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About 1.7 million Americans suffer a brain injury every year. There are about 275,000 admissions recorded every year related to brain injuries and 52,000 deaths annually. 125,000 people suffer permanent disabilities as a result of brain injuries according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. An experienced Long Island brain injury lawyer from the Harrison Law Group, P.C. can provide you with the guidance and support you need. 

At the Harrison Law Group, P.C. we’re committed to fighting on behalf of injured victims in New York. We’ve been defending their rights for more than 30 years. Our attorneys are highly skilled and experienced in representing personal injury victims. We have a track record of obtaining significant settlements and verdicts for brain injuries. We will fight to recover maximum compensation in your case too. 

Contact us now to discuss your case with an experienced Long Island brain injury lawyer from our firm. Our attorneys are compassionate but will defend you aggressively to recover any and all damages that you are eligible for. 

What is a Brain Injury? 

Brain injuries are defined as any damage that occurs to the brain. They can be caused by external or internal trauma. Brain injuries vary in severity. At the Harrison Law Group, P.C., we’ve handled cases with a wide range of brain injuries. These include: 

  • Concussions – These occur when the brain is forced back and forth within the skull. It is a closed brain injury as the skull is not penetrated. Many people that suffer concussions are able to recover over time. 
  • Stroke – this is a condition that affects the blood vessels within the brain and leads to the brain. It results in the brain being starved of nutrients and oxygen. Doctors are trained to recognize and act quickly when a stroke occurs. Failure to do so can result in a medical malpractice lawsuit 
  • Birth injuries – birth injuries can result in brain injuries. Healthcare professionals may make mistakes that cause harm for the baby before, during, or after birth resulting in brain injuries.
  • Penetrating brain injuries – these are brain injuries that occur as a result of a foreign object piercing the skull and causing damage to the brain tissue. Surgery may be required to correct the damage. However, many people that suffer these types of brain injuries experience permanent effects. 

Brain injuries should never be taken lightly. These injuries can place significant economic, emotional and psychological strain on the victims and their loved ones. We at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. will fight to recover maximum compensation and get justice for your injuries.

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Traumatic and Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries

There are two types of brain injuries, traumatic and non-traumatic injuries, the differences are as follows.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

These are brain injuries that are the result of a blow to the head that results in a disruption of brain function. That means that not every blow to the head results in a traumatic brain injury. Also, the level of a TBI ranges from mild to severe; a concussion is an example of a mild TBI, though it can have serious consequences. A blow that causes a brain hemorrhage is a more serious TBI. Regardless of whether the TBI is mild or severe, the injured person must get medical treatment as soon as possible. The following are some of the more common causes of TBIs:

Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries

Also called acquired brain injuries, these types of brain injuries are not caused by a physical force to the head. Instead, they are caused by internal disruptions like a lack of oxygen or a brain tumor. Non-traumatic brain injuries affect the brain cells directly unlike TBIs. That means that it is possible for the effects of a non-traumatic brain injury to spread to different areas of the brain whereas the effects of a TBI are usually localized at the region where the impact took place. Some causes of non-traumatic brain injuries include the following:

  • Drug abuse
  • Stroke
  • Infectious diseases like meningitis or encephalitis
  • Electric shock
  • Exposure to toxic substances

The Effects of a Brain Injury

The effects of a brain injury depend on the seriousness of the injury. A relatively mild brain injury, like a concussion, can cause dizziness, disorientation, temporary memory loss, and headaches. The effects can disappear in a few weeks but in some cases, the effects of even a minor brain injury can persist for months or even years. The consequences of a serious brain injury are far worse, and in many cases, irreversible. A serious brain injury can have negative effects on a person’s cognitive ability and could cause problems like the following:

  • Memory problems – Namely problems with short term memory that makes it difficult for them to remember new information.
  • Lower concentration span
  • Aphasia and other language problems
  • Problems processing information
  • Impaired visual perception – This could be any number of problems from face blindness to trouble following directions to difficulty making out pictures and shapes.

A brain injury could also cause emotional and behavioral problems as well. This happens if the part of the brain responsible for controlling emotions and behavior was damaged. If it was, then it could lead to the following problems: 

  • Impulsiveness
  • Disinhibition – Otherwise known as acting out, in other words, the injured person may engage in behavior that is considered to be rude or tactless or they may react angrily to stimuli that don’t warrant that reaction. They may also behave in overtly sexualized ways at inappropriate times. Some people may eventually regain control of this kind of behavior but others may need outside help to keep them in check.
  • Apathy
  • Egocentric behavior
  • Obsessiveness
  • Increased irritability, impatience, and hostility
  • Personality changes

The cognitive and emotional effects of a brain injury can be extremely serious, but worst of all is when the injured person feels nothing at all. That happens when the injured person falls into a coma or a similar state of reduced awareness. It is possible to recover from a coma, but there could be long-term effects like amnesia or changes in behavior.

