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New York Coup-Contrecoup Injury Lawyer

A coup-contrecoup injury is a brain injury that damages both sides of the brain. This type of injury typically occurs where there is a violent blow to one side of the head that is so forceful that the brain is pushed to the other side of skull, causing damage on both sides of the brain. With years of experience representing injured victims, the New York coup-contrecoup injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates are well aware that coup-contrecoup injuries typically occur in the same way that other traumatic brain injuries occur: in falls, vehicle accidents, strike against events, and assaults. The distinction is that the accident or event must be so forceful that it causes damage on both sides of the brain. In many cases a coup-contrecoup injury occurs in an accident caused by another person such as a rollover SUV accident caused a reckless driver. Or it may be caused by a vicious assault during which the assailant throws the victim to the ground, causing the victim’s head to hit the pavement with great force. Whether the injury was caused in a car accident or in an assault, if someone else caused your injury, you have the right to demand that that person compensate you for your injuries. If you sustained a coup-contrecoup injury that was caused by the actions of another person, immediately contact an experienced New York coup-contrecoup injury lawyer who has the knowledge and resources to vigorously advocate for your right to fair compensation for your injuries.

Symptoms of coup-contrecoup injuries

Traumatic brain injuries cause the victim to suffer a variety of symptoms. The specific symptoms depend on what part of the brain was damaged. Symptoms may include behavioral, cognitive, physical, mood, and sensory symptoms. Examples of symptoms are: persistent headache, memory loss, difficulty concentrating and paying attention, difficulty organizing tasks, slurred speech, neck pain, feeling tired, difficulty sleeping, balance problems, mobility problems, sensitivity to light or sound, nausea, and vomiting.

Symptoms may remain for a few days, a few months, or over a year. In addition, depending on the severity of the injury, victims may lose consciousness for a few second, a few minutes, a few hours, or several days.

Treatment for a coup-contrecoup injury

If you suffer a head injury, immediately seek treatment. Treatment for a coup-contrecoup injury depends on a variety of factors, including whether or not bleeding or swelling is involved, and the length of time you were unconscious. If no bleeding or swelling, the treatment may be bed rest and pain medication, coupled with rehabilitation to help you cope with your symptoms. If bleeding or swelling is involved, surgery may be necessary.

Recovering damages for a brain contusion

Treatment for a coup-contrecoup injury may be costly. Furthermore, treatment may mean that you have to miss a significant amount of time from work. While it is important to focus on recovery and managing your symptoms, it is also important to take immediate steps to protect your legal rights. As an experienced coup-contrecoup attorney in New York will explain, if someone else caused you injury you have the right name that person as the defendant in a personal injury claim. You can demand payment for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and other expenses and losses related to the injury. Even if the person who caused your injury admits fault and offers you a settlement, that settlement may not be in your best interest. We will review it to make sure that it is in your best interest.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you or a loved one suffered a coup-contrecoup injury, it is important to protect your legal rights. The coup-contrecoup attorneys serving New York at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates are well aware of the emotional and financial turmoil brain injury victims experience, and we are here to help. We have years of experience successfully representing injured victims and will fight for you. While we often successfully negotiate settlements, we will litigate your case in court in order to make sure you receive compensation that covers your losses. 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.