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Even a mild brain injury can have long-term consequences

Any bump, jolt or penetration wound to the head can have lifelong consequences. Whether a traumatic brain injury is severe or mild, the impact on the victim's life could be significant. If another party's negligence caused brain trauma, the victim might have grounds to pursue a claim for financial relief through the New York civil justice system.

Although no amount of money can make up for the psychological and emotional damages caused, a monetary judgment ordered by the court might ease the trauma. Each traumatic brain injury is unique, depending on the area of the brain that was damaged and the severity of the trauma. However, all TBIs involve the disruption of the brain's ordinary functioning.

A blow to the head can cause temporary or prolonged loss of consciousness, and it can leave the victim disoriented, dazed and confused. Common symptoms include vomiting, nausea and headaches, speech difficulty and cognitive problems like concentration, memory and focus. The TBI victim can experience mood changes, and family members or care providers often suffer as much as the victim. These are but some of the effects of brain injuries.

In many cases, a traumatic brain injury affects a person's ability to continue an established career. Documenting medical bills and lost wages might not be difficult, but monetizing emotional, psychological and physical damages requires the skills of an experienced New York personal injury attorney who focuses on fighting for TBI victims' rights. With the support and guidance of legal counsel, the plaintiff might be awarded compensation to cover past and future financial losses and other damages.

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