Traumatic brain injuries are also known as TBI and are the leading cause of disability and death. This type of injury represents a third of injury-related deaths. A car or truck accident, slip and fall, medical malpractice event, and many other injuries that are caused by a negligent act of another individual could cause a TBI.
A brain injury attorney in Westbury, NY can help a victim or their family with a traumatic brain injury whether it was caused by a personal injury or medical malpractice. A traumatic brain injury can cause temporary or permanent impairment of the victim’s brain function. A victim’s brain can swell, bruise or tear due to blunt trauma to the brain.
Lack of Oxygen
Lack of oxygen to the brain is also called an anoxic brain injury. This type of situation can have severe and life-threatening consequences. The brain cells die due to the lack of oxygen.
A traumatic brain injury is a complex case and this type of case requires legal and medical expertise that a brain injury attorney in Westbury, NY and their staff can offer. The attorney will have medical personnel who will provide a diagnosis, prognosis, and casual connection of the accident and the injury. The attorney will project future loss and current and prior economic loss.
Paying a Brain Injury Attorney
Neither the victim nor their family will ever have to pay an attorney for their services because the attorney will only receive compensation if they win a financial settlement on behalf of the victim. The attorney will take a percentage of the financial settlement. The percentage that the attorney will receive is discussed during a free consultation about the case.
Preparing for Court
When a brain injury attorney is hired, they will immediately begin preparing the case as if it were going to court. Early intervention by an attorney provides a victim with the protection and legal representation they need.
The Law Office of Steven R. Smith will be empathetic with the victim or their family but aggressive with the insurance company and the negligent party. Click here for more information.