Long Island Brain Injury Lawyer
Trusted Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys Serving Long Island, NY
Brain injuries are one of the most severe types of injuries a person can suffer in an accident, and they can be caused by falls, motor vehicle accidents, or assaults. The severity of the damage and the brain functions affected will depend on the area of the brain that is impacted and the extent of the damage. It is crucial to take any head injury seriously as it may be difficult to determine the severity immediately. Brain injuries are classified as mild, severe, or catastrophic depending on the extent of the physical and mental impairment, and can cause intermittent, short-term, or lifelong damage. Traumatic brain injuries can place a significant emotional and financial burden on families, requiring extensive medical treatment, physical therapy, and rehabilitation to re-learn basic daily activities like walking and talking. Additionally, home modifications may be necessary to accommodate wheelchairs and other equipment. At Palermo Law, we have a Long Island Brain Injury Lawyer dedicated to helping individuals who have suffered brain injuries as a result of someone else’s negligent or intentional actions.
Get Help for your Traumatic Brain Injury
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury from an accident in Suffolk County, Long Island, it is a good idea to consult with a personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Hiring an attorney early on in the process will help protect your legal rights, ensure your medical bills and lost wages are paid, and give you an advantage in building a strong personal injury case. An early investigation will also help preserve key evidence in your case.
Important deadlines to know for your case:
Medical bills and lost wages are paid through no-fault insurance. All no-fault insurance carriers require a no-fault application to be filed within thirty days. Failing to do so may result in denial of your no-fault benefits and may make you personally responsible for the bills.
In car accident cases there is generally a three-year statute of limitations to initiate a lawsuit. However, that time period may be reduced to as little as 90 days if your car accident involves a municipal, state or federal entity. So, it’s best to check with a qualified car accident attorney as soon as possible.
How Much Is My Long Island Car Accident Case Worth?
The value of an injury suffered in a car accident is an accumulation of several different factors. These include any accident-related economic expenses such as lost wages and damage to your car as well as non-economic losses such as pain and suffering and mental anguish. At Palermo Law, our experience in handling thousands of car accident cases allows us to accurately assess the value of your case to determine the fairest settlement or jury award. In cases of long-term injuries, we partner with experts in the fields of medicine and economics to make sure that your compensation is adjusted for future inflation. This allows you peace of mind knowing that you will be compensated for years to come.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Concussion – A sudden hitting of the head after something like a car accident can cause the brain to hit against your skull. Signs of a concussion include dizziness, confusion, vomiting, trouble balancing, and problems with memory. While a concussion is mostly not life-threatening, it is still very important to visit a doctor for this.
- Edema – Edema is a swelling of fluid in the body. A brain injury causes a build-up of pressure forcing the brain to press against the skull. Unlike edema in other parts of the body, edema in the brain is especially dangerous. The symptoms of edema are really just more severe symptoms of a concussion. This makes it even more important to get checked out if you think you have a concussion because there’s a possibility it could be something more serious. If you also have trouble doing normal things like walking, talking, or breathing this could also be a sign of brain edema.
- Hemorrhage – This is uncontrolled bleeding inside or around the brain. These hemorrhages cause extreme nausea and vomiting and can be very dangerous.
- Skull Fracture – Fracturing the skull is very hard to do and requires a large amount of force. If you are in a motor vehicle accident and hit your head pretty hard you should immediately go to the hospital. Even if it isn’t a fracture it could still result in one of the other symptoms above. Bleeding or swelling from the nose or other parts of the face could indicate that a blow was hard enough to the face to possibly fracture the skull.
- Diffuse axonal injury – This is the most dangerous of all brain injuries. Diffuse axonal injury is direct damage to the brain cells as opposed to hemorrhaging. Even worse is that it is hard to detect. If this happens, a person likely loses the ability to function. This kind of injury can be permanent or even result in death.
Call Our Long Island Brain Injury Attorneys
We have litigated hundreds of accident cases over the last two decades. As a result, we’ve become very proficient in handling all aspects of accident litigation including no-fault and property damage claims. We know all the ins and outs of Long Island accident claims and will use our experience to make sure you receive full compensation. We handle all Suffolk county accident cases on a contingency basis. This means we never charge an upfront fee and only get paid if we win your case. Contact us today.