Brooklyn Brain Injury Attorney
Injury to the brain can leave victims with long-term cognitive difficulties; often a return to work or normal daily activities proves impossible. At the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm our Brooklyn brain injury attorneys will fight to protect the rights of a client who is hurt due to another’s negligence or carelessness. We can visit you in your home, at work, or in the hospital if that is more convenient.
Incidence of Brain Damage Accidents
The incidence of brain injury accidents is overwhelming. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year approximately 1.4 million Americans suffer traumatic brain injury. Of these, over 200,000 require hospitalization and another 50,000 die.
The majority of traumatic brain injuries are the result of very preventable vehicle accidents. We also serve clients who suffer brain damage due to reactions to prescribed medications, medical malpractice, and other causes. Our Brooklyn brain injury attorneys fought to win one client a $1.8 million settlement for an infant that suffered brain damage due to negligence during delivery. In another case, a verdict of $43,940,000 was obtained for a birth injury that involved injury to the brain of one of our clients.
Types of Brain Damage
Brain injury occurs in three general ways:
- Contact: These injuries include slip and falls, trips and falls, sports contact injuries, etc.
- Penetration: These occur when an object—such as a bullet—penetrates the skull and damages brain tissues.
- Force: These injuries occur when no contact with the head is made, but the brain is jarred severely. Automobile accident brain injuries often fall in this category.
A victim may suffer further injury to the brain when infections or swelling within the skull occurs.
Effects of Brain Injury
A Brooklyn brain injury attorney with our firm may use expert medical testimony to help bolster a claim. The effects of brain damage include impairment of vision and hearing, memory difficulties, loss of motor faculties, etc. In some cases the damage can repair somewhat; however, often damage to the brain is permanent.
When a client suffers injury due to medical malpractice or an accident caused by negligence we will fight to gain compensation for him/her. We will help our client recover the cost of medical treatment, physical therapy, and counseling; loss of income; pain, suffering; and other damages.
If You Need Assistance
If you or a loved one has suffered brain injury in an accident, the experienced New York personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Kenneth A. Wilhelm can help you better understand your legal rights and options. Please contact us 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at 1-800 WORK-4-YOU (1-800-967-5496). We can also help with personal injury cases in New Jersey, Connecticut, Pennsylvania, or Florida. If you have been seriously injured in any of the 50 U.S. states, please call us and we will try to help you with your case.
Other phone numbers for us are:
1-800-RADIO-LAW, 1-888-WYPADEK, OR 1-800- LAS-LEYES
Please visit us at Work4YouLaw.com