Bronx Head Injury Lawyer
A serious head injury or a brain injury can have permanent and debilitating consequences, forever changing the life of the victim. Head injuries can lead to a variety of temporary or permanent physical problems such as blindness, deafness, a concussion, dementia and even paralysis. A head injury can be an injury to the scalp, the skull or the brain. According to the Centers for Disease Control each year over 1.7 million people suffer head injuries serious enough that they cause brain injuries. Sadly, 52,000 die as a result. However, many head injuries are avoidable because they result from the negligence of another person. If you or someone you care about suffered a head injury caused by a car accident, slip and fall accident, or some other type of accident, it is important that you immediately contact an experienced Bronx head injury lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates who will work hard to help you recover compensation for your losses through a personal injury claim.Causes of Head Injuries
While falls are the leading cause of head injuries, a head injury can occur in many types of accidents. In a construction accident a worker may fall slamming their head on the hard surface below, or they may be hit in the head by falling debris. Similarly, in a car accident the impact of the collision may cause the victim's head to smash into the dashboard, or the victim may be thrown from the vehicle landing on their head. Head injuries are common to other types of vehicle accidents. For example, victims of motorcycle accidents or bicycle accidents frequently suffer severe head injuries even when they wear helmets. In fact, vehicle accidents are the leading cause of deaths from head injuries. If you or a loved one suffered a head injury because of someone else’s negligence or intentional actions, immediately contact an experienced Bronx head injury lawyer.Example
In October 2003, 53-year-old Linda Sanchez was driving her car when a chunk of concrete fell on her car, smashed through her windshield and hitting her in the head. Sanchez lost consciousness and ran into a tree. She suffered several injuries to the head and face, including skull fractures, an epidural hematoma, a traumatic subarachnoid hemorrhage, and facial lacerations. Sanchez experienced significant pain from the injuries and remained in the hospital for two days. Because of the physical pain and suffering Sanchez would continue to experience, the court awarded her $100,000 for past pain and suffering and $375,000 for future pain and suffering. Sanchez v. State, 2008 NY Slip Op 52659(U) (N.Y. Ct. Cl. 5/16/2008).Recovering Compensation
A head injury not only affects your heath, but will also affect your ability to work and your general quality of life. In addition, a head injury can have a devastating effect on the finances of you and your family if you are unable to work for an extended period of time. However, as an experienced head injury attorney in the Bronx will explain, if your head injury resulted from an accident caused by another person's negligence, you may be entitled to a number of types of compensation.
Medical Bills: Medical bills can include the medical expenses you incurred at the time you filed your lawsuit, but also estimated future medical bills.
Loss of Income: Loss of income includes not only the loss of your weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly pay, but also the loss of benefits.
Pain and Suffering: Whether you will be entitled to receive pain and suffering damages and the amount of such damages depends on the seriousness of your injuries. For injuries that leave permanent damage your pain and suffering award is likely to be greater than if you completely recover from your injuries. Examples of permanent damage include a limp, paralysis, or scarring.
Wrongful Death: If the victim’s accident was fatal, the decedent’s statutory heirs and personal representative may have legal recourse via a wrongful death suit. The claim can include reimbursement for medical bills, funeral expenses, conscious pain and suffering, and loss of support.Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates
If you or a loved one sustained serious injuries in an accident that resulted in a head injury, contact an experienced head injury attorney serving the Bronx who understands both the legal issues associated with personal injury cases as well as the medical and emotional issues associated with head injuries. Contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We serve clients in the following locations: Bronx, Westchester County, Suffolk County, Staten Island, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, and Queens.