Accident Attorney Advocating for Individuals in New York City and Beyond
Brain injuries can range from moderate concussions to serious trauma. If you or a loved one has sustained a blow to the head in the New York City area, personal injury lawyer Nicholas Rose can help you bring a legal case and pursue the financial recovery that you deserve. Mr. Rose has assisted accident victims throughout the five boroughs and beyond, obtaining many settlements and verdicts of six or seven digits. He firmly believes in giving each of his clients and their families compassionate, personalized attention.
Pursuing Compensation for Brain Trauma
Sometimes the symptoms of brain trauma are delayed. A victim may be injured in an accident, such as a motor vehicle collision, and a minor impact later becomes more serious. It is important to receive medical attention not only to prevent further complications but also to ensure that the causal connection between the brain injury and the precipitating event is established. For many injured individuals, pursuing legal compensation helps them pay medical bills and out of pocket expenses, as well as giving them a sense of justice in holding the responsible party accountable.
Some brain injuries involve shaking, while others result from penetration by an object. A common example is a concussion, which involves a blow to the head or a shaking of the brain. A concussion can be very serious and even result in permanent damage.
Brain trauma that results from an accident caused by another person or entity may give rise to a claim based on a negligence theory of law. An injured individual can try to prove that the defendant is liable by establishing the defendant’s duty of care, a breach of that duty, causation, and damages.
In the case of a motor vehicle accident that leads to a brain injury, for example, the plaintiff might show that the defendant was speeding through an intersection, or texting while driving. After demonstrating a breach of the duty of reasonable care, the plaintiff must show that but for the defendant’s negligence, the crash would not have occurred. If a collision has resulted in an impact to the head, however minor, it is crucial to receive medical attention. Not only is the medical attention critical for obvious health reasons, but also it can help to prove causation.
An injured individual may be able to recover both economic and noneconomic damages, such as medical expenses, lost income, household services, property damage, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life. However, it is critical to remember that the claim must be filed within the New York statute of limitations, which is just three years in personal injury cases.
Contact an Injury Lawyer in the New York City Area
For over a decade, injury attorney Nicholas Rose has handled car accident and other cases for New York City residents and people throughout the surrounding communities. He can represent victims in Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx, as well as across Nassau, Suffolk, and Westchester Counties. Call (877) 313- ROSE (7673) or contact us online to set up a free consultation.