Long Island Brain Injury Attorney

A brain injury can render you temporarily or permanently disabled and unable to carry on with your life in the same way. If you have suffered a brain injury as a result of another party’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to financial compensation for your injury. Gold & Gold can help you fight for the compensation you are entitled to.

  • Gold & Gold is a team of experienced trial attorneys fighting with integrity for those who have been injured or lost loved ones because of another’s negligent actions.
  • For over 40 years, our team of attorneys has been holding wrongdoers accountable for their actions that cause harm and making our communities safer places to live.
  • We have secured millions in verdicts and settlements in brain injury cases. Whether you choose a settlement or take your case to trial, we will work hard to secure the best outcome possible in your case.

We care about you and the losses you have to suffer because of a brain injury. We can help you get justice in your case. We offer free case evaluations. To schedule an appointment with one of our experienced brain injury attorneys, call (516) 888-4653 today.

Legal Basis for a Brain Injury Claim

There are many different circumstances that can result in a brain injury. A brain injury could be the result of:

The legal basis for your brain injury claim will depend on the cause of your injury. Generally, your claim will be based on negligence, and you will have to prove the following elements:

  • You were owed a duty of care by the person whose actions caused your brain injury
  • The person failed to act with reasonable care to avoid causing you harm
  • Their failure to act reasonably was the proximate cause of your brain injury
  • You suffered actual damages because of your brain injury

What Are Common Signs & Symptoms of a Brain Injury?

Following an accident, it is critical to make sure that no brain injury occurs. Watch for the following signs and symptoms. These are commonly seen by those experiencing traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

A few symptoms to look for are listed below:

  • Headaches: Headaches seem obvious if you have had a head injury but are often discounted. Seek medical attention if you or a loved one is experiencing headaches after an accident.
  • Vomiting and nausea: Often, injuries to the cerebellum or the inner ear can cause vomiting and nausea.
  • Dizziness: If you are experiencing dizziness following an accident, it might point to a TBI.
  • Disorientation and confusion: These symptoms could point to a brain injury. Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
  • Loss of coordination: If you notice waning coordination or a total loss of coordination or balance, contact your medical team.
  • Lost consciousness: If you or someone you care about experiences a loss of consciousness after an accident, seek medical help.
  • Slurred speech and blurry vision: If you experience slurring or vision is blurred, it could be a sign that you have a brain injury. Seek medical attention as soon as possible.
  • Altered mood, depression, and personality changes: If you or a loved one experiences any significant changes in their personality or mood, contact your physician for advice.
  • Paralysis and numbness: If your body is not functioning the way it usually would, you may be experiencing these symptoms because of a brain injury. Go to the ER immediately.
  • Sensitivity to sound or light: If you find yourself sensitive to light or sound, it could be the result of a head injury.
  • Ringing in the ears: Tinnitus, or a ringing sound, can be the result of a head injury.
  • Sleep issues: If you are sleeping too much or if you are experiencing insomnia, it could be because of the injury to your head.

It is crucial that you receive the correct diagnosis after a head injury. When seeking compensation, you will need to know this to ensure that you receive the various medical support you might require. You may require some therapeutic interventions if you have been injured.

You might benefit from physical, vocational, or occupational therapy. For emotional and cognitive support, you might need psychological counseling and rehabilitative aid.

Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

There are varying degrees of TBIs that can be experienced. Each has a different degree of severity and requires different treatment. The following are the three primary types of traumatic brain injuries and a brief description:

  • Concussions: These are considered minor, though they can still have serious consequences. Concussions happen when the brain impacts the interior of the skull. They often happen when playing sports or when in a car accident.
  • Contusions: These happen when the brain’s soft tissue is bruised. Bruises cause broken blood vessels within the brain’s tissue. They can happen while participating in sports, in slip and fall accidents, in traffic collisions, or in injuries taking place in the workplace.
  • Penetrating brain injury: These traumatic brain injuries happen when something pierces or cracks the skull surrounding the brain. These TBIs are among the most dangerous, as outside objects should not connect with the brain’s soft tissues.

How Our Long Island Brain Injury Attorney Can Help

At Gold & Gold, P.A., our brain injury attorneys are ready to advocate for you every step of the way. If you or your loved one suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, you are entitled to financial compensation. We are here to help you understand the damages that you sustained and how you can gain financial recompense for those injuries.

There are three types of compensation associated with brain injuries in civil cases. These are economic, non-economic, and punitive. Listed below is a brief description of each.

Economic Damages

Economic damages cover the things that cost you money. They are easy to calculate as they correspond directly to bills and lost income. They include things like the following:

  • Medical bills
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of potential future earnings
  • Costs of therapy, rehabilitation, and medical equipment.
  • Home alterations
  • Upgrades to vehicles to accommodate disabilities

Non-Economic Damages

Non-economic damages are not having to do with money, directly, but you are entitled to financial compensation for them. Included in these non-monetary damages are the following:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Anxiety and depression
  • Loss of relationship if the accident causes the person’s death

Punitive Damages

If the person who caused the accident acted with willful and wanton negligence, punitive damages may apply. Punitive damages are not to compensate the victim for anything they might have lost as a result of the accident. They are to punish the defendant and to discourage them from making the same mistake again, as well as to deter similar behavior from other people.

What is The Process of a Long Island Brain Injury Lawsuit?

In Long Island, there is a process to pursuing compensation for a brain injury. The steps listed below describe the process from beginning to end:

  • Case Evaluation
  • Attorney decision
  • Filing a lawsuit
  • Investigation and discovery stage
  • Mediation and negotiations
  • Trial
  • Appeals Process

From the time your attorney with Gold & Gold evaluates your case until a judgment is made and in the appeals process, if it is not satisfactory, we will be by your side, advocating for you the entire way. We are ready to fight for the compensation you deserve.

Getting Compensation for Your Brain Injury

To get compensation for your brain injury, you must prove all the elements of your claim. Proving that the defendant’s action was the proximate cause of your injury requires testimony from experts who understand brain injuries. You must also prove the value of your damages. Your damages could include medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. The experienced brain injury lawyers at Gold & Gold have the resources required to put together a winning case for you. Although no attorney can guarantee the amount of compensation you will receive, Gold & Gold has a track record of securing six and seven-figure awards and settlements for brain injury victims. While we cannot promise that we will secure the same amount of compensation for you, we can guarantee that we will fight passionately to secure the best outcome possible in your case.

What is the Statute for Brain Injury Lawsuits in New York?

Typically, you have three years from the day the accident causing your brain injury occurred to file a personal injury suit. Sometimes, in the case of a wrongful death lawsuit, you could have an even smaller window of two years. If you delay filing and miss the window of eligibility, you may forfeit your opportunity to gain compensation for your injuries.

Brain injuries and all of their complications are not obvious overnight. However, the sooner you get a diagnosis, the more it will help you to begin moving forward on your case. If you or a loved one has experienced a brain injury, contact Gold & Gold, P.A., for a free consultation. We are ready to help.

Contact a Long Island Brain Injury Attorney

If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury, we will fight for your right to full and fair compensation for your injury. Contact Gold & Gold today to take action and get justice in your case. Call (516) 888-4653 to schedule an appointment for a free case evaluation.