The Importance of Choosing the Right Brain Injury Attorney

When you, or somebody in your family, is injured in a serious accident, the wolves start to circle around looking for their kickback. These predators don’t care about access to state of the art medical facilities or the accommodations to homes and vehicles that can improve the quality of life for you or your loved ones. All they care about is the kickback they’re going to get from the unethical attorneys and therapy mills that they work with. Steer clear of these scoundrels and hire the top brain injury attorney in Queens that will provide excellent service and knows how to obtain the huge settlement or verdict that’s required to fully compensate victims.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI)

Any type of blow to the head can result in a TBI, so it’s important to get the proper follow up treatment whenever this occurs. These are common symptoms of a mild TBI:

  • Loss of consciousness, even if very brief;
  • Memory, attention, concentration or thinking problems;
  • Headache;
  • Behavior or mood changes;
  • Confusion;
  • Change in sleeping patterns;
  • Lightheadedness;
  • Lethargy or fatigue;
  • Dizziness;
  • Ringing in the ears and
  • Blurred vision.

The following symptoms indicate a moderate or severe TBI that requires immediate medical treatment:

  • Loss of coordination;
  • Severe headache;
  • Numbness or weakness in the arms and legs;
  • Vomiting and nausea;
  • Slurred speech;
  • Convulsions or seizures and
  • Dilated pupils

TBI’s diagnosed with a combination of clinical observation and testing that includes cat scans, MRI’s, Glasgow coma scales and neuropsychological testing. Your Queens brain injuries attorney has handled many cases like yours and can help collect money you’ll need to get the best care possible.

Treating TBI’s

Mild TBI’s can resolve without complication with rest and the use of over the counter painkillers. Your health care provider will give you specific instructions about what’s best for you. For even the mildest concussions, it’s important not fall asleep while you’re symptomatic and to take other precautionary measures. In most cases you can return to your normal activities after the symptoms subside. Moderate and severe TBI’s usually require substantive medical interventions including surgery to remove clotted blood and damaged tissue, repair skull fractures and relieve pressure on the brain caused by swelling. Medications such as anticoagulants, anticonvulsants and muscle relaxants can be helpful to prevent complications, with anti-anxiety medications, antidepressants and stimulants to improve cognition. There are many types of rehabilitation that can be used effectively to improve outcomes including:

  • Physical Therapy to improve coordination, flexibility and strength.
  • Occupational Therapy to improve the ability to perform activities of daily living such as bathing, getting dressed and cooking. In less severe cases this can be followed with re-learning how to do your job or training for a new type of work.
  • Speech Therapy is helpful for improving communication and swallowing.
  • Psychological Counseling to develop coping skills, improve relationships and help with emotional well being.
  • Vocational Counseling with the view towards a more independent life.
  • Cognitive Therapy to improve attention, perception, memory, learning, judgment, memory and planning.

Having access to the best rehabilitative therapies can make all the difference in the World. That’s why it’s important to hire a New York City catastrophic injuries attorney that how to help you get the very large amount of money you need to access state of the art medical and rehabilitative services. In addition to knowing how to handle cases with catastrophic injuries, a top brain injury attorney in Queens is familiar with how traumatic brain injuries are caused and treated, making them better able to negotiate and try these cases.

Top Brain Injury Attorney In Queens

Wittenstein & Wittenstein is the top Queens Brain injuries attorney, helping victims for more than sixty years. Our reputation for providing caring personal service and getting the highest settlements and verdicts speaks for itself. Please call us at 718-261-8114 for a free consultation. You’ll be glad you did.

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About the Author:

Alyce Wittenstein is a world class attorney, blogger and filmmaker. She began working at the firm in 1985 as a managing paralegal, learning all the practices and procedures of the firm from Mr. Wittenstein and the staff. From 1995-1998, she attended CUNY Law School where she made a mark as a teaching assistant for Civil Rights leader Haywood Burns. She founded a Human Rights Delegation to Haiti and studied Constitutional Law with Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg. Working at the Equal Opportunity Employment Commision (EEOC), she learned a great deal about Employment Discrimination matters. She brought her knowledge of the Personal Injury practice and her passion for Civil Rights to the firm when she was admitted to the Bar in 1999. In 2000, she became a partner and the firm name was changed to Wittenstein & Wittenstein, Esqs. PC.

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