Long Island Brain Injury Lawyer



At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., our dedicated Long Island brain injury lawyers are ready to help you secure financial compensation.

At Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., we understand the challenges you’re facing if you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence. Our dedicated Long Island brain injury lawyers are ready to fight for your rights and help you secure financial compensation.

For a free legal consultation with a brain injury lawyer serving Long Island, call 516-451-7900

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What Is Considered a Brain Injury?

A brain injury, whether a mild brain injury or a catastrophic one, refers to any injury to the brain that results in impaired functionality. Brain injuries can be categorized into traumatic and non-traumatic injuries.

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), typically a brain injury results from a violent blow or jolt to the head or body, which can cause a wide range of physical and psychological effects. Examples of incidents leading to a TBI include vehicle accidents, falls, sports injuries, and violence. Repeated TBIs can result in more severe conditions like chronic traumatic encephalopathy, which has also been linked to the development of dementia later in life.

Non-Traumatic Brain Injury, on the other hand, does not involve external force. It can be caused by internal factors such as illnesses, conditions like stroke, infections, tumors, lack of oxygen, or exposure to toxins. Despite its non-violent nature, the effects can be just as severe and life-altering as those experienced in a traumatic brain injury.

What Are Some Common Types of Head Injuries?

Brain injuries are broadly divided into two types: open and closed.

  • Open brain injuries occur when an external object penetrates the skull and harms the brain, often penetrating head injury resulting from incidents such as gunshot wounds or severe head collisions.
  • Closed brain injuries result from an impact that causes the brain to move within the skull, leading to bruising or brain tissue damage. This type is common in a car accident, from a sports injury, or other blow to the head.

How Can a Head or Brain Injury Be Caused By Negligence?

Accidents caused by someone else’s negligence can often result in brain injuries, including car accidents, motorcycle wrecks, truck crashes, or motor vehicle accidents involving pedestrians or cyclists. Other types of negligence that can lead to a brain injury include:

Oxygen Deprivation from Defective Products

Defective products like medical equipment, child car seats, or CPAP (Continuous Positive Airway Pressure) machines can result in irreversible damage within minutes.

Heart Attacks and Strokes Due to Lack of Diagnosis or Treatment

Heart attacks and strokes restrict the brain’s oxygen supply, blocking or causing hemorrhage in cerebral blood vessels, leading to direct cell damage in those areas.

Open Head Injuries

Open head injuries, resulting from negligence or wrongful acts causing brain damage or a brain hemorrhage (e.g., skull-penetrating accidents or skull fractures), could justify personal injury lawsuits.

Toxic Exposure

Toxic exposure through contact with toxins or hazardous materials such as carbon monoxide, gas, lead, solvents, and pesticides can occur in workplaces, homes, or the environment.

Undiagnosed Infections

Bacterial and viral infections can harm the brain. Examples are encephalitis and meningitis that result in inflammation of the brain, protective membranes covering the brain, and spinal cord. Failure to diagnose these conditions may be a valid medical malpractice claim.

Undiagnosed Brain Tumor

Brain tumors put pressure on areas of the brain, damaging the tissue and the brain cells often causing major long-term issues.

Ignored Warning Signs of a Birth Injury

During childbirth, brain injury risks include twisted or compressed umbilical cords, improperly positioned babies, babies too large for the birth canal, or improper use of birthing tools.

What Are the Long-Term Effects of Brain Injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries from traumatic accidents can profoundly impact TBI victims’ lives, causing long-lasting complications and permanent disabilities.

  • Cognitive Impairment: A severe TBI can result in memory loss, difficulty thinking, and concentration problems.
  • Emotional Changes: Mood swings, anxiety, and depression are common post-injury emotional effects.
  • Physical Disabilities: Balance issues, coordination problems, and persistent headaches may occur.
  • Sensory Problems: TBI Victims might experience vision, hearing, or tactile disturbances.
  • Sleep Disorders: TBI can lead to insomnia or excessive sleepiness.

What are Some Common TBI Symptoms?

What Are Common TBI Symptoms?

Victims of serious accidents who suffer traumatic brain injuries sometimes experience debilitating symptoms that impact them for the rest of their lives. In many cases, these symptoms do not manifest right away. In fact, it might take weeks, or even months, for them to materialize after an accident.

Common symptoms related to traumatic head injuries and other head trauma include:

  • Short-term memory problems, difficulty thinking, or inability to concentrate
  • Painful headaches, dizziness, or nausea
  • Mood swings, irritability, frustration, or depression
  • Seizures, dizziness, loss of balance, or visual problems
  • Difficulty sleeping

If you exhibit any of these symptoms after a severe accident, you should seek medical care right away. If you go to an urgent care center or hospital emergency room, the provider can order the necessary tests to ascertain your medical condition and make an accurate diagnosis.

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Do I Need a Long Island Brain Injury Attorney?

A New York brain injury attorney from Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., can advocate on your behalf and establish fault to pursue compensation from the insurance company and responsible parties for your damages.

We can help you through complex legal procedures, negotiate with insurance companies to seek compensation on your behalf, and present your case in court if necessary.

Most importantly, our Long Island brain injury lawyers will concentrate on your case, allowing injured victims and their families to focus on recovery and rehabilitation.

How Long Do I Have to File a Personal Injury Claim in New York?

In New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury cases varies. Generally, you have three years to pursue compensation, according to CPLR §214, but some exceptions could shorten, or lengthen, your time limit. Be sure to discuss the time limitations which may apply to your personal injury lawsuit with an experienced brain injury attorney.

What Compensation May Be Available for Brain Injury Victims?

Victims of brain injuries may be entitled to various forms of compensation, including:

  • Medical Expenses: Covering all healthcare costs.
  • Rehabilitation Costs: Ensuring long-term recovery support.
  • Lost Wages: Compensating for income loss.
  • Pain and Suffering: Addressing physical and emotional distress.
  • Loss of Enjoyment: Compensation for lifestyle changes.
  • And more

What Is My Brain Injury Lawsuit Worth?

Long Island brain injury attorneys evaluate various factors when assessing both minor brain injury and traumatic brain injury cases. These include the severity of your injury, the expenses of current and future medical treatment, lost wages, future earning capacity, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment in life, and more. Discuss the details of your traumatic brain injuries with a lawyer to get an assessment of the value of your case.

Call an Experienced Long Island Brain Injury Lawyer Today

During a free consultation at Rosenberg & Gluck, L.L.P., our experienced brain injury lawyers will review your case, answering your questions and providing initial recommendations.

We’ll discuss the incident, the resulting brain injury, and potential damages you may be entitled to receive. Our law firm operates on a contingency fee basis. This means you don’t pay any upfront costs, and we only receive payment if we win your case.

Contact our team for your no-obligation, free consultation today.

 

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Our Long Island Injury Lawyers Have Experience In

Truck Accidents
Accidents on the highways can be lethal events
Bicycle Accidents
Riding a bicycle should not be unsafe
Car Accidents
If you have been seriously injured, call our firm
Motorcycle Accidents
Motorcycle accidents often result in serious injury
Medical Malpractice
Medical mistakes can cause death ruin lives
Wrongful Death
When negligence results in the death of a loved me
Premises Liability
When hurt in a location, someone has to take responsibility
Brain Injury
Brain injuries can have long term severe effects
Dog Bites
Dog bites can cause serious injury

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