Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)

Is it necessary to strike one’s head to cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

No. When the head is struck or undergoes acceleration/deceleration forces, the impact causes the brain to bump into the skull causing brain damage.

more »

Can one suffer from TBI without having lost consciousness in an accident?

Yes. It is a common misconception that forces sufficient to produce loss of consciousness are necessary to cause a concussion brain injury.

more »

What are the main classifications of traumatic brain injuries?

Traumatic brain injury is usually broken down into three classifications: severe, moderate, and mild.

more »

How many people suffer traumatic brain injuries in the US?

According to the Centers for Disease Control, every year 1.4 million people suffer from a traumatic brain injury in the United States […]

more »

What are the main causes of traumatic brain injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries are caused by falls, motor vehicle accidents, being stuck in the head, assault, suicide, and other causes […]

more »

What is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)?

A traumatic brain injury (often referred to as TBI) is usually defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating injury that disrupts the function of the brain […]

more »

Nationwide Verdict Tracker

Brain Injury Verdicts & Settlements

New York Injury Cases Blog

Substantial Reduction of Award for Future Pain and Suffering Damages in Knee Injury Case

June 19th, 2017

On September 28, 2010, Susan Sermoneta was waiting for a subway train at West 181st Street in Manhattan when another passenger, David Cloud, slipped on a slimy substance on the subway platform that ha... ...

Pain and Suffering Verdict Affirmed for Scar on Infant’s Cheek

June 5th, 2017

On August 25, 2011 Erica Abreu was admitted to Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx for an elective Caesarean section. The delivery, by two obstetrician-gynecologists, took only about 15 minutes and... ...

Erroneous Preclusion of Evidence Requires Retrial of Damages Verdict in Spinal Injury Case

May 30th, 2017

On November 23, 2011 Melissa Shillingford was stopped for a red light on Beach Avenue at the Cross Bronx Expressway intersection.  As the light turned green, her 1997 Honda Accord vehicle was struck... ...

Visit John Hochfelder's
New York Injury Cases Blog »