A traumatic brain injury comes with significant physical turmoil. But on top of this, there are serious emotional and financial consequences. This situation is difficult to cope with, especially if your injury was caused by the negligence of another party. So if you or a loved one suffers from such an injury, you must seek justice and recover your damages. Continue reading to learn the different types of traumatic brain injuries and how an experienced New York City traumatic brain injury attorney at Mark L. Bodner, P.C., can work on your behalf in filing a claim.
What are considered the distinct types of traumatic brain injuries?
First of all, a traumatic brain injury is considered to be a type of head injury that affects one or more areas of the brain. Usually, such an injury is caused by an external physical force, and the result can be a plethora of physical and mental complications.
Notably, there are two distinct types of traumatic brain injuries. For one, there is a closed head injury. This is considered to be a head injury where damages cannot be seen. For example, a closed head injury may be when there is a lack of oxygen to the brain or otherwise there is trauma during the delivery of an infant.
Secondly, there is a penetrating head injury. This is considered to be a head injury where the wound to the head is obvious. For example, a penetrating head injury may be when there is an object breaking the skin.
Can I file a claim for my traumatic brain injury?
If your or your loved one’s traumatic brain injury was caused by the negligence of another party (i.e., a medical professional), then yes, you may be eligible to file a medical malpractice claim. This is so long as you can prove the following as true:
- Your or your loved one’s medical professional owed you a duty of care.
- Your or your loved one’s medical professional breached their duty of care or otherwise acted in a way that a reasonable medical professional would not have acted.
- You or your loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result, along with incurring other damages.
And to prove the above as true in your claim, you must satisfy your burden of proof. You may do so by collecting the following pieces of evidence:
- Photos and videos of the incident and its aftermath.
- The contact information of witnesses so that they can verify your claim in court.
- Medical documents that record the damages you have incurred.
- Medical bills that record the cost of the damages you have incurred.
And most importantly for your claim, you must retain the services of a skilled New York City personal injury attorney. Please, pick up the phone and give us a call today.