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When Mild Doesn’t Mean Gentle from New York Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers


What does it mean?

We’ll save you a Google search or trip to your bookshelf. “Mild” is an adjective that means:

  • “Gentle and not easily provoked”
  • “(of a rule or punishment) of only moderate severity”
  • “not keenly felt or seriously intended”

Okay, but what does “mild” mean in the context of a “mild traumatic brain injury?” In our experience as injury lawyers serving the interests of brain injury victims and their families, “mild” does not begin to describe the dramatic effects these injuries can have on individuals and their loved ones.

There is nothing “gentle” about a traumatic brain injury, and they can result in harsh mood swings and provocation.

While they may be of “moderate severity” compared to an injury that results in a coma, they can turn a person’s life upside down at home, work and everywhere in between.

A traumatic brain injury sustained in an accident may not have been “seriously intended”, but the impact is certainly “keenly felt”.

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in an accident, you need attorneys on your side who understand the severity of traumatic brain injuries and have the skills and means necessary to aggressively pursue your rights.

Brain injuries, no matter how “mild”, can result in lifelong complications in addition to the initial medical treatment. A successful personal injury settlement or jury award must account for past, current and future needs, which may include in-home care, lost earnings, and extensive rehabilitation.

To learn more about recovering after a traumatic brain injury, contact us today.