Head Injury Attorney in White Plains, NY
Experienced, Compassionate Representation for Head Injury Victims
An injury to the head can cause long-term health problems, including debilitating migraines, memory loss, and depression. It can take months or years of rehab to recover from a head injury; in severe cases, it can cause permanent disability. If your head injury was caused by another person’s negligence, you deserve compensation to cover your losses.
At Denlea & Carton, we provide compassionate representation for individuals who have suffered a head injury due to someone else’s negligence or wrongful act. Our legal team has recovered millions of dollars on behalf of clients throughout New York. If you suffered a head injury in an accident caused by another person, contact our office at (914) 417-4623 for a free consultation.
Common Causes of Head Injuries
While not all injuries to the head result in liability, many are caused by another person’s recklessness. If someone else was responsible for the harm you suffered, you need legal representation from an experienced White Plains head injury attorney.
Leading causes of head injuries:
- Falls (slip and fall accidents)
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Sports injuries
- Falling objects
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Workplace accidents
According to Johns Hopkins Medicine, approximately 1.7 million people suffer head injuries each year. Sadly, many people who survive serious head trauma need on-going assistance with daily living activities. Despite many accidents being preventable, head injuries end up costing the country billions of dollars each year.
Types of Head Injuries
As noted by Johns Hopkins, there are a number of different types of head injuries. Treatment and prognosis for the injury depend on the type and severity of the harm.
Types of head injuries include:
- Linear skull fracture
- Depressed skull fracture
- Diastatic skull fracture
- Basilar skull fracture
- Epidural hematoma
- Subdural hematoma
- Contusion or intracerebral hematoma
- Diffuse axonal injury (DAI)
Many head injuries are also classified as brain injuries or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). Thousands of people die each year from TBI-related injuries in the United States. As with other head trauma, many traumatic brain injuries are preventable caused by negligence or wrongdoing. Falls are the leading cause of TBIs in the country.
Head Injury Complications
Even minor head injuries should be carefully monitored by a medical professional. Head and brain trauma may not be fully apparent until weeks after the accident. It is imperative to seek medical treatment immediately and continue treatment until released by your doctor or treating physician.
Signs and symptoms of a head injury:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty concentrating or confusion
- Irritability or a sudden change in behavior
- Loss of consciousness
- Slurred speech
- Severe headaches and migraines
- Weakness or numbness in the body
- Enlarged pupil in one or both eyes
Most head trauma is caused by a sudden blow or impact to the head or body. If you are involved in an accident where there was a violent impact, such as a motor vehicle accident or slip and fall, you should consult with a White Plains personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. You might be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
Obtaining Compensation After a Head Injury
Head injuries can cost tens of thousands of dollars in medical bills. Complications related to the trauma may make it so that you are unable to work or pay your living expenses. When you are recovering from an unexpected accident caused by another person’s wrongdoing, you should not have to pay out of pocket for their mistake.
A personal injury lawsuit can help you obtain the compensation that you deserve after an accident resulting in a head injury. Damages can help cover current medical bills, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, future care and treatment, pain and suffering, and more.
Hiring an Experienced Head Injury Attorney
To ensure that you receive the maximum compensation based on the circumstances of your case and your injuries, you need to retain a White Plains head injury attorney. Unrepresented injured parties often end up settling their case for significantly less than it is worth.
An experienced lawyer can fight to make sure that you receive money to cover all of your losses related to the accident or injury. It is vital to act quickly as the statute of limitations for a personal injury claim in New York is three (3) years. Failure to file within the statutory time limits may result in a bar to your recovery.
Head Injury? Contact Denlea & Carton Today!
If you or a loved one suffered a head injury in an accident, contact our office at (914) 417-4623 for a free, no-obligation consultation. We can help determine whether you are eligible to file a claim for damages based on the cause of your accident and your injuries.
Our White Plains head injury attorneys have been helping clients obtain compensation for over 35 years. There are never any fees unless we win, so call now to get started.