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.
Contact our team online or schedule a same-day appointment by calling us at (888) 365-4940. We also speak Spanish and Russian.
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
Non-traumatic 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.
The Painful Consequences of Brain Injuries
Accident victims who have been severely injured will often need lifelong nursing care. Brain injury victims face a number of serious, long-lasting effects, which can have an impact on nearly every aspect of their lives.
Accident victims who sustain milder injuries may recover a near-normal way of life, but others who are severely injured will likely struggle with ongoing symptoms, such as:
- Recurring, migraine-level headaches
- Numbness, tinnitus, and/or vertigo
- Mood swings
- Inability to concentrate
- Inability to tolerate overstimulation, such as ordinary crowd noises in public places
In severe cases, victims sustain serious cognitive disabilities. Many are completely unable to return to the workforce and cannot earn a living for themselves or their families. When coupled with the exorbitant costs of treating a traumatic brain injury, this places victims and their loved ones under serious financial strain—not to mention the physical and emotional hardships that accompany such a serious injury.
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
- Mental trauma
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.
Call us now at (888) 365-4940 or contact us online for a free consultation.
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.
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.
Truck Accident $1.5 Million
The client, a 37-year-old man, was struck in the rear by a truck while driving his car and subsequently underwent neck surgery. The defendant claimed the client cut him off. We aggressively litigated the case and on the eve of trial the defendant agreed to pay $1.5 million after previously taking a no-pay position.
Car Accident $1.25 Million
Through aggressive litigation, full policy limits in the amount of $1.25 million were tendered within 14 months of the accident for the injured passenger in a motor vehicle accident. The client was a rear-seat passenger in a motor vehicle that was pulled over on the shoulder of the Staten Island Expressway when it was rear-ended by the defendant in the early morning hours.
Slip & Fall $1.2 Million
The client tripped and fell coming out of a bar in Staten Island, sustaining injuries to her knee, neck, and back. The bar claimed that the accident never happened, and the bar blamed the owner of the premises for the condition of the sidewalk, with the owner of the premises blaming the bar.
Slip & Fall Injury $1 Million
A settlement was reached with a confidential defendant as a result of a fall at work. The client worked as a cash handler collecting money from banks. After picking up a bag of cash from a bank and placing it in the back of his armored vehicle, the security ink packets exploded frightening the client and causing him to fall backward, striking his head against the floor.
Scaffolding Accident $1 Million
In very contentious litigation and after extensive negotiations and multiple mediations, a settlement was reached for the client in the amount of $1 million. The client was working on a scaffold at a construction site when he lost his balance and fell 10 feet to the ground.