Yonkers Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in an accident or caused by negligence, we understand the challenges you may be facing. We are here to fight for your rights. Contact Fiedler Deutsch, LLP today at (914) 993-0391 or online to arrange a free consultation.
Why Choose Our Yonkers Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers?
- We have more than 50 years of combined experience, knowing what it takes to secure a favorable outcome.
- We have recovered millions in compensation on behalf of injured clients.
- Our lawyers approach each case with empathy, providing personalized attention and support throughout the legal process.
How a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help
A Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) lawyer can provide invaluable assistance throughout the legal process. Here is how they can help:
A TBI lawyer possesses in-depth knowledge of the legal complexities surrounding TBI cases. They can explain your rights and options, guiding you through the legal process step by step. In addition, their experience enables them to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your case and develop a strategic plan to pursue the best possible outcome.
Investigation and Evidence Gathering
TBI cases often require a thorough investigation to determine liability and establish the cause of the injury, which a lawyer has the resources to do. They will gather evidence such as accident reports, medical records, eyewitness accounts, and expert testimony to build a compelling claim.
Understanding of TBI Damages
A TBI attorney understands the potential long-term effects of the injury and can accurately assess the value of your claim.
Your lawyer will handle all communication with insurance companies, defense attorneys, and other parties involved in your case. This ensures that your rights are protected while negotiating for a fair settlement that completely covers your losses.
While many Yonkers personal injury cases are settled outside of court, some may require litigation to achieve a fair resolution. A Yonkers personal injury attorney is prepared to take your case to trial if necessary.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
The leading causes of TBIs include the following:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Yonkers car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, and other motor vehicle collisions are a common cause of TBIs. We have extensive experience handling complex cases involving negligent drivers, defective vehicles, and road hazards.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Property owners have a responsibility to maintain safe premises for visitors. If a slip and fall accident resulted in a traumatic brain injury due to negligent property maintenance, we can help you pursue a premises liability claim.
When medical professionals fail to provide the standard of care expected in their field, it can lead to devastating consequences, including traumatic brain injuries. Our team will vigorously pursue medical malpractice claims to hold negligent parties accountable.
If you sustained a TBI while on the job, we can help you navigate the complexities of the workers’ comp system to ensure you receive the benefits you deserve. In addition, investigate to determine if a third party is also liable.
TBIs can occur during high-impact sports activities (e.g., football or hockey) due to negligence, lack of proper safety measures, or inadequate supervision. Our attorneys can assess your case and determine if you have grounds for a personal injury claim.
Types of Damages Available
In a TBI claim, various types of damages may be available to compensate you for the losses and hardships you have experienced. These damages can be categorized into two main types: economic and non-economic damages.
- Medical Expenses: This includes the cost of emergency medical treatment, hospitalization, surgeries, doctor visits, medications, medical equipment, rehabilitation, therapy, and any other necessary medical care needed now and in the future.
- Lost Wages: If you are unable to work, you may be entitled to compensation for the income you would have earned during that time.
- Loss of Earning Capacity: If you experience a long-term or permanent disability and your ability to earn a living is diminished, you may be awarded damages to compensate for the loss of future earning capacity.
- Property Damage: In cases where the accident causing the TBI also damaged your property (e.g., a car accident), the cost of repairing or replacing it may be included in the claim.
- Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the physical pain and discomfort endured.
- Emotional Distress: Compensation for any psychological trauma, anxiety, depression, and other mental health issues resulting from the TBI.
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life: If the TBI significantly impacts your ability to participate in activities you once enjoyed or your overall quality of life is reduced.
- Loss of Consortium: Compensation that a spouse or immediate family members can recover for the loss of companionship, care, and support due to the TBI’s impact on the injured person.
- Punitive Damages: In cases where the responsible party’s actions were particularly reckless, intentional, or malicious, punitive damages may be awarded to punish the wrongdoer and deter similar conduct in the future.
The types and amount of damages awarded will vary by case, depending on various factors such as the severity of the TBI, its impact on the victim’s life, and the evidence establishing the defendant’s (at-fault party’s) liability.
Symptoms of a TBI
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) symptoms typically depend on the severity and location of the injury. They may appear immediately or develop over time. Common symptoms include:
- Headache or persistent head pressure
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sensitivity to light and noise
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Seizures or convulsions
- Loss of consciousness (brief or prolonged)
- Dilated pupils
- Weakness or numbness in extremities
- Confusion or disorientation
- Memory problems, especially regarding the events before or after the injury (amnesia)
- Difficulty concentrating or paying attention
- Slow processing of information
- Impaired judgment
- Difficulty problem-solving or making decisions
Emotional and Behavioral Symptoms
- Mood swings
- Irritability or agitation
- Anxiety or depression
- Increased aggression or impulsivity
- Emotional lability (uncontrolled emotional outbursts)
- Social withdrawal or isolation
- Blurred or double vision
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Loss of taste or smell
- Changes in hearing sensitivity
- Insomnia or difficulty falling asleep
- Excessive sleepiness or drowsiness
- Changes in sleep patterns
Communication and Language Difficulties
- Difficulty finding the right words (aphasia)
- Trouble understanding spoken or written language
- Slowed or slurred speech
TBIs can have serious consequences, and prompt medical evaluation is crucial to initiate appropriate treatment.
Seek Legal Representation Today
A traumatic brain injury can alter your life in unimaginable ways, impacting your ability to work, enjoy life, and support your family. Our Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers are here to guide you through this challenging time, providing compassionate legal advice and fierce representation. Call (914) 993-0391 or reach us online to arrange a free consultation today.