Brain Injury

If you or someone you care about has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to an accident in New York, it is essential to seek the help of a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer right away.

At Barillari Law, our New York brain injury lawyers are here to help you get the justice and compensation you deserve. We understand how difficult this time can be, and we’re committed to helping you get the resources you need to make your life a little bit easier. Contact us today to schedule a free consultation and learn more about your legal rights.

Understanding Brain Injuries

Every year, millions of people in the United States experience a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In some cases, these injuries can be fatal, with over 56,000 victims not surviving their injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), TBIs account for around one-third of all injury-related deaths. Additionally, 282,000 victims require hospitalization to treat their TBIs.

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious condition caused by a blow or jolt to the head. It can have a wide range of effects, from physical to emotional, psychological, and even spiritual. Fortunately, the majority of TBI survivors (85%) can recover from the majority of their injuries. However, the remaining 15% may be left with permanent disabilities and changes to their lives.

Symptoms of Brain Injury You Can’t Ignore

It may not be apparent right away that you have experienced a traumatic brain injury following an accident. In fact, it can take a while for the signs of a serious brain injury to become evident, ranging from hours to days or even weeks.

Visit your doctor or local hospital if you begin to experience any of the following TBI symptoms after your New York accident:

• Headaches
• Blurred vision
• Loss of vision
• Dizziness
• Nausea or vomiting
• Ringing in the ears
• Vertigo
• Lapses in memory
• Speech impairment
• Unexplained mood swings
• Bruising or swelling of the head
• Sensitivity to sound or light
• Tingling or numbness in the extremities
• Impaired mobility
• Loss of consciousness

It is essential to receive medical attention immediately upon recognizing any indicators of a traumatic brain injury. Prompt treatment will help to reduce the risk of the injury becoming more severe or leading to further complications.

Causes of Brain Injury in New York

Traumatic brain injuries can occur whenever you suffer trauma to the head, and there are two distinct classifications of TBI: open injury and closed injury. Open traumatic brain injury is caused when the skull is damaged and fails to protect the brain from outside objects, such as a bullet, knife, or bone shards, that make contact with the brain. Closed traumatic brain injury is caused by internal trauma, which can be the result of the brain being violently shaken in the skull, poisoned, or deprived of oxygen.

It is possible for any kind of traumatic event or accident to result in a traumatic brain injury, and although there are a variety of causes that can lead to such an injury, certain causes are reported more often than others.


Falls are a major source of traumatic brain injuries in Miami, with more than one-third of all TBIs resulting from an unexpected fall. These falls can occur in a variety of places, such as swimming pools, nursing homes, construction sites, and workplaces. Furthermore, children and the elderly are particularly vulnerable to sustaining a traumatic brain injury during a fall.

Motor Vehicle Accidents:

Approximately 20 percent of all traumatic brain injuries are the result of a motor vehicle accident, including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents, and even pedestrian accidents. The risk of sustaining a traumatic brain injury is significantly higher when the victim is not wearing a helmet or other protective headgear. In fact, the use of helmets and other safety gear can drastically reduce the chances of suffering a traumatic brain injury in the event of an accident.

Assault, Battery, and Violent Attacks:

Traumatic brain injuries can occur as a result of more than just unexpected accidents; they can also be caused by assaults and other violent attacks. In fact, it is estimated that between 10 and 15 percent of all traumatic brain injuries are the result of such violent acts. These injuries can have a devastating impact on those affected, and can lead to long-term physical, cognitive, and emotional issues.

Recreational Accidents:

Participation in recreational activities such as sports, boating, and outdoor adventure activities is one of the leading causes of traumatic brain injuries in New York, with these activities often resulting in severe and life-altering consequences for those who suffer from them.

Military Combat:

Military service can put individuals in life-threatening and hazardous circumstances. Studies have revealed that both military combat and training can be sources of traumatic brain injury, with the potential to cause long-term physical and psychological damage.

Medical Malpractice:

Medical negligence can be a major factor in the severity of a traumatic brain injury, and can occur when a medical professional fails to recognize, diagnose, or provide appropriate treatment for an injury or illness. This can have devastating consequences, and can lead to a much more serious injury than would have been the case if the medical professional had acted appropriately.

Long-Term Consequences of TBI

The brain is one of the most vital organs in the body, and it is responsible for controlling almost every aspect of our lives. When the brain is damaged, it can have a devastating effect on our ability to function normally. While some may be able to overcome the majority of the consequences of traumatic brain injury (TBI) over time, others may be faced with the challenge of having to adjust to a completely new way of living.

