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Types of Head Injuries
Head injuries generally occur because of external force to the head, neck, or body. Any sudden jolt can be life-threatening, resulting in a concussion, bleeding in or around the brain, fracture to the skull, or severe lacerations. Contact our New York City head injury lawyers today to discuss your legal options.
Types of head injuries resulting in liability include:
Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Examples of Head Injuries
No matter the circumstances, it is always in your best interest to have your case reviewed by an NYC head injury lawyer. A lawyer can help you determine who may be held liable for your injuries and how to move forward with filing a claim for damages.
Pedestrian Struck by Vehicle
A pedestrian was struck by a vehicle sustaining serious head injuries, including left femoral fracture, right clavicular fracture, laceration of right anterior tibial area, fracture of the right medial malleolus, fracture of pubic rami, and severe head injury, including intracranial hemorrhage on the left parietal hemisphere and left frontal lobe intra-axial hematoma with a right temporal bone fracture.
Head Injury Sustained From Trip and Fall
A woman tripped and fell over the remnant of a no-parking sign striking her head and sustaining a skull fracture and an epidural hematoma. She required a craniotomy with evacuation of the hematoma and was left with severe cognitive dysfunction, depression, and disabling headaches. The jury awarded the woman an undisclosed amount for her future pain and suffering.
Falling Object Resulting in Concussion
A worker was injured when a stone fell on his head at a sewer extension. He was eventually treated for a concussion and a herniated disc.
Woman Struck by Truck
A woman was struck by a truck and knocked to the ground sustaining a traumatic brain injury. The TBI was manifested by a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a subdural hematoma (a collection of blood inside the skull but also inside the dura), and a diffuse axonal injury (the tearing of nerve tissue in the brain). Plaintiff’s doctors testified that she suffered post-accident brain deficits, including problems with short-term recall and executive function.
Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability in the United States. From 2006 to 2014, the number of TBI-related emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and deaths increased by 53%, according to the Center for Disease Control. In 2014, an average of 155 people in the United States died each day from injuries that include a TBI.
Those who survive a TBI can face effects that last a few days or the rest of their lives. Effects of TBI can include impairments related to thinking or memory, movement, sensation (e.g., vision or hearing), or emotional functioning (e.g., personality changes, depression). These issues not only affect individuals but also can have lasting effects on families and communities.