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New York Brain Injury FAQs

What is a brain injury?

A brain injury can be a genetic, congenital or traumatic. With genetic and congenital brain injuries, the victim is born with the ailment. A traumatic brain injury is one that occurs after birth due to some type of outside force. When the head is hit, the body shaken, or the skull pierced, the brain is damaged due to being jostled about and hitting the skull, or due to being pierced by a foreign object such as a bullet or skull fragments. When the brain is injured, the victim may suffer not only physical pain, but may also suffer emotional, psychological, and cognitive issues. As experienced New York brain injury lawyers, the attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates understand that damage from a brain injury is often permanent, leaving the victim unable to work or perform everyday activities without assistance. We are here to help

What the common causes of brain injuries?

While some brain injuries are genetic or congenital, many brain injuries are traumatic. Traumatic brain injuries are caused by a violent blow or jolt to the head. Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. Vehicle accidents and being struck by or falling against an object are also common causes of brain injuries. Victims also suffer brain injuries while participating in recreational sports such as football, soccer, gymnastics and horseback riding.

If the accident that caused by injury was another person’s fault, can I make them pay my medical bills?

If your brain injury was caused by the negligence of someone else, the law is on your side. With the help of a skilled New York brain injury lawyer, you can demand that the at fault person pay your medical bills. If the person refuses to pay, you can file lawsuit in court and see a judgment against the defendant that would force him (or her) to pay. In order to prevail in your claim for medical benefits, you must produce evidence of your medical bills such as receipts for payments, bills, and notes from your doctor regarding your visits, diagnoses, and treatment.

Will I be reimbursed for my lost wages?

When you file a personal injury claim against the person responsible for your brain injury, you should demand damages for all the losses suffered as a result of the injury include lost wages and loss of future earning capacity.

Can I sue my employer if my injury happened at work?

Under New York law, victims who are injured while working are entitled to benefits from workers’ compensation. Benefits include medical care and a weekly cash benefit during recovery. Because workers are entitled to workers’ compensation, with few exceptions, they are prohibited from also seeking damages from the employer by filing a personal injury claim. A experienced brain injury attorney serving New York will be able to let you know whether your workplace accident is covered by workers’ compensation and whether you can file a personal injury claim against your employer or another defendant.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you or someone you love suffered a serious brain injury, you may have many questions about the future, including paying for the medical care of the victim and holding the person who caused the injury accountable. We are here to help. As experienced brain injury attorneys in New York at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, we have the skill and resources to help ensure that your legal rights are protected and that you receive fair compensation for your injuries based on the facts of your case. 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.