Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), which range from mild concussions to permanent brain damage, coma, and even death, can disrupt your and your loved one’s lives. If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to pursue compensation for your losses.
Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP today at (516) 358-6900 to receive your free consultation and to learn more about how a Glen Cove traumatic brain injury lawyer from our firm can help you recover compensation for your injuries.
How Our Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help You
A traumatic brain injury lawyer with our firm will fight for your rights to help you get the compensation you deserve. Here’s how:
They Will Investigate Your Accident
Our lawyer will look into your case to determine what happened and who is responsible. They will investigate what factors contributed to your injury and work to find evidence that can help you build a solid case.
They Will Negotiate for the Money You Deserve
Our lawyer will use the information they have uncovered to negotiate on your behalf. Insurance companies want to keep their bottom line low, so insurance adjusters may try to pay you less than you need and deserve.
However, our lawyer serves you and your best interests, not the insurance company. Our lawyer will negotiate for the most favorable outcome possible for you.
They Will Fight for You in Court
If the insurance company refuses to offer you what you are owed, then our lawyer will take your case to trial. They will advocate for your rights before a judge or jury, taking the case through to a verdict if that is what is necessary to fight for you.
How to Pursue Compensation for a Traumatic Brain Injury
Some factors could affect your effort to pursue compensation for your traumatic brain injury. They are:
The Role of Negligence in Personal Injury Cases
To recover damages, you and our lawyer will need to present evidence that shows the other party was negligent and that this negligence caused your injuries. Some forms of negligence that may serve as a basis for a personal injury lawsuit are as follows:
- Reckless driving: This includes drunk driving, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs (DUI), distracted driving, drowsy driving, and aggressive driving.
- Failure to maintain property: If a property owner fails to keep their property safe, they may be held liable for any TBIs that result from their negligence. These are called premises liability cases, and they include slip and fall accidents that, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), are a major cause of traumatic brain injury.
- Workplace accidents: On-the-job injuries due to the negligence of an employer or co-worker can cause TBIs.
Even if you believe you may be partially responsible for the accident that resulted in your injuries, that does not mean you are out of options. According to New York Civil Practice Law and Rules (CVP) §1411, New York State follows a contributory negligence doctrine. This means that as long as you can show that the other party was more at fault for what happened than you were, you can potentially recover damages.
Damages in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
Through a claim or lawsuit, you may be able to recover both economic and non-economic damages to help pay your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Economic damages are compensation for your financial losses due to TBI. This can include your medical bills, lost wages, lost earning potential, and out-of-pocket expenses. If you lost your loved one, you could also recover economic damages for their medical bills, lost wages and earning potential, and burial expenses.
Non-economic damages are compensation for your non-financial losses, such as your physical pain, mental and emotional suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.
If your injuries have changed the way you have to live and made it difficult to participate in activities you once enjoyed, you may be able to recover non-economic damages for this.
If you lost your loved one due to a traumatic brain injury, you may also be able to recover non-economic damages for their pain and suffering after the accident, as well as your pain and suffering and loss of consortium.
Call the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP Today
Your time to file is limited, so get started today by calling the Law Office of Cohen & Jaffe, LLP at (516) 358-6900. Your first call and consultation are free, so do not wait. Call now to find out more about how our Glen Cover traumatic brain injury lawyers are here for you.
For a free legal consultation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer serving Glen Cove, call 516-358-6900