Throughout New York, countless families have had to adapt to the serious injuries suffered by one or more of their loved ones. Tragic accidents caused by the negligence, carelessness or even malice of other people can result in life-changing harm being caused to innocent people. This can range from minor injuries that take them out of work for a brief period while they recover, to those that leave them permanently changed or disabled.
Brain injuries are a particularly common and often serious consequence of such accidents. They can come in many forms, affecting all aspects of a person's life, such as their ability to speak, move, eat or even breathe as well as the way they think, feel and react. Not only can it make it much harder for them to live independently, it can put a significant emotional strain on both them and their family.
Treating a brain injury can be a long and difficult process. However, there is support available. As this article on brain trauma explains, organizations such as the Brain Injury Association of America and the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke can offer advice and support as can the numerous rehabilitation centers across the United States.
Coming to terms with a brain injury can be taxing and the last thing on your mind may be considering legal action. However, challenging those responsible for your injuries may help to alleviate the financial burden of your treatment. An attorney can advise you about the options available to you and may be able to assist you with making a compensation claim.