Struggling With Post-Concussion Syndrome or Brain Damage? Meet Dedicated New York Brain Injury Attorneys With Unrivaled Knowledge Of “The Invisible Injury.”
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complex and individual condition that can affect many aspects of a person’s physical, behavioral, and mental functions. No two brain injuries are alike. Beyond those issues, victims and their families face financial strain, emotional stress, and the heartache of shattered dreams. Did you experience a brain injury or concussion from a vehicle accident, truck or bus crash, fall, construction site accident, or unsafe building? You deserve fair compensation. Contact our brain injury attorneys today.
Why is TBI Called the “Invisible Injury?”
When you cut your arm, the signs of your injury—like blood and bandages—are clearly visible. A broken bone can be viewed on an x-ray, but a traumatic brain injury is different. On the surface, a person might look and act fairly normal. But on the inside, things are not working quite as they once did. The victim may suddenly struggle with memory loss, difficulties concentrating, confusion, or impulsivity. He/she may be plagued with frequent headaches, changes in vision, sleep problems, dizziness, or difficulty with hand-eye coordination.
Since many signs of brain injury are subtle, victims may not receive timely or appropriate diagnosis or treatment. Head injuries and resulting brain damage often go undetected and undiagnosed, even with the use of a CT scan or MRI study. Complicating matters even more is the fact that TBI symptoms may appear days, weeks, or months following an accident and the initial treatment received in a hospital emergency department.
Each year, over 3.5 million Americans will suffer a brain injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), TBI claims the lives of approximately 52,000 people annually. It’s the leading cause of death and disability in children, young adults, and the elderly. The numbers don’t lie: traumatic brain injury is truly a “silent epidemic.”
Common Misconceptions About Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury is a widely misunderstood condition among members of the medical and legal communities. A person can have a serious, permanent, and disabling traumatic brain injury, despite the fact that:
- They were not “knocked out” at the scene of the accident. An individual need not be rendered unconscious in order to have sustained a concussion.
- There were walking, talking, and even presenting their driver’s license at the scene of the accident. Often, following a brain injury, a person appears to be “normal” to untrained observers
- They did not sustain any cuts, broken bones, or major physical injuries in the accident. There was not a “big car crash.” Even a low speed or low impact car crash can exert sufficient force on the brain to cause a traumatic brain injury.
- They are able to continue working, but if they are given a new responsibility, promoted, or transferred to another job, they may have great difficulty adjusting.
- They have a negative MRI, CT scan, or EEG. These tests are not sensitive enough to detect microscopic brain damage.
- They have a normal neurological exam. In truth, this exam does not reveal the neuropsychological deficits associated with traumatic brain injury.
Choose Attorneys Recognized by the Brain Injury Association of America
The Brain Injury Association of America has recognized the skills and experience of our New York law firm by designating De Caro & Kaplen, LLP as “Preferred Attorneys.” Attorneys in this distinguished program “know the carelessness of others changes lives in an instant. They know the physical, cognitive, emotional, and financial tolls a brain injury can inflict on individuals and their families. Firms enrolled in the BIAA Preferred Attorneys Program know the stakes are high and that settling for less has lifelong consequences.”
Too often, people who have sustained brain damage in a preventable accident are never fairly compensated for their injuries. This is simply due to the fact that their attorney didn’t have enough knowledge of this condition.
Our partners, Shana De Caro & Michael Kaplen, have dedicated their careers to advocating for victims of brain trauma. They understand that no two injuries are alike, and that even mild cases of TBI can carry lifelong consequences for the affected person and those they love. Together, Shana and Michael will fight hard to ensure the parties responsible for your brain injury answer for their wrongdoings. Our goal is to obtain maximum compensation to help you advance your recovery and restore your quality of life. Contact us today.