If you suffered a concussion due to a falling object, an unsafe work environment, a car crash, or another type of accident, you may be entitled to monetary compensation. Give the office of Dansker & Aspromonte Associates a call at (212) 732-2929. A Queens concussion injury lawyer from our firm is ready to look into your case and fight for the compensation you deserve.
All About Concussions
A concussion always involves a blow or trauma to the head, but a blow to the head does not always lead to a concussion. Below is a brief introduction to concussions and how they can happen.
The Mayo Clinic defines a concussion as “a traumatic brain injury that affects your brain function.” Symptoms may include but are not limited to:
- Vision problems
- Cognitive difficulties
- Insomnia or changes in sleep
While concussions are scary, they are not usually life-threatening. Most heal within a few weeks. However, in some cases, concussions lead to long-term problems like chronic vertigo, headaches, and cognitive difficulties. In rare cases, they can be fatal, particularly if they are not treated properly.
Any type of head injury can result in a concussion. Head injuries may be caused by any of the following and more:
- Falling objects
- Slip and fall accidents
- Falls from heights
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
If your concussion was caused by any of the circumstances listed above or another circumstance, you may have been the victim of someone else’s carelessness, negligence, or recklessness. You may qualify for compensation, regardless of how long your concussion symptoms last.
What Are Money Damages and How You May Be Able To Get Them
Money damages are awarded to a claimant in compensation for injuries caused by someone else’s negligent or careless actions (or inactions). If you have a concussion, you suffered not only the physical consequences of the injury but also the financial consequences. The American Association of Neurological Surgeons (AANS) reports that traumatic brain injuries cost Americans about $76.5 billion per year.
If you decide to file a lawsuit, you can ask for compensation for both noneconomic (physical and mental) and economic (financial) damages.
Breaking Down Damages
This is a partial list of noneconomic damages that other people have asked for and that may apply in your case:
- Pain and suffering
- Diminished quality of life
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of companionship, if you lost a loved one to a severe concussion
This is a partial list of economic damages that other people have asked for and that may apply in your case:
- Lost wages
- Lost employment benefits
- Loss of employment
- Medical expenses
- Funeral expenses, if you lost a loved one
You May Qualify for Other Non Economic or Economic Damages
Not all of the damages listed above will be relevant to your case, and you may qualify for other types of damages not mentioned here. If you want to be sure of what and how much you could be entitled to, you should work with a Queens concussion injury lawyer. Call the office of Dansker & Aspromonte Associates at (212) 732-2929 to get started. The initial case evaluation is free.
How We May Be Able To Help You
It is easy to feel alone and overwhelmed after a head injury. Dansker & Aspromonte Associates wants to help you with your claim and lawsuit. While you focus on healing from your injury, we will represent you to the best of our ability. We bring to the table:
- Experience: we have been in practice since 1988. Our knowledge of New York laws and legal procedures may make the process of filing your lawsuit much smoother.
- Confidence: we are not afraid to face off against the insurance companies or their lawyers, whether at the negotiating table or in the courtroom.
- Compassion: head injuries are painful and frightening, and lawsuits can be complex. We are here to answer any questions you might have and listen to what you want. We will never accept a settlement on your behalf without your permission.
- Determination: we will take your case as far as necessary, and we will not rest until we have achieved the best possible outcome for you.
Here is a more specific description of how we can help you.
Build a Strong Case
You must prove that your accident happened, that it was at least partially someone else’s fault, and that you suffered the injuries that you are seeking damages for as a result of the accident. We can do this by gathering evidence, such as police reports and witness statements, that supports your claims. We will also review all relevant laws and statutes to figure out which ones the liable party broke, if any.
Negotiate a Fair Settlement
Armed with our evidence and legal knowledge, we will figure out who the liable party or parties are and file a lawsuit on your behalf. Then we will meet with their insurance company and lawyers to negotiate for fair compensation. Their initial offer will likely be low but we will fight to get you every dollar you deserve and take the case trial if necessary.
Go to Court
If your case goes to trial, our experienced trial attorneys will submit evidence including eyewitness testimony, expert testimony and demonstrative evidence, cross-examine witnesses produced by defendants and argue before the jury on your behalf. We will do all of that for you in order to seek the best monetary award possible for you.
Answer Your Questions
Lawsuits can be lengthy and confusing, but do not let that stop you from seeking the money damages you deserve. In addition to handling all legal matters, we will always keep you up to date on your case and provide you with the necessary information and guidance to help you to make important decisions, like when to settle and when to keep fighting. Feel free to contact us with questions or concerns at any time.
Call Dansker & Aspromonte Associates Today
A concussion can be serious and result in long-lasting consequences which can be a debilitating experience. You do not have to try managing a lawsuit on your own during your recovery. If you are looking for a Queens concussion injury lawyer to represent you, contact us at (212) 732-2929. Dansker & Aspromonte Associates will not charge a legal fee unless we obtain an award or settlement for you.