Brooklyn Brain Injury Lawyer
Are you or a loved one suffering after sustaining a brain injury in Brooklyn, NY? You may be entitled to damages for medical bills, lost wages, and lost quality of life. An experienced Brooklyn brain injury lawyer at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. can help you get the money you need and deserve.
Our lawyers have been helping accident victims like you for more than four decades. We’ll fight to get you full compensation for your injuries.
If you were injured and think someone else was to blame, call our law offices in Brooklyn, New York, for a free consultation today.
How Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. Can Help After Suffering a Brain Injury in Brooklyn
You deserve fair compensation if you or a loved one suffered brain damage because of someone else’s careless or reckless acts.
However, it isn’t always easy to get fair compensation for your losses. The insurance companies will fight your personal injury claim by trying to make your injuries look less serious than they are. They might even try to blame you for getting hurt.
Our experienced Brooklyn personal injury lawyers at Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C. have the financial resources to stand up to these big insurance companies. Indeed, we have over 40 years of experience handling serious injury cases across Brooklyn and New York City.
If you were hurt, you can trust our team to:
- Handle every aspect of your case
- Launch a complete investigation to find the evidence that proves who was responsible for your injuries
- Work with experts and specialists to put a fair value on your future damages and intangible losses
- Defend you against accusations that you caused the accident
Our Brooklyn personal injury attorneys work on a contingency basis. Your first consultation is always completely free–and there’s no obligation to hire us. If you’re interested in learning more about how our experience can benefit your case, give us a call for a free case evaluation.
How Common Are Brain Injuries?
According to the CDC, about 1.5 million Americans sustain brain injuries every year. Some of those accident victims recover and go on to live perfectly normal lives.
On the other hand, about 50,000 brain injuries prove to be fatal each year. Another 80,000 to 90,000 victims suffer permanent disability.
Overview of Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) happen when some type of outside force causes trauma to the brain. The force doesn’t have to penetrate the skull to cause serious damage. Brain injuries are often caused by traumatic accidents–including motor vehicle accidents and falls.
The symptoms and consequences of a brain injury can vary widely. The extent of the damage will generally depend upon the type of injury and the brain region that was impacted.
Types of Brain Injury
Generally, doctors separate brain injuries into two primary categories: closed head injuries and open head injuries.
Closed Head Injuries
Closed head injuries happen when an outside force causes the brain to move around within the skull. When the force is strong enough, the brain strikes the hard exterior skull with enough force to cause damage.
Closed head injuries are the most common type of brain injury sustained in an accident.
Examples of closed head injuries include:
- Intracranial hematomas (a collection of blood within the skull)
- Cerebral contusions
- Diffuse axonal injury (DAI, or damage to connective fibers in the brain)
If serious enough, closed head injuries can cause severe long-term damage.
Open Head Injuries
Open head injuries occur when something strikes the head with enough force to penetrate the skull. Open head injuries can cause some of the most serious damage imaginable. Victims of this type of TBI might have to undergo surgery and could take years to recover.
Examples of open head injuries include:
- Linear skull fractures, where the foreign object cracks the skulld yet doesn’t penetrate the brain
- Diastatic skull fractures, or a separation of the skull’s regions
- Depressed skull fractures, where pieces of the penetrated skull damage the brain itself
- Basilar skull fractures, where the base of the brain itself breaks
Open wound head injuries are typically life-threatening. If you notice any bleeding or swelling around the head injury, seek emergency medical treatment immediately.
What are the Signs and Symptoms of Brain Injuries?
Any number of signs and symptoms can signal a traumatic brain injury. Unfortunately, the signs don’t always show up right away–meaning that a brain injury can continue to get worse after an accident before you realize you suffered a TBI in the first place.
Some of the most common signs of a brain injury include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Difficulty concentration
- Inability to stay awake
- Personality changes
- Double vision or blurred vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Loss of balance or weakness in the arms or legs
The brain is the organ that sends signals to the rest of the body. It can be difficult to understand the potential consequences of a TBI without a doctor’s opinion. That’s why it’s always a smart idea to seek medical attention after an accident–even if everything seems to be okay.
What are the Long-Term Consequences of Brain Injuries?
The severity of the injury and the region impacted will determine the long-term consequences of a brain injury.
Some of the most common long-term consequences that brain injury victims suffer include:
- Loss of motor skills
- Personality changes
- Memory loss
- Chronic pain
- Changes to the immune system
- Difficulty thinking or reasoning
- Speech loss
- Loss of inhibitions
- Seizure disorders
Some brain injuries are so severe that the victim never fully recovers. Other brain injuries are fatal. Even if your brain injury doesn’t result in permanent disability, the cost of treating the injury can be overwhelming.
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., our Brooklyn brain injury attorneys will fight to get every dollar you deserve. If you were hurt, don’t hesitate to call our law firm for a free case review today.
What Causes Brain Injuries?
Traumatic accidents cause most brain injuries. While any type of accident can lead to serious injury, one common thread ties most accidents together: negligence.
According to CDC research, falls and motor vehicle accidents are some of the most common causes of brain injuries in Brooklyn and the U.S..
At Rosenbaum & Rosenbaum, P.C., we handle all types of brain injury cases, including those involving:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Uber or Lyft accidents
- Boating accidents
- Construction accidents
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Sports accidents
If you recently suffered a brain injury that impacted your quality of life, reach out to our personal injury lawyers in Brooklyn today. We offer a free consultation so you can get quality legal advice without worrying about the price.
What is My Brooklyn Brain Injury Case Worth?
A severe brain injury can impact every aspect of your life. Your quality of life can be severely diminished–and the medical bills will start to add up quickly. Establishing the fair value of your case can be critical to your future.
As a general matter, the most severe and lasting brain injuries lead to the highest settlement checks.
Factors that will influence the value of your injury case include:
- Whether you’ll suffer a permanent disability
- The type of medical care and treatment required
- The value of your lost wages and income
- How the injury impacted your quality of life
Brain injuries can lead to high-dollar settlements. The insurance company will do everything they can to minimize the amount you take home. Call our law offices today to get help fighting for what’s fair.
What Compensation Can I Recover for My Brain Injury in Brooklyn, New York?
Regardless of the overall value of your personal injury case, most brain injury victims recover compensation for both economic and non-economic damages.
We’ll fight to recover fair compensation for:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost future earning potential
- In-home care
- Long-term care
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium
- Damages for wrongful death
Understanding New York’s shared fault rules can also be important to your case. New York follows a pure comparative fault law. Insurance companies often try to use this law to blame the victim. That’s important because they can reduce your settlement in proportion to your share of the blame.
How Long Do I Have to File a Brain Injury Lawsuit in New York?
Once the statute of limitations expires, you’ll lose your right to valuable compensation.
Contact a Brooklyn Brain Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation
You have enough to think about if you sustained a brain injury in an accident. Call an experienced Brooklyn brain injury lawyer for help with your legal battle. We’ll use our decades of experience and substantial resources to fight for your family. As always, your initial consultation is free of charge.