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New York Post-Traumatic Amnesia Lawyer

Following an accident, victims are often unable to remember the events that occurred immediately before the accident, during the accident, and for a period following the accident. Memory loss that follows a traumatic event such as a head injury is referred to as post-traumatic amnesia. The leading causes of post-traumatic amnesia are car accidents, falls, sports injuries, and criminal assaults. While post-traumatic amnesia is not always caused by a brain injury, it often is. The memory loss is generally accompanied by other cognitive symptoms such as confusion and disorientation. If were seriously injured in an accident, but are struggling to recall what happened, immediately contact an experienced New York post-traumatic amnesia lawyer, so that we can help you determine if you are eligible to receive compensation for your losses including medical expenses, lost pay, and pain and suffering.

Other symptoms of a brain injury

If you are experiencing memory loss, it is possible that you suffered some sort of brain injury. Brain injuries are one of the most common types of injuries sustained in vehicle accidents, bike accidents, falls, sports and recreational accidents, and assaults. For example, victims of bike accidents may hit their head on the hard pavement causing a concussion or skull fracture. While symptoms of a brain injury can appear immediately following the accident, it is not unusual for such symptoms to appear days, weeks, or even months after the accident.

In addition to memory loss, you may have other cognitive symptoms such as confusion, poor concentration, poor judgment, and lack of impulse control. You may also have physical symptoms such as headache, blurred vision, and slurred speech. You have lost consciousness. In addition, you may have noticed mood changes, irritability, and sensitivity to light and sound.

In order to determine if your post-traumatic amnesia is a symptom of a brain injury, you must be assessed by a medical processional.

Pursuing damages

While many brain injury symptoms such as post-traumatic amnesia resolve on their own, or respond to treatment, many symptoms linger for weeks, months, and even years after the injury. As a result, the medical bills associated with a brain injury can be considerable. With the help of a skilled post-traumatic amnesia attorney in New York, you can demand payment for your medical bills from the person who caused your brain injury. For example, if you suffered your injury in a car accident because another driver made an illegal lane change, then you can demand payment for your expenses from the negligent driver. Compensable expenses are not limited to your past medical expenses. You can also demand payment for your future medical expenses related to your injury as well as lost wages. If your injury is so severe that you are unable to return to the same type of job and make the same amount of money, you can demand payment for loss of future earning capacity. You can also demand compensation for the physical and emotional suffering you experienced as a result of the injury.

The attorneys at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates can help

Post-traumatic amnesia may be a symptom that you have a brain injury. An injury to the brain can have a long-term impact on your life, including your ability to work, the manner in which you interact with friends and family members, and your ability to perform every day activities. Holding the person who caused your injury accountable through a personal injury claim will give you the resources to help you pay for the necessary treatment and replace lost wages. The experienced post-traumatic amnesia attorneys serving New York at the Law Offices of Stephen Bilkis & Associates have years of experience representing clients who have suffered serious injuries in car accidents, truck accidents, workplace accidents, and other types of serious accidents. Contact a New York post-traumatic amnesia lawyer 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.