Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Traumatic brain injury can have a devastating impact on the life of the victim and his or her family. In many cases, a brain injury can lead to permanent changes in a person’s mental functions, personality, physical well-being, and the ability to work. In the wake of a traumatic brain injury, families often find themselves financially and emotionally overwhelmed with hospital visits, medical bills, and dealings with insurance companies.
If you or a loved one have suffered brain trauma due to the actions or negligence of a third party, a New York brain injury lawyer can advise you as to your legal rights to compensation.
Symptoms of the kind of brain injury that could severely impair a person’s ability to function normally include memory loss, persistent fogginess or dizziness, pressure on the skull, headaches, attention deficit, difficulty concentrating, speech or hearing impairment, mood changes, depression, vertigo or balance problems, difficulty seeing or reading, and seizures.
Consult a NY personal injury lawyer
The New York personal injury lawyers at The Sanders Firm are dedicated to winning justice for those whose lives have been thrown into upheaval because of serious brain injuries that could have been avoided. Our experienced trial attorneys have successfully won many substantial traumatic brain injury settlements for our clients.
We are ready to fight for the compensation that is rightfully yours. If you or a loved one has suffered injury, impairment, or wrongful death due to brain trauma, you may be eligible for substantial monetary damages for your pain and suffering, medical expenses, lost wages, and permanent disability.
There are many causes for traumatic brain injuries, including, but not limited to:
- Violent crime, such as assault
- Physical abuse
- Sports accidents
- Diving or swimming pool accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Car, motorcycle, or bicycle accidents
Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Victims of a traumatic brain injury may exhibit mild or more severe symptoms, depending on the seriousness of the injury. A mild injury may result in symptoms like dizziness, headaches, nausea or vomiting, sensitivity to light and sound, mood changes, fatigue, memory or concentration problems, loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes, and sleeping more than usual.
A victim with a more severe traumatic brain injury may develop additional symptoms:
- Slurred speech
- Weakness or numbness in fingers and/or toes
- Loss of consciousness for several minutes to hours
- Loss of coordination
- Convulsions or seizures
- Dilated pupils
- Profound confusion
- Agitation, combativeness, or other uncharacteristic behaviors
Children with traumatic brain injuries may go through changes in their eating habits, cry consistently, become unusually irritable, become sad or depressed, lose interest in favorite toys, or experience changes in sleeping habits.
Liability for traumatic brain injury in New York
If you have suffered a brain injury, one or more responsible parties may be held liable for damages you have endured.
In many cases, victims of brain injury are eligible to receive compensation for pain and suffering, past and present medical bills and expenses, future rehabilitation and/or occupational therapy costs, lost wages, reduced earning capacity, loss of society and consortium with family and friends, and overall diminished quality of life.
Substantial brain injury settlements and court awards are won every year for New Yorkers whose mental and physical abilities have been permanently impaired through no fault of their own. It’s important to have an experienced personal injury lawyer to represent you.
New York brain injury lawyers
At The Sanders Firm, we are committed to obtaining justice for victims who suffered an unnecessary harm due to the negligence or malfeasance of others. Our attorneys have decades of experience successfully litigating cases on behalf of clients whose lives have been profoundly impacted due to traumatic brain injury.
Compensation for a brain injury is generally determined by a jury as part of a civil lawsuit. At The Sanders Firm, we work with medical experts who have years of experience in not only in diagnosing traumatic brain injury, but in clearly and effectively explaining to a jury the devastating impact such injuries can have on people’s lives.
We will use all of our resources to procure damages, including financial compensation for your medical bills and other costs that have accumulated as a result of the victim’s diminished capacity.
File a brain injury lawsuit in New York
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island or Long Island, The Sanders Law Firm offer a free, no obligation consultation to determine if you are eligible to file a New York personal injury lawsuit. In tragic cases where a TBI proves fatal, surviving family members may choose to seek the counsel of a NY wrongful death attorney.
Call today for a free legal evaluation. We can help you get the compensation you need, and deserve. Call toll-free: 1.800 FAIR PLAY (800.324.7752)
- Mayo Clinic, Traumatic Brain Injury, http://www.mayoclinic.com/health/traumatic-brain-injury/DS00552
- CDC Injury Prevention & Control, Traumatic Brain Injury, http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/tbi_ed.html
- MedicinePlus, Traumatic Brain Injury, http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/traumaticbraininjury.html