner & Kelner, we fight to ensure that clients obtain the compensation that they require for recovery. Victims should not bear the financial cost of accidents that were not their fault. We will hold the liable party accountable for its actions and help you recover the monetary settlement to which you are entitled. Contact the traumatic brain injury (TBI) lawyers at our Manhattan, New York City office to schedule a consultation and evaluation of your claim.

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury is caused by a blow to the head or a penetrating injury that causes a disruption to the normal functioning of the brain. The leading TBI cause among adolescents and adults is motor vehicle accidents. Males between the ages of 15 and 24 are most susceptible to brain injuries due to the relatively high-risk lifestyles that some of them adopt. Children under age four and the elderly are susceptible to brain injuries as a result of slip-and-fall accidents. Other common causes of brain injuries include construction site accidents, physical assault, shaken-baby syndrome, athletic accidents, and accidents at home, work, or outdoors.

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the reckless or negligent actions of another party, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit. Whether your brain injury was sustained in a motor vehicle accident or construction accident or as a result of a defective product or unsafe premises, you can bring a claim against the responsible party. We can help you recover compensation for medical and rehabilitation costs, lost income, diminished earning capacity, property damage, and pain and suffering. Contact a TBI attorney to find out whether you may be able to file a lawsuit.

Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuits

At Kelner & Kelner, Attorneys at Law, our New York traumatic brain injury (TBI) lawyers, conveniently near Manhattan and New York City-area clients, can help victims secure the fair compensation to which they are entitled. If you have suffered brain trauma, you may be eligible to receive compensation for:

  • Medical expenses (hospital, surgical, and ambulance bills, etc.)
  • Rehabilitation costs (expenses tied to restoring your ability to function)
  • Lost income (wages lost due to your injury)
  • Diminished earning capacity (the reduction of your ability to earn income)
  • Property damage (damage, destruction, or loss of tangible property)
  • Pain and suffering (distress, both physical and mental, that results from your injury)

If you are a brain injury victim and are seeking a skilled TBI attorney, look no further than Kelner & Kelner, Attorneys at Law. With over 100 years of collective legal experience, our brain injury lawyers have successfully recovered millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements on behalf of our clients. Representing victims throughout New York, our attorneys serve each of our TBI clients with dedicated and effective representation, and a high level of personalized attention.

Contact Our Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Lawyers

If you have suffered a brain injury, our TBI lawyers are here to help. For more than 60 years, Kelner & Kelner, Attorneys at Law has been providing clients statewide with diligent representation. We meticulously prepare each claim and are willing and able to go to trial for justice. Contact our traumatic brain injury (TBI) lawyers for a complimentary consultation. Our Manhattan, New York City-area head injury attorneys work on a contingency basis; if we don't obtain a favorable verdict or settlement on your behalf, we accept no legal fees.