Anyone with signs of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) should get medical attention at once, according to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. If you or your loved one suffered head trauma in an accident because of someone’s negligence, contact a traumatic brain injuries accident lawyer in New York City at Oresky & Associates, pllc.
Our lawyers have won more than $400 million in settlements and verdicts for our clients. You should not have to endure the financial hardship that affects many traumatic brain injury victims. We have helped injured people recover money damages and justice for over 30 years, including those who suffered traumatic brain injuries.
After you or your loved one receives medical care, call Oresky & Associates, pllc for a free consultation by dialing (718) 993-9999. When you become our client, you become a member of our family. Let us show you how we can help.
Call Oresky & Associates, pllc After a TBI
A traumatic brain injury occurs with a sudden, violent blow to the head that disrupts normal brain activity. An injury of this kind also happens when an object penetrates the skull and enters the brain. Traumatic brain injuries are a leading cause of death and disability in the United States.
A traumatic brain injury attorney with Oresky & Associates, pllc can investigate to determine if you have a case and if so, take care of all the necessary steps to help you recover the compensation that you are entitled to. This gives you the time and peace of mind to focus on recovering from your injuries or taking care of an injured loved one.
Caring, Comprehensive Legal Services
We pride ourselves on going the extra mile for our clients. For 30 years, our firm has helped people who had their lives shattered by someone’s careless act or omission.
Here is what our legal team can do to help you and your loved ones:
- Gather evidence of liability or wrongdoing by the other party
- Compile medical records, tests, and other proof of injury
- Valuate damages for economic and non-economic losses
- Identify liable parties
- Negotiate a fair settlement on your behalf or prepare a case for court
Oresky & Associates, pllc has bilingual team members who can even accompany you on doctor’s appointments to make sure you understand instructions. Our team members are fluent in Spanish and English, and we use translation services for clients who speak other languages.
Call (718) 993-9999 for a free consultation with a member of our team.
We Recover Compensation for Our Clients
Our firm knows how terrifying a diagnosis of a traumatic brain injury can be for you and your family. This type of brain injury can leave you disabled and unable to provide for yourself or your loved ones.
That is why we urge you to call the office of a traumatic brain injuries accident lawyer in New York City as soon as possible. We have recovered more than $400 million in damages for our clients, including:
- $9.9 million settlement for a construction worker struck in the head by machinery
- $7.5 million settlement for an injured undocumented worker who fell from a sidewalk bridge.
- $5.6 million awarded to a worker injured by a falling object on a construction site.
- $3 million awarded to a worker seriously hurt when scaffolding collapsed.
- $2.75 settlement for a worker injured by debris during demolition.
- $1.1 million awarded to a pedestrian hit by a truck.
While past results do not guarantee future outcomes, we promise to do all we can to recover the maximum in money damages for your pain and suffering after a traumatic brain injury.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
A violent blow or jolt causes traumatic brain injuries to the brain. This disrupts normal brain activity and can lead to life-threatening medical conditions, such as paralysis, coma, vegetative state or even death.
The most common types of personal injury and accident cases involving traumatic brain injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Construction Accidents
- Falling Objects
- Medical Malpractice
Any blow or trauma to the head should be treated with urgency. A concussion is a mild form of traumatic brain injury that can be dangerous if undiagnosed and untreated.
Accidents That Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries
You deserve to know your legal options for recovering money damages if someone’s careless behavior caused you or your loved one to suffer a traumatic brain injury.
A traumatic brain injury attorney with our firm can help you recover the compensation that you are entitled to in cases involving:
- Construction Accidents
- Demolition Accidents
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Uber and Lyft accidents
- Taxi accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Slip, trip, and fall accidents, including falls from elevated heights (such as ladders, scaffolding, and bridges)
- Industrial accidents
- Nursing home abuse and neglect
- Medical malpractice
Traumatic brain injury cases are complex. That is why some victims have turned to Oresky & Associates, pllc for legal support. The sooner you call, the faster we can begin to help you and your loved one during this challenging time. For a free consultation, call (718) 993-9999.
