New York Brain Injury Lawyer
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Brain injuries include a wide spectrum of conditions, ranging from relatively mild concussions to traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) that can leave a sufferer unable to care for him- or herself. The worst cases may leave an accident victim in a coma—temporarily or indefinitely.
If you or someone you love suffered a serious brain injury due to someone else’s negligent or wrongful conduct, our New York brain injury attorney can investigate the incident and seek compensation on your behalf. At The Paris Law Group, PC, our team is devoted to helping the injured achieve justice for their pain and suffering.
What Is a Brain Injury?
A brain injury refers to any injury or damage to the brain that disrupts its normal functioning. It can result from various causes, including accidents, falls, sports injuries, assaults, or medical conditions. Brain injuries can range from mild to severe, and their effects can be temporary or long-lasting, depending on the extent and location of the damage.
Types of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries are typically classified by the severity of their symptoms and how they affect a person's day-to-day life.
There are two main types of brain injuries:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
- Acquired Brain Injury (ABI)
Other common types of brain injuries are:
- Diffuse traumatic brain injury
- Second impact syndrome
- Post-traumatic amnesia
- Post-traumatic epilepsy
- Post-traumatic stress disorder
- Parkinson's disease
- Multiple sclerosis
What Are Traumatic Brain Injuries?
As the name suggests, a TBI occurs when the victim experiences some form of trauma to the body, specifically the neck and/or head, which results in an injury to the brain. A TBI is a type of acquired brain injury (ABI), which is a type of brain injury that is not congenital, degenerative, or heredity and which is not caused by a birth injury. TBIs are classified as either open-head injuries (penetrating) or closed-head injuries (non-penetrating).
TBIs often result from the following types of accidents and events:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Large truck wrecks
- Slip and falls
- Sports accidents
- Assault/acts of violence
Acquired Brain Injuries
Non-traumatic brain injuries (or acquired brain injuries), on the other hand, typically result from internal causes, such as:
- Oxygen deprivation
- Pressure from a brain tumor
- Toxic exposure
- Heart attacks or strokes
- Infectious diseases
Non-traumatic brain injuries are often caused by near-drownings, birth injuries, and work-related exposure to harmful chemicals/substances, among other events.
Symptoms of a Brain Injury
A person who has suffered a brain injury may not immediately show any symptoms, particularly if the injury is mild. As time passes, though, they may begin to experience a wide range of symptoms and disabilities that could indicate a brain injury.
Some of the most common symptoms of a brain injury include:
- Dizziness or balance problems
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blurred vision or sensitivity to light
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Difficulty concentrating or remembering
- Confusion or disorientation
- Slurred speech or difficulty finding words
- Changes in mood or behavior
- Irritability or increased agitation
- Depression or anxiety
- Sleeping more or less than usual
- Seizures or convulsions
- Numbness or weakness in the limbs
- Loss of coordination or balance
What Are the Long-Term Effects of a Brain Injury?
The long-term effects of a brain injury can vary widely depending on the severity, location, and individual factors. Some common long-term effects that can occur:
- Memory problems
- Difficulty concentrating or paying attention
- Slowed thinking or processing speed
- Challenges with problem-solving and decision-making
- Impaired judgment and reasoning abilities
- Reduced ability to learn and retain new information
- Chronic headaches or migraines
- Sensory impairments (vision or hearing loss, changes in taste or smell)
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Muscle weakness or paralysis
- Balance and coordination issues
- Fatigue and reduced stamina
- Sleep disturbances
Emotional and Behavioral Effects:
- Mood swings and emotional instability
- Depression and anxiety
- Irritability and anger management difficulties
- Impulsivity and disinhibition
- Social withdrawal or isolation
- Changes in personality and self-awareness
Communication and Language Effects:
- Difficulty speaking or forming words (expressive language)
- Trouble understanding or comprehending language (receptive language)
- Challenges with reading and writing
- Problems with word-finding and expressive fluency
Social and Vocational Effects:
- Relationship difficulties
- Social skills deficits
- Challenges with employment or maintaining a job
- Reduced independence in daily activities
- Financial strain and legal issues
How We Help
Brain injuries can be severe and demand extensive time, attention, and money to treat. This can quickly add up, costing families tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands, or even millions of dollars over the course of the victim’s lifetime.
At The Paris Law Group, PC, our New York brain injury lawyer, Jason Paris, is ready to fight for the maximum recovery you deserve after suffering a serious injury due to someone else’s negligence.
You may be compensated for the following damages:
Medical bills, including hospital stays and X-rays
Property damage, such as damage done to your car
Physical pain and suffering
In some cases, we may also be able to seek punitive damages. These are meant to punish people and entities when they act with egregious negligence, such as in the case of a drunk driver who causes a devastating accident or a product manufacturer that knowingly places an extremely dangerous product on the consumer market. Punitive damages also help send a message that such conduct will not be tolerated.
Your Time to File a Claim Is Limited
It’s important that you act quickly, as personal injury claims in New York are subject to specific statutes of limitations. In most cases, you only have three years from the date of the accident to file a claim for a brain injury. If you wish to file a claim against a government entity in New York, you only have 90 days to file a formal claim and one year to file a lawsuit. Do not delay, as you could lose your chance to recover damages!
Having a brain injury can easily affect how you live the rest of your life. You deserve to seek the justice that’s owed to you—and we at The Paris Law Group, PC can help. Attorney Jason Paris has recovered millions of dollars for his clients, and he is ready to fight for you, too.
Slip and Fall $14.4 MILLION
Slip & Fall $11 Million
A well-known cellist was awarded almost $11 million after a slip and fall in a gourmet food market that resulted in injuries that now hamper her ability to play the instrument.
Pedestrian Knockdown $2.8 Million
The client was a pedestrian crossing the street when she was hit by a yellow school bus making a left-hand turn. As a result of the impact, she was forced to fall to the ground and sustained an injury to her shoulder and lower back, both of which resulted in surgeries.
Slip and Fall $2.7 MILLION
Struck by a Bag of Cement $2.6 MILLION
Construction Accident $2.5 Million
We were able to win a jury verdict of $2,500,000 after a pretrial offer of $150,000 for our client who sustained injuries from a construction accident.
Bus Accident $2.1 MILLION
Bus Accident $2.1 Million
A mediated settlement was reached on the eve of trial on behalf of the client who was a driver of a motor vehicle which was struck in the rear by a bus.
Pedestrian Accident $2 Million
The client, a young boy, was crossing the street near his home on Staten Island when he slipped on ice in the roadway and was hit by a car.
Car Accident $1.7 Million
The client was an ambulance driver responding to an emergency call. While in the process of making a left-hand turn with the ambulance lights and sirens in operation, he was struck by a vehicle going straight.