An experienced TBI Lawyer
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) has sudden, and in some cases, permanent adverse effects on physical, cognitive and psychosocial functions. In more severe cases, victims can experience a diminished or vegetative state of consciousness. TBI results from an external impact to the head, and either no penetration of the skull (closed head injury) or penetration of the skull (open head injury).
If your loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you face trying times. Recovery, if it comes, may be long and difficult. Once the condition of your loved one has stabilized, he or she may experience significant physical, cognitive and emotional problems.
In New York, however, there are many sources that can provide care, rehabilitation and support for TBI sufferers and their families. I am attorney Ira Maurer, and my mission is helping accident victims get the care, services and compensation they need to rebuild their lives. At The Maurer Law Firm, PLLC, you have both a friend and an advocate.
Liability, Medical Care and Compensation Issues in TBI Cases
An impact to the head (commonly caused by a motor vehicle accident or fall) can cause a brain hemorrhage, tearing of brain tissue or compression of brain tissue, resulting in TBI.
When I represent a TBI victim, I build a comprehensive legal effort covering all aspects of the case. As with other personal injury cases, my firm documents the liability of the responsible party. I pay special attention to medical care issues, working with neurologists and other medical experts to determine the extent of the primary and secondary injuries in a case. Finally, I make a full accounting of all my client's losses, including medical costs, lost income and pain and suffering for inclusion in the compensation demand.
In serious brain injury cases, I work with a life-care planner to develop a customized outline of all of the medical care, rehabilitation therapy and ancillary services that the injured person will need for the rest of his or her life. This is particularly important for children who suffer TBI injuries, because functional outcomes can change greatly in between the first and fifth year following the injury, a period when the child should be making developmental progress. On-going care and therapy (such as parent-child interaction therapy) can address behavioral problems that these children can experience as well as addressing other issues.
The road ahead may not be easy. My firm will be with you throughout this critical time in your life, working hard to help you get the compensation and care that can make a difference in the lives of your loved ones and family.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury because of someone else's negligence, please contact The Maurer Law Firm to schedule a free consultation with our experienced Fishkill attorney.