Brain Injury Lawyer in the Bronx
Have you or someone you love suffered from a brain injury? Was this injury caused by someone else? If an organization or a person’s carelessness or negligence resulted in your brain injury, we want to help protect your legal rights. The brain injury lawyers from Shulman & Hill in The Bronx, NY, can investigate, gather, and determine how you can best receive the compensation you and your family deserve.
We have witnessed this life-changing pain with clients just like you time and time again. Our personal injury lawyers can help you take the next necessary steps toward a brighter future. Call us at 917.775.0948 for your free consultation.
How Our Brain Injury Attorneys Can Help
Each case is unique, and potential compensation can depend on the severity of your brain injury and how it affects your everyday life. We will be completely transparent about what fair compensation looks like for you once we gather all the facts. To help your case, our brain injury lawyer in The Bronx, NY, can:
- Conduct a full investigation to determine the fault
- Seek full compensation from all parties responsible for the accident
- Organize communication with insurance and medical companies
We know you have suffered monetary loss and distress. We can attempt to settle the case without going to trial, but we are always prepared to fight for you all the way through.
What Are Recoverable Damages?
We know you are having trouble getting back to work or possibly unable to work after your brain injury accident. You have bills stacking from ambulance transportation to emergency room treatments, prescription drugs, in-home care, and more. You have suffered enough at the hands of another party; don’t miss out on your chance to recover those losses.
Recoverable damages can include:
- Medical expenses current and unforeseen
- Loss of quality of life
- Physical and emotional pain
- Lost wages and income
- Reduced earning capacity
- Out-of-pocket expenses
Perhaps you cannot do things you were able to before the accident, like driving, yard work, and everyday tasks. We know taking on this burden alone can feel overwhelming. We promise to give you the time and attention you need to get back on your feet. We treat each case with compassion.
We can help determine the best ways we can get you compensated for your continued pain and suffering. Our team of lawyers is ready to help you. We are always available 24/7 online to discuss your case.
Our Brain Injury Team in The Bronx Can Provide Personalized Legal Care
Our attorneys want to understand what you are going through. We have seen the effects of a personal injury time again. We want to help get you the resources you need to receive the care you deserve.
The brain is one of the most complex organs in the human body. We have seen various types of brain injury cases. In our experience, there are no two cases alike, and every case is personal to us. With us, you can get personalized legal care, and we can tailor a legal strategy to suit your specific situation.
Our track record speaks for itself. You can read some verdicts and settlements we obtained for people like you. In every case, we fought to meet the needs of our client. We can do the same for you.
Brain Injury Victims Can Face a Lifetime of Loss
According to Mayo Clinic, brain injuries can vary from mild—most commonly a concussion—to severe—a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In general, brain injuries involve some sort of blow to the head or puncture in the skull. Various incidents can result in brain injuries, but every case is unique since victims can suffer numerous medical complications.
Recovery is also different for everyone. In catastrophic cases, some victims may never fully recover. During your recovery, you may continue to suffer physical and emotional pain. We know your future can feel uncertain. You may not know right now what long-term care looks like. You may need speech, occupational, or physical therapy.
Our brain injury attorney in The Bronx can explore options with you to help you understand your individual short-term and long-term needs.
Symptoms of Brain Injuries
Depending on the damage and the person, a severe injury to the brain could result in extensive damage, such as psychological, and physical damages, and life-long treatment. There could be cognitive and physical disabilities due to this incident. According to Mayo Clinic, a mild traumatic brain injury can cause the following symptoms:
- Problems with speech
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fatigue or drowsiness
Victims may also experience sensory issues, such as blurred vision and ringing in the ears. Even with a mild traumatic brain injury, victims can also suffer cognitive complications, such as disorientation, mood changes, and bouts of depression and anxiety.
A severe traumatic brain injury can cause the following symptoms:
- Agitation, combativeness, or other uncharacteristic behavior
- Dilation of one or both pupils
- A runny nose or runny ears
- Loss of consciousness, which can last several minutes to hours
- Persistent headaches or a worsening headache
- Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
- Loss of coordination
- Slurred speech
- Coma and other disorders of consciousness
We want to help you find the best ways to cope with these symptoms by helping you get the resources and care you need.
How a Traumatic Brain Injury Can Occur
There are several ways for a brain injury to occur. It is imperative to know the cause of your brain injury because this will help you assign liability to a negligent party.
Blunt trauma accidents mean a person was struck by an object that caused damage to the brain. These injuries can occur from but are not limited to:
- Sports injuries
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Fires and explosions
- Lyft and Uber accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Falls from heights
- Accidents involving falling objects
- Workplace accidents
Another possibility of a brain injury is an assault. An act of violence that results in head injuries can include abuse, gunshot wounds, shaken baby syndrome, explosives, and wrongful death.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), falls are the number one cause of TBIs. The CDC states traumatic brain injuries can result in long-term difficulties with long-term care and expenses. We want to make sure you understand the care you need now and the care that you may need in the future.
A traumatic brain injury can affect any person of any age; however, it is most common in children and the elderly. TBIs affect men more than women. However, anyone can become a victim of a brain injury.
Is My Case Time Sensitive?
The sooner you contact us, the better. According to CPLR § 214, you generally have only three years to file a personal injury lawsuit. We encourage you to act now. You do not want to miss your chance to file a lawsuit.
You should also know that our attorneys have a workers’ compensation and a personal injury department so that we can manage both cases for work-related injury.
Brain injuries are enough of a headache. We can help ease your pain by picking up the legal legwork and streamlining your case.
Brain Injury Statistics
The CDC states that an estimated 1.5 million Americans sustain a traumatic brain injury. According to the Department of Health State of New York, reports indicate about 400 traumatic brain injuries leading to emergency room care or hospitalization happen every day in New York State.
The treatment for TBIs may be through inpatient or outpatient hospitalization, depending upon the severity. It is also estimated that TBIs generally account for over 2,000 deaths, 19,000 hospitalizations, and over 112,000 visits to the emergency department every year.
Let Our Brain Injury Attorneys in The Bronx, NY, Handle Your Case
Shulman & Hill have helped thousands of New Yorkers get the compensation they deserve, and we want you to be next! Give us a call right away at 917.775.0948 so we can help get you the money you deserve for all the pain you have been through and continue to endure. We can handle your case from start to finish, so you can be free to focus on what matters the most—your health. Contact us today to get started.
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