New York Brain Injury Lawyer
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can result in permanent personality changes, daily disruptive symptoms, and a lifetime of difficulties. TBIs are often the result of negligence, such as vehicle crashes, slip-and-fall accidents, medical malpractice, and more.
Are you or a loved one suffering in the aftermath of a brain injury? You may be able to secure a sizable settlement or verdict to compensate you for your injuries and more.
At Finz & Finz, P.C., our traumatic brain injury attorneys have fought for the rights of victims just like you who’ve been harmed due to negligence. We’re known nationwide for:
- Securing record-setting verdicts and settlements. In total, we’ve recovered over $1 billion for our clients.
- Focusing exclusively on personal injury cases and medical malpractice.
- Strong attorney-client relationships, which are built on trust. You can rest at ease knowing we put your needs and priorities first.
- Working with some of the world’s top experts in medicine and other fields.
Some of our recent traumatic brain injury victories include:
- $8,000,000 settlement after a client descended a recreational tube slide on a slope negligently designed by New York State.
- $6,000,000 settlement on behalf of a child who was exposed to concentrated amounts of lead paint in her apartment.
- $5,200,000 settlement for an infant when a gauze pad that was applied during surgery became lodged in her windpipe.
To schedule a free consultation with our New York brain injury lawyers, contact us today online or by phone. We’ll review your case for free and address any questions or concerns you may have.
Our New York offices serve the following areas: Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Nassau County, Long Island, Mineola, and other areas surrounding NYC.
When Can You File a Personal Injury Claim After a Traumatic Brain Injury?
When a TBI occurs due to someone else’s negligence, you can file a personal injury lawsuit and pursue financial compensation.
For example, if you sustained a brain injury in a car crash that was another driver’s fault, this could constitute negligence. Or, if you suffered oxygen deprivation during a procedure due to a doctor’s mistake, this may also be considered negligence.
These are some of the most common types of traumatic brain injury cases we handle:
- ATV accidents
- Birth injuries
- Boating and jet ski accidents
- Cruise ship accidents
- Defective or dangerous drugs
- Defective or dangerous medical devices
- Farm equipment accidents
The statute of limitations varies depending on exactly what type of case you’re filing. For instance, medical malpractice cases generally must be filed within 30 months of the injury. Product liability and personal injury cases must be filed within three years from the date of injury.
At Finz & Finz, P.C., our New York brain injury lawyers can review the facts of your case and determine the correct deadline for filing a lawsuit. Schedule a free consultation today by calling us or contacting us online.
How Our NY Brain Injury Attorneys Can Help
Our Long Island brain injury attorneys are ready to hold wrongdoers accountable for their negligence. When you choose our law firm to handle your brain injury lawsuit, we will:
- Fully investigate your accident to determine which parties should be held responsible.
- Retain top-notch experts to review your case and testify on your behalf.
- Work with accident reconstruction specialists, if necessary, to prove fault.
- Fully document your ongoing damages, including medical care, lost wages, and emotional distress.
- Aggressively fight for the highest compensation available, whether the case settles or goes to trial.
Compensation for a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuit
Traumatic brain injuries can result in the need for a lifetime of medical care and special services. This is why we fight for the highest compensation available, so you can rebuild your life in the wake of a serious head injury.
In New York, victims of traumatic brain injuries may be able to recover compensation, including:
- Loss of future wages, if you can no longer work
- Lost past wages
- Medical care and corrective surgery
- Pain and suffering, and other emotional distress
- Psychological treatment related to the injury
- Special services, such as rehabilitation
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries sometimes present with clear symptoms. The symptoms may also be subtle and have a gradual onset.
These are some of the most common signs and symptoms of a TBI:
- Confusion and feeling dazed
- Difficulty speaking and problems with speech
- Loss of consciousness
- Loss of coordination
- Memory loss
- Mood swings, anxiety, and depression
- Numbness in the fingers or toes
- Persistent headaches
- Sensory problems and sensitivity to light or sound
Treatment for Traumatic Brain Injuries
Treatment for a TBI depends on the extent of harm. For example, some people may have to relearn how to speak, while others may require psychological counseling.
Traumatic brain injury patients often require the following:
- Cognitive therapy
- Emergency medical care after severe cases, such as surgery to repair skull fractures, relieve pressure in the skull, or treat blood clots in or near the brain
- Long-term rehabilitation
- Physical therapy
- Prescription drugs for seizures, anxiety, depression, and more
- Psychological counseling
- Rest, for mild cases
- Speech therapy
- Vocational counseling
Types of Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries vary in type and severity. They can be caused by physical blows to the head, shearing back-and-forth forces, oxygen deprivation, and more.
These are some of the most common types of brain injuries:
- Brain hemorrhage, or bleeding within the brain
- Concussion, usually from a sudden physical blow to the head
- Contusion/coup-contrecoup, which is basically a bruise on the brain, and often results from violent back-and-forth movement of the brain striking the skull
- Epidural hematoma and subdural hematoma, which are blood clots near the brain
- Hypoxia (diminished oxygen) and anoxia (complete oxygen deprivation)
- Penetrating injury, which is when an object penetrates the skull and brain
Talk to a NY Brain Injury Attorney Now
Sustaining a TBI can permanently alter your quality of life. If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, it’s important to know that you may have legal recourse.
The caring and highly experienced legal team at Finz & Finz, P.C., in Long Island are ready to fight on your behalf and seek the compensation you deserve. While compensation can’t reverse an injury, it can help you on your way to recovery and help provide you with financial security.
To schedule a free consultation with our New York TBI attorneys, contact us today by phone or online.