If you or a loved one in Brooklyn has recently suffered from a concussion that was caused due to someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit against the at-fault party.
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, our Brooklyn concussion injury lawyers may be able to help you recover substantial financial compensation for every type of economic and non-economic damage you sustained following your concussion injuries. Let Dansker & Aspromonte Associates fight for you while you focus on your recovery.
To learn more about how a lawyer can help guide you and your family through a potential personal injury lawsuit, call our law firm to begin a free consultation at (212) 732-2929.
Concussion Symptoms and Treatment Options
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), a concussion is an injury that involves “a type of traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.”
Your symptoms from a concussion may not appear right away, as they can take up to several hours or even days to begin to affect your ability to function, according to CDC. For example, if you were involved in a motor vehicle accident, you can suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or a concussion—even if you can walk away from the accident under your own power. This is why you must seek immediate medical attention after an accident so you can check for hidden conditions, such as a concussion. Quick action or identification of a concussion has been shown to increase the chances of recovery.
Furthermore, seeking immediate medical attention will also help you build a claim for damages should you decide to hold the party responsible for causing your injuries. By consulting a medical professional, you can simultaneously treat your injuries and gather medical documentation and proof of your related injuries from the accident or condition that caused them.
CDC lists several other symptoms that are often a sign of a concussion, some of which may go unnoticed at first. These include:
- Headaches or general discomfort in your head
- Vomiting or nausea
- Difficulty with your vision, dizziness, or balance issues
- Sensitivity to light or noises
- Groggy or hazy feelings
- Memory loss and confusion
MedlinePlus states that the best treatment option for a concussion is rest, both mentally and physically following an accident or injury. There are also concussion tests that you may need to undergo, which can determine the function of your brain after the injury.
Baseline concussion tests are commonly used following an accident. According to MedlinePlus, they are used to measure a subject’s normal brain function. MedlinePlus recommends undergoing a baseline concussion test or similar treatments following any type of head injury to verify whether or not the individual is suffering from TBI or a concussion. If you are found to have suffered from a TBI or concussion, there are treatment options to help you recover from your injuries.
Proving Negligence in a Personal Injury Case
Simply being injured in an accident does not automatically mean you are entitled to damages against another person or business. To have a successful personal injury lawsuit, you will likely have to prove that your injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence. According to the Legal Information Institute (LII), negligence is defined as “a failure to behave with the level of care that someone of ordinary prudence would have exercised under the same circumstances.”
Even if someone was negligent, that alone does not guarantee a successful claim. Your concussion lawyer must present four key elements to prove that the party that caused your concussion was, in fact, legally responsible for your damages. The four elements include:
- Duty of care
- Breach of care
A duty of care means that someone must “act in the same manner as a reasonably prudent person in their position would,” as defined by the Legal Information Institute. A motor vehicle driver breaches this duty, for example, by speeding or texting while driving when an accident occurs. Causation involves whether or not the individual’s negligence directly caused your injuries. Just because someone does something negligent doesn’t automatically mean that such negligence played a part in your accident. You will also have to prove that you have suffered real physical and emotional injuries as a result of the accident to bring a personal injury claim.
At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates, our Brooklyn concussion injury lawyers have extensive experience proving these legal elements through a careful and thorough investigation of the unique facts and circumstances of your case. But don’t delay since some evidence can disappear over time. Learn more about filing a personal injury lawsuit, call at (212) 732-2929 to begin a free consultation.
Filing a Personal Injury Lawsuit and the Statute of Limitations
There are time limitations that limit your right to bring a claim for personal injuries after an accident. If you fail to bring your claim by these deadlines you may be forever barred from receiving the compensation you deserve. If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident that was the result of the fault of another, don’t delay in consulting the experienced and dedicated lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates. The sooner you consult us, the sooner we can begin to investigate your accident, preserve evidence, and build a strong claim for you. If we accept your case, we will begin to fight for you and may do the following:
- Interviewing witnesses
- Securing site photographs and video footage, if available
- Obtaining police, accident, or incident reports
- Consulting with accident reconstruction experts
- Gathering hospital, medical and rehabilitation records
- Discussing your medical prognosis with your treating doctors
Start a Free Consultation Today with Dansker & Aspromonte Associates
If you or a loved one in Brooklyn recently suffered from a concussion due to an accident, Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can investigate your unique case to determine if you are entitled to fair and just financial compensation. We offer a free consultation to help you and your family understand your rights. To learn more, call (212) 732-2929. We can ensure that all filing deadlines are met and provide advice as to how to proceed including:
- Obtain medical attention immediately
- Request that the police complete a report of the incident
- Identify the names and contact information of any witnesses
- Provide no statements to other parties without speaking to us first
- Do not post about your accident on social media
- Save all records of your medical treatment
- Follow all medical instructions
Call us today. If we agree to accept your case, you will not be required to pay us any money upfront. We only earn a legal fee if you receive financial compensation. The attorneys at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates are ready to hear from you.