NYC Concussion Injury Lawyer
If you suffered a concussion injury in a New York City accident, you may be entitled to compensation. The accomplished NYC concussion injury lawyers at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can help you fight to maximize your financial recovery. Our team has more than 200 years of combined experience and has recovered more than $1 Billion for injury victims like you. When you call us for help, we’ll do everything we can to get you the money you deserve.
Our NYC law firm offers a free consultation, so don’t hesitate to give us a call to schedule yours today. We’re always here to take your call – 24/7/365.
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How Will Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. Help Me With My Concussion Injury Case?
Trauma to the head can have devastating short-term and long-term consequences. If someone else is responsible for your concussion, don’t let them off the hook. Hold them accountable and demand the money you need and deserve.
The process of recovering compensation can be a lot easier when you call an experienced NYC personal injury lawyer for help. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., we’ve been standing beside and fighting for victims of concussions in NYC since 1977. We understand what’s at stake and know how important a financial recovery can be. We work hard so that we can get the results our clients deserve. We’ll gladly do the same for you.
Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. will:
- Dig deep to figure out what caused your accident and identify who’s at fault
- Seek damages from all responsible parties
- Bring in experts to help us understand your concussion injury and what your case is likely worth
- Negotiate with at-fault parties and/or their insurers on your behalf
- Have our skilled trial lawyers take your concussion injury lawsuit to court, if necessary.
You need time to focus on yourself and getting better. So, we’ll handle the ins-and-outs of your legal claim. We’ll work hard to get you the money you deserve while you concentrate on recovering. All you have to do is give our NYC law office a call to set up a time to discuss your case in detail. Your initial case assessment is free, so call now.
What is a Concussion?
A concussion is a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) that typically occurs when you suffer a blow to the head. The trauma causes your brain to move around inside the skull, which can cause bruising, bleeding, and nerve damage.
When you have a concussion, you’ll experience an altered state of mind and may or may not lose consciousness.
Concussions are classified – or graded – based on the degree of severity.
- Grade 1 Concussion: A mild injury in which there is no loss of consciousness and symptoms don’t last longer than 15 minutes.
- Grade 2 Concussion: A moderate injury where there is no loss of consciousness and symptoms last longer than 15 minutes.
- Grade 3 Concussion: Any concussion where the victim loses consciousness.
Other symptoms of a concussion include:
- Blurred vision
- Loss of equilibrium
- Nausea and vomiting
- Sensitivity to noise or light
- Confusion, and
- Memory problems.
Symptoms of a concussion don’t always appear right away. You may feel fine in the hours following your accident, but begin to notice the consequences days, months, or weeks later. It’s always best to get checked out by a doctor immediately after you get into an accident, especially if you bumped or hit your head. During a quick medical consult, a doctor could notice signs of a concussion before you and make sure that you aren’t vulnerable to any complications.
Causes of Concussions in New York City
Concussions are fairly common injuries. Any blow to the head or blunt force trauma could potentially cause this type of injury. At Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C., our firm represents clients who have suffered concussions as a result of:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Defective products
- School accidents
- Construction accidents
- Workplace accidents, and more.
If you are experiencing symptoms of a concussion after an accident in NYC, Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. is here for you. Give us a call to set up a time to speak with our skilled NYC brain injury lawyers. If you can’t make it into our office, we can arrange a time to visit you at home, at work, at the hospital, or wherever is most convenient for you.
Children Are Particularly Vulnerable to Concussions
Children are particularly susceptible to concussion injuries. Why? Children have disproportionately large heads compared to their bodies and experience rapid periods of growth. This can throw off their equilibrium and balance, making them more prone to a fall.
Alternatively, kids tend to be quite active. Sports-related concussions are incredibly common. In fact, it’s estimated that as many as 3 million children suffer sport-and-recreation related concussions every single year.
Additionally, children might suffer a concussion if they:
- Are assaulted or get into a fight
- Fall on a playground
- Crash their bike, or
- Trip and fall while running.
If your child’s concussion injury happens because someone is negligent (e.g., playground equipment in disrepair, inadequately supervised at school), you may have a legitimate claim for damages. Call Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. to learn a little bit more about your legal rights and options.
What Compensation Can I Get If I’ve Suffered a Concussion in a New York City Accident?
While concussions are typically considered to be a “mild” injury because they’re not usually life-threatening, they can still have a huge impact on your life. The person who caused your concussion should be held fully accountable. Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. will work hard to make that happen.
We will pursue all available economic and non-economic damages on your behalf. Damages commonly awarded to concussion victims in New York include:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages and income
- Emotional distress, and more.
Don’t let insurance companies bully you into accepting a settlement that won’t cover all of your costs and expenses. Turn to Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. and ask our team to handle your injury claim on your behalf.
We’ve gone toe-to-toe with insurance companies in New York for decades. We know the players and we know the lengths to which they’ll go to get out of paying you the money you deserve. It doesn’t matter if it’s your auto insurance company or someone else’s – we’ll stand up for you and demand a fair settlement offer.
How Long Do I Have to File a Lawsuit After I Get a Concussion in NYC?
A clock will begin to run the moment you get into your accident and suffer your concussion. This clock is known as the statute of limitations, and it restricts the amount of time you have to file a civil lawsuit. For most personal injury cases, you’ll have three years from the date you get hurt to assert your rights. You’ll lose the right to recover compensation if you allow the statute of limitations to expire before you’ve filed a claim.
Keep in mind, there are circumstances that might alter the statute of limitations. For instance, you might have less time to file a lawsuit if you believe that you got hurt because a government worker or agency was negligent. However, you might have additional time to seek damages if the person responsible for your concussion injury can’t be located.
The best way to protect yourself and your rights is by calling an experienced NYC concussion injury lawyer as soon as possible after your accident. Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can begin to work on your case as soon as you ask for our help, so don’t hesitate to call us today.
Schedule a Free Consultation With Our NYC Concussion Injury Lawyers
Have you or a loved one suffered a concussion in a New York City accident? If someone else is responsible, you might be entitled to compensation. The experienced NYC personal injury attorneys at Mirman, Markovits & Landau, P.C. can help you fight to get every last dollar you need and deserve. We offer a free initial consultation, so don’t hesitate to contact us today to learn more. We’d be happy to discuss your options, review your case, and answer the questions you might have.