Physical limitations due to Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be far-reaching and have a profound impact on an individual's ability to perform everyday tasks. The brain is the primary organ responsible for sending signals to the rest of the body, and when it is damaged, the consequences can be severe. Physical limitations resulting from TBI can include:

  • Speech impairment
  • Loss of vision or hearing
  • Seizures, and
  • Partial or complete paralysis

Emotional and Psychological Limitations: Traumatic brain injuries can have devastating effects on a person's emotional and psychological well-being. These effects can be just as damaging as physical ones, and can include changes in behavior, personality, and the ability to think and reason. Victims may experience:

  • Irritability
  • Bouts of unexplained anger or rage
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Fear
  • Confusion
  • Loss of interest in everyday activities
  • Changes in demeanor or disposition
  • Changes in personality.

Victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI) may require a wide range of medical, psychological, and rehabilitative treatments following an accident. In some cases, the severity of the TBI may be so great that the victim will need to receive continuous nursing care and treatment for the rest of their life.

Recovering Compensation for TBI in New York

The financial burden of a traumatic brain injury can be absolutely staggering. Even relatively minor injuries can cost an average of $85,000, while more serious injuries can cost upwards of $940,000. The most severe traumatic brain injuries can cost victims an incredible $3 Million or more throughout their lifetime. If someone else is responsible for causing your injury, you should not be left to bear these costs alone.

At Barillari Law, our attorneys are prepared to aggressively pursue full and fair compensation from anyone who caused you harm. We’ll fight to obtain economic and non-economic damages on your behalf, including reimbursement for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses you may have incurred. This includes:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation
  • Nursing care
  • Property damages
  • Medication
  • Medical devices
  • Medically-necessary home construction costs
  • Lost wages
  • Disability (temporary and/or permanent)
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Embarrassment
  • Loss if enjoyment of life
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Emotional distress

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, our New York TBI lawyers can help you understand your legal rights and options for obtaining a financial award. We offer a free consultation, so don’t hesitate to get in touch with us today to find out how we can help you maximize your financial award.


Why You Should Hire an Attorney to Handle Your TBI Case

If you or someone you love has recently experienced a traumatic brain injury, you may be eligible to receive financial compensation. However, the process of filing a legal claim can be overwhelming and complicated. This is a difficult time for you and your family, and the last thing you need is to worry about navigating the legal system. By hiring an experienced attorney, you can focus on your recovery while they handle the legal aspects of your claim. This will not only give you peace of mind, but also increase the chances of recovering the money you are entitled to.

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) due to the negligence of another, it is important to hire an experienced New York personal injury attorney to handle your case. Here’s why:

1. We'll Protect You From Insurance Companies

We understand that dealing with an insurance company can be a daunting and intimidating process. That’s why we’re here to protect you. At Barillari Law, our attorneys will fight for you to get the compensation you deserve. We’ll make sure that your rights are respected and that you get a fair and reasonable settlement. With our help, you won’t have to worry about the insurance company taking advantage of you. We’ll make sure that you get the justice you deserve.

2. We Will Investigate Thoroughly to Get You the Maximum Settlement.

At our law firm, we understand the importance of conducting a thorough investigation in order to maximize your settlement. Our attorneys will carefully review all of the facts and evidence related to your traumatic brain injury (TBI) to determine the precise cause of the accident. We will then identify any and all parties who may have contributed to the accident, as New York law holds any person who shares fault for an accident or injury liable for damages. By identifying all potential sources of compensation, we can help you obtain the financial compensation you deserve.

3. We’ll Protect You If You Share Fault

Did you have any role in the accident or the extent of your injury? Even if you were partially at fault, you may still be able to recover compensation in New York. However, the amount of money you can receive will be reduced by the percentage of fault attributed to you. Our attorneys will work to shift the blame away from you and onto other parties, which can increase the amount of money you receive. We will gather all the evidence necessary to maximize your recovery.


Call New York Brain Injury Lawyer Bill Barillari

If you or a loved one have experienced a traumatic brain injury due to someone else's negligence, you have the right to pursue a personal injury claim for damages. The long-term consequences of a traumatic brain injury can be devastating, not only for the injured person, but for their entire family. The experienced New York personal injury attorneys at Barillari Law are dedicated to helping you get the compensation you deserve, so that you and your family can begin to move forward with your lives.

Contact us now to arrange a complimentary meeting with our legal professionals. We will provide you with an overview of your rights and assist you in determining the most effective legal approach for your situation.

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