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Accident victims who suffer traumatic brain injury, or TBI, face a double-edged sword. First, they must deal with the devastating effects of a catastrophic injury. Second, because standard diagnostics fail to prove the full extent of their injury, they face one challenge after another in obtaining full and fair compensation. At The Tacopina Injury Firm, our attorneys are up to every challenge. Drawing on more than 80 years of combined legal experience, we fight tenaciously to obtain the maximum recovery possible. If you face a lifetime of special care, we want you to have a lifetime of resources to draw on.

Causes of traumatic brain injury

The leading causes of TBIs are falls, vehicle collisions, violent acts, sports, and explosions. Brain cells are damaged by incidents that cause one of the following events to happen:

  • Impact — A blow to the skull or the shock from an explosion causes damage at the point of impact and possibly at several points as the brain moves back and forth within the skull.
  • Penetration — An object that penetrates the skull tears brain tissue. Subsequent bleeding can cause additional damage as pressure within the skull builds.
  • Severe shaking — A severe jolt, rotation or whiplash movement can move the brain back and forth within the cranium, tearing brain tissue. Children whose abuse causes them to suffer what is known as “shaken baby syndrome” often exhibit signs of TBI.

Whenever the brain is damaged, it is possible that bleeding and swelling will cause additional damage. Immediate treatment can reduce the risk of additional complications.

Symptoms of traumatic brain injury

There are many symptoms associated with TBIs. Depending on the severity of the injury, a TBI patient might experience:

  • Chronic fatigue
  • Cognitive impairment
  • Confusion
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Forgetfulness
  • Headaches
  • Slurred speech
  • Impaired motor skills
  • Mood swings
  • Vomiting and nausea

In extreme cases, your TBI leaves you unable to walk or tend to your own needs, requiring round-the-clock care. We consult with medical and vocational experts to ascertain the full extent of your injuries and your prognosis for the future, and we aggressively prosecute your case to achieve the best possible result. Our attorneys are determined to obtain sufficient compensation for you to address a lifetime of needs.

Contact our tenacious accident attorneys for your TBI litigation

If you have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, you face an uphill battle. While you work to restore your health, let The Tacopina Injury Firm fight for the maximum compensation possible.  To schedule a free consultation and case evaluation, call us today at 347-246-5102 or contact our Manhattan office online.