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The Harrison Law Group Will Help All of Our Brain Injury Clients

The effects of a brain injury are difficult to endure, both for the victim and those close to them. It can lead to behavioral changes, cognitive problems, and can even leave the victim in a coma. That is why it is extremely important that brain injury victims be able to get the compensation they need to cover their medical expenses. 

Many brain injury victims will need to be rehabilitated. That can be expensive but at the Harrison Law Group, we will fight to make sure that our clients get a settlement amount that can cover all of their needs. So if you or someone close to you has suffered a brain injury that was caused by the negligence of someone else, get in touch with us and a Long Island brain injury lawyer will do everything they can to help you.

Contact the Harrison Law Group, P.C. to Consult with an Experienced Long Island Brain Injury Lawyer for Free 

Dealing with the consequences of a brain injury isn’t easy. If you or your loved one suffered a brain injury as a result of the actions of another person’s negligence or reckless actions, you may be eligible for compensation. Don’t hesitate to contact the Harrison Law Group, P.C. Schedule an appointment to speak with an experienced Long Island brain injury lawyer from our law firm. Our attorneys have successfully recovered millions of dollars in compensation for victims of brain injuries. We will review your case to determine whether you have a valid claim. We will ensure that you understand your rights and options so you can make informed decisions. 

Get in touch with the Harrison Law Group, P.C. today and schedule your free no-obligation consultation. We’d be happy to discuss your case with you.

Frequently Asked Questions about Brain Injury in New York

How long do traumatic brain injuries last?

Traumatic brain injuries often improve within hours or days. However, this depends on the severity of the brain injury. For a concussion, for example, symptoms can resolve within days or a few months. Those suffering from more severe brain injuries may experience symptoms for longer and may even require medical treatment. There are patients whose cognitive and physical abilities are affected as a result of traumatic brain injury. In these cases, they may require specialized neuropsychological, speech, physical or cognitive therapy. Some people with severe brain injuries are unable to regain their pre-injury mental and physical abilities. These people often require long-term care.

It is important that you seek the guidance of an experienced Long Island brain injury lawyer right from the start. We at the Harrison Law Group, P.C. work with experts in health care and long-term care. We will work to determine your prognosis and how it will affect your life in the long term. We will fight to ensure that recover adequate compensation to secure your future and that of your family.

How long do I have to file a brain injury lawsuit?

There are strict time limits for filing brain injury lawsuits. The statute of limitations for filing claims for personal injuries in New York is 3 years. This period starts from the date that you were injured. If you fail to file your claim within this period, you risk losing the compensation that is rightly yours.

There are exceptions to the statute of limitations. If your brain injury for example was the result of medical malpractice, you will only have two and a half years in which to file your claim. If the victim of the injury was a child, they may be able to file a claim for compensation for their injury when they become an adult. The statute of limitations, in this case, will be postponed until they are adults. The clock will start ticking on the 18th birthday of the child.

If you’ve been injured, you should contact the Harrison Law Group, P.C. as soon as possible after your injury. Our lawyers will work with you to ensure that you don’t miss any deadlines. We’ll get started on your case right away.

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For over 30 years, The Harrison Law Group, P.C.’s ability, and desire to actively listen to you and deeply understand your experiences has set us apart. We aggressively pursue fair and appropriate compensation for our clients who have been injured in New York.

  • We listen because we care about your recovery and maintain consistent, clear communication to effectively express your voice on your behalf.
  • We relieve the pressure so you can exhale — while we inhale your case details and engage with the insurance company.
  • We’re not casual about your case or your representation; we are intentional and strategic, based on your needs and our experience. 
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What is Personal Injury?

If you’re injured as a result of a negligent third party, you may be entitled to compensation due to the damages you’ve experienced — either directly through the responsible party or their insurance company. An experienced New York personal injury lawyer will focus on tort law while seeking economic and non-economic damages for their clients — whether or not the target is a multi-million dollar award.

Personal injuries are classified as injuries to the body, mind, and emotions of an individual. When you suffer an injury because of another party, you experience turmoil, and your quality of life will change. Some victims experience loss of enjoyment of life, and even depression.

It’s important to speak with mindful attorneys who have the wisdom to handle your case effectively. Personal injury suits are filed against individuals or entities that cause harm due to recklessness, negligence, misconduct, or liability.

What Sets Us Apart?

Our attorneys and staff are competent, compassionate, and committed to seeking the maximum fair and appropriate compensation for all of our clients. We fight to win, not to quickly settle and move on to the next case. Our firm will make sure that you are properly advised of all of your options while giving you the proper legal advice to make the right decision for yourself and your family. We are willing to go above and beyond to meet your expectations, whether it’s meeting with you after hours, on the weekends, at your home, in the hospital, or at the office. We will make ourselves available for you 24/7.

