Serving Clients Throughout Upstate New York with Multiple Convenient Locations Syracuse | Oneida | Watertown | New Hartford | Binghamton | Cortland | Rochester | Oswego | Albany | Buffalo
Super Lawyers
Justia Lawyer Rating
Rue Ratings - Best Attorneys of America
Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum
National Association of Distinguished Counsel
Avvo Rating
Martindalle Hubbel
Best Law Firms

Symptoms and Signs of Brain Injuries

Syracuse Lawyers for Brain Injury Lawsuits

Brain injuries can be catastrophic, and after suffering them, accident victim’s life may never be the same due to another person’s inattention or lack of reasonable care in connection with a car accident, truck accident, dangerous property condition, or medical malpractice. If you or a loved one has experienced symptoms and signs of brain injuries after an accident caused by someone else, you should call the seasoned Syracuse brain injury lawyers of DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Attorneys. We’ve sought best results for the injured in Upstate New York cities for more than 35 years.

Symptoms and Signs of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries may be the result of violent force to the head or a strong jolt to the body. In some cases, they are the result of an object, such as a piece of shattered skull or debris from a vehicle after a collision, penetrating the brain. When brain injuries are serious, they may result in long-term complications, or even death. Signs and symptoms range according to how serious an accident was. After suffering mild traumatic brain injury, you may experience a headache, nausea, fatigue, speech trouble, dizziness, light sensitivity, sensory issues, disorientation, concentration difficulties, sleep trouble, or loss of consciousness.

Moderate to severe brain injuries may be accompanied by confusion, agitation, slurred speech, loss of coordination, convulsions, seizures, serious headache, repeated vomiting, pupil dilation, discharge of clear fluids from the ears or nose, coma, and numbness. When our lawyers are able to establish liability, we may be able to recover damages.

If your child has suffered a brain injury, whether as the result of an accident or medical malpractice, he or she may not be able to communicate some of these symptoms. The injuries may manifest in attentional difficulties, irritability, persistent crying, seizures, changes in nursing or eating, sleep changes, mood disturbance or loss of interest in toys and recreational activities.


The circumstances of the accident that resulted in brain injuries will determine whether our lawyers can prove liability. In cases arising out of someone else’s negligence, we will need to show: (1) the defendant owed you a duty of reasonable care, (2) breach of the duty to use reasonable care, (3) causation, and (4) damages. You should be aware that the defendant may assert comparative negligence, meaning he may point to your negligence as a contributing cause of an accident.

Damages to Address Symptoms

The Severity of the Symptoms or Signs of Brain Injuries Will Influence the Damages That Can Be Recovered Once Liability is Established. for Instance, if You Develop Seizures Shortly After a Truck Accident in Which Your Head Suffered a Forceful Blow, You May Need Medication, Medical Treatment, and May Need to Take Time Off Work. You Should Be Able to Recover Economic and Noneconomic Damages to Address These Symptoms.

If, for Another Example, Your Baby Suffers Traumatic Brain Injuries Due to a Difficult Delivery When the Doctor Should Have Performed a C-section [Link to C-section], and as a Result Your Baby is Born With Hydrocephalus, in Which the Ventricles of Her Brain Are Filled With Fluid, He or She May Need Lifelong Care. the Costs of This Care May Be Recovered Through a Birth Injury Lawsuit.

If Your Spouse Suffered a Skull Fracture as the Result of a Fall From Great Heights in a Construction Accident and a Piece of Skull Penetrated His Skull and Bacteria Entered the Brain, He May Suffer Meningitis or Other Infection, and Require Emergency Care Along With Longer-term Medical Treatment. Depending on the Circumstances, You May Be Able to Institute a Lawsuit Against a Property Owner or Contractor Under the Scaffold Law to Recover Damages.

Consult a Seasoned Syracuse Brain Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury through the fault of another, the Syracuse lawyers of DeFrancisco & Falgiatano Personal Injury Attorneys may be able to represent you in a lawsuit for damages. We seek best results for those who’ve suffered brain injuries in Buffalo, Albany, Auburn, Wampsville, Oneida, Rochester, Utica, Watertown, Lowville, Elmira, Oswego, Canandaigua, Lyons, Ithaca, Cooperstown, Herkimer, and Binghamton. Complete our online form or call us at 833-200-2000.

Client Reviews
"We were very impressed with how Jeff DeFrancisco represented us at trial and we were extremely happy when the jury found in our favor." D.M., Auburn, NY
"I suffered a serious injury as a result of medical malpractice. My husband and I retained Jeff DeFrancisco to assist us in this case. We were extremely happy with his representation and highly recommend him." Kelley R., Syracuse, NY
Since the insurance company was unwilling to settle the matter my case ultimately went to trial. At trial Jeff DeFrancisco did an absolutely amazing job by obtaining a very favorable result for me." T.H., Oneida, NY
"I highly recommend DeFrancisco & Falgiatano - Charlie represented me for a medical malpractice case. He is the best of the best. He is friendly and I am very happy with the representation he provided." Roger N., Oneida, NY