Traumatic Brain Injury
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (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, we have more than 75 years of experience 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
Traumatic brain injury 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 be different after a brain injury.
Brain injuries are generally classified into three categories: mild, moderate and 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. 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 TBI, contact Kelner & Kelner. From our Manhattan office, we litigate claims throughout the state and can help you recover expenses for medical bills, lost wages and rehabilitation.
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 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 lawyers at our New York 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 4 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, 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 you suffered a brain injury 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, we 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 (reduced 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. With more than 75 years in practice, our firm has 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 Lawyers
If you have suffered a brain injury, our TBI lawyers are here to help. For more than 75 years, Kelner & Kelner 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 us for a complimentary consultation. Our 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.