Skilled New York Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
Hudson Valley Lawyers with knowledgeable and aggressive legal representation
Suffering a traumatic brain injury can stop a life short. Indeed, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a disruption in the normal function of the brain. That disruption can range from a brief change in mental status to an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia, requiring years of medical treatment and rehabilitation to return to any type of normalcy. In the most severe cases, there is no return and life is forever changed. At Dupée & Monroe, P.C., our New York personal injury lawyers provide knowledgeable and aggressive representation to victims of traumatic brain injury, focused on recovering the full amount of compensation available to our clients.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injury Cases We Handle
A traumatic brain injury is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Each year, TBIs contribute to a substantial number of deaths and cases of permanent disability, amounting to a serious public health problem in the United States. At Dupée & Monroe, P.C., we’ve seen traumatic brain injuries caused by a wide range of accidents and circumstances, including motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, falls, sports injuries, construction accidents, and more. We have the medical knowledge and resources to handle the most serious traumatic brain injury claims.
Recovering from a Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury can result in functional short-term and long-term changes affecting thinking, sensation, language, and emotion. A TBI can also cause epilepsy and increase the risk of conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other brain disorders. The CDC recommends taking the following steps to recover from a traumatic brain injury:
- Get lots of rest. Don’t rush back to daily activities like work or school.
- Avoid doing anything that could cause another blow or jolt to the head.
- Ask your doctor when it’s safe to drive a car, ride a bike, or use heavy equipment. Your ability to react may be slower after a brain injury.
- Only take medications your health care provider has approved.
- Write things down if you have difficulty remembering.
- If you need help relearning skills you lost, seek out rehabilitative therapy.
Be sure to document all recovery expenses related to your or your loved one’s traumatic brain injury, from lost wages to medication costs to physical and/or emotional therapy. Your TBI attorney will seek compensation for every penny you spend on overcoming the injury.
Speak with an Experienced Hudson Valley Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
After suffering a traumatic brain injury, you need to focus on your recovery. Let an experienced personal injury attorney handle your claims for accident and injury compensation. In the Hudson Valley area, call Dupée & Monroe, P.C. Our New York brain injury lawyers have more than 40 years of combined experience handling serious personal injury matters in New York.