A traumatic brain injury can dramatically alter the lives and families of those affected. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident that was not your fault, you deserve compensation for your harm. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Lawyers, our seasoned Syracuse brain injury lawyers are committed to helping clients and their families find the resolution they need in their case. We know each case is unique, which is why we offer personalized representation at every step of the way.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also known as an intracranial injury, occurs when an external force such as a bump, blow, or jolt to the head injures the brain. TBI typically disrupts the normal function of the brain. Mild TBI may affect the brain cells temporarily, whereas more serious TBI can result in long-term damage or even death.
A variety of accidents can lead to TBI, including but not limited to motor vehicle crashes, slip and falls, sports accidents, construction accidents, defective products, and assaults. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), TBI is the leading cause of death and disability among people aged one to 44. CDC data also reveals that almost eight out of 10 TBIs among older adults are caused by a fall. A person who has suffered a TBI is more likely to die from seizures, unintentional drug poisoning, infections, and pneumonia.