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Rochester Brain Injury Lawyers

The New York personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates, LLP, serve clients in Rochester and throughout New York State. If you or a family member has suffered a head injury or traumatic brain injury, put our Rochester brain and head injury attorneys to work for you. We’re ready to protect your legal rights – thoroughly and vigorously – just like we’ve done for many other personal injury accident victims.

Contact us today at for a free consultation about your case. We make house calls, so we can meet with you at your home or hospital in Rochester and surrounding areas if you’re unable to travel. Please give us the opportunity to talk with you and discuss your case. If you have a claim, we pledge to fight to get you the compensation you deserve!

Our Rochester Personal Injury Lawyers Know How to Represent Traumatic Brain Injury Victims

A head injury is any type of trauma to the head that causes an injury to the skull, brain or scalp. A traumatic brain injury happens when a blow or shock to the head, or a penetrating head injury, interferes with the way a person’s brain normally works. Traumatic brain injuries also can happen when someone falls or suffers a strong jolt to the body that makes the person’s head whip back and forth.

Head injuries and traumatic brain injuries are a serious problem. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury in the United States each year. Out of those traumatic brain injury victims, 275,000 require hospitalization and 52,000 die. Over 5 million Americans live with a disability related to a traumatic brain injury, and traumatic brain injuries are a contributing factor in almost a third of the injury-related deaths in the United States.

A person’s traumatic brain injury can range from mild to severe, depending on the nature of the trauma to the head, the person’s age, and other factors. Mild traumatic brain injuries, which typically include concussions, result in brief alteration of a person’s mental abilities and consciousness. They’re not usually life threatening, but they can have serious effects.

After a concussion, a person might have some of the following symptoms, which usually go away on their own:

  • Difficulty concentrating, thinking clearly, and remembering new information
  • Headache, nausea or vomiting, dizziness and balance problems
  • Anxiety, heightened emotions, and irritability
  • Changes in sleeping patterns, or difficulty in falling asleep

A severe traumatic brain injury, on the other hand, can result in death and permanent disability. Severe traumatic brain injuries include closed brain injuries (such as from a car wreck, or being struck hard on the head) and penetrating brain injuries (where the skull is penetrated, as by a sharp object or even a bullet). A severe traumatic brain injury can permanently disable the victim, causing problems with thinking, movement, emotions, and the ability to perceive the outside world (such as hearing or vision problems).

Statistics show that motor vehicle accidents are the second-leading cause of traumatic brain injuries, after falls That means many traumatic brain injuries, with all the consequences suffered by the victim, are the result of someone else’s negligence.

If someone suffers a head or brain injury because of another person’s negligence, the victim may be able to recover compensation for current and future medical costs, property damage, pain and suffering, loss of past and future earnings, and enjoyment of life. The victim’s family may be entitled to compensation, also, depending on what they are required to do to care for the victim.

Let Our Experienced New York Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys Go to Work for You

At the Law Offices of Scott C. Gottlieb & Associates, LLP, we work every day to obtain the best possible outcomes in our clients’ cases. We’d like to do the same for you. Our experienced attorneys will build your case for trial, coordinating with medical and economic experts to maximize your potential recovery under the law.

Contact Our Rochester Head and Brain Injury Lawyers Today

Call us today if you or a family member has suffered a head or brain injury in Rochester or anywhere else in New York. You can call or use our online form. We will discuss your case at no cost to you. We’re pleased to make house calls in Rochester and surrounding areas and can visit you at home or in the hospital if you are unable to travel to our offices.

We represent accident victims and their families in Rochester and across New York, including Elmira, Syracuse, Watertown, and Binghamton. Call us today, so we can start the fight for your rights!

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