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New York City Brain Injury Lawyer

New York City Brain Injury Lawyer

Did you or a loved one sustain a brain injury in an accident in New York, NY? A respected New York City brain injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC can fight to win compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain, and suffering, and more. Contact us today at (212) 564 2800

Our legal team has been fighting to protect the rights of injured clients across New York, New York since 2007. We’re here to help your family through this challenging time.

 

How the Law Offices of Jay. S Knispel, LLC Can Help After Suffering a Brain Injury in New York City

A brain injury can change your life forever. Even a “mild” brain injury can have a significant impact on your daily life. Some brain injury victims will struggle with permanent disability for their entire lives.

You’ll need money to treat your injuries. If someone else caused your injury, that party should be held responsible for the financial fallout, as well. An experienced New York City personal injury attorney at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC can help you get the full compensation you need.

With over 25 years of experience, our legal team knows how to take on insurance companies and defense lawyers that might try to pay less than you deserve.

When you choose us to protect you, you can expect that we will:

  • Find out who and what caused your injury
  • Demand compensation from every responsible party
  • Fight back if the insurance company blames you for getting hurt
  • Negotiate to get the most compensation available

Ready to learn more? Call a New York City personal injury attorney to get quality legal advice you can count on.

How Common Are Brain Injuries?

How Common Are Brain Injuries?The Center for Disease Control (CDC) reports that about 5.3 million Americans live with a long-term disability related to a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Every year, about 1.5 million people sustain a TBI in the United States. 

About 50,000 of those brain injury victims die each year. As many as 90,000 more will suffer some type of long-term disability because of a brain injury.

Overview of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Any type of head trauma can be classified as a brain injury. Generally speaking, brain injuries can be grouped into two primary classes: closed head injuries and open head injuries.

Closed head injuries are injuries that occur within the skull. They’re often caused by a trauma that causes the brain to move within the skull, hitting the hard surface of the bone. In other cases, exposure to some type of toxic chemical can cause brain damage.

Open head injuries happen when the force is strong enough to penetrate the skull. In an open head injury, some type of foreign object usually damages the brain tissue itself.

Are There Different Types of Brain Injuries?

We handle cases involving all types of brain injury at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC. 

Some common types of brain injury include:

  • Concussions
  • Hypoxia (oxygen deprivation)
  • Cerebral edema (swelling)
  • Hematoma (a collection of blood outside the vessels)
  • Intracerebral hemorrhage (bleeding in the brain’s tissue)
  • Intraventricular hemorrhage (bleeding in the ventricles)
  • Skull fractures
  • Diffuse axonal injuries 

Brain injuries can quickly become worse if they aren’t treated right away. If you’ve experienced any type of trauma, it’s important to pay close attention to your body in the days and weeks after an accident–even if it doesn’t seem like you were seriously hurt.

What are the Signs and Symptoms of Brain Injuries?

Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury don’t always show up right away. In some cases, it might be days or weeks before you notice anything is wrong. 

Some of the immediate signs and symptoms of a brain injury might include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Headache
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Extreme fatigue
  • Tingling in the limbs, or hands and feet
  • Confusion
  • Memory loss

In the time following the accident, it’s important to see medical care quickly if you notice any of the following:

  • Extreme changes in mood or irritability
  • Increased pain in the head or neck
  • Extreme fatigue or inability to sleep
  • Memory problems
  • Difficulty focusing
  • Dilation of the pupils
  • Seizures 
  • Slurred speech

Your health is too important to hesitate. Always see your doctor right away if you suspect you’ve suffered a brain injury. Prompt medical care gives you the best chance at a full recovery.

What are the Long-Term Consequences of Brain Injuries?

Brain injuries don’t always heal on their own. Even with proper medical treatment, some brain injury victims suffer serious long-term consequences. Those consequences will depend on the severity of the injury–as well as the part of the brain that was injured.

Some of the long-term consequences of a brain injury might include:

  • Impaired speech
  • Vision loss
  • Memory loss
  • Cognitive changes
  • Personality changes
  • Loss of inhibitions
  • Mood changes, including depression and anxiety 
  • Limited mobility
  • Ongoing seizure disorders
  • Paralysis
  • Coma 

Some types of brain damage can even lead to death. The cost of treating these medical issues can be unimaginable, especially if care in a long-term treatment facility is necessary. 

What Causes Brain Injuries?

Many brain injuries are caused by traumatic accidents. Any type of trauma to the head can cause brain damage. At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, our team has over 25 years of experience handling brain injury cases. 

In our years of experience, we’ve seen that brain injuries are often caused by: 

According to the CDC, falls are by far the most common cause of brain injuries in the U.S. In fact, falls account for nearly half of all brain injury cases every year.

If someone else was at fault for causing your injury, you deserve to be fairly compensated. Call today to learn how our team can help prove someone else was liable in your case. 

What is My New York City Brain Injury Case Worth?

Victims of traumatic brain injuries are entitled to recover the full value of all damages if someone else caused the injury. In other words, New York doesn’t put a cap on the dollar value of your claim like some other states. 

That said, a number of different issues influence the value of your case. Those might include:

 

  • The severity of the injury
  • Whether the injury was permanent
  • Your lost wages and income
  • Your future earning prospects
  • The cost of your ongoing treatment

It’s also important to evaluate how your life has changed because of brain trauma. Some brain injury victims might never be able to meaningfully participate in relationships with their family. Others might not be able to enjoy the activities they enjoyed prior to the injury.

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, our brain injury attorneys look at the big picture so that we can maximize your financial settlement. 

What Compensation Can I Recover for My Brain Injury in New York City, New York?

Brain injuries can be difficult to treat. You might soon find that the treatment is extremely expensive. Personal injury victims and their family members in New York are entitled to compensation for all of their economic costs.

In a brain injury case, those might include:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of your ability to earn a living
  • Physical therapy
  • Occupational therapy
  • Long-term care or nursing care
  • In-home modifications and assistance

Accidents and injuries also cause any number of non-financial consequences. You might be dealing with emotional trauma, anxiety, or depression.

You’re entitled to compensation for these non-economic damages, which often include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement and scarring
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium

Note that New York follows a pure comparative negligence law. That means your damages award can be reduced if the insurance company manages to blame you for contributing to the cause of the accident.

How Long Do I Have to File a Brain Injury Lawsuit in New York?

Accident victims have three years to file a brain injury lawsuit. This is the statute of limitations that applies in all New York personal injury cases.

You might have less time depending upon the facts of your case. If your injury was caused by medical malpractice, for example, you only have two years and six months from the date you discover the medical error. 

If the city was somehow responsible, you usually only have 90 days to file a notice of claim. 

Contact a New York City Brain Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Did you or a loved one suffer a brain injury because of someone else’s careless actions? Call an experienced New York City brain injury lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC for a free consultation today. We’ll fight to get the fair compensation your family needs. We represent clients across the five boroughs, including on Staten Island and in Westchester County.

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New York, NY 10123

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