According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC,) TBIs are the leading cause of disability and death among young adults and children in the United States. Over a million and a half people a year sustain TBI’s with most of the victims recovering completely, but close to a quarter of million need to be hospitalized, close to 100,000 suffer long term disability and about 50,000 lose their lives. Cumulatively, over five million Americans live with a TBI disability today. When TBIs are caused by the negligent, reckless or intentional acts of others, it’s possible to collect large amounts of money for economic and non-economic losses from the responsible parties. TBI’s are often life shattering catastrophic injuries that cause long term or permanent disability and require expensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.The best way to collect the largest amount of money needed to achieve the highest possible quality of life is to hire an experienced Queens catastrophic injury attorney that knows how to maximize the value of your case. Wittenstein & Wittenstein is the Queens, Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island, Manhattan and Brooklyn catastrophic injury attorney that’s been helping the community for more than sixty years. Call 718-261-8114 for a complimentary consultation.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
According to the Cleveland Clinic, a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a blow to the head that causes an injury. TBIs range in severity from small bumps and hemotomas to serious penetrating injuries such as gunshot wounds. Most TBI’s are caused by falls and car accidents and the 80% of the victims are male. Some professions and activities have a higher likelihood of a TBI such as athletes, construction workers, law enforcement and the military. These are the most common types of TBIs:
- Mild Concussion: No loss of consciousness or loss of conscientious for less than thirty minutes.
- Moderate TBI: Loss of consciousness for over thirty minutes but less than a day.
- Severe TBI: Loss of consciousness for over one day. Usually associated with changes that are visible on a CT scan or MRI.
If you’ve sustained a TBI due to somebody else’s negligence, recklessness or intentional act, it’s important to speak to an experienced Queens catastrophic injury attorney as soon as possible to ensure that the necessary evidence is preserved.
Queens, Manhattan, Bronx, Staten Island and Brooklyn Catastrophic Injury Attorney
Catastrophic injuries from TBIs can turn your entire life upside down, but with personal effort and resources great improvements in quality of life can be achieved. That’s why it’s important to hire an experienced Queens catastrophic injury attorney that knows how to maximize the value of your claim. Wittenstein & Wittenstein has been helping victims of catastrophic injuries for more than sixty years – call 718-261-8114 for a free consultation.
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