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If you or someone you care about sustained a traumatic brain injury or concussion in a serious crash, we'll fight to maximize your claim to ensure your needs are met not just now – but moving forward. For more than 30 years, Giampa Law has been winning cases for brain injury victims in the Bronx and throughout New York City. Discover what an experienced Bronx attorney can do for your brain injury claim. Contact us today for a free consultation.
A traumatic brain injury or severe concussion can be catastrophic and may result in you or your loved one needing years of specialized treatment and long-term care. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, every year in the U.S. there are more than 2 million people who are treated for a traumatic brain injury.
Essentially, there are two types of traumatic brain injuries that you can sustain in car accidents: closed head injuries and open head injuries. Open head injuries occur when a foreign object penetrates your skull and damages your brain. Closed head injuries, such as concussions, happen from blunt force trauma or when your brain crashes into the inside of your skull.
Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury or concussion typically vary from person to person depending on severity, but may include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Memory loss
- Difficulty with concentration
- Feeling lightheaded
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sleep problems
- Mobility issues
- Trouble with speech
- Blurred vision or sensitivity to light
- Ringing in your ears
- Changes in mood and behavior
Whether you sustained a concussion (classified as a “mild” TBI) or you have a very serious traumatic brain injury that you will need to treat for the rest of your life, a brain injury can have a huge impact on you and your loved ones.
How much compensation do you get for a traumatic brain injury?
Depending on the severity of your brain injury or concussion and the specific details of your case, you might be entitled to a large cash settlement or verdict. New York law prohibits you from pursuing a lawsuit against the at-fault driver unless you suffered a “serious injury” due to your car accident. While you may think your brain injury automatically qualifies as a “serious injury,” a safe way to find out for sure is to talk to an experienced personal injury lawyer about your case.
Generally speaking, you may be able to obtain compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Vocational rehabilitation
- Replacement services (e.g., housework, care for children, errands)
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish/emotional distress
- Costs associated with lifetime treatment and care
- Punitive damages (in certain cases only)
- Wrongful death (for immediate family members of fatal brain injury victims)
If you want to know how much your brain injury claim might be worth, contact Giampa Law right away for a free consultation. Move fast to protect your rights and keep your legal options open.
After a concussion, protect your future with a Bronx lawyer
Claims involving concussions and other traumatic brain injuries sustained in car accidents are complex. To build a strong case, we need to factor in the overall impact your brain injury has had on your life, the projected cost of all your future needs (including medical treatment and care), and much more.
The insurance company might not deny that you’re entitled to compensation, but they often will challenge the dollar amount they think you deserve. They may use their own experts to evaluate you or scrutinize your medical exams and tests – all in an effort to minimize their liability and reduce their costs.
Fight back and take steps to set yourself up for the future. Our Bronx lawyers will be attentive to your needs and aggressively advocate for your best interests to get the best possible outcome for your case. Whether it’s through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict, we will fight to get you the highest amount of compensation possible.
Best of all, there are no upfront costs and you don’t have to pay us unless we win. That’s because we will represent you on a contingency fee basis. Learn how an experienced Bronx attorney can help with your brain injury claim. Contact us today for a free consultation.