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New York Head Injury

Whether accident is a car accident, truck accident, slip and fall accident, or workplace accident, one of the most common types of injuries is an injury to the head or brain. Such injuries include concussions, skull fractures, and anoxic brain injuries. An injury to the brain can have an immediate and long-term impact on the victim and the victim’s family. As experienced New York head injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates, we know that the medical expenses associated with a head injury can be substantial as victims typically require both emergency and immediate care, as well as long-term care. To make the situation even more challenging, victims often miss work for weeks, months and longer. Sadly, there are many cases in which victims are permanently disabled and are not able to work again. If you or someone you know suffered a head or brain injury, it is important to get compensation to cover both the past and future medical expenses associated with treating the head injury, as well as compensation to cover lost wages and other losses.

Common causes of head injuries

Whether the injury to the head is a traumatic brain injury, a skull fracture, open head injury or an anoxic brain injury, there are a variety of accidents that can lead to a serious injury to the head and brain. For example, the leading causes for a traumatic brain injury are falls, objects in hitting the head, vehicle accidents, and construction accidents, while open head brain injuries are commonly caused by a gunshot wound or other penetrating injury to the head.

Anoxic brain injuries result from a lack of oxygen to the brain which in babies can occur due to complications during labor and delivery. In other cases anoxic brain injuries are often the result of suffocation, near-drowning, choking or any accident that interruptions breathing.

As a New York head injury lawyer will explain, regardless of how you suffered your head injury and regardless of the type of head injury you have, if it was caused because another person acted negligently or recklessly, then that person can be held legally liable. This is the case even in cases where someone intentionally injured you by assaulting you.

Pursuing compensation for a head injury

If your head injury was caused by the negligence of someone else, the law is on your side. With the help of an experienced head injury attorney in New York, you can demand payment from the person, business, or government agency that was responsible for your injury. Expenses associated with treating a head injury can add up quickly to thousands and thousands of dollars. And because victims are often unable to work for weeks, months, and even years following a serious injury to the head, victims can quickly fall into a financial quagmire.

Whether your injury was caused because an individual was negligent, or because a business or government entity was negligent, you have the right to demand payment for your medical expenses, your lost wages, and your pain and suffering.

If your injury occurred at work, discuss with a head injury attorney serving New York filing for workers’ compensation benefits are well as any other options you may have for pursuing compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and other losses.

Contact the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates

If you are facing personal, physical and financial challenges as you recover from a head or brain injury that you suffered in an accident, you need experienced legal representation. The staff at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates is experienced in handling personal injury and wrongful death cases stemming from traumatic accidents such as vehicle accidents, falls, construction accidents, and recreational accidents. 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.