Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, often result in serious, lifelong consequences. Victims may experience both physical and cognitive impairments, preventing them from ever returning fully to their once-normal lives. At the Law Office of Joseph J. Perrini, III, we recognize just how devastating brain injuries are, both for victims and their loved ones. Led by Long Island traumatic brain injury lawyer Joseph J. Perrini, III, our team offers compassionate support and aggressive representation on behalf of negligence victims throughout New York City.
If you believe that another person or party is at fault for your TBI or your loved one’s injury, reach out to our firm right away to learn how we can help you fight for justice.
Types of Brain Injuries
All brain injuries are serious and should be treated as medical emergencies. That being said, there are several types of traumatic brain injuries, ranging in severity from relatively mild to severe.
Brain injuries are categorized in the following ways:
- Closed-Head Injuries: A closed-head brain injury occurs when there is no visible damage to the skull bone, scalp, or head. Instead, damage is internal only, affecting the brain but not the exterior structures that support it. Because there is no visible damage, people may be slower to seek treatment for a closed-head brain injury.
- Open-Head Injuries: An open-head brain injury occurs when the brain is damaged and there is exterior damage to the skull bone, scalp, and/or head, such as a fracture or open wound. These types of injuries are easier to spot than closed-head injuries, meaning victims typically seek immediate treatment.
Both closed-head and open-head brain injuries can be catastrophic and may lead to life-threatening complications.
Some examples of both closed-head and open-head brain injuries include:
- Brain contusions
- Skull fractures
- Penetrating head wounds
- Diffuse axonal injuries
If you or someone you love has been diagnosed with any type of brain injury following an accident or another traumatic event, you could be entitled to financial compensation for your damages, such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Reach out to the Law Office of Joseph J. Perrini, III today to speak to an experienced Long Island brain injury lawyer about your legal rights and options.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Brain Injuries?
Even a seemingly minor incident—such as a slip and fall—can lead to a serious brain injury. However, traumatic brain injuries most commonly result from serious, catastrophic accidents and traumatic events.
Some of the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Large truck collisions
- Bicycle accidents
- Drowning and near-drowning
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Birth injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Nursing home abuse
- Sports and recreation accidents
When someone else is careless, reckless, or negligent, or when they act wrongfully or intentionally cause harm, injured victims have the right to take legal action. By filing a personal injury claim, you can see fair compensation for your resulting losses, including financial costs, physical damages, and emotional suffering and distress.
Filing a Personal Injury Claim for a Long Island Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury cases are often very complex. It is important that you work with an experienced attorney—like Attorney Joseph J. Perrini, III—who can help ensure your rights are protected throughout the process. An attorney can help identify the liable person or party, as well as evaluate the true cost of your current and future damages, including projected future medical expenses, lost income, and miscellaneous costs associated with your injury.
If you attempt to file a TBI claim on your own, the insurance company will almost certainly try to take advantage of you. Insurance adjusters know that most people do not fully understand their rights under the law. They may offer a lowball settlement or dispute your injury entirely. But when you turn to the team at the Law Office of Joseph J. Perrini, III, you can rest assured that we will help you through every stage of the claims filing process.
Call Our Long Island Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation
We offer compassionate, personalized legal representation tailored to each of our client’s unique needs. We know that no two cases are the same, which is why we take the time to get to know our clients and devise innovative legal strategies for each individual case. We are always here to answer your questions and provide the guidance you need to heal and move forward with your life.