Brian injury is any damage to the brain that occurs after birth. There are two types of brain injuries – traumatic brain injury and acquired brain injury.

Traumatic brain injury or TBI is caused by vehicle accidents, falls and other accidents or actions that lead to a blunt force hitting the brain. This can either be localized, i.e., when a bullet enters the brain, or more spread out, i.e., internal damage to the brain. On the contrary, acquired brain injury occurs when there is a stop in the flow of oxygen or blood to the brain because of stroke or similar conditions. This results in some damage to the brain.

Brain injuries are also classified as mild, moderate and severe. Mild brain injuries cause temporary pain, nausea, memory loss and confusion. Moderate brain injury leads to longer periods of discomfort and amnesia. And severe brain injuries can be life changing and make one become dependent on others.

Representing the legal interests of individuals who have sustained brain injuries, contact Goldblatt & Associates, P.C. at 1.800.567.9888, or locally at 914.788.5000, to schedule a consultation if you or your loved one has suffered a brain injury.