Act Now Before the Deadline to File Your TBI Case Passes
Each state has its own statute of limitations or deadline for taking your case to court. New York has different statutes of limitations depending on what type of lawsuit is appropriate for your case.
In cases involving municipal agencies, municipalities, the City, State, or Federal Government, the Statute of limitations is much shorter, and there may be conditions precedent to filing a suit.
Contact us today to find out your legal rights and filing requirements.
Typical Costs for Care From Traumatic Brain Injuries
Some of the medical care and treatment workers’ compensation should pay for includes:
Emergency Department Triage and Care
Workers’ compensation benefits should cover your ambulance transportation to the hospital and any life-saving or sustaining treatment you receive on the way. It will also pay for the care you receive in the emergency department, including medical imaging and laboratory testing to determine the type and severity of your injuries.
Workers’ compensation should also cover all the inpatient care required to stabilize and treat your traumatic brain injury and other injuries. This may include additional testing, surgery, medications, and other costs associated with hospitalization and treatment. Some traumatic brain injuries require extended inpatient hospital care, and costs can easily reach hundreds of thousands of dollars for severe injuries.
Rehabilitation and Therapy
Most people who suffer moderate or severe traumatic brain injury require at least some inpatient rehabilitation and outpatient therapy. This type of treatment can help you rebuild strength, recover lost skills, and learn to adapt to new impairments caused by your injuries.
Inpatient rehabilitation can last a few days to several months and includes intensive programs to address how to relearn basic skills such as walking and talking. Outpatient therapies may continue for months or even years once inpatient rehabilitation is complete. Common types of therapy include:
- Physical therapy
- Speech therapy
- Cognitive therapy
- Occupational therapy
Many traumatic brain injuries require some level of continuing care. This may be only temporary until the injured patient can recover enough to live independently or have family members play supportive roles, or they could require ongoing care for the rest of their life. There are many levels of continuing care, and workers’ compensation should pay for those reasonably related to all of them.
This includes a home attendant, skilled nursing care, placement in an assisted living facility, or other steps to ensure you receive the necessary level of care.
Lost Wages and Options
In addition to medical care and treatment, Workers Compensation will also compensate you for your lost wages, and give you a money award for certain injuries. If you cannot return to work, private disability insurance or Social Security Disability benefits may be an option. You may also be eligible for compensation through a civil lawsuit, holding the party responsible for your injuries liable. The law limits our ability to file suit against your employer, but it allows us to pursue compensation against responsible third parties for past pain and suffering, future pain and suffering, loss of services, and economic losses not covered by Workers Compensation.
How Our Firm Can Help You and Your Loved Ones After a TBI Accident
A traumatic brain injuries accident lawyer in New York City gathers evidence of liability or wrongdoing to build a case for you.
Our legal team can pursue compensation by:
- Conducting a complete investigation into your accident case
- Interviewing witnesses to help determine who is responsible for your accident
- Filing insurance claims with no-fault insurance carriers
- Assisting your pursue workers compensation benefits
- Compile medical documentation to assist in proving your injuries
- Filing a personal injury lawsuit
- Preparing your case for the best possible result at trial or settlement
Some traumatic brain injury accidents are resolved by negotiating a settlement with the defendant’s insurance company. However, a lawyer with Oresky & Associates, pllc can also take your case to trial if negotiations have broken down.
We Pursue Money Damages for You and Your Loved Ones
Traumatic brain injury treatment and rehabilitation can be a long and expensive process. You have already suffered enough because of someone’s careless act or omission. It is our mission at Oresky & Associates, pllc to ensure that you do not suffer financially as well.
A traumatic brain injury lawyer will seek money damages for past pain and suffering caused by injuries and money damages for future pain and suffering caused by these injuries.
The long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury can include physical and/or cognitive impairment. Victims may not be able to work again or even perform necessary daily life functions without help. We will work tirelessly on your behalf to seek money damages to pay for this care.
