Traumatic Brain Injury: Symptoms and Signs

Some of the common signs and symptoms of brain injury may include:
Cognitive symptoms
Attention problems
Concentration problems
Memory problems
Orientation problems

Physical symptoms
Uneven gait
Blurred vision

Behavioral changes
Sleep disturbances

Problems with emotional control
Problems related to:
employment, marriage, relationships,
home management and school management

Properly Diagnosing a Sports Concussion From a Sports Brain Injury

Sporting accidents are a major cause of traumatic brain injury. Any time an individual engaged in a sporting activity receives a blow to the head or strikes his/her head, a sideline evaluation must be performed. It is important that repeated insults to the brain be avoided within a short period of time.The American Academy of Neurology has set forth a way for coaches and others at a sporting event to determine when and how long a player should be removed from play. REMEMBER, YOU DON’T HAVE TO LOSE CONSCIOUSNESS TO HAVE SUSTAINED A CONCUSSION.

At DE CARO & KAPLEN, LLP, we believe that the best cure for a brain injury is prevention. That’s why we support community efforts to have both adults and children always wear a properly fitted helmet when bicycle riding, in line skating, skate boarding, rollerblading, skiing, ice skating and when playing football, baseball and hockey

Selecting the Most Qualified NY Personal Injury or Brain Injury Lawyer for Brain Damage Injury Cases

Unfortunately, many persons have not received and will not receive adequate compensation for their traumatic brain injuries because they did not have proper representation. A lawyer representing a person and their family for traumatic brain injury should possess knowledge, education and experience in this area of litigation. In most states, injured persons have the ability to retain a lawyer by the use of the contingent fee agreement. The lawyer does not receive any fee until the conclusion of the case. Under this system, an injured person and their family can afford to retain the most qualified legal representative.Since the results of your law suit will have important and long term impact upon the quality of your life, it is important to determine who the best lawyer is for your brain injury case.Some things to ask any attorney who you are considering retaining in a brain injury case:Q: How many cases similar to mine have you been involved with as the principal attorney over the past three years?

Q: What percentage of your practice is devoted to representing persons with a traumatic brain injury?

Q: Will you be handling my case personally or will you be referring it to another lawyer or law firm?

Q: What have been your results in representing persons with cases similar to mine?

Q: Have you written and published any articles on traumatic brain injury?

Q: Have you lectured to any bar associations, brain injury associations or other groups about the effective legal representation of persons with traumatic brain injury?

Q: Do you actively participate in your state’s brain injury association?

Q: Do you regularly attend conferences and read textbooks and articles about traumatic brain injury?

Q: Have you ever received any professional honors and awards concerning your representation of persons with a brain injury?

Q: Does your law firm have the financial resources to advance, even if in excess of $50,0000, to properly prosecute my case, if necessary?