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September 19, 2020

New York City Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when either the head hits an outside object or the sheer force of the head jerking back and forth causes the brain to collide against the skull. Car accidents are a common cause, as are workplace accidents, medical malpractice, and sports head injuries.

If you are concerned that you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you are not alone. New York City causes of traumatic brain injuries are many and varied, with people of all ages suffering from TBI.

This condition often occurs as the result of an accident, and our goal as your attorney is to ensure that the party responsible for your accident is held accountable.

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

Brain injuries can be unpredictable, but there are a number of symptoms they have in common:

  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Amnesia
  • Difficulty speaking or communicating
  • Behavioral changes
  • Painful headaches and migraines
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Dizziness

Premises Liability and Traumatic Brain Injury

Two of the most common New York City causes of traumatic brain injuries are falls and being struck by outside objects, such as falling debris.

Falls can easily occur when properties are not kept safe for visitors. For example, stairwells should be kept free of clutter at all times. Likewise, any wet or slick surfaces should have signs posted around them alerting pedestrians to the adverse walking conditions. The resulting falls sometimes lead to TBI when the head collides with a surface during the fall.

Similarly, falling objects can occur when building owners or construction crews don’t properly secure items at heights. When the object falls and strikes someone below, traumatic brain injury can occur.

Any falls or falling objects that lead to traumatic brain injuries could be the responsibility of the property owner for failing to properly maintain the premises.

Car Accidents and Traumatic Brain Injury

Another of the more common New York City causes of traumatic brain injuries is car accidents.

Car accidents can be violent, chaotic events, and it is extremely easy for the head and brain to be injured in some way during a collision. Whether the TBI results from the head colliding with part of the vehicle or from the head being jerked hard enough that the brain impacts against the skull, the resulting brain trauma can be serious.

Simple negligence is a common cause of car accidents. When someone else caused your accident—and therefore your TBI—you can and should hold them accountable by seeking financial compensation.

Speak with a New York City Attorney

Regardless of which of the New York City causes of traumatic brain injuries was involved in your accident, you do have options for recourse afterward. If someone else’s negligence caused your TBI, you can seek financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and any other TBI-related expenses.

To discuss your options for pursuing damages, schedule a free consultation with Greenstein & Milbauer, LLP by calling 1-800-VICTIM2 (1-800-842-8462).


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