If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of someone else’s negligence, recklessness or malice, you are legally entitled to substantial compensation. Deserving such damages, however, does not mean that you will automatically receive them. You will need astute legal representation. If you reside in the five boroughs of New York, contact the Nassau County personal injury attorneys of Kohan Law Group for a free consultation.
Our team has the in-depth legal knowledge and litigation skill to fight vigorously for your rights, backed up by an impressive track record of successful outcomes. More than that, our brain injury lawyers will offer you emotional support as well as legal prowess, knowing your catastrophic injury demands both.
When Other Parties Are to Blame for Your Brain Injury in Nassau County
Defendants in brain injury lawsuits vary from individuals to entities (such as large corporations, small businesses, school districts, and government agencies) since brain injuries can occur due to:
- Traffic accidents caused by distracted or impaired drivers
- Slip and falls on a neighbor’s broken step or an unrepaired public sidewalk
- Falls from improperly rigged scaffolds at construction sites
- Inadequately supervised school sports
- Medical malpractice (e.g. during brain surgery)
No matter whether the party who harmed you was a reckless driver, a doctor with poor judgment or a town maintenance crew that neglected to repair broken pavement, Kohan Law Group has your back.
We Will Work Hard to Prove that the Other Party Caused Your Brain Injury
From the moment you become our client, we will devote ourselves to pinpointing who is responsible for your brain injury and holding that party liable for damages. To this end, we will:
- Investigate the accident carefully
- Pore over the police report
- Interview any and all witnesses
- File all required legal documents promptly
- Examine the medical records that document your brain injury
- Consult with experts as necessary (e.g. neurologists, automotive engineers)
- Handle all communications with opposing counsel and insurance companies
Although in many cases it is possible for our brain injury attorneys to settle your case through negotiations alone, we are always prepared to litigate.
Types of Brain Injuries
There are many types of brain injuries, classified according to the precise damage that has occurred. Symptoms, both immediate and long-term, may vary according to differences in the location and severity of impact:
- Concussion occurs when the brain strikes against the skull
- Skull fracture occurs when the bone encasing the brain is cracked or broken — in more dire situations, the brain itself is penetrated
- Hematoma occurs when a collection of blood vessels breaks and a large quantity of blood clots outside of the vessels, creating pressure on the brain
- Hemorrhage is uncontrolled bleeding within the brain tissue
- Edema is swelling of surrounding tissues
- Diffuse axonal injury occurs when there is widespread damage to the brain cells
None of these types of brain injuries can be taken lightly, though some victims may completely recover. Whatever type of brain injury you have, our brain injury attorneys will do everything in our power to make sure you receive maximum compensation.
Symptoms of Brain Injuries
The nature of your symptoms after a brain injury are determined by the type and precise location of the brain damage. In best-case scenarios, mild or moderate symptoms of concussion may include temporary:
- Headache and/or dizziness
- Ringing in the ears
- Mild confusion or disorientation
The following symptoms, however, are indications of more serious trouble:
- Slurred speech
- Loss of consciousness
- Loss of muscle control
- Sleep disturbance
- Cognitive difficulty
- Problems with vision, hearing, taste, or smell
- Psychiatric symptoms (depression, anxiety, rage, mood swings)
- Leaking of clear fluid from the ear or the nose
Alterations in consciousness — coma, locked-in syndrome, or vegetative states — may or may not be permanent and are definitely life-threatening.
Damages Our Nassau County Brain Injury Law Team Will Fight to Win
Kohan Law Group is here to help you navigate the overwhelming consequences of brain injuries and obtain the resources you need to do so. Depending on your particular circumstances, we may seek damages to cover some or all of the following:
- Medical and rehabilitative costs
- Lost income – present and future
- Property damage
- Medical transport
- Replacement services
- Long-term nursing care
- Alterations to make your home accessible
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Loss of enjoyment of life
If you have suffered the tragedy of losing a loved one to wrongful death caused by another’s misconduct, we will fight aggressively for compensation for final medical costs, end-of-life suffering, funeral/burial or cremation, lost financial and emotional support.
In addition to the above-listed damages, the court may award you punitive damages if the defendant’s misconduct was especially egregious.
Contact Our Experienced Brain Injury Attorneys to Protect Your Future
At Kohan Law Group, we know that protecting your future involves protecting your family’s future as well, especially if you are a major breadwinner. Even moderate brain injuries require medical, psychiatric, and financial support for patients to improve or recover. Severe brain injuries that require long-term, possibly lifelong, care can be monumentally expensive, so our law team will calculate your future needs according to your prognosis. Contact our office today!
Kohan Law Group represents brain injury victims throughout Nassau County as well as in New York City, including Queens and Brooklyn, from their Manhasset office in Northern Hempstead.