Has a Traumatic Brain Injury Changed Your Life

Author: Rosenberg & Gluck, LLP

After a 13 year struggle with a traumatic brain injury, 31-year-old Bryan Drumm passed away in his sleep.  Bryan was a friendly, conscientiousness, hard-working and well-liked young man with many friends.  He held down two jobs but always had time for friends, family, and school.

On April 15, 2000 Bryan’s life and the life of his family changed forever.  Some friends called early in the morning, concerned they had had too much to drink and asked Bryan if he could give them a ride home.  On the return drive, Bryan’s car went off the road and crashed into a tree—and many hours passed before the crashed vehicle with the three injured teenagers inside was discovered. Bryan sustained a traumatic brain injury that night.

After the wreck, Bryan’s parents shared caregiver duties, but Bryan’s mom, Terri took on his care full force.  They converted the family’s recreation room into a space for Bryan, with a shower, sitting area and sleeping area.  Terri fed, clothed, bathed, and provided at-home physical therapy for her son in addition to taking him for doctor visits and seeing any other needs that Bryan had.

Having worked fulltime before her son’s accident, Terri ultimately gave up her job to stay home and care for her son—and eventually became a certified nursing assistant.  Bryan’s struggle is over but you can’t help but wonder how life would have been different for him and his family if he’d not gone out on that rainy night.
Compensation for traumatic brain injury in New York
Recent statistics show that nearly two million people suffer brain injuries every year in the United States.  A traumatic brain injury happens when a blow or jolt to the head or when a penetrating head injury hinders normal brain function.  People who suffer brain injuries as the result of an accident caused by another’s negligence may be entitled to compensation for their losses including:

•    Medical expenses
•    Physical therapy costs
•    Costs incurred for equipment and retrofitting premises
•    Loss of income
•    Future earnings
•    Pain and suffering
A New York brain injury attorney can help your family
If your family has been devastated because of a traumatic brain injury caused by another’s negligence you should speak to an experienced attorney immediately.  Brain injury cases rely on various factors, including the cause.  Rosenberg & Gluck can review the facts of your case and offer advice on the legal options available to you.  Contact us online or call our Suffolk County law firm at (631) 451-7900 to arrange a free consultation today.