There are few injuries as life-changing as a brain injury. It can affect more than just a victim’s lifestyle; it can change how one thinks and interacts with others. Albany, New York, will let you collect compensation for current and future expenses and other damages if you or a loved one suffered brain damage due to someone else’s actions.
An Albany brain damage lawyer from Morelli Law Firm can help you pursue this compensation. We can work to negotiate a fair settlement with the insurer or, if necessary, argue your case in civil court.
Costs Involved for Treatment of Brain Injuries
Brain damage is one of the costliest medical conditions someone can suffer from. Emergency care and diagnosis are financially costly alone, but they are only the beginning of a long course of treatment and management. Additionally, there are intangible costs like mental health problems.
The Physical and Related Costs
A brain injury victim may suffer physical, mental, and other related damages. A victim should not have to endure such damages without compensation. These injury related issues can include:
- Headaches, nausea, dizziness, and related physical symptoms
- Confusion, memory loss, slurred speech, and similar symptoms
- Changes in behavior and emotional reactions
- Depression, anxiety, or related mental health conditions
- A change in the ability to relate to other people, including loved ones
- Restricted physical and cognitive abilities or even permanent disability
- Other long-lasting or ongoing symptoms
The Financial and Other Costs
Treating the issues mentioned and maintaining the victim’s health can be very expensive. A victim and their family should be compensated for expenses such as:
- Hospital, surgery, prescription, and other medical bills
- Future medical bills and related expenses
- The costs of ongoing care, like nursing home care, inpatient hospital care, or in-home care
- The costs of physical therapy or adaptive equipment
- Costs involved in specialized treatments
- Lost wages or lost earning capacity
Types of Brain Damage Claims Our Law Firm Handles
Our firm can help you recover compensation regardless of the type of incident and injury you suffered. We can help if your injury was due to any of the following and other incidents:
- A car, truck, boating, or pedestrian accident
- Workplace incidents or sports accidents
- Defective product use
- Medical malpractice
- Violence, such as physical assault or even child abuse
- A slip and fall incident
- Any other incidents caused by someone else’s negligent behavior
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), fall incidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain damage-related hospitalizations. Also, in 2019, the United States had over 61,000 traumatic brain damage-related deaths. If you suffered brain damage from a fall incident, our firm could handle your claim.
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Our Brain Damage Lawyer Can Help You Recover Damages
Morelli Law Firm understands the factors insurers and courts consider when evaluating brain injury claims and payouts. Therefore, we will consider each factor when constructing your claim or case.
For example, we will consider all the damages you may be owed, including those that can be difficult to calculate, like emotional suffering. We will also account for the other party’s degree of fault for the incident that caused your injury.
Our firm will take complete account of your losses, collecting and organizing medical records, prescription receipts, and more. We will also estimate your financial needs in the future. We will make sure you will be able to afford the medical tests and treatments you need for as long as you need them, and ensure the other party is held responsible for your injury and future health.
Proving Negligence to Secure Compensation for Your Injuries
Establishing fault means establishing negligence, and our firm knows precisely how to do this. First, your attorney will show that the other party owed you a particular duty of care. This duty of care is a responsibility to protect you and others from danger, such as a hazardous construction site.
Another component of proving negligence is that the other party failed to uphold their duty of care, such as by neglecting to block off a hazardous site. Your attorney will gather evidence from sources like medical reports, police reports, and witness statements to show this failure in duty. Your attorney will also present this evidence to the insurer or, if necessary, to a court.
Additional components of proving negligence include showing that the other party’s failure in duty caused your injuries and showing the damages you are suffering. Again, your attorney will be well versed in all of the components of establishing negligence.
Your Time Is Limited in New York to File a Lawsuit Against the At-Fault Party
You can file a personal injury lawsuit if you believe an incident and your brain damage are someone else’s fault and if you want to hold them directly responsible. You may want to file your lawsuit soon since you have only three years to file after an incident, according to CPLR § 214. Likewise, you have only two years and six months to file a medical malpractice lawsuit after an incident, according to CPLR § 214-A.
Consider retaining a lawyer from our law firm right away. Doing this allows them to meet the deadline that applies in your case, and to begin collecting evidence before it expires. For instance, security camera recordings of your incident may be deleted after a certain period of time.
Contact a Brain Damage Attorney in Albany for Help Today
If you or someone you love suffered brain damage in an accident, we want to hear from you. A brain damage lawyer in Albany from Morelli Law Firm can help you pursue the compensation you may be entitled. We can discuss your legal options and how we can help during a free case evaluation. Contact our office today at (212) 751-9800.