Damages You Could Recover
Each case is different, but your damages might include:
- Lost wages
- Lost union benefits
- Medical bills
- Loss of services
- Reduced earning capacity
- Home health care (either temporary or permanent)
- 24-hour nursing care
- Skilled or residential care facilities
- Health aides
- Medical devices
- Home adaptation, such as adding ramps to accommodate a wheelchair
- Rehabilitative therapy, including physical, occupational, and cognitive
You should know that a traumatic brain injury lawyer with our firm works on a contingency basis. We are paid when we have recovered a settlement on your behalf.
If you or a loved one is suffering from a traumatic brain injury, or if you lost a loved one due to this type of injury, please call Oresky & Associates, pllc today for a free consultation at (718) 993-9999.
What Our Clients Say About Our Firm
We help injured people recover damages for injuries. The following are testimonials from our clients (you can read more on our website):
- “My case went to trial and I was very happy with the jury’s verdict. The Oresky team did an incredible job for me.”
- “Jacob (Oresky) got me a great settlement and I am thrilled with him and his team.”
- “For 18 years Jacob Oresky and Associates has been on my side helping solve my legal problems from car accidents to slip and falls and malpractice. I refer all my family and friends to Jacob Oresky.”
The highest compliment that our law firm can receive is a recommendation from a client. Our past and present clients continue to recommend friends and family to us. We are committed to our clients and always put forth our hard work and dedicated services to protect their legal interests. We have recovered hundreds of millions of dollars in damages for our clients with our determination and belief that justice should prevail. Our team would welcome the chance to earn your trust. Call us today for a free consultation by dialing (718) 993-9999.
Construction Workers Are Vulnerable to TBI
People who work in construction are at a higher risk of traumatic brain injury due to the nature of their jobs. A traumatic brain injuries accident lawyer with Oresky & Associates, pllc can help if you become injured at work, even if you are undocumented. Your immigration status does not prevent you from pursuing a case and recovering compensation, so call us today for help.
Workers involved in one of the following types of accidents may be more likely to suffer a TBI:
- Hoist accidents
- Demolition accidents
- Crane accidents
- Building accidents
- Painting accidents
- Falls from ladders and scaffolds
- Cleaning accidents
- Excavation and cave-in accidents
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury symptoms vary, depending on the severity of the trauma. A person with a mild form of TBI, or a concussion, may not even lose consciousness (pass out).
The National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke lists the following as symptoms of traumatic brain injury:
- Headache, including a headache that worsens or does not go away
- Feeling dizzy
- Blurry vision
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- One or both pupils dilated
- Feeling weak or numb in your extremities
- Nausea with or without vomiting
- Slurred speech
- Loss of coordination
- Confusion that increases
- Difficulty being awakened
A person who has suffered a mild or moderate TBI may not have a bleeding head wound. This does not rule out internal bleeding on the brain, which requires emergency medical care. The best practice for any head injury, blow, or impact is to get medical care.
These symptoms and complications have short- and long-term effects on TBI victims’ personal, professional, and financial lives. If you suffered a TBI and are dealing with the consequences, let us help you pursue money damages for all of the ways that your TBI has affected your life.
How Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Diagnosed
Medical professionals have several ways in which they can diagnose a traumatic brain injury. If the patient is conscious, they can describe their symptoms.
A patient could receive a traumatic brain injury diagnosis after a medical professional performs the following tests:
- Asking the patient questions and monitoring responses
- Testing a patient’s pupil responses to light
- Imaging tests of the brain
- Monitoring the brain waives
Doctors may need to perform emergency surgery if there is swelling or bleeding of the brain.
We Are Here To Help You and Your Loved Ones
If you or a loved one was diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury after an accident contact the office of a traumatic brain injuries accident lawyer in New York City to learn how we can help you seek damages. For a free consultation, call Oresky & Associates, pllc today at (718) 993-9999.