Kenneth Goldblatt | October 20, 2018 | Personal Injury
If you or your loved one is suffering from a traumatic brain injury, it could lead to a lifetime of costly medical bills and unforeseen issues. If that injury was caused due to the negligence of others, you may need to seek legal help to seek remunerations.
If so, there are several options. Knowing how to choose the best brain injury lawyer in New Yorkcan be a daunting task. Your choice can also define the rest of your life – and the life of the victim. Choose wisely.
Here are a few things to know in order to make the best choice.
Identify the injury
In general, a Traumatic Brain Injury (TMI) occurs when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. There are several types of brain injuries though.
Acquired Brain Injury: Brain damage caused by events after birth. This does not include genetic or congenital disorders, and typically is the result of trauma.
Closed Head Injury: This type of injury occurs when the skull remains intact following trauma.
Contusion: A bruise on the brain
Diffuse Axonal Injury: A type of injury to the brain involving nerve damage, specifically relating to the axons.
Open Head Injury: When the skull is penetrated due to direct trauma to the head.
Penetrating Trauma: When an object enters the brain. Trauma is caused by the object – including skull fragments – impacting the brain.
Secondary Injury: Injuries caused by swelling and pressure on the brain.
Know your claim
Cases involving TBI can frequently lead to multiple claims in court, ranging from medical expenses to lost wages. Claims can frequently be made regarding lost future income as well.
A TBI legal team with experience in this field will know the best claim, or claims, to make on your behalf.
Select a specialist
Most legal teams can find experts in the field, but litigating for TBI requires a level of medical expertise that comes from experience. Look for a legal team in New York with a proven track record with TBI cases.
Injuries that cause brain damage frequently cause other medical issues as well, including neck and spinal injuries. Finding a legal team with orthopedic as well experience can make a big difference.
In New York, there are several options when it comes to litigation. If you are looking for a TBI specialist though, choose someone with experience.
Goldblatt & Associates, P.C. has an Orthopedic & Brain Injury Law Group that represents the legal interests of those individuals who have sustained traumatic orthopedic and brain injuries due to the negligence of others.
Call them toll free at 800-567-9888 to set up a time to speak to them.