Long Island Brain Injury Lawyer
Have you or a loved one suffered a brain injury after getting into an accident on Long Island? Don’t let the person responsible for your injury off the hook. Contact the experienced Long Island brain injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for help demanding the money you deserve.
Since 1977, Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. has been standing up and fighting for accident victims on Long Island. We understand that a brain injury can have immediate and long-lasting consequences. We also understand that you didn’t ask to get hurt. That’s why we’ll take an aggressive approach to your case and work tirelessly to secure maximum compensation on your behalf.
Contact our Long Island law office today to set up a time to discuss your brain injury case at no cost to you. Our compassionate team is always available to take your call – day or night – 365 days a year.
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How Will a Long Island Brain Injury Lawyer Help Me?
Few injuries are more terrifying than those affecting the brain. Even a relatively minor brain injury can change the course of your life forever. It’s easy to get overwhelmed by the financial, emotional, and physical costs of your injury. Fortunately, you may have the right to seek compensation if someone else is to blame.
However, insurance companies won’t make it easy for you to get the money you deserve. Others involved in your accident might even try to blame you for your injury. You’ve got enough on your plate right now without the added stress of a lawsuit or injury claim. Hiring an attorney to handle your case can give you time to focus on getting better while also putting you in the best spot to get the compensation you deserve.
You should call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. for immediate assistance after you suffer a brain injury in a Long Island accident because:
- Insurance companies want to deny or devalue your claim. We have decades of experience going toe-to-toe with these companies and securing meaningful compensation for our clients.
- Claims that you share fault for your accident can hurt your ability to get the money you deserve. We’ll stand up for you and work hard to minimize your role in the accident that led to your brain injury.
- You might not realize that multiple parties are responsible – and financially liable – for your brain injury. We’ll investigate and can seek damages from anyone who caused you to get hurt.
- There’s a limited amount of time to file a lawsuit or injury claim. You risk losing out on valuable compensation if you wait too long. We can get started on your case right away and work hard to preserve your right to demand much-needed compensation.
The attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. have more than 200 years of combined experience handling complex personal injury cases. Our tenacity pays off – we’ve successfully recovered more than $1 Billion in settlements and verdicts for our injured clients.
If you’ve been injured, we’re here to help you, too. Just give us a quick call today to schedule a free consultation and learn more.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A brain injury is, simply put, a bump, blow, or other trauma that disrupts the normal function of the brain. Brain injuries, which are also known as traumatic brain injuries (TBI), can be caused by closed or open head injuries.
Under normal circumstances, your brain is nestled safely inside your skull, surrounded by fluid. The fluid prevents the brain from making contact with the skull. A closed head injury occurs when you suffer blunt force trauma or an external blow to the head. The force of this trauma can cause the brain to move violently and, in some cases, make contact with the skull. Contact between the skull and brain can cause severe damage to brain tissue. Motor vehicle accidents and slips and falls are common causes of closed head injuries.
The brain is also susceptible to injuries when you suffer an open head injury. An open head injury occurs when the skull is pierced, fractured, or broken in some way. This allows the brain to be exposed to outside elements. Falling objects or gunshot wounds can cause open head injuries and brain damage.
How Do I Know If I’ve Suffered a Brain Injury?
The brain is a complex organ, made up of different lobes and sections. These include:
- The brain stem
- The cerebellum
- The frontal lobe
- The parietal lobe, and
- The occipital lobe.
Each part of the brain is responsible for different functions. The extent of your injury and the symptoms you experience will typically depend on which part of the brain has been damaged.
Any accident can potentially cause a brain injury, especially if you’ve hit your head. It’s important to be conscious of any changes in behavior, mood, or function after an accident, as they could be indicative of a brain injury. Common signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include:
- Blurred vision
- Loss of consciousness
- Limited mobility, especially in the extremities (e.g., hands, fingers, feet, and toes)
- Difficulty speaking or slurred speech
- Memory loss
- Difficulty understanding others when they speak
- Depression, irritability, sadness, and anger
- Difficulty concentrating
- Increased sensitivity to light and sound, and
- A lack of inhibition.
It’s important to seek medical attention immediately if you suspect that you may have suffered a brain injury. Prompt medical care can be critical in preventing your injury from getting worse.
Car Accidents, Falls Are Leading Causes of Brain Injury on Long Island
Every year, approximately 1.7 million people in the United States suffer a traumatic brain injury. While many of these injuries are mild and will heal on their own, hundreds of thousands of people are not so fortunate.
Statistics reveal that more than 282,000 brain injury victims are hospitalized every year. Between 28 and 32 percent of these victims will experience a lifelong disability because of their brain injury.
Another 50,000 die because of their brain injury. In fact, brain injuries are responsible for a third of all injury-related deaths in the United States.
Why do so many people suffer from brain injuries? Avoidable accidents are responsible for the vast majority of traumatic brain injury cases.
Car Accidents: Some studies estimate that motor vehicle accidents are responsible for between 50 and 70 percent of all traumatic brain injuries. Others estimate that crashes account for 20 percent of reported brain injuries.
Falls: Falls are responsible for between 35 and 48 percent of brain injuries reported in the United States. The risk of a fall-related TBI increases significantly with age.
Assaults: Domestic violence and other assaults account for between 10 and 15 percent of TBI cases.
Recreational and Sports Accidents: Data suggests that 21 percent of TBI reported in teens and children are the result of sports injuries or recreational accidents.
Medical Negligence: Deviations from accepted standards of medical care can also contribute to a brain injury. For example, an infant may suffer a brain injury if they are deprived of oxygen during birth.
At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’re prepared to help you fight for compensation after you suffer a life-changing brain injury. It doesn’t matter what kind of accident caused you to get hurt. We handle all traumatic brain injury cases on Long Island. Give us a call today to discuss your case and learn more.
Damages Available to Brain Injury Victims on Long Island
Don’t underestimate the costs of a traumatic brain injury. Medical treatment, alone, can cost anywhere between $85,000 and $3 million over the course of your life. That doesn’t factor in things like lost wages or income if you’re unable to work.
When someone else causes you to get hurt, they should also be responsible for the resulting costs. That’s why the Long Island personal injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. will aggressively pursue monetary damages from negligent parties on your behalf. We can seek compensation for:
- Medical expenses
- Nursing care
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Lost income and wages
- Temporary and/or permanent disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life, and more.
Let our experienced team help you fight to get the money you deserve. We’ve been helping brain injury victims in New York for more than 40 years. Along the way, we’ve built strong relationships with leading brain injury experts.
As we investigate and build your case, they can provide us with valuable insight into the more detailed and technical aspects of your injury. In turn, we can better understand liability, the extent of your injury, and, ultimately, what your case is worth.
Compassionate Attorneys Ready to Fight For You
Whether you’ve suffered a concussion or a more severe trauma, a brain injury can change your life forever. If your brain injury is the result of an avoidable accident on Long Island, you may be entitled to compensation. The brain injury attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can help you fight to secure the money you need and deserve at this difficult time.
We offer a free consultation, so please do not hesitate to contact our Long Island law firm today to schedule a time to discuss your case.