You can suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in many different contexts. If you suffered an accident that caused a TBI, seek out support from a Garden City traumatic brain injury lawyer. Your symptoms might leave you with many challenges to your life and finances. However, you don’t have to take on an insurance or legal battle alone.
The Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP can take your case on and seek an award on your behalf. Call a team member for a free consultation at (516) 358-6900 today.
Types of Accidents that You Might Have Been Involved In
It is important that you know that regardless of how you were injured, we want to help you. Someone might be liable for your pain, and you could pursue compensation from this party.
A TBI can be caused when the brain strikes the inside of the skull, or it could be caused when something cracks the skull. Your injury might have been caused by the following:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
A collision involving a truck, passenger car, bus, rideshare driver, or other vehicles could have caused your TBI. Your head could have come into contact with the dashboard or a window. For instance, you could have been sitting at a stop sign when a speeding driver rear-ended you, and you crashed into the car ahead of you as a result. Such an accident could have caused your body to fly forward into the interior of your vehicle.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
People walking or on a bicycle have no protection around them when a car or truck hits them. You might have been knocked quite forcefully to the ground, and your head could have come into contact with concrete, causing your TBI.
Sometimes, people driving cars either do not know or plainly ignore the right-of-way at intersections because they want to get to their destination. A driver could have put you at risk by driving when they should not have. They may also have been driving in a place where they should not have been, including failing to stop as required at a crosswalk or failing to move away from the bike lane.
Slip and Falls
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that falls are a leading cause of TBIs, especially among older people. If you or a loved one fell due to premises liability or neglect in a nursing home, we can help. If a property owner or an employee of a business left wires, boxes, or other hazards in a walkway—and you or a loved one tripped—you could pursue an insurance claim or lawsuit. A puddle in a restaurant that was not accompanied by a “wet floor” sign could make a company liable for your injuries.
Our team can also aid you if you lost a loved one to a TBI. You might be able to file a wrongful death lawsuit to recoup your losses related to any medical care your loved one required before their passing. You may also be able to seek compensation for your family member’s lost income, among other compensation.
How a Lawyer Can Help You
One of the things that your legal team can do for you is to establish that the responsible party (or parties) owed you a duty of care. A Garden City traumatic brain injury lawyer can search for evidence that proves your testimony is true. They can work to demonstrate that you were injured, and the other party is liable.
Proving that the liable party is negligent will involve demonstrating that the other party owed you a duty of care, that the duty was violated, that the violation harmed you, and that the harm you suffered also caused you financial losses.
Call (516) 358-6900 today to speak to a team member from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP. We can discuss the other things we can do for you, including:
- Negotiating with insurers who might try to take your words out of context or convince you to accept a low settlement
- Recruit accident reconstruction specialists and medical expert witnesses to support your case
- Calculate all of your losses, including the non-economic ones that can be harder to assign a value (pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, injury, disfigurement, loss of a limb, and more
Symptoms of TBI That Could Entitle You to Seek Compensation
Your symptoms will vary based on how severe your injury is. MedlinePlus states that you might experience the following symptoms:
- A strange taste in your mouth
- Blurry vision
- Mood changes
- Loss of consciousness
- Memory issues
- Trouble with sleep
- Numbness in the limbs
- An enlarged pupil or pupils
- Coordination issues
- Slurred speech
A TBI can be life-changing. If someone’s negligence led to an accident that caused your injuries, you could be eligible to seek compensable losses from any responsible party.
Seek Medical Care as Soon as Possible
Your health is important. Make sure that you see a doctor or visit a trauma center or emergency room soon after your accident. This way, you can receive treatment for any condition that you suffer in the accident—whether you recognize your symptoms or not.
Additionally, you can prevent the insurance company from accusing you of not actually being as injured as you are. The sooner you visit a medical professional for treatment, the easier it is to connect your injuries to the accident.
A Garden City Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help
A representative from the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP is waiting to hear from you. We want to talk about how you could seek out compensation. Our team understands personal injury law, and we can support you through every step of your case. You do not have to try and do this all on your own.
Call (516) 358-6900 for a free consultation and to ask us any questions that you might have at this time.
For a free legal consultation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer serving Garden City, call 516-358-6900