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Elmira Brain Injury Attorneys

Traumatic brain injuries occur when trauma to the head injures the skull, brain, or scalp – and they are one of the most common serious injuries. According to the Center for Disease Control, roughly 1.7 million people suffer from a traumatic brain injury (TBI) each year. Almost 1.4 million of those seek treatment from an emergency room, and 52,000 of those injuries prove fatal.

The New York Law Offices of Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates, LLP have represented many clients suffering from brain injuries or head injuries. Our Elmira, New York, accident lawyers know that these injuries, although not always immediately apparent, can have serious impact on the victim and family long after the trauma occurs. With that in mind, we work hard to recover the maximum compensation allowable by law.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of a brain injury or head injury, call us or contact us via our online contact form.

Effects of Brain and Head Injuries

Brain / head injuries do not discriminate; almost anyone can become a victim.

  • The most frequently treated victims of brain injury include children 4 years of age and younger, teenagers 15 to 19, and senior citizens.
  • Almost half a million children seek emergency room treatment each year for brain/head injuries.
  • Adults aged 75 years and older are most likely to be hospitalized or die from a brain injury.

There are many different types of brain/head injury, depending upon how the injury is sustained. A blow to the head may lead to concussion, for example, while oxygen deprivation may result in an anoxic brain injury. All head injuries have the potential for severity, however, because the long term effects of damage to the brain can include:

  • Impaired, thinking and communication skills
  • Mood swings
  • Impaired gross motor skills, including walking, balance and coordination
  • Impaired fine motor skills, such as writing or tying one’s shoes
  • Impaired senses
  • Seizures
  • Paralysis
  • Coma
  • Death

Brain and head injuries can change a victim’s life dramatically – and that of their family as well. Basic functions essential to daily life may become impossible without assistance. What makes these injuries even more tragic is that so many are avoidable. One of the main causes of head injury is car accidents. Other causes include:

Contact Our Elmira, New York Personal Injury Lawyers

At The New York Law Offices of Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates, LLP, our personal injury attorneys believe that if your loved one has suffered serious damage from a brain injury that was caused by the negligence of someone else, justice must be served.

Your family deserves the right to file for compensation that will help secure valuable therapy, medical treatment and the financial security that is often compromised following a serious head injury. Experience counts – our successful track record can help ensure that your case is treated with respect and that you receive the maximum damages allowable by law.

If you or a loved one has suffered because of a brain or head injury, call our Elmira, New York accident attorneys , or contact us via our online contact form for a FREE case review. We also serve clients in Syracuse, Watertown, Rochester and Binghamton.

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