New York City Brain Injury Lawyer
According to the research of our New York City Brain Injury Lawyer at Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC, each year, nearly two million injury victims are experiencing a traumatic brain injury. This injury can be caused by the carelessness or negligence of another individual, as seen in a car accident, scaffold accident, medical malpractice, truck accident, slip and fall incident or motorcycle accident. These accidents cause a brain injury when an individual experiences a sudden (or abrupt) jolt to the head or if an individual hits their head. The resulting brain injury may not be severe, but even with a mild concussion a victim can be forced to deal with thousands in emergency medical costs. If you have experienced an accident resulting in a brain injury, contact our New York Injury Lawyer to discuss your potential legal options.
Our research has found that out of the nearly two million brain injury victims, several thousand victims suffer a wrongful death and hundreds of thousands are hospitalized. Brain injury can take many forms, all differing with severity. In a car accident, an individual may experience a skull fracture when their head hits the dash. In a similar truck accident, an individual may experience a subdural hematoma due to their head injury. A subdural hematoma is a deadly brain injury that occurs when the brain is compressed due to rapid blood flow into the brain. A more common form of brain injury includes brain swell or cerebral edema. This injury occurs from an accumulation of excessive cerebral fluid in the brain. This injury can also occur following a spinal injury.
The most common brain injury seen with accident victims is a concussion (or brain contusion). Simply put, this is a bruise on tissue within the brain. With this type of injury, a victim may only need slight medical attention. However, even minor medical attention can result in medical expenses and lost wages. Our experienced New York City Brain Injury Lawyer group states that anyone can suffer from these types of injury following an accident. Common incident causing a brain injury include auto accident, physical assault and a fall, including a slip and fall or ladder accident. If you are suffering from a head injury caused by someone else’s negligence, contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC to preserve your legal rights.
Our New York City Brain Injury Lawyer team also has experience in handling cases of brain injury stemming from an act of medical malpractice. In some cases, a doctor’s error, surgeon error or nurse error may have resulted in a brain injury. Contact our New York City Medical Malpractice Lawyer team to discuss whether or not you can hold the negligent medical provider liable with a medical malpractice lawsuit.
If your or a loved one are suffering from a brain injury caused by a motorcycle accident, medical malpractice, slip and fall incident, construction accident or SUV accident, our experienced New York Brain Injury Lawyer can help you. Our experience in a variety of accident cases will help in your success to obtain an award of monies in compensation for your injury. Please contact Stephen Bilkis & Associates, PLLC at 1.800.NY.NY.LAW, online or contact one of offices throughout the New York City area in, Manhattan, Staten Island, Bronx, Queens, Brooklyn and also in Westchester County and in the Long Island area in Nassau County or Suffolk County.