The human brain is an amazingly complex organ that acts as the control center for all body processes. Additionally, portions of the human brain affect how information is processed, speech developed, emotions expressed and memories stored. Simply put, essentially everything about a person and what makes an individual unique is contained and controlled in the brain.

For individuals who suffer an injury to the brain, damage suffered is permanent and can significantly impact numerous body processes as well as an individual’s emotions and personality. In cases where a brain injury is the result of a sporting accident, car crash or work mishap; questions must be examined to determine who or what may have contributed to or be at fault in causing a brain injury.

The negative side-effects of a brain injury vary greatly depending on the severity of the injury and age of the individual impacted. For example, a 10-year-old soccer player who suffers a concussion may experience nausea, dizziness, memory loss and headaches. Long-term and over an individual’s life, the effects of this type of injury, particularly if repeat concussions occur, can be more significant. In cases where an individual suffers a traumatic brain injury in a car accident, he or she may suffer severe impairments in both physical and cognitive functioning.

Every brain injury is serious and has the potential to become even more serious if not promptly and properly treated. What’s more the financial and personal costs associated with brain injuries are often significant. For these reasons, in cases where negligence may be a factor in causing or contributing to a brain injury, residents in Queens are advised to seek the advice of an attorney.