When you experience a severe accident, it may result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) if there is an impact on the head or a penetrating injury. There are various accidents that may cause these types of injuries, including vehicle accidents, slip-and-falls, or recreational activities. Unfortunately, sometimes these accidents are caused by negligent individuals that fail to uphold a reasonable duty of care and may be held liable for the losses you experienced due to their actions.
If you have sustained a TBI as a result of someone else’s negligence in an accident, speak with the experienced New York personal injury lawyers at Cohen & Jaffe for a comprehensive evaluation of your claim. We have a century of collective experience fighting for the complete compensation you deserve in catastrophic accidents caused by negligence.
Two Types of Accidents That Can Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries
Every TBI may not be life-threatening, but it may come with severe and life-long complications and consequences for victims. Symptoms may not only impact your day-to-day life, but sometimes they also alter personality, mood, and cognition.
If you have sustained a severe TBI due to an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to recover the necessary losses related to the accident.
The following are prevalent accidents that can cause TBI injuries, depending on the severity of the accident:
There are varied types of car accidents that may cause traumatic brain injuries due to the bump or blow to the head from the forceful impact of the collision. The following are examples of types of car accidents that may result in a TBI:
- Single-car accidents: A single-car accident includes a sole vehicle colliding with an immobile object or if a driver loses control and wrecks their car. In New York, 56% of all car collisions involve single-vehicle accidents, usually involving roll-overs or being thrown from the vehicle. TBIs are a frequent occurrence due to a victim’s head hitting against the interior of the car, making contact with the ground, or being penetrated by a sharp object.
- Rear-end car accidents: Rear-end collisions are one of the most frequently occurring accidents in the US. These accidents may occur at stoplights, stop signs, and multi-lane intersections. In this type of accident, the driver and occupants are jolted, and their heads often hit the steering wheel, seats, or other objects.
- Head-on collision: When a head-on collision occurs at high speeds, it may be fatal for one or both of the drivers. The amount of force dispersed during a head-on collision can cause occupants to be flung through the windshield and suffer severe injuries, including TBI.
At Cohen & Jaffe, we are well-versed in New York car accident claims and understand the severity of TBI injuries as Attorney Richard Jaffe is professionally certified as an EMT. We have secured upwards of millions in settlements and verdicts, fighting for the compensation you deserve for the suffering caused by a negligent individual.
In 2020, there were over 64,000 TBI-related deaths in the US, with falls leading to nearly half of the TBI-related hospitalizations. As the most common cause of TBIs, slip-and-fall accidents may be debilitating, especially for elderly adults. When a property owner fails to uphold a standard duty of care by providing a safe environment for visitors, they may be held liable for TBI injuries that occurred in a slip-and-fall accident.
These types of accidents may occur due to the following:
- Slippery or wet surfaces
- Cracked or broken pavement
- Faulty stairs or railings
- Uncleared snowy or icy parking lots
- Uneven flooring
Slip-and-fall accidents may result in severe TBIs that may impact your ability to live your day-to-day life as you did before your accident. With the guidance of an experienced New York personal injury lawyer at Cohen & Jaffe, you may obtain the justice you deserve by seeking a slip-and-fall claim against the negligent property owner.
Damages You May Recover in a Successful Personal Injury Claim
Depending on the circumstances of your claim, for instance, the severity of your accident and TBI injury, you may be eligible to recover significant economic and non-economic damages due to the negligent actions of another individual.
The following are potential damages you may recover in a successful personal injury claim:
- Medical Expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Medical management
- Psychological treatment
TBIs may have a life-long impact on your health and well-being. To recover the complete compensation you are owed due to the suffering you have experienced in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, rely on the skilled representation at Cohen & Jaffe for experienced legal guidance throughout the entirety of your personal injury claim.
Speak With the Experienced New York Personal Injury Lawyers at Cohen & Jaffe
Accidents caused by negligence may leave you with significant injuries, including mild to severe TBIs. At Cohen & Jaffe, we have a collective century of experience, fighting for the compensation you deserve for the losses you have unjustly suffered due to a careless individual. We have a successful track record, securing millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for clients and we are ready to fight on your behalf.
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