Have you or a loved one suffered an injury to the brain?
New York brain injury and head injury victims now have access to New York Brain Injury Lawyers with extensive experience in representing the rights of persons with traumatic brain injury (TBI).
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The New York brain injury lawyers at the Brain Injury Law Firm® of De Caro & Kaplen, LLP are recognized for their knowledge and experience in traumatic brain injury litigation. Our brain injury lawyers will provide competent and compassionate legal representation to victims of brain trauma and head trauma following an accident causing traumatic brain injury (TBI), and other injuries to the brain including, concussion, coma, hypoxic brain damage, epilepsy or seizure disorder.
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Our New York Brain Injury Lawyers at the Brain Injury Law Firm® of De Caro & Kaplen, LLP are proven leaders in the field of brain injury law and head injury law.
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What sets us apart from most personal injury law firms is our commitment and passion to protect the rights of victims of traumatic brain injuries. New York accident victims suffering from a traumatic brain injury, a traumatic head injury or other types of brain trauma can trust the lawyers at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP, to vigorously protect their legal rights.
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What is a traumatic brain injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain. Mild trauma can result in a brief change in mental status or consciousness called mild traumatic brain injury. Severe trauma can result in an extended period of unconsciousness and coma. Both mild brain injury and severe brain injury can result in short or long term problems affecting a child or adult’s ability to function on his or her own, and may require help from others.
The consequences of a traumatic brain injury or
An injury to the brain or head trauma can have many physical, intellectual and/or behavioral consequences. While sometimes these consequences can be temporary, in many cases they are permanent. Each individual responds to traumatic brain injury in a different manner and complete recovery following head trauma or brain trauma cannot be predicted based upon either the initial injury or the initial symptoms.
Physical Disability following a TBI:
Individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injury often exhibit physical symptoms such as:
- Difficulty in speaking, seeing, hearing
- Changes or loss of smell or taste
- Fatigue or lethargy
- Trouble with writing skills
- Impaired balance, dizziness and walking difficulties
- Partial or complete paralysis
- Aphasia (impaired ability to speak or comprehend words)
- Ataxia (loss of muscle control)
- Sleep disorders
If you or a loved one has exhibited physical symptoms following head or brain trauma, contact the Brain Injury Lawyers at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP for a free legal consultation.
Cognitive Difficulties (difficulties in thinking) following a TBI:
Because the brain has been injured, many cognitive difficulties may take place following head trauma or brain trauma. Persons who have sustained a traumatic brain injury or a traumatic head injury may experience the following problems:
- Short term memory loss
- Long term memory loss
- Concentration problems
- Difficulty talking to or listening to others
- Reading and writing difficulties
- Planning and sequencing impairment (executive function)
- Impaired judgment
- Inability to learn new skills
If you or a loved one has exhibited cognitive symptoms following head or brain trauma, contact the Brain Injury Lawyers at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP for a free legal consultation.
Social, behavioral or emotional difficulties following a TBI
Following injuries to the brain, the following behavior may be observed in victims of head trauma and brain trauma:
- Sudden changes in mood
- Lack of motivation
- Increased irritability, anger and inability to control temper
- Impulsive or inappropriate behavior (disinhibition)
- Trouble getting along with others
- Excessive laughter or crying
If you or a loved one has exhibited social, behavioral or emotional symptoms following head or brain trauma, contact the Brain Injury Lawyers at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP for a free legal consultation.
New York Brain Injury Lawyers with a record of success
Our New York personal injury lawyers handle all types of personal injury and medical malpractice cases for residents of the New York. With a record of success both in and out of the New York courthouse, our brain injury lawyers have built their reputations on personal service, compassion and innovation to insure that New York traumatic brain injury victims and victims of other forms of head trauma, obtain the legal representation they deserve.
Founded in 1981, for over 30 years, our brain injury lawyers have achieved many honors and have years of experience in representing victims of TBI caused by car accidents, bus accidents, truck or train accidents, construction site accidents, faulty or defective products, medical malpractice or other forms of negligence.
