Accidents That Lead To Brain Injury Or Head Trauma

Nearly 2 million people suffer from a brain injury each year in this country. Over half of these injuries require hospitalization.

Head injuries are also called traumatic brain injury (TBI), head trauma or a concussion. Common causes of head injury include car crashes, work accidents, falls, construction site accidents and workplace accidents. Head injuries can be serious and result in prolonged or non-reversible brain damage. This can occur as a result of bleeding, due to nerve cell damage or as the result of an infection. At Bronnberg & Henriquez PC, we have helped numerous people in New York recover damages and workers' compensation after they suffered a brain injury or head trauma.

Brain Trauma And Head Injury Signs

Brain injuries and head trauma are not always immediately obvious. There are physical, emotional and cognitive symptom of head trauma. The signs can appear hours, days or even longer after an injury. The physical symptoms include:

  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches
  • Loss of vision

The cognitive symptoms of a traumatic brain injury involve:

  • Memory loss
  • Disorientation
  • Inability to focus or concentrate

The emotional signs of a brain injury are:

  • Agitation and irritability
  • Depression
  • Personality changes
  • Dramatic changes in appetite

Brain Trauma Can Happen Without Any Impact

A person does not need to be struck on the head or knocked unconscious to suffer a brain injury. Studies have found that whiplash, which is very common in automobile and motorcycle accidents, also caused brain injury. If you or a loved one has been in a car accident and suffered whiplash, it is in your best interests to also be tested for injury to the brain.

With over 30 years of combined experience, our attorneys can help you with a construction site, motor vehicle or workplace injury. Contact Bronnberg & Henriquez PC in Queens for personal service. Call our office at 718-509-6788 or fill out our online contact form and a lawyer will get back to you promptly.