Bronx Attorneys Representing Victims of Serious Accidents Causing Head Trauma
Traumatic Brain and Spinal Cord InjuriesThe highly trained personal injury lawyers at the Jesse Minc Personal Injury Law focus their practice on representing residents of the New York City region who have suffered catastrophic injuries in accidents caused by the negligence of others. Our lawyers practice nothing but personal injury and medical malpractice, and have developed extraordinary expertise in their field as a result. Our goal is to share this experience and knowledge with our clients, and to put our skills to work for them to secure compensation when they are injured due to negligence. Contact our team of Bronx brain injury lawyers today for a free consultation by calling (718) 354-8000. Our attorneys are standing by 24/7 to give you and your family the help you need and deserve.
One of the most tragic examples of an injury that can change a victim’s life is a serious brain injury. Our brains are what distinguish us from all other creatures that walk the earth, giving us a unique sophistication and ability to connect with the world around us. When an accident affects the functionality of the brain, the injured accident victim can lose some of their humanity, and their ability to earn a living, as well as their relationships with those they love, can be irreversibly harmed. We know how challenging the consequences of this injury can be, both emotionally and financially. Our brain injury lawyers’ mission is to give our clients the power to focus on their own physical and emotional recovery with the confidence that comes with knowing that we are fighting to get them the full compensation that they deserve.
Traumatic brain injuries can happen in a variety of ways, but drivers involved in car accidents and workers who are injured in construction accidents are particularly at risk. Brain injuries often result from blunt force trauma to the head that causes skull fractures, hematomas, concussions, hemorrhages, and other traumatic injuries to the skull and brain tissue. They can cause memory loss, concentration problems, headaches, vertigo, insomnia and changes in personality, among other debilitating effects. In tragic cases, brain injuries may even result in death. Brain injuries are often categorized as either closed or penetrating. A closed brain injury involves an outside force jolting the brain but not penetrating the skull. By contrast, a penetrating (or open) brain injury involves an object piercing the skull and entering the brain. Regardless of the specific type of injury, head trauma requires immediate medical attention and can often lead to ongoing or lifelong treatment and neuropsychological and physical therapy. These costs can mount quickly and place a heavy burden on a family who does not have significant financial resources, especially if they affect someone on whose salary the family depends. Our Bronx accident lawyers are dedicated to ensuring that brain injury accident victims and their families are adequately compensated so that they do not have to bear the entire financial burden of a serious brain injury.
When our Bronx injury lawyers take a brain injury case to trial, we invest in the client’s case and hire the proper experts to ensure that their case is properly proven. Take the case of a serious truck accident in which a client suffers a traumatic brain injury that causes such severe memory loss and mood changes that they can no longer hold a job, as well as physical disabilities that cause the client to be wheelchair-bound. We would first hire an accident reconstruction expert to demonstrate that the other drivers involved in the crash were 100% responsible for the accident. We would also hire a neuropsychologist expert who would evaluate the client’s cognitive disabilities and demonstrate to the jury how the effects of the brain injury on the client’s cognition make it such that he or she lacks sufficient comprehension to work due to their brain injury. We would also hire an expert neurologist, physiatrist and vocational rehabilitation expert/life care planner to explain how the brain injury has caused the injured client to be unable to walk, what the physical effects of being wheelchair bound may be (i.e., what future physical problems will the injured client have due to being confined to a wheelchair), and what the client’s future medical needs and costs will be due to the injury. We would also hire an economist to quantify and project the injured client’s past and future economic damages (lost wages, as well as medical care) so that the jury would understand the entire economic cost of the brain injury. This is how we prepare our cases to ensure that our clients have the best possible chance of victory at trial, and so that every penny of harm that they have suffered is compensated.
Pursuing Compensation for Brain Injuries
If you or a loved one has suffered serious head trauma in an accident, a brain injury attorney at our Bronx firm can help you to determine whether you have a right to seek compensation from those responsible for the accident. The money damages in these cases often include compensation for current and future medical bills, missed wages, any reduction in earning capacity, and pain and suffering. In fatal accident cases, relatives of a person who dies as a result of a brain injury also may be able to recover damages through a wrongful death claim.
Most New York brain injury cases are based on claims of negligence. This legal theory makes people and entities liable for failing to live up to what courts call a “duty of care.” Property owners, for instance, owe visitors a duty to keep their premises reasonably safe and to warn about any hazards of which the owner knew or should have known. Truck drivers have a duty to follow state and federal regulations governing their industry, such as keeping up with maintaining their vehicles and not spending too many consecutive hours behind the wheel. A person or entity who does not live up to the applicable duty of care and causes someone to be injured as a result is likely to be deemed negligent, and our accident lawyers will help you do this by bringing a personal injury lawsuit on your behalf.
In addition to proving negligence, a Bronx brain injury attorney needs to show specifically how the defendant’s negligence contributed to the injury. That often means presenting witness testimony and other evidence detailing how the accident happened. It also means compiling medical records to explain the full extent of the brain injury and show that it stemmed from the negligence. We will do all of this for you if you retain us to represent you in your Bronx personal injury case.
If your loved one or you suffered head trauma while working in the construction industry, you should know that New York law imposes specific responsibilities on construction contractors. The state requires contractors to provide certain safety protections for construction workers who do their jobs at a high elevation, like people working on apartment buildings, office towers, and skyscrapers. The law also obligates contractors to provide certain safety equipment as required by the regulations of the New York Industrial Code. A contractor, as well as any owner of a New York construction site, that does not comply with these requirements can be held liable for any injuries that happen as a result.
Contact a Brain Injury Lawyer in the Bronx and Beyond
At the Jesse Minc Personal Injury Law, our Bronx attorneys have a strong record of success for the people whom we represent in personal injury cases. We are successful in court or at the negotiating table in more than 95 percent of the cases that we handle, including with respect to personal injury cases involving traumatic brain injuries. Our lawyers also limit the cases that we accept in order to ensure that each client gets the personalized attention that he or she deserves. We give clients direct access to our lawyers, so you will not be passed off to assistants or paralegals. We offer free consultations to people throughout New York City, including in the Bronx, Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, and Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. Call us at (718) 354-8000 or contact us online to schedule your free appointment with a Bronx accident lawyer today. Se habla espanol.