Brain Injuries

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Each year, Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) led to a significant number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. More than 1.7 million people per year suffer some type of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). A TBI may be the most serious injury a person can suffer, and can cause severe cognitive impairments and loss of motor skills.

A TBI can be classified as “mild”, where there is a brief change in mental status, like a concussion, to “severe”, where there may be extended periods of unconsciousness, amnesia and permanent loss of function.

A TBI can be closed, i.e., injury resulting from movement of the brain inside the skull, or penetrating, where injury is caused by a foreign object entering the skull, such as a bullet, etc.

A TBI can be sustained in many ways, including an automobile accident, a slip, trip, or fall, sporting activity, or assault, to name a few.

Proving fault in a brain injury case is not always easy. A TBI is not usually visibile to the naked eye because injury to the brain frequently happens inside the skull, so the injury isn’t obvious like there may be with a fracture. TBI’s are also not always visible with objective testing, such as an MRI or X-rays. The nature and extent of a TBI may not be fully appreciated until the injured person has been evaluated and tested by a neuropsychiatrist or neuropsychologist. Insurance company’s frequently challenge people who suffer TBI’s, and many times argue that the person’s complaints are subjective, the person is magnifying their symptoms, or that the person is faking.

Law Offices of William J. Maniatis has been representing injured people who have suffered TBI for more than 26 years, and helped obtain money compensation for brain injuries ranging from mild to severe. An experienced NY personal injury attorney is essential to obtain fair compensation for a TBI caused by the intentional or careless acts of others. Whether you are concerned about the payment of medical bills, pain and suffering, disability, impairment, or loss of the enjoyment or quality of life, let Law Offices of William J. Maniatis help you get the compensation you deserve. There is no fee for the consultation, and if Law Offices of William J. Maniatis takes your case, it will advance all of the costs of litigation.

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In a study published in 2010, the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control found that annually, an estimated 1,700,000 people in the United States sustain a traumatic brain injury (“TBI”). Of these:

52,000 people die annually in the United States from TBI;
275,000 people are hospitalized annually from TBI; and
1,363,000 (nearly 80 %) are treated and released form an emergency department while having a traumatic brain injury.

Further, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is a contributing factor to nearly a third (30.5%) of all injury-related deaths in the United States.