A traumatic brain injury can turn your world upside down. Between your physical injuries and emotional trauma, the pathway to recovery can often be long and arduous.
Fortunately, however, you don’t have to navigate this process alone.
Instead, contact an experienced brain injury lawyer in New York who can help fight for your rights and get you the compensation you need and deserve in the aftermath of an injury.
Have You Experienced a Head Injury? Neurologic Injuries? Cognitive Dysfunction?
If so, we want to help. Use our guide below to learn more about traumatic brain injuries and see how the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima can help you recover.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is an injury to the brain or skull caused by an external force, such as a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain.
Although not all head traumas result in a TBI, the severity of a TBI may range from “mild” (i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness) to “severe” (i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or memory loss after the injury).
Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, traumatic brain injuries is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, contributing to about 30% of all injury-related deaths, and the leading causes of TBI are related to Falls, Motor Vehicle Accidents, Unintentional Blunt Trauma (i.e. being struck by an object) and Assault.
According to the New York State Department of Health, nearly 400 incidents of traumatic brain Injuries occur daily in New York State alone, resulting in more than 2,000 deaths, 19,000 hospitalizations, and over 112,000 emergency department visits among New York State residents annually.
Those who survive a traumatic brain injury can face symptoms and effects ranging from just a few days to serious permanent disabilities which may last the rest of their lives.
The effects of TBI can include impaired thinking or memory, movement, sensation (i.e. vision or hearing), and emotional functioning (i.e. personality changes, depression).
These issues not only have devastating consequences for the individuals who have sustained a TBI, but have lasting effects on their friends and families.
Do I Need a New York Brain Injury Attorney for My TBI Case?
Traumatic brain injury cases are complex legal matters.
While you may not be legally required to have a Long Island, NY, brain injury attorney for your case, having one in your corner can be a great asset.
There are many situations throughout the litigation process that require an attorney who not only has the requisite legal skills and expertise handling such cases, but also one who has a comprehensive knowledge of medicine and experience working with the medical, vocational, and economic experts involved in these cases.
A qualified attorney can help you:
- Gather crucial facts, evidence, and potential witnesses to help support your claims;
- Assess the value of your potential recoverable damages;
- Draft and file your initial complaint, motions, and other important litigation documents;
- Negotiate possible settlements with opposing parties and insurance companies; and
- Prepare for and take your case to trial when a fair and favorable settlement is not feasible.
So even though you may not legally need a New York brain injury attorney, hiring one is a great way to increase your chances of obtaining a successful and favorable outcome in your case.
The Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima: Your Go-To Brain Injury Lawyer in NewYork
Once you’ve decided that you do want to hire an attorney for your case, it’s time to select the right one for the job.
And while we know there are many personal injury attorneys in the greater Long Island area, we hope you will trust the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima to be your go-to New York brain injury attorney.
With over two decades of personal injury trial experience, I have successfully represented hundreds of victims who have sustained traumatic brain injuries as a result of falls, motor vehicle accidents, construction accidents, assaults, and other trauma-related cases.
Here are a few more reasons why we think we’re the right firm to handle your case:
- We focus exclusively on personal injury trial law and have represented thousands of clients in a variety of accident and TBI-related injury lawsuits;
- In 2015, firm founder Ted Naima was awarded the prestigious AV Preeminent® rating from Martindale-Hubbell®, signifying the highest degree of peer recognition and professional excellence;
- We obtained a jury verdict of $9,000,000 in the 2015 case of Ramos v. Bartis, which was inducted into the New York Law Journal Verdict Hall of Fame and the highest jury verdict award in New York State that year; and
- We always offer free, no-risk, confidential case evaluations so you can speak with a member of our team before deciding whether and how you want to proceed.
At the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima, we know just how hard it can be to suffer from a traumatic brain injury or any other personal injury. That’s why we’ve made it our mission to help victims and their families get the representation they need and deserve.
Contact An Experienced New York Personal Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of a fall, motor vehicle accident, construction accident, and assault, contact the personal injury team at the Law Offices of Theodore A. Naima today to speak with an attorney knowledgeable and experienced in handling traumatic brain injury cases.
The law limits the amount of time you have to file a lawsuit, so don’t wait.
Call us directly at (516) 591-3391 for your free-no obligation-consultation and confidential case evaluation.