Semi Accident Recovery for Serious Head/Brain Injuries

The Merck Manual estimates that 13 in 10,000 people sustain a head injury every year in the United States, 3 in 10,000 of those considered severe. About 50 percent of head injuries result from a motor vehicle accident. Even “minor” brain damage has a profound impact on the person and his or her family. Severe brain damage can result in permanent disabilities and the need for lifetime care.

Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. concentrates exclusively on personal injury and wrongful death law. We are, thus, able to put all our energy, resources, time and experience into helping our injured clients receive justice and money. Our lawyers have more than 30 years of experience handling complicated semi crash cases in New York City and the surrounding New York communities.

Our team works closely with brain injury experts to establish causation and calculate damages arising from your tractor-trailer accident. We have the knowledge, skill, experience and substantial resources at our disposal to conduct a thorough investigation of your claim and to recover the money and benefits you deserve.

Lifelong Consequences of TBI

Symptoms of traumatic brain injury (TBI) may not manifest immediately. In fact, you may not realize you suffered brain damage until family, friends and co-workers notice changes in your physical abilities, memory, cognition and behavior. Yet, the damage may have lifelong consequences on your health, your ability to work and your quality of life.

If you suspect you hit your head or if you fell unconscious during the tractor-trailer accident, you may have suffered a concussion and should seek medical attention. Your doctor can run important tests to determine whether you suffered brain damage. Today many more advanced tests and medical technology exists beyond a simple electroencephalogram (EEG) to correctly diagnose the full nature and extent of your brain injury. Early, aggressive treatment could substantially change the length of time and extent of your recovery.

Common disabilities that arise from a head injury include:

Physical Disabilities

  • Headaches
  • Seizures
  • Dizziness
  • Trouble with balance and motor skills
  • Sensitivity to sound and light
  • Changes to taste and smell
  • Visual disturbances
  • Nausea and vomiting

Cognitive Impairments

  • Impairment of attention and concentration
  • Cognitive dysfunction
  • Difficulties with problem solving and multi-tasking
  • Learning disabilities
  • Loss of memory and amnesia
  • Depression and anxiety
  • Anger and irritability
  • Impulsivity and lack of self-control
  • Apathy and loss of motivation
  • Sexual and behavioral disinhibition

Emotional and Behavioral Issues

How Our Attorneys Can Help Brain Injury Victims

Our New York City TBI attorneys understand the challenges you face after suffering from a head injury. We connect you with important resources in New York that help you get the care and support you need. If your family member is incapacitated by his or her brain injuries, we take over the legal issues to get you the money and benefits you deserve so you can take care of your loved one and yourself during this difficult time. We can help make a most difficult situation easier.

Learn More about Your Right to Recover for Truck Collision Injuries

Call Schwartzapfel Lawyers P.C. at 1-888-575-6410 to schedule your free 18-wheeler injury claim evaluation at our Manhattan, Bronx, Deer Park, Jericho or White Plains office. We handle your case on a contingency fee basis. That means you do not pay any attorneys’ fees unless we recover money for you.