New York Brain Injury Lawyer
About two million traumatic brain injuries (TBI) occur every year, with 500,000 requiring admission to a hospital and about 140,000 resulting in death. Between 70,000 and 90,000 of the survivors suffer lifelong disabilities. Each lawyer at Rubenstein & Rynecki has extensive experience fighting for maximum awards for individuals in Manhattan, NYC, and elsewhere in New York suffering brain injuries caused by the negligent or willful acts of others.
Causes of traumatic brain injuries
TBI typically results from trauma to the brain, often when the head hits an object or when objects pierce the skull and enter brain tissue. While brain injuries often occur as the result of sporting accidents, perhaps the most common causes involve car collisions, construction accidents, and slips or falls on unsafe premises.
When victims lose consciousness or cut their heads, they typically obtain the immediate medical attention they need. But identifying the full extent of brain damage may pose challenges when victims initially experience relatively mild symptoms like headaches, dizziness, or nausea. To ensure the best medical results, anyone who incurs a head injury should seek immediate medical attention to help accurately diagnose the extent of the injury and begin medical treatment.
Identifying liability and expenses
Individuals who survive TBI can face five to ten years of medical treatment, physical therapy, and rehabilitation, and those with permanent disabilities can face long lives dealing with the costs of these services — potentially millions of dollars. Under NY comparative negligence law, injury victims can pursue partial compensation from negligent parties even when victims share responsibility for the accidents. However, the law requires compelling evidence of the liability of each party and the value of the claim.
Our attorneys begin each legal case by analyzing any evidence supplied by accident victims and witnesses. Particularly for complex situations, such as multi-vehicle accidents, we often call on our network of investigative specialists who may look at damage to all vehicles, the accident scene, and any available forensic evidence to develop an accurate scenario of how the accident occurred. This analysis can provide compelling evidence when proving liability.
The medical records and receipts of the victim provide evidence of actual incurred expenses, but they do not predict the wide range of expenses a victim might expect over a lifetime. With over three decades of experience and a record of success obtaining recovery for our clients, our own familiarity with the issues combined with information we obtain from medical and other specialists help ensure that we can prove the full costs victims need to pursue to cover a potential lifetime of expenses.
Seek support from an experienced Manhattan attorney
If you or a loved one sustains TBI due to the negligent or willful acts of others, you need to retain legal support as soon as possible to help pursue compensation for expenses that may extend over a lifetime. It costs nothing to schedule a free consultation with an experienced attorney at Rubenstein & Rynecki to discuss your case and learn how we can help. Representing victims in Manhattan, NYC, and statewide since 1972, our firm has the experience, skills, and resources needed to help you pursue the monetary damages you deserve. No recovery, no fee. Contact us today for a free consultation.