It is all too easy to forget how swiftly lives can be turned upside down. Throughout New York, countless individuals live with injuries that have altered the way they move, act and even think. In many cases, these injuries involve some form of trauma to the head, damaging the victim's brain and permanently changing the way they function on a day-to-day basis.
The brain is extremely delicate and although it has the protection of your skull, it is still very easily damaged. A sudden impact, violent shake or even oxygen deprivation can cause lasting harm. Furthermore, because of the complex nature of this vital organ, no two brain injuries are the same, meaning they are often very difficult to treat.
The sooner you seek medical attention for your brain injury, the more chance you have of receiving treatment that might enable you to start returning to your previous condition. However, sometimes the damage is too extensive, meaning you may need to adapt to a new way of living and require long-term care.
The effects of your injury depend on the part of the brain that was damaged and how severely. With support and therapy, you might be able to regain some of your lost functionality. However, this can be costly, so you may benefit from seeking financial support or compensation for your injuries.
Our page on brain injuries has further information on the steps you can take if you have been harmed in this way. An attorney may also be able to support you if you seek an insurance payout or advise you on whether you can make a claim against those responsible for your injury.