HEAD AND BRAIN INJURIES
When an accident results in head injuries, it is crucial to seek immediate medical treatment to determine whether or not there is a brain injury. If there is a Brain Injury, having an experienced Brain Injury Attorney on board to navigate the financial aspects of your recovery is crucial. It is never possible to know how serious a head injury is right after it happens. It is always wise to take an ambulance to the hospital immediately from the scene when you have injured your head. Head and brain injuries can be caused by a car accident, a slip and fall or a ceiling fall accident. They can also be caused by being struck by an object, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, construction accidents and by other causes. No matter how the accident happened, prompt medical attention is crucial.
BRAIN INJURY ATTORNEYS
FOREST HILLS, QUEENS, NYC
Many head injuries resolve quickly, but sometimes they are more serious and can even cause brain damage. If you’ve suffered a serious head injury, medical treatment can be costly and extended. There could be lost wages for yourself and those that take care of you. In addition to the finest medical treatment, you need top-notch legal representation to recover compensation for these losses. At Wittenstein & Wittenstein, we’ve been helping victims of head and brain injuries for over 60 years. Please call us for a free consultation at our Queens office – call 718-261-8114.
Head injuries from an accident can cause traumatic brain injuries (TBI’s). This can happen with a penetrating or closed wound. A penetrating head injury is one that breaks through the skull, whereas a closed injury does not. Some TBI’s are not very severe, such as a mild concussion. About 80% of TBI’s are considered “mild,” taking only hours, day or weeks to subside. Severe and moderate TBI’s can have long term effects such as:
- Memory loss and cognitive dysfunction
- Loss of coordination or balance
- Impact on senses
- Personality Changes
These are some symptoms of TBI to be aware of:
- Difficulty thinking, concentrating, or remembering new information
- Severe headache
- Slurred speech
- Stiff neck
- Blurred vision
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Irritability, sadness, or anxiety
- Changes in sleep patterns
If you have had any type of blow to the head and have any of the symptoms listed above, seek medical treatment immediately. Testing such as X-rays, CT scans and MRI’s can let the doctors know what might need to be done immediately. There may be internal bleeding. If you wait, you could be risking your life.
Fractures of the Skull
A strong impact to the head can cause a skull fracture. Symptoms can include tenderness, bruising, swelling and bleeding from the ears and nose. Some skull fractures are mild and heal on their own, but others can require surgical intervention. The severity can depend on many factors, including the location on the skull, the force or angle of the impact and the hardness and shape of the cause of the impact.
Facial Lacerations and Scarring
Cuts or lacerations are common in accident injuries, especially in car accidents. These lacerations can be caused by broken glass or sharp metal. Most cuts will heal on their own, but a very deep cut may require suturing. Some lacerations, especially on the face, may require plastic surgery to avoid scarring. Some plastic surgery needs to be done immediately and there are other types that can help correct disfigurement years later.
How a Forest Hills Queens NYC Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help You
If your brain injury was caused by the negligence of another, an experienced Queens Brain Injury Attorney can be of tremendous assistance. At Wittenstein & Wittenstein we’ve been helping Brain Injury victims collect money for medical bills, lost earning and out-of-pocket expenses, plus compensation for the pain and suffering they have endured. Call Wittenstein & Wittenstein for a free consultation at 718-261-8114. We will help you fight for your rights.