New York Brain Injury Lawyer  

New York Brain Injury Lawyer  

When another person’s negligence, recklessness, or malice causes accident and injury, it is in your right to sue for damages. The brain injury attorneys at Douglas & London in New York, NY, have the resources and experience to fully investigate your claim, build strong grounds for compensation, and hold defendants accountable for their actions. Call our law firm today at (212) 566-7500 or send a message online to schedule a free consultation with an experienced NYC brain injury lawyer. 

What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?  

A traumatic brain injury is an injury that impacts how the brain functions. It is usually caused by a forceful bump or blow to the head or body. For instance, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can occur when an object penetrates the head, like a bullet or a skull fragment.  

TBIs are a leading cause of disability and death in the U.S. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were more than 210,000 brain injury-related hospitalizations in a single year (2020). Someone with a severe TBI can experience life-long disability. 

Because severe concussions and brain injuries can affect long-term physical and cognitive function, these conditions can have a lasting impact on a person’s ability to perform routine tasks, be employed, and care for loved ones.  

What if you can never work at your old job again? What if your earning capacity diminishes as medical expenses rise? What if you’re unable to enjoy the company of your children, spouse, friends, and family the way you once did? What if your whole life changes for the worse in an instant due to another person’s poor decisions or disregard for others?  

It’s your right under the law to hold the person responsible for causing your concussion or TBI accountable and to pursue full damages for what was taken from you. The compensation to which you are entitled includes money to cover medical bills, lost income, and current and future care. 

If you or someone you love suffered a traumatic brain injury, the New York personal injury lawyers with Douglas & London are ready to help. Take the first step to justice today by scheduling a free consultation.  

What Are the Most Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries?  

There are many possible causes of TBIs in children and adults. Here are the most common:  

  • Motor vehicle collisions 
  • Slip and fall accidents 
  • Physical violence  
  • Sports injuries  
  • Explosions  
  • Gunshots  
  • Combat injuries 
  • Falling objects 
  • Truck accidents 
  • Construction accidents  
  • Bus accidents 
  • Pedestrian accidents  

Falls account for nearly half of all TBI-related emergency room visits, according to Cleveland Clinic. If your TBI was the result of a fall on someone else’s property, including municipal property, a New York slip and fall lawyer at Douglas and London can review the circumstances of your injury, identify any and all liable parties, and give you a candid and accurate assessment of the value of your case. Our aim is to give you all the information you need to decide whether taking legal action is the right next step for you and your family. 

Can I Sue for a Traumatic Brain Injury?  

If someone else caused your TBI, you may have grounds to file a personal injury claim for damages. When you sue the person or organization responsible for your injuries, your New York brain injury lawyer builds your case and pursues compensation in the form of a negotiated settlement or, in the rare instances where a case goes to trial, a jury award.  

The goal is to recover damages that represent all the ways a TBI has negatively impacted your life. These damages include:  

  • Current and future medical bills 
  • Lost wages 
  • Physical therapy 
  • Lost earning potential 
  • Pain and suffering 
  • Emotional distress  

Unlike other states, New York does not have a cap on the dollar value of your case. This is especially important for individuals with TBIs, because they often require expensive, long-term medical care. You can therefore rest assured that Douglas & London attorneys will take an aggressive approach when pursuing justice and full compensation on your behalf.   

If you sustained a severe brain injury or concussion at work, you may be entitled to pursue damages above and beyond the workers comp benefits you receive. A worker on a construction site, for example, may not be allowed to sue their direct employer if they suffer head trauma on the job, but a New York construction accident lawyer at our firm can determine if another party, such as the property owner or a sub-contractor, may be liable. 

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim for a TBI? 

In New York State, you generally have three years from the date of injury to file a claim. There are some exceptions to the statute of limitations. For example, if your TBI occurred due to medical malpractice, that deadline is shorter.  The law in this regard can be nuanced, so it’s best to consult a brain injury lawyer in New York to discuss your individual situation.    

The Role of a New York Brain Injury Attorney 

Your attorney provides many critical services throughout the lawsuit process. It all starts with that first no-cost, no-obligation consultation.  

  • We find out how and why your injury occurred.  
  • We determine who is liable for your condition. 
  • We gather evidence to build a compelling case.  
  • We demand damages from all responsible parties.  
  • We communicate with insurance companies, other attorneys, and experts.  

Our primary goal is to oversee your claim and alleviate any additional stress and financial burden so you can focus on rebuilding and recovering after a TBI.  

Benefits of Choosing Douglas & London to Handle Your Case  

If you want a reason to trust Douglas & London New York brain injury lawyers with your case, just look at our track record of great results. To date, we have secured many multi-million dollar settlements for individuals who have been harmed through no fault of their own. We consider it a privilege to advocate for those affected by the negligent and fraudulent actions of others.  

Call or inquire online to schedule a free case review today. Based in Manhattan, Douglas & London represents clients throughout New York City, New York, and across the nation.