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Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit In New York


Table of Contents
1. Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?
2. How is a traumatic brain injury diagnosed? What are the treatment options for a traumatic brain injury?
3. Types of Brain Injuries in TBI Cases Why Choose Us? Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Demands Specialized Legal Skills
4. Case Results: Record-Setting Verdicts and Settlements for TBI Victims

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases are complex, requiring compassion and nuanced understanding of both medical and legal issues. At Frekhtman and Associates, our attorneys have decades of experience securing justice for TBI victims in New York. We provide relentless advocacy to hold negligent parties accountable and obtain the maximum compensation you deserve.

Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries

Before diving into litigation specifics, it’s important to understand these devastating injuries, their impacts, and medical aspects.

What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?

TBI can produce a diverse range of physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral effects:

  • Physical symptoms: Headaches, dizziness, nausea, fatigue, sensitivity to light or sound, balance issues, motor problems.
  • Cognitive symptoms: Memory and concentration deficits, slowed processing speed, executive dysfunction.
  • Emotional/behavioral symptoms: Irritability, impulsivity, aggression, anxiety, depression, personality changes.
  • Sleep symptoms: Insomnia, hypersomnia, loss of sleep cycle regulation.

Symptom severity ranges from mild to disabling based on injury characteristics. Subtle issues are often overlooked but still profoundly impact quality of life.

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How is a traumatic brain injury diagnosed?

Doctors deploy various tests to assess injuries and deficits:

  • Neurological exam: Tests things like reflexes and sensory/motor function to detect nerve damage.
  • Imaging: CT scans detect bleeding and skull fractures. MRIs and diffusion tensor imaging reveal more subtle axonal damage.
  • Neuropsychological testing: Assesses cognitive skills and pinpoints deficit areas.
  • Balance/vision tests: Identify subtle vestibular/ocular disruption.

Ongoing assessments are key, as some deficits emerge over time or require rehabilitation to detect. Our litigation approach relies on top experts across these specialties.

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What are the treatment options for a traumatic brain injury?

While no treatments currently reverse neuronal damage from TBI, rehabilitation can improve function and teach compensatory strategies. Common interventions include:

  • Physical/occupational therapy: Restores mobility, balance and coordination impacted by TBI.
  • Speech therapy: Treats communication disorders and swallowing problems resulting from TBI.
  • Neuropsychological rehabilitation: Retrains cognitive skills like memory, attention and executive functions.
  • Vision therapy: Fixes visual tracking, convergence and accommodation issues from TBI.

Our team connects clients with top rehab programs and therapists to maximize recovery potential. Ongoing treatment is often necessary even years post-injury.

Types of Brain Injuries in TBI Cases

TBIs can involve diverse injury patterns based on accident mechanics. We have extensive experience with:


  • Concussions — Mild TBIs involving temporary neurological dysfunction from bumps or blows to the head.
  • Contusions — Bruising of brain tissue common in serious TBIs.
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI) – Widespread damage to connections between neurons from rapid acceleration/deceleration.
  • Hemorrhages – Bleeding within or around the brain from ruptured blood vessels.



Understanding the nuances of these injury mechanisms is critical when confronting defense experts.

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Why Choose Us? Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Demands Specialized Legal Skills

Not all personal injury firms have the expertise to handle traumatic brain injury cases. Over more than twenty years, our attorneys have honed specific skills critical to securing justice, such as:

  1. Understanding Medical Complexities…
  2. Investigating Accident Causes…
  3. Calculating Financial Losses…
  4. Confronting Powerful Institutions…
  5. Educating Juries…
  6. Supporting Clients Compassionately…

Case Results: Record-Setting Verdicts and Settlements for TBI Victims

While no amount of money can undo a traumatic brain injury, financial compensation enables access to lifetime care and improves quality of life. Our track record includes:

  • $69 Million Settlement for Motor Vehicle Accident…
  • $46 Million Verdict for construction worker TBI…
  • $30 Million Verdict for Medical Malpractice…

While past results do not guarantee future outcomes, our proven ability to secure record-setting compensation shows we will fight relentlessly on your behalf. Every TBI case involving negligence deserves justice. To discuss your situation in a free consultation with our top-rated traumatic brain injury lawyers, contact us today.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What are some common causes of traumatic brain injuries?

Common causes include vehicle collisions, slip/trip and falls, assaults, sports impacts, and blast injuries from explosive devices.

What are the first steps after sustaining a TBI?

Seek prompt emergency medical care, follow doctor recommendations, connect with an experienced brain injury attorney to explore legal options, and focus on your health and recovery process.

How much is my TBI case worth?

Valuing traumatic brain injury cases involves a nuanced assessment of medical expenses, lost income, pain/suffering, and other damages. An attorney can analyze case specifics to estimate potential value.

How long do I have to file a TBI claim?

Deadlines vary by state but are typically 2-3 years from the date of injury. Consult a lawyer promptly because even mild TBIs can have hidden effects that manifest over time.

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