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Traumatic brain injuries occur when an external force disrupts the normal function of the brain, often resulting from accidents such as falls, motor vehicle collisions, sports injuries, or assaults. TBIs can vary in severity, ranging from mild concussions to severe, debilitating brain damage. Symptoms may include headaches, dizziness, memory loss, cognitive impairment, mood changes, and in severe cases, coma or death.

Navigating life after a TBI can be overwhelming for both the individual and their loved ones. Medical treatment, rehabilitation, and ongoing care are often necessary, placing emotional, physical, and financial burdens on the affected individual and their families. At Sutton & Smyth, LLP, we understand the challenges our clients face, and we are here to provide compassionate support and expert legal guidance every step of the way.

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What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of injury that occurs when a sudden trauma or blow to the head disrupts the normal function of the brain. TBIs can range from mild to severe and can have lasting effects on cognitive, physical, and emotional functions. These injuries often result from accidents such as falls, motor vehicle collisions, sports injuries, or assaults.

Here are the common types of traumatic brain injuries:

  • Concussion: Concussions are mild TBIs that occur when the brain is jolted or shaken inside the skull. They can result from a blow to the head or a sudden, forceful movement that causes the brain to bounce or twist within the skull. Concussions may cause temporary symptoms such as headache, dizziness, confusion, and nausea, and can sometimes lead to more serious complications if not properly managed.
  • Contusion: A contusion is a bruise on the brain caused by a direct impact to the head. It occurs when blood vessels in the brain rupture, leading to bleeding and swelling. Contusions can vary in severity depending on the force of the impact and the location of the injury. In severe cases, surgery may be required to remove the blood clot and relieve pressure on the brain.
  • Coup-Contrecoup Injury: A coup-contrecoup injury occurs when the force of impact causes the brain to move within the skull, resulting in injuries at both the site of impact and the opposite side of the brain. For example, if a person's head strikes a hard surface, such as the dashboard in a car accident, the brain may be injured at the point of impact (coup injury) as well as on the opposite side of the brain where it rebounds against the skull (contrecoup injury).
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI): DAI is a severe form of TBI that occurs when the brain rapidly shifts back and forth inside the skull, causing widespread damage to the brain's nerve fibers (axons). This type of injury often results from high-speed motor vehicle collisions or severe falls. DAI can lead to widespread brain damage and long-term neurological deficits, including coma and permanent disability.
  • Penetrating Injury: Penetrating TBIs occur when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue. These injuries can result from gunshot wounds, stabbings, or other sharp objects. Penetrating injuries can cause localized damage to the brain and may require surgical intervention to remove the foreign object and repair the damaged tissue.
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome: Shaken baby syndrome is a form of abusive head trauma that occurs when an infant or young child is violently shaken, causing the brain to move back and forth within the skull. This can result in bleeding, swelling, and damage to the brain tissue, leading to long-term developmental disabilities or death.

Why Choose Sutton & Smyth, LLP?

As leading brain injury attorneys in New York City, we have a proven track record of success in representing TBI victims and their families. Here's why our firm stands out:

  • Experience: With years of experience specializing in personal injury law, including traumatic brain injuries, our attorneys have the knowledge and expertise to handle even the most complex cases.
  • Legal Expertise: We stay up-to-date on the latest laws and regulations pertaining to brain injuries, ensuring that our clients receive the most effective legal representation possible.
  • Medical Understanding: Understanding the medical intricacies of TBIs is crucial in building a strong case. Our team works closely with medical experts to thoroughly evaluate our clients' injuries and their long-term impact on their lives.
  • Personalized Approach: We recognize that every TBI case is unique, and we take the time to listen to our clients' stories, understand their needs, and develop personalized legal strategies to achieve the best possible outcomes.
  • Compassionate Advocacy: Dealing with a TBI can be emotionally draining. Our compassionate attorneys provide unwavering support and guidance, serving as strong advocates for our clients' rights and interests.
  • Proven Results: Our firm has a history of securing substantial settlements and verdicts for TBI victims, helping them obtain the financial compensation they need to cover medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, and other damages.

Contact us today at (866) 935-1862 to let us secure your entitled compensation and help you make the best possible recovery from injury.

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