Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a serious public health crisis in the United States. Every year, TBI contribute to a significant number of deaths and cases of permanent disability. According to recent data by the CDC Injury Center, on average, approximately 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury annually. Roughly, about 52,000 people die, 275,000 are hospitalized, and approximately 1.365 million, nearly 80%, are treated and released from an emergency department. The number of people with TBI who are not seen in an emergency department or who receive no care is unknown.

Incidence of traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when there is a sudden trauma that results in damages to the brain. TBI usually occurs when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain.

A person suffering with mild Traumatic Brain Injury may remain conscious or they may experience a loss of consciousness for a small period of time. Other symptoms experienced includes headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, ringing in the ears, bad taste in the mouth, fatigue, a change in sleep patterns, behavioral or mood changes and trouble with memory. They are usually unable to concentrate or remain focus.

An individual experiencing moderate or severe TBI may show these same symptoms, but may also have headaches that worsen or does not go away, will experience repeated vomiting or nausea, convulsions or seizures, the helplessness to awaken from sleep, dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes, slurred speech, loss of coordination, and increased confusion or agitation.

The leading causes of TBI are:
  1. Falls (35.2%)
  2. Motor vehicle – traffic (17.3%)
  3. Struck by/against events (16.5%)
  4. Assaults (10%)
Falls - Falls continued to be the leading cause of TBI (35.2%) in the United States. Falls cause half (50%) of the TBIs among children aged 0 to 14 years and 61% of all TBIs among adults aged 65 years and older.

Motor Vehicle/Traffic Crashes - Among all age groups, motor vehicle crashes and traffic-related incidents were the second leading cause of TBI (17.3%) and resulted in the largest percentage of TBI-related deaths (31.8%)

Other causes of TBI can also be attributed to some of the following mechanism:
  • exposure to toxic substances
  • total lack of oxygen, referred to as “anoxic brain damage”
  • partial deprivation of oxygen or “hypoxic brain damage”
  • stroke or untreated tumor or ruptured aneurysm
Traumatic Brain Injuries, regardless of the cause, can be physically, emotionally and more importantly, financially crippling. Direct medical costs and indirect costs such as lost productivity as a result of TBI totaled an estimated $60 billion in the United States in 2000.

With any type of brain injuries, it can dramatically damage an individuals’ ability to function and enjoy their life. However, when the agonizing effects of brain damage has to be endured due to the negligence or wrongful misconduct of others – whether from a fall, motor vehicular accident, medical malpractice, a dangerous manufactured products or from some other harmful mechanism - the legal system allows for a just and more often a substantial monetary compensation.

At The Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., our attorneys are experienced in litigating brain injury lawsuits. We have attained sizeable compensation and lifetime of supportive care for our brain injured clients and their families.

If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone poor maintenance and negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for:
  • Medical & Hospitalization Bills
  • Cost of Medication
  • Specialized Testing due to Injury
  • Doctors’ follow-up visits
  • Property Damages
  • Loss of Earnings
  • Future Loss of Earnings
  • Emotional Pain & Suffering
With the help of a dedicated New York Personal Injury Attorney at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq, we will determine whether your personal injury case has merit.


Our personal injury lawyers’ work on a contingency basis so you only pay a fee if we recover money for you. Contact our experienced Attorneys today at the Law Office of Aleksandr Vakarev Esq., for a free consultation at 718-839-6885.


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