New York Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
Your brain is one of the most important organs in your body. It acts as the control center for all of the voluntary and involuntary actions in which your mind and body engage. When damaged, the consequences can be devasting. Depending on the type and severity of the injury, you may suffer adverse effects for days, months, years, or even permanently. When injured due to another party’s negligent, careless, or even deliberate actions, the burdens associated with such a serious injury should not be yours to carry alone. Fortunately, personal injury laws have been established to protect you in such circumstances.
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury in the greater New York area, you can turn to Dansker & Aspromonte for trusted and proven legal help. Our firm has been representing personal injury clients since 1986. We are a team that works like a family and treats you like family when under our care. We are small enough to make personalized client attention a definitive priority while earning a reputation for being a hard-hitting litigation firm. Our partners bring 75+ years of experience to your case. Because we prepare all cases for trial, the other side knows that we mean business and will aggressively pursue optimum compensation for our clients.
Contact Dansker & Aspromonte to schedule a free initial consultation with a New York traumatic brain injury attorney via email or by phone at (646) 692-0204.
What Are Traumatic Brain Injuries?
Traumatic brain injuries hemorrhages, concussions, or fractured skulls, disrupting the brain’s ability to function. This can lead to temporary or permanent neurological damage, traumatic epilepsy, and other serious debilitating effects. After a severe head injury, you may suffer extensive damage to your quality of life, experience severe pain, and require surgeries, other treatments, or rehabilitation. Medical care for traumatic brain injuries can cause catastrophic medical bills and lost wages.
Open & Closed Brain Injuries
TBIs can be classified as open or closed. Closed-head injuries stem from the brain violently striking the skull wall when hit or from physical wounds to the head. Open-head brain injuries occur when the skull bones are fractured or broken causing damage to the brain’s soft tissue underneath.
Examples of TBIs that our attorneys have handled include:
- Concussions. These are minor injuries caused by the head or brain being shaken or from suffering blunt force trauma.
- Contusions. Traumatic force bruises the brain’s soft tissue; this causes leaking of the small blood vessels that create pressure in the skull.
- Penetrating brain injuries. When an object pierces the skull reaching the brain, it can cause extensive neurological damage.
- Anoxic injuries. These are caused by a lack of oxygen to the brain. Brain cells then die resulting in traumatic brain damage.
Even if you believe you have suffered only a minor concussion, you should always take any brain injury seriously. Effects may not manifest immediately and damage can be more severe than you understand. Ensuring you have proper medical attention in the aftermath of any blow to the head is essential.
How a Traumatic Brain Injury Can Affect Your Life
The temporary or permanent effects of a brain injury can vary from person to person, depending on the injury’s circumstances and severity.
These effects can include but are not limited to:
- Memory loss
- Personality changes
- Mood swings
- Speech problems
- Vision impairment
- Mobility impairment
- Cognitive impairment, such as in reasoning, problem-solving, learning disabilities, and more
- Depression, PTSD, and anxiety
These types of disabilities can totally disrupt your life, impair your ability to work and remain self-supporting, and require personal at-home assistance. Lack of income and spiraling expenses can lead to financial ruin without the resources needed to meet the demands of such a serious injury.
Hold At-Fault Parties Accountable for Your Losses
Dansker & Aspromonte is here to help you hold at-fault parties accountable for the losses you have sustained. Our New York traumatic injury lawyers are here to help, backed by decades of fighting for injury victims.
Call us today at (646) 692-0204 to learn more about your case and options in a free evaluation. You pay nothing unless we win your case.
Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries
New York law gives you the right to make a compensation claim if you sustained a traumatic brain injury because of another person or entity’s negligent actions. In many instances, a TBI treatment is costly and possibly lifelong.
In addition, brain injuries can lead to permanent disabilities and a decrease in future earning potential. A personal injury claim allows you to demand compensation for these losses. Every case is unique and no amount of money is fixed that you can recover. The compensation you may be entitled to will depend upon many variables. Compensation is based on the fault of the other party or parties, your injuries, medical expenses, and economic damages.
In general, you may be able to recover for the following types of damages:
- Pain and suffering for all physical and emotional injuries
- Out-of-pocket expenses due to the accident
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Mental anguish
- Future pain and suffering if your injuries are deemed permanent
- Medical bills, such as hospital stays, diagnostic testing, and brain surgeries
- Rehabilitative costs
- Lost earnings
- Loss of quality of life
- Diminished earning capacity
- Loss of services to your spouse or children
TBIs can occur in anyone. According to the Brain Injury Association of New York State, an average of 48,357 children under 19 visit the emergency room for a traumatic brain injury every year. The majority of TBIs in children result from sports and recreational activities.
For New York adults, TBIs are frequently caused by:
- Car accidents
- Bike and pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle collisions
- Slip and falls
- Workplace incidents (including construction accidents)
- Medical malpractice
- Physical violence
- Nursing home abuse
The team at our injury law firm has experience handling TBI cases involving clients of all ages, from infants to those over 65. If a negligent party caused your trauma, we can fight for fair and reasonable compensation for your damages.
How We Fight for You in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
Sorting out your finances while working to overcome a brain injury can be overwhelming. However, with a qualified New York traumatic brain injury attorney on your side, you can pursue fair compensation to recover all of your physical, emotional, and economic losses.
When we agree to accept cases, this is what we do:
- Walk you through the civil litigation process and help you understand your legal options
- Collect and preserve evidence, such as witness testimonies, medical records, and accident reports
- Evaluate your accident to identify the at-fault party (or parties)
- Demand sworn statements from all at-fault parties
- Consult with your doctors
- Retain experts to support your claim
- Gather all employment or lost wages information, if applicable
- Negotiate for a fair and reasonable settlement from the liable party
- Present your case in front of a jury at trial in court, if necessary
Brain Damage $50 Million
Christian, a four-year-old boy, was brought to the hospital for a routine eyelid repair. To cut costs, the hospital contracted out its anesthesia services to a third-party corporation.
Serious Injuries $31 Million
A 35-year-old New York City Police officer was a passenger in a police car going to an emergency call. After a collision, Ms. A. was rendered unconscious and was admitted to Jacobi Hospital with head and limb injuries.
Work Injury $21.5 Million
This accident occurred in the Bronx when Rafael C. was working on a sanitation truck. The driver lost control while making a turn. Rafael was ejected and the truck ran over his leg.
Serious Injuries $10.3 Million
A 22-year-old theater intern was walking across the intersection of 42nd Street and Ninth Avenue in Manhattan when she was struck by the rear door of a passing truck which had flown open because it had been improperly secured by the driver.
Burn Injuries $8 Million
Dansker & Aspromonte represented 60 tenants in the infamous Schomburg Plaza fire. A fire started in a jammed compactor chute on the 20th floor of the high-rise apartment building.
Head Injury $7.8 Million
This female accountant was walking after work in Battery Park on the pedestrian promenade when she was suddenly struck by a speeding police motor scooter.
Serious Injuries $6.6 Million
This case involved a 6-year-old girl who was in a minivan that was struck by an ambulance in a multi-car collision on the Northern State Parkway in Long Island, New York.
Serious Injuries $6.25 Million
A 26-year-old bicycle deliveryman was struck by a speeding Dollar Rent-A-Car van on a busy intersection, causing multiple fractures in his neck, back, arm and leg, as well as mild brain damage.
Handle Your Case With Confidence Work With Dansker & Aspromonte Today
Contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates for help today. We serve clients throughout the New York City Metropolitan area, including Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, Queens, Staten Island, and Nassau and Suffolk Counties.