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Queens Brain Injury LawyerHave you or a loved one recently suffered a brain injury in Queens, NY? If you got hurt in an accident because someone else was negligent, you might be entitled to compensation. The experienced Queens brain injury lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you maximize your recovery.

Since 1992, our award-winning attorneys have been allies to victims of traumatic brain injuries and their families. Our aggressive representation has helped us win more than $400 million in damages for clients just like you.

Call our law firm at (718) 993-9999 to level the playing field against tough insurance companies. Your first case evaluation is free, and there’s no obligation. Our legal team in Queens, New York is standing by, so contact us for help today.

How Our Queens Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Suffered a Brain Injury

How Our Queens Personal Injury Lawyers Can Help If You’ve Suffered a Brain InjuryA traumatic brain injury (TBI) can affect every aspect of your life. It can keep you out of work, limit your ability to live (and enjoy) your life, and drain your savings. When someone else is at fault, it’s important to hold them accountable.

That’s where our Queens personal injury attorneys can help.

We’ll fight for you so that you can focus on getting better. With our top-rated law firm on the case, you’ll benefit from decades of combined experience and a team that’s won hundreds of millions of dollars in life-changing financial awards.

Trust us with your brain injury case, and we’ll:

  • Investigate the circumstances surrounding the accident that caused your TBI
  • Gather evidence and bring in respected brain injury experts to help us understand the critical details
  • Defend against any allegations that you share fault for getting hurt
  • Handle all communications with other parties, including those responsible and their insurance companies
  • Negotiate to bring in the best possible settlement deal for you
  • Have a respected trial attorney bring your case to a jury in Queens if a settlement isn’t reached 

Focus on getting better and recovering from your devastating injury. Let us take care of your fight for compensation and everything that’s involved in maximizing your financial award.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

A traumatic brain injury refers to damage to the brain caused by internal or external trauma. In the context of most personal injury cases, a TBI is the result of a jolt or blow to the head. 

Damage interferes with the brain’s ability to operate and function normally, which can significantly affect a victim’s life. The part of the brain that’s injured (and the extent of the trauma) will influence the types of consequences a victim may experience.

Open vs. Closed Head Injury

There are two types of head injuries that can cause a brain injury: open and closed. 

Open head injuries occur when the skull, which is there to protect the brain, is penetrated. Without the skull as a barrier, the brain is vulnerable to serious injury from the outside elements. This might happen when someone is shot or hit with a fast-moving projectile in an auto accident.

Closed head injuries occur when the brain remains untouched by outside elements but suffers damage because it is moved violently or rapidly inside the head. The brain is usually suspended in a liquid called cerebrospinal fluid. When the head is bumped, hit, or struck, the brain can displace the fluid and strike the side of the skull, resulting in damage.

However, not all closed head injuries involve external trauma to the head. Brain damage caused by exposure to toxic chemicals or substances would also be classified as a closed head injury.

Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury is a broad term used to refer to many different types of brain damage.

At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, our law firm fights to help accident victims who suffer all types of brain injuries, including:

  • Concussion
  • Aneurysm
  • Encephalitis
  • Diffuse axonal injury
  • Hematoma
  • Hemorrhage
  • Hypoxic/anoxic brain injury

Any traumatic brain injury – whether mild, severe, or catastrophic – can fundamentally change the course of your life. Trust our Queens brain injury attorneys to help you fight for the financial justice you deserve. 

What Are the Signs and Symptoms of a TBI?

The signs of a brain injury will vary from case to case, depending on the part of the brain that was damaged. 

However, these are some common telltale signs of a traumatic brain injury:

  • Confusion
  • Memory problems
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea
  • Fatigue
  • Poor balance
  • Tremors
  • Loss of sensations
  • Difficulty speaking, reading, or writing
  • Slurred speech
  • Mood swings or unusual changes in behavior
  • Loss of consciousness

According to the CDC, an estimated 223,000 people were hospitalized with traumatic brain injuries across the United States in 2018. In 2019, roughly 166 people died as a result of a TBI every single day. 

So, it’s always critical to seek medical attention if you are in an accident and experience a blow to the head. Many times, brain injuries aren’t apparent right away. But that doesn’t mean you haven’t been injured. Left untreated, a TBI can worsen and cause irreversible harm or lead to death. 

What is My Brain Injury Case Worth?

The value of every brain injury case will be different.

However, certain factors will affect what your case could be worth if you file a lawsuit:

  • The part of your brain that was damaged in your accident
  • The type of accident you were in
  • The secondary injuries you’ve experienced because of your TBI
  • Whether your brain injury has impaired your ability to work and earn a living
  • Whether or not you’re expected to make a full recovery 
  • The trauma of being involved in an accident and sustaining this type of catastrophic injury
  • Your current expenses and the projected cost of living with a brain injury
  • Whether your own negligence contributed to your accident and brain injury

Generally, the more serious a TBI, the higher the value of a related claim for damages. However, don’t underestimate the impact that any brain injury can have on your life.

And, keep in mind that sharing fault for your brain injury will affect how much money you can win. Your damages will be adjusted to reflect your own contribution to your accident. The more fault you share, the less money you’ll be able to get for your TBI and other accident-related injuries.

Our Queens brain injury attorneys will carefully review your specific situation to better understand how your brain injury affects you, the costs you have, and ultimately, what kinds of damages you can potentially recover. 

What Damages Are Available to Brain Injury Victims in Queens?

When you suffer a traumatic brain injury, you can typically demand economic and non-economic awards for:

  • Medical bills, including hospitalization, surgery, medical devices, medical equipment, medication, and follow-up care
  • Nursing care
  • Rehabilitation
  • Lost wages and income 
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Loss of quality of life
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Chronic pain
  • Emotional distress

Economic damages are limited to your verifiable (or projected) financial costs and losses. Non-economic damages, on the other hand, are more difficult to value. Often called “pain and suffering” damages, they’re incredibly subjective.

Count on our personal injury attorneys in Queens to ensure that you are awarded top dollars for all of your injuries and suffering.

Fighting For All Brain Injury Victims in Queens, New York

Our law firm represents clients who have suffered brain injuries in avoidable accidents in Queens and throughout New York City, including:

We are also here when brain injuries result in the most devastating outcome possible: wrongful death. If you’ve lost a family member because of a TBI and someone else is at fault, we’ll help you fight to hold them accountable. While money won’t bring a loved one back, it can provide a sense of justice and help to ease the financial strain associated with their death.

How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit If I’ve Suffered a Brain Injury in Queens?

The statute of limitations for most brain injury cases is just three years from the date of injury. If you’ve lost a family member because of a TBI they sustained in a fatal Queens accident, you’ll have just two years to file a wrongful death lawsuit.

There are exceptions to these standard rules. However, they’re few and far between. And, if you miss the deadline that applies to your case, you’ll lose the right to recover the compensation needed for you to move forward.

Speak with our award-winning legal team about your case as soon as possible. We can begin to investigate, gather evidence, build a claim, and seek maximum compensation on your behalf.

Schedule a Free Consultation With a Trusted Queens Brain Injury Lawyer

After an accident in Queens, you should be able to focus on recovering from your traumatic brain injury. The Queens brain injury lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC can help you do that. 

We’ll handle every aspect of your case – from filing insurance claims to negotiating settlements to initiating a lawsuit and arguing at trial – on your behalf. You take the time you need to get better.

Give our law office in Queens, New York a call to arrange a time to discuss the specific details of your case. We offer a free consultation, so contact us today.

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