Westchester County Head Injury
There are millions of Americans who are currently dealing with severe impairment due to head injury, including brain injury and anoxic head trauma. Statistics show that over 200,000 people will be involved in accidents that cause brain injury this year, and of those people, approximately 71,000 will suffer a wrongful death. The rest will be left to struggle with some form of impairment for the rest of their lives. Most severe head trauma cases happen in vehicular accidents, which can be a car accident, motorcycle accident, bicycle accident, pedestrian accident or truck accident. Also, a high number of head injuries are caused by slip and fall or trip and fall accidents. Fall accidents can happen either at work or at a place like a parking lot or store, and can result in a workers' compensation claim. If you or someone you care about is suffering from a head injury caused by the negligence of another person, it is important that you immediately contact an experienced Westchester County head injury attorney who will help you recover compensation for your losses.Causes of head injuries
The main cause of serious injury is a blunt force impact to the head, the kind that normally happens in a car accident as the head hits the dashboard or other interior part of the vehicle. These violent blows to the head can result in contusions, hematoma, concussion, brain swelling, and fractures which can cause permanent brain damage. Signs for a brain injury include:
- Feeling dizzy for abnormal period of time
- Ongoing and painful headache
- Difficulty with memory
- Loss of vision
- Shift in personality
- Difficulty with balance or motor control
- Nausea. In addition, a serious brain injury can result in a host of physical impairments and problems for the victim, including: speech impairment, cognitive problems, memory loss, difficulty processing information and loss of motor skills.
A victim with serious brain injury might never be able to return to work, might suffer from a significantly lower quality of life and may eventually become severely depressed. Money certainly cannot repair the damage caused by a serious head injury or brain injury, but it can help a family deal with the aftermath without having to worry about how they are going to pay for medical bills.Recovering compensation
A head injury not only affects your physical well-being. It also affects your financial well-being and your general quality of life. Fortunately the law is on the side of the victim who is injured because another person was negligent. You have the legal right to demand a number of types of compensation from the negligent person.
- Medical bills: Medical bills include fees associated with the emergency room, hospital stay, surgery, visits to your doctor and specialists, prescription and over-the-counter medications, MRIs, lab work, in-home care, counseling and rehabilitation.
- Loss of income: Loss of income includes not only loss of your weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly paychecks. It also includes the value of sick or vacation days you had to use while recovering as well as in other type of compensation such as bonuses and benefits that you lost.
- 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. A head injury can be quite serious, can be expensive to treat, and can result in permanent damage. If the head injury is serious, such as a traumatic injury to the brain, there is a good change that the victim will receive pain and suffering damages.
If you or a loved one was injured in an accident that resulted in an injury to the head, contact an experienced attorney who understands both the legal issues associated with personal injury cases as well as the medical and emotional issues associated with serious injuries to the head. The staff at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates is experienced representing clients who have been sustained head injuries and other types of injuries in auto, truck, motorcycle, boat, and construction accidents. Contact us at 800.696.9529 to schedule a free, no obligation consultation regarding your case. We represent clients in the following locations: the Bronx, Brooklyn, Long Island, Manhattan, Nassau County, Queens, Staten Island, Suffolk County and Westchester County.