Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are a leading cause of disability and death in people under the age of 44. Victims can suffer devastating physical, emotional, and behavioral consequences; which can undermine relationships, impede work performance, and impair a person’s ability to complete basic tasks. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident resulting in a TBI, a knowledgeable brain injury lawyer can help you file a personal injury claim for damages. Our traumatic brain injury attorneys at Lever & Ecker, PLLC have significant experience successfully representing TBI victims in the Bronx and throughout New York. We will work hard to ensure that you are fairly compensated. Contact us today for a free consultation.
An experienced TBI lawyer can assess your case and determine if there is a liable party that can be held responsible for your head trauma. Unfortunately, a TBI and its long-term consequences can be far more serious than first realized.
Depending on the severity, the average lifetime cost of care for a TBI can range anywhere from $85,000 up to $3 million. If another party’s negligence was the cause of your injury, you may be entitled to significant damages. Beyond building a strong case on your behalf and recovering the compensation you need, a lawyer can offer resources and counsel pertaining to:
An initial consultation with our brain injury lawyers is typically free, so it is in your best interest to seek counsel and address any questions or concerns you may have.
Damages pursued on behalf of brain injury victims, and their loved ones include:
Medical Bills – These costs can include acute care bills, surgeries, ongoing and future physical and occupational therapy, medical equipment, medications, home care, etc.
Lost Wages – A victim with a severe TBI may not ever be able to work again or may be forced to go into a different line of work. Damages can be recovered for both past and future loss of income, as well as lost earning capacity.
Pain and Suffering – Pain and suffering includes physical pain caused by the traumatic brain injury accident, as well as emotional trauma suffered by the victim and their family members. Emotional trauma referring to mental anguish, anxiety, insomnia and any other resulting psychological effects.
Loss of Consortium – These damages are paid to the family of the victim, for the loss of love, affection, companionship, comfort, society, or sexual relations.
Property Damage – In instances of car accidents that involve injured victims, there may be property damage to consider as well.
Punitive Damages – Only awarded in specific cases when a negligent party’s behavior is exceptionally reckless. They are intended to serve as punishment for the defendant and to set an example to deter others from committing similar acts.
At Lever & Ecker, PLLC, you and your family are in good hands. The personal injury lawyers at our law offices have achieved exceptional results for our clients and will help you recover the compensation you justly deserve. Contact us via phone at (914) 288-9191 or for free through our law firm’s contact form.