Long Island Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Highly skilled traumatic brain injury lawyers serving personal injury victims in Long Island and the greater NYC area.
When you or someone you love has the tremendous misfortune of sustaining a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may come to the determination that you need the help of a personal injury lawyer Long Island has trusted for years to secure maximum compensation from the parties responsible.
Because these types of brain injuries have the ability to permanently and drastically alter the quality of lifefor victims and their families alike, the assistance of the legal team at Edelman, Krasin & Jaye can prove essential in the battle for full and fair financial recovery.
Dating back to our firm’s origins in 1952, we have established a reputation for being tireless advocates for the right of victims in New York City and throughout Long Island.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, roughly 1.7 million traumatic brain injuries occur on an annual basis, with such events contributing to over 30% of all injury-related fatalities in the United States. They can have a wide array of causes, ranging from vehicle collisions to slip-and-fall incidents to sports-related accidents. Marked by sudden, acute trauma to the brain itself, these injuries can result from the forceful contact of the head and another object, or perhaps a piercing of the skull. TBIs can produce physical disability, mental impairment and behavioral manifestations that range from relatively mild to completely debilitating.
Fortunately for those who have suffered traumatic brain injury due to the acts or omission of others, the law provides the ability to seek and receive compensation for the harm sustained. The traumatic brain injury lawyers of Edelman, Krasin & Jaye have spent their careers safeguarding the rights of victims and stand ready to help you obtain the monetary recovery you need to rebuild your life.
Traumatic brain injury facts
The New York Department of Health reports that in recent years, accidental falls and motor vehicle collisions were the most common causes of traumatic brain injury across all age groups. However, because TBIs can result from a broad range of events, it is important to understand the variety of clinical effects these occurrences can have on victims.
The primary categories of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Closed brain injuries involving bruised and torn blood vessels and tissues
- Diffuse axonal injuries involving torn nerve fibers
- Penetrating brain injuries involving breaks in the skull
- Primary brain injury that is complete upon impact
- Secondary brain injury that involves progression and change over time
Though a large percentage of TBIs result from a few types of impact events, there are numerous circumstances that regularly result in serious damage to the brain, including:
- Car accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Physical violence
- Sports-related accidents
- Slips and falls
- Shaken baby syndrome
Regardless of what has led to the traumatic brain injury suffered by you or someone you love, it is likely that you will need the advice of lawyers who know how to fight for victims’ rights and secure the compensation they need to adjust to a new reality. At Edelman, Krasin & Jaye, we pride ourselves on our proven advocacy skills and our track record of securing substantial damage awards for injured clients throughout Long Island and the New York City metropolitan area.
Lasting effects of a TBI
Because the precipitating events leading to TBIs are so diverse in nature, the intensity, duration and impact on victims’ lives can often be far from uniform.
Countless individuals who suffer TBIs each year are left with debilitating consequences, including:
- Cognitive impairment
- Memory Loss
- Poor concentration
- Spacial disorientation
- Mood Swings
- Impulse control problems
- Speech Impairment
Traumatic brain injury lawyers Long Island trusts
Generally speaking, traumatic brain injury lawsuits are based upon the law of negligence. Thus, it will be necessary for the victim of such an injury to establish the responsibility of another for the harm suffered. It must be shown that the defendant owed a duty of care to the plaintiff, that the duty was breached by a failure to exercise due care, that the breach caused the plaintiff’s injuries and that those injuries are recognized as compensable under the law.
Proving these elements requires meticulous marshaling of substantive evidence, expert opinion and persuasive legal arguments. New York personal injury attorneys at Edelman, Krasin & Jaye are able to draw upon a large network of investigators, medical experts and support staff in order to build the most effective case possible on your behalf.
There is no denying the fact that traumatic brain injuries can leave victims and their families devastated, not just physically and emotionally, but also financially. Edelman, Krasin & Jaye recognize this fact and will work hard to secure the compensation to which you are entitled. Damages recovered in a personal injury lawsuit can help mitigate the economic burdens you and your loved ones are facing.
Damages obtained in a traumatic brain injury lawsuit may include:
- Present and future medical expenses
- Costs of rehabilitation
- Physical pain and mental distress
- Property damage
- Lost wages
- Reduction in future earning capacity
Fighting for the rights of TBI victims throughout New York
Because our practice is based upon our personal commitment to pursuing justice for injury victims, we understand that a traumatic brain injury has the ability to cause uncertainty, confusion and panic. If you are facing an arduous recovery process as well as financial challenges as a result of your TBI, please know that you are not alone.
The attorneys of Edelman, Krasin & Jaye invite you to call 800-469-7429 for a no-cost consultation and case evaluation. We will review the facts of your case and determine if you have grounds for pursuing a traumatic brain injury lawsuit in Long Island or New York.
- New York State Department of Health, Traumatic Brain Injury: Data & Statistics, http://www.health.ny.gov/statistics/prevention/injury_prevention/traumatic_brain_injury/
- Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, Injury Prevention & Control: Traumatic Brain Injury, http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/statistics.html