Those who suffer from a brain or spinal cord injuries often experience catastrophic and life-changing damage to their daily life. Physical and mental capabilities may be severely diminished. Life as the victim once knew it may never be the same. These injuries can occur as a result of an accident or medical malpractice. In these situations, the victim has the right to receive compensation for the harm they suffered.
A personal injury lawyer at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates can help you navigate the legal process of recovering fair compensation. See how our Queens brain and spinal cord injury lawyers can help you during a free consultation: (212) 732-2929.
Understanding Brain and Spinal Cord Injuries
A brain or spinal cord injury can result from a wide variety of circumstances. Examples include car accidents, construction site accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, or nursing home injuries. If you or a loved one suffered from serious injuries to your brain or spine as a result of the fault of another, you have a right to bring a claim for each and every aspect of your damages.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries have three classifications: mild, moderate, and severe. A concussion is an example of a type of mild traumatic brain injury. Because they are sometimes difficult to diagnose, especially if the victim does not lose consciousness, these cases are sometimes challenging to diagnose. Whenever someone receives a blow to the head or any type of body impact that causes the head to move in a rapid fashion, they should have a traumatic brain injury evaluation.
Spinal cord injuries can range from experiencing a pinched nerve or herniated disc to paralysis. Paralysis can involve paraplegia or quadriplegia.
Turn to Dansker & Aspromonte Associates for Help with Your Case
Determining who is at fault for a brain or spinal cord injury requires a thorough investigation of the facts and circumstances of your accident. We understand that what may seem to be a clear case may not be so after all of the evidence is gathered and analyzed. Very often, the quality of an investigation makes the difference between a weak case and a strong one. Our experienced team of lawyers at Dansker & Aspromonte Associates will build your claim from day one by gathering all available police, incident reports, medical and hospital records, interview witnesses, secure all photographs and video footage of your accident and injuries, consult with experts in accident reconstruction or medical evaluation and demand sworn statements from the at-fault parties.
Not all lawyers are the same. Who you hire to represent you matters. Our Queens brain and spinal cord injury lawyers will use our experience and dedication to ensure the best financial recovery for you.
No two brain and spinal cord injuries are the same. Even a mild brain injury can have a significant impact on your ability to function on a daily basis and cause you physical and emotional harm. Brain or spinal cord injury victims can suffer a wide variety of health issues following their incident, including:
- Chronic pain
- Headaches or migraine
- Impulsive behaviors
- Inability to stand or walk
- Decreased brain function
- Loss of the sense of smell, taste, and other senses
- Memory issues
- Personality changes
In cases involving serious brain or spinal cord injury, victims often require expensive and ongoing medical procedures and treatments. Medical expenses can increase significantly depending on the need for adaptive equipment, emergency care, frequent doctor’s visits, surgeries, therapies, and more. In some cases, round-the-clock care is required. These ongoing medical needs can take a significant financial toll on the victim and their family.
As experienced Queens brain and spinal cord injury lawyers, we can assess every aspect of your case. That means evaluating not only your immediate or obvious accident injuries but also looking ahead into the future. We will consult with medical experts specific to your unique injuries and determine your lifetime needs. Only then can a calculation be made assessing the fair and just compensation you deserve for your lifetime of damages.
Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Case Recoverable Damages in Queens
Every claim is unique and must be made based upon the facts and circumstances in your case. The amount of financial compensation you may receive cannot be determined until a full analysis of the strengths and weaknesses of the evidence is completed. If the evidence supports that your injuries were even partly the fault of another, you may be entitled to receive substantial compensation for each and every aspect of your damages including:
- Pain and suffering for your physical and emotional injuries past and future
- Loss of enjoyment for life
- Medical expenses past and future
- Loss of earnings past and future
- Loss of pension and other employment benefits
- Costs associated with making your home accessible
- Loss of services to the household
- Any other out of pocket expenses
While our past successes do not guarantee your case will result in a similar recovery, some of our past settlements and awards that we have recovered for brain and spinal cord victims include:
- $3.5 million for a woman who suffered back injuries and sustained permanent brain damage due to a train derailment
- $6.25 million for a bike deliveryman who suffered mild brain damage as well as neck and back injuries after being hit by a speeding van
- $6.3 million for a woman who suffered permanent brain damage after being struck by a speeding police scooter
- $10.3 million for a woman who suffered from progressive traumatic epilepsy after being struck by an improperly secured flatbed gate
- $31 million for a police officer who suffered traumatic brain damage as well as neck and back nerve damage after an accident in an intersection
Consider a Queens Brain and Spinal Cord Injury Lawyer
If you suffered from a brain and spinal cord injury, Dansker & Aspromonte Associates team is available to help you determine your legal options. Let us protect your rights by handling your case and pursuing the compensation you deserve. Contact our team right away at (212) 732-2929 so we can review your case for free today. The sooner you call us, the sooner one of our personal injury lawyers may begin working on your case. Don’t delay.