Immediate Action

We understand the immediate concerns you will have, which include paying your bills, traveling to and from work and doctors’ appointments, and taking care of your daily responsibilities. We want you to know that here at The Harrison Law Group we understand and can help. We will take immediate action on your case and begin to work as soon as we are retained.

A Commitment to Excellence & Solutions For You

Our reputation is built on a record of attentiveness and diligence in pursuit of our clients’ interests. We fight hard for all of our clients with outstanding creative approaches and individualized solutions in personal injury and accident cases to seek the maximum fair and appropriate compensation. Time after time, The Harrison Law Group, P.C. has taken cases that other attorneys either wanted to drop or would have settled for small amounts, and we turned them into million-dollar cases. We have been dedicated to Personal Injury and helping our clients pursue justice for over 30 years.

Constant Communication

Our office sets itself apart because we do not only return phone calls; we call our clients at least every 30 days to provide a status update on your case — and if there is no update, we call to see how you are doing. Happy clients are informed clients, and we are committed to keeping you informed every step of the way. We are available 24/7 to all of our clients via email, text, or phone to answer questions and give updates. While we have a big firm reputation, we have a small firm dedication to each client.

Types of Personal Injury

Personal injuries can refer to injuries sustained due to dental malpractice, product liability, or assault claims, but they more commonly involve the following types of injuries:

Car Accidents

When your vehicle collides with another vehicle, a pedestrian, an animal, debris, or another stationary obstruction such as a tree, pole, or building, you may face significant injuries and expenses that often include medical treatment and vehicle repairs. Following a car accident that was no fault of your own, it is important to immediately begin working with a New York personal injury lawyer to seek fair and appropriate compensation.

Truck Accidents

Motor vehicle accidents involving a truck or tractor-trailer and caused by the recklessness of others will present additional complex factors that are not present in a regular car accident case. You can be certain that there will be attorneys representing the truck driver, which is why you should partner with a New York personal injury lawyer at our law office immediately.

Motorcycle Accidents

When your motorcycle is involved in a motor vehicle accident at no fault of your own, you will need help in your fight to be fairly compensated in your case. As a client of our law firm, you can be confident that we are bringing the fight to the insurance company.

Premises Liability

An injury from an accident caused by unsafe conditions on someone else’s property often involves a fall on a slippery or uneven surface. Other types of negligence or dangerous circumstances may also lead to an injury or death. In some cases, your accident could amount to a multi-million dollar settlement. Our law office of NY accident attorneys will be happy to guide you through this process as our client.

Dog Bite

Dog owners are generally determined to be liable if their dog hurts you or anyone else. New York personal injury law in this situation provides a means to seek compensation for your medical expenses, your pain and suffering, & much more.

Slip and Fall

A property owner could be liable for damages if you slip, trip, and fall on their property due to their negligence. Working with a qualified New York personal injury lawyer in this situation is important because the Queens, Nassau County, Suffolk County, or Long Island property owner that you file a claim against will certainly be represented by law firms who are trying to dismiss or settle your case for as little as possible.

Construction Accidents

An injury sustained due to working on a construction site can be life-changing or deadly. In many cases, such an injury will prevent your ability to continue working for some duration of time. Workers’ compensation is available for these types of accidents. Depending on the details of your case, you may also be able to file a lawsuit.

Wrongful Death

Death caused by negligence or intentional actions of another party is known as wrongful death. The NY accident attorneys at our law office are experienced in these cases and are ready to help you fight for the money you need.

Medical Malpractice

When you work with a licensed medical professional, you have every right to expect that they will take prudent and cautious steps to help you work towards a successful recovery. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. The New York personal injury attorneys at our law firm are ready to help you fight for fair compensation.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Personal Injury Law

What types of compensation can be received in a personal injury case?

There are several types of compensable damages that can be received including money for lost wages and career change, property damage compensation, health aids, and home rehabilitation to accommodate for the injuries sustained.

What is the difference between a “personal injury claim” and “personal injury lawsuit”?

A personal injury claim is when you or the law firm you have retained and the at fault party’s insurance company try to come up with a settlement to resolve your claim. Most cases generally do settle out of court. If a settlement can not be reached, a law firm will go ahead and commence a personal injury lawsuit, which simply means taking the at fault party to court.

How much is my case worth?

The value of your case depends on multiple factors such as liability, injuries, insurance coverage, venue, medical bills and etc. Here at The Harrison Law Group, P.C., we will evaluate your case and give you the most comprehensive answer as far as what you can expect regarding compensation.

What should you do after a personal injury accident?

Seek medical attention. Take photos of your injuries, defects and property damage. Keep track of everyone you speak with, take the names, phone numbers and addresses of all witnesses, as this will be useful information for when you hire an attorney. Finally, call The Harrison Law Group, P.C. to see how we can help.

What if I am part responsible for the accident?

Even if you are partially responsible for the accident you may still be entitled to compensation and you should not wait and speak to an attorney right away.

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