Concussions are a form of traumatic brain injury caused by trauma to the brain as a result of direct or indirect impact to the head. Any type of violent head movement can cause injury to the brain within the skull. Any bump, jolt or blow to the head can cause a concussion. A concussion can occur from the rapid movement of the brain within the skull which causes the brain to be bruised and damaged as it bumps up against the sharp ridges of the skull.
A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that interferes with the brain’s ability to function.
Know the facts following a concussion:
- All concussions are serious
- Most concussions occur without loss of consciousness
- A concussion can take place without striking or hitting your head
- The signs and symptoms of a concussion may take hours, days or weeks to develop
- Frequently an individual who has sustained a concussion is unaware of his/her problems, does not understand these problems or may try to hide or minimize them
The New York Brain Injury Lawyers at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP understand that concussions are brain injuries that must be taken seriously and may have life-long consequences. Our Brain Injury Law Firm® is frequently called upon to provide legal representation to concussion victims in the New York.
What are the frequent signs observed by others following a concussion?
Observers may notice the following changes in an individual following a concussion:
- Appears dazed or stunned
- Is confused about events
- Answers questions slowly
- Repeats questions
- Can’t recall events prior to the hit, bump or fall
- Can’t recall events after the hit, bump or fall
- Shows behavior or personality changes
- Forgets important events
What are the common symptoms of concussions?
The signs and symptoms of a concussion can show up immediately after the injury, but may not show up or be noticed until hours or days after the concussion takes place. Be alert for the following signs and symptoms:
Physical symptoms following a concussion:
- Headache or “pressure” in head
- Nausea or vomiting
- Balance problems or dizziness
- Fatigue or feeling tired
- Blurry or double vision
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Numbness or tingling
- Feeling “off”
Thinking Problems following a concussion:
- Difficulty thinking clearly
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering
- Feeling slowed down
- Feeling sluggish, dazed, hazy, foggy or confused
Emotional symptoms following a concussion:
- More emotional than usual
Sleep disturbance following a concussion:
- Sleeps less than usual
- Sleeps more than usual
- Trouble falling asleep
A good rule to follow for sports activities: When in doubt, keep them out
Children, teens and adults should never return to sports following a concussion or even a suspected concussion. They should not return to athletic activities, their regular activities, school or work until proper evaluation and clearance from a health care professional experienced in the evaluation of a concussion. Return to play or regular activities should not take place until they are symptom free and medically cleared.
School restrictions following a concussion
Students returning to school following a concussion may need to limit activities while recovering. Exercising or academic activities that involve a lot of concentration such as studying, working on a computer, playing video games may aggravate the symptoms of a concussion and delay proper healing.
What accommodations do students who return to school need
after a concussion?
- Take rest breaks as needed
- Spend fewer hours at school
- Be given more time to take tests or complete assignments
- Receive extra help with schoolwork and homework
- Spend less time on the computer, reading or writing
No fee unless we are successful
Your access to justice is not compromised or dependent upon your financial situation. We do not charge a fee unless we are successful at the conclusion of your case. This is called the contingency fee agreement and allows the courtroom to be accessible to all. Under this system, an injured person and their family can afford to retain the most qualified traumatic brain injury accident attorney.
Over the past 30 years we have successfully obtained multimillion dollar injury verdicts and settlements for our clients. Our results have been reported in leading newspapers, television news programs and in legal periodicals. Our cases have been reported in the New York Times, New York Daily News, New York Post, Newsday, on the Associated Press wire services, on CBS news, NBC news, ABC news, Fox News and on radio stations, television networks, and newspapers throughout the country.
Your New York Brain Injury Accident Lawyers at DE CARO & KAPLEN, LLP will be MICHAEL V. KAPLEN and his partner SHANA DE CARO. They will personally represent you and fight for your rights. Because they believe that being called someone’s lawyer is something to be proud of and to take pride in, they will personally handle your case.
Call a New York based Brain Injury Lawyer at De Caro & Kaplen, LLP for a free, no obligation consultation if you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of an accident or medical malpractice.
Call 914 747 4410 or 212 732 2262 or email us at Michael@brainlaw.com
The Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers at De Caro and Kaplen, LLP represent accident victims throughout New York and New York State. Convenient appointments arranged throughout New York and New York State.
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