NYC Brain Injury Lawyer

New York City Brain Injury Lawyers

Representing Traumatic Brain Injury Victims & Their Loved Ones

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), otherwise known as “acquired brain injuries,” are caused by trauma to the brain. This happens when the head comes in violent contact with an object or when an object pierces the head and brain. While treatment cannot guarantee the absence of permanent injury, seeking immediate medical attention will assure the best potential outcome. 

If you or your loved one has been in an accident and is suffering any signs of a brain injury, see your doctor at once. Then, contact our firm to learn your legal rights as a brain injury survivor.

At Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, we help victims of TBIs—and their loved ones—fight to hold the responsible parties accountable. Our experienced New York City brain injury lawyers are here to guide you through the legal process and answer any questions you may have.

Your initial consultation is free. Call (646) 813-3922 or contact us online today to learn more.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms 

Anyone who experiences a traumatic brain injury (TBI) will have different symptoms depending on the type and severity of the injury. Symptoms of a TBI can be mild, moderate, or severe. Someone with a mild TBI may be conscious or unconscious for a few seconds or minutes and may only exhibit a few symptoms. 

Some of the many possible symptoms of a TBI, ranging from mild to severe, include: 

  • Loss of consciousness (brief or prolonged)
  • Blurred vision
  • Confusion
  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Insomnia 
  • Ringing in ears
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Trouble with concentration or memory
  • Numbness in extremities (feet and hands)
  • Changes in mood or behavior
  • Seizures
  • Coma

If you suspect that you or someone else has suffered a brain injury, get medical attention right away. You should also always see a doctor after a head injury or any accident that causes injury to the head or neck. 

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

Any serious accident or traumatic event can lead to a brain injury. Automobile accidents are one of the most frequent causes of brain injuries, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), as are falls and other accidents.

The leading causes of traumatic brain injuries include: 

In many cases, these incidents occur due to the negligent or wrongful conduct of others. If someone else was responsible for the accident or event that caused your brain injury, you have the right to take legal action. By filing a personal injury claim, you can seek compensation for the physical, emotional, and financial hardships you and your family have suffered as a result of your TBI. 

Diagnosing a Traumatic Brain Injury 

If you suspect that you or your loved one has suffered a head or brain injury, you should see a doctor right away. The sooner you receive medical attention, the sooner you can receive treatment to minimize damage and prevent further injury. 

Medical professionals may utilize a variety of tests to diagnose a brain injury, such as: 

  • Physical medical exams
  • Neurological assessments 
  • Imaging tests, such as MRIs and CT scans

In most cases, medical providers will use a variety of tests to diagnose a traumatic brain injury and recommend treatment. Note that, once brain damage has occurred, little can be done to reverse it. Most brain injury treatment focuses, instead, on limiting the extent of the damage and rehabilitation. 

Although little can be done to reverse the initial damage done to the brain, seeking medical attention if you feel that you have a traumatic brain injury is important. Seeking medical attention can rule out the possibility of brain damage, but traumatic brain injuries are often ignored or not detected by medical professionals. 

Even certain high-tech tests will not reveal an “invisible” injury, and the unfortunate result can be misdiagnosis or failure to diagnose a traumatic brain injury.

How We Can Help

At Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, we pride ourselves on making sure our clients receive a high level of legal support and representation. If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury, we can assist you by determining if you are eligible for compensation and assistance for your suffering and loss. 

We evaluate all available evidence to determine who is liable for your damages, what types of damages you are entitled to receive, and the potential value of your TBI claim. 

Our team can handle every aspect of your case, including communicating with the insurance company (or another liable party) on your behalf. Right now, you shouldn’t have to worry about fighting for a fair settlement; instead, you should be focused on getting the care and support you need to move forward. Allow our firm to take care of your case and know that we will fight tirelessly for you. 

Please contact us at (646) 813-3922and we will be happy to explain the legal process to help you feel at ease. Hablamos español.

Types of Damages in Brain Injury Cases

The effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) are severe and far-reaching. Many victims suffer permanent brain damage, which can lead to impairments that affect their ability to return to work, manage everyday tasks, and care for themselves or their loved ones. The cost of treating a TBI can be exorbitant, often leading to tens or hundreds of thousands of dollars in medical bills. And, of course, victims and their loved ones experience a wide range of physical and emotional challenges related to the injury.

Although a personal injury claim cannot undo the devastating effects of a TBI, a settlement or verdict can provide victims and their families with much-needed financial resources, allowing them to manage unexpected expenses and focus on healing. 

At Keith D. Silverstein & Associates, we fight to recover the maximum compensation our clients are owed. We understand how important it is that you receive a fair settlement that covers the full cost of your medical care, lost income, and other damages. 

Common types of damages available in TBI cases include: 

  • Past, current, and future medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation and physical therapy costs
  • Prescription and over-the-counter medications
  • Past, current, and future lost income/wages
  • Past, current, and future pain and suffering 
  • Lost earning ability due to disability or impairment
  • Diminished quality/enjoyment of life 
  • Costs associated with home assistance and care 
  • Emotional distress and anguish 

Our New York City brain injury attorneys are prepared to aggressively advocate for you and your recovery, even if that means taking your case to trial. 

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"My husband was injured a few years ago and Keith D. Silverstein & Associates was there to help him receive the compensation he deserved. They worked hard and never settled for anything less than what they thought he was entitled to."

- Virginia

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