Severe traumatic brain injuries affect every victim in a different way, from physical impairments to cognitive disabilities and even personality changes. Even moderate injuries can take months to heal, and may require physical therapy and inpatient rehabilitation. Victims require regular visits to their doctor, and often miss extended periods from work. Their families struggle to make ends meet, while also struggling to support their loved one’s recovery.
The Long Island personal injury team at Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C. understands how hard it can be to live with a brain injury. If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury because of another party’s negligent actions, we can help you recover compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses. We offer free case evaluations, and will fight for the money you deserve based on the injuries you suffered. Call us today at 631-600-0000 to schedule a meeting with one of our Bayport brain injury lawyers.
How Does Negligence Cause Bayport, Long Island, Brain Injuries?
Almost any type of personal injury accident can cause a brain injury. When one party acts in a negligent manner, others may suffer injuries. Some of the most common ways negligence causes brain injuries includes:
Falls are the top cause of traumatic brain injuries nationwide. When they occur because a property owner or occupier allowed trip or slip hazards to remain, or failed to warn you adequately about a hazard, we can likely hold them responsible for your injuries under the state’s premises liability laws.
Brain injuries that are only minor and leave you with no permanent impairments would likely fall under the personal injury protection coverage required under New York’s no-fault auto insurance law. If the brain injury is more serious, however, you will probably meet the state’s serious injury threshold. If so, we can file a third-party liability claim based on the at-fault driver’s auto insurance policy.
New York State’s no-fault auto insurance law does not apply to motorcyclists, so we can file a third-party liability auto insurance claim against the motorist who caused your crash, no matter the severity or nature of your brain injury.
Unfortunately, one of the most common ways people suffer brain injuries is because of gunshot wounds, assaults, and other intentional, violent attacks. We can often file a personal injury lawsuit against the person who caused your injuries. In some cases, we may even be able to win a case if they were not charged or received an acquittal.
There are dozens of other incidents that could lead to you suffering a brain injury because of another person’s careless or reckless actions. While this list includes the most common, we also handle a variety of other cases. This includes medical malpractice cases, defective products, swimming and diving injuries, boating accidents, and a variety of premises liability cases.
No matter how you or your family member suffered a Bayport brain injury, we can help you understand if you have a valid case for compensation. We offer complimentary case evaluations, making this not only easy but also free. Let us take a look at your situation, and we can identify the cause of the accident and any liable parties. We will explain your options for compensation, and fight for the full amount of money you deserve based on the facts of your case.
How Can We Recover Compensation for Bayport, Long Island Brain Injuries?
We can collect compensation for our clients who suffer from a brain injury by filing a liability insurance claim. From the moment you enlist our help, we work tirelessly to prove your claim and recover the money you deserve. To investigate the incident that caused your injuries and ensure we understand the full range of your losses, we need to:
- Identify any potentially liable parties
- Determine the applicable laws and researching similar cases
- Collect evidence that proves negligence and liability
- Document your damages, including the cost of your financial losses
- Enlist the help of expert witnesses, when necessary
Once we conclude our investigation, we can contact the appropriate insurer to file a liability claim. Depending on the type of incident that caused your injuries, this may be the liable party’s auto insurance company, homeowner’s insurer, malpractice insurance carrier, or their business liability provider. We typically send a demand letter that outlines the evidence we have against their policy holder, and ask for compensation based on a list of your damages.
Most insurance companies will issue a counter-offer. This begins a series of negotiations. We can usually come to an agreement on a fair settlement, and avoid taking your case to court.
If the insurance company refuses a fair settlement or denies your claim, we may need to litigate your case. This requires filing a lawsuit and asking a judge, or jury to determine your award.
What Damages Can I Collect with a Long Island Brain Injury Claim?
The damages available through a brain injury claim or lawsuit vary based on the severity of your injury and your individual losses. We can recover compensation to cover almost any accident-related expense, as long as we have documentation showing the losses stemming from your injuries. Some of the most common expenses we recover for our clients who suffered brain injuries include:
- Ambulance transportation costs
- Medical costs, including hospitalization
- Expenses related to necessary rehabilitation and therapies
- Any future or ongoing medical expenses
- The cost of prescription drugs and other medications
- Adaptive and assistive equipment expenses
- Wheelchairs, walkers, and other mobility aids
- Property damage, when applicable
- Pain and suffering
How Can I Talk to a Brain Injury Lawyer in Bayport, Long Island, about My Case?
At Gacovino, Lake & Associates, P.C., our brain injury attorneys can help you get the compensation you need to cover your expenses and make ends meet after a Long Island traumatic brain injury. We go to work, quickly identifying the at-fault party and taking action to hold them liable for the damages they caused. Call our office today at 631-600-0000 to set up a complimentary consultation with a Bayport brain injury lawyer.