Mechanism of Injury

The attorneys at Goldblatt & Associates, P.C. have spent years studying and learning about the causes of brain injury, and the short and long-term consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury.

By understanding how and why brain injuries occur, we are better able to demonstrate and explain these principles to juries which enables us to secure the monetary compensation that will ultimately fund our clients’ recovery efforts. As advocates for brain injured clients, we recognize the necessity for high quality medical care and understand that effective modern treatment innovations require serious financial commitment.

The most common causes of TBI are:

Brain injuries tend to be classified as either focal or diffuse. While focal brain injuries tend to be localized to one a specific area of the brain, a diffuse injury is more widespread and is often referred to as diffuse axonal injury. The majority of Traumatic Brain Injuries are sustained in one of three ways:

Penetrating Injury

A penetrating head injury occurs when an object strikes the head and penetrates the skull. An example of a penetrating injury would be a gunshot wound. With penetrating head injuries, victims are prone to additional dangerous conditions like infection, intracranial pressure from swelling, blood vessel damage, and brain bleeding (hematoma). These types of brain injury have the potential to cause irreparable brain damage and require immediate attention.

Contact Injury

A contact injury, as the name implies, occurs due to trauma to the head. This can occur from striking your head after a trip and fall or during contact sports. Even a seemingly mild jolt to the head can result in a brain injury

Diffuse Axonal Injury

It is a well known medical fact that a brain injury can occur even if you don’t hit your head! The most common type of brain injury occurs when the brain is subjected to a rapid acceleration/deceleration, a common occurrence in auto accidents. In these situations, the brain is injured due to the shearing of axons, the microscopic structures within the brain that enable cells to communicate with one another. Read more about Diffuse Axonal Injury >>

Symptoms of a Concussion

After suffering a brain injury, people often experience a combination of many of the symptoms listed below. These symptoms may or may not persist, for varying lengths of time, often depending upon the severity of the injury.

  • Short term memory impairment
  • Problem solving difficulties
  • Personality changes
  • Speech, vision, hearing, and movement problems
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Loss Of Motivation
  • Loss Of Appetite
  • Problems Sleeping
  • Irritable And Moody
  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Sensitivity To Light And/Or Noise
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Difficulty With Memory
  • Difficulty With Verbal
  • Communication
  • Loss of Smell/Taste

These are just a few of the ways a brain injury can affect a victim. Learn more about the Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury.

The actual extent of a brain injury is sometimes difficult to assess or predict, particularly because each individual has different recuperative abilities. Also, factors like age and pre-injury health can affect the recovery process. Please visit the Traumatic Brain Injury Defined section for more information on brain injuries.

How do our skilled Brain injury lawyers prove the cause and severity of your loved one’s Traumatic Brain Injury? Visit our Courtroom Technology section for important information on innovations like 3D brain imaging and biomechanical reconstruction.

To learn more about the mechanisms of brain injury, and how it relates to traumatic brain injury, contact the New York head injury lawyers at Goldblatt and Associates to schedule a brain injury consultation. We serve accident injury victims in New York City, Bronx, Brooklyn, Westchester and Putnam Counties, Albany, Syracuse, Rochester and Buffalo. Contact us at toll free at 1-800-567-9888 or locally at 914-788-5000. We offer a free initial consultation, and we receive no fee unless we are successful.

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