Brain Injury Lawyer in Kingston, NY
Injured? Retain Award-Winning Representation Today!
One of the most severe injuries that a person can suffer is a debilitating
brain injury. When a person receives considerable blunt force trauma to
the head, permanent damage and sometimes death can result. If a catastrophic
accident has caused you or a loved one to suffer a brain injury, a
Kingston personal injury attorney from Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor, P.C. can fight for your
rights in court and maximize your chances of securing a fair settlement.
Our firm stands apart for the following reasons:
- More than 100 years of collective experience
Six attorneys in
Super Lawyers® - more than any firm in Ulster County
- Millions of dollars recovered for our clients
- No recovery, no fee
Give our office a call today at (845) 340-4878 to discuss your situation
with one of our experienced legal professionals.
Causes of Brain Injuries
A brain injury can result from a variety of accidents, including:
More than half of all traumatic brain injuries are the result of some kind
of vehicle collision, as the force of impact can cause a person’s
head to strike the steering wheel or windshield of their vehicle at high
speed, causing varying amounts of damage.
Symptoms of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries often result in permanent disability, requiring round-the-clock
care in some cases. Since the brain is the main sensory and cognitive
processing center of the body, any sort of damage to this area can have
Brain damage can be indicated following symptoms:
- Reduced cognitive function
- Headaches & nausea
- Memory loss
- Inability to communicate
- Loss of motor skills
- Mood changes
- Coma and loss of consciousness
Not all brain injuries have immediate symptoms. In fact, some injuries such as
chronic traumatic encephalopathy may not display symptoms for years after a person experiences head trauma,
gradaually worsening over time. For this reason, if you should experience
any of the above symptoms, it is imperative that you seek medical help
Different Ways to Treat Traumatic Brain Injuries
Assessing and treating a brain injury is a far more complicated problem
than most other types of illnesses and injuries that can afflict someone.
Specialized doctors are required to pinpoint all of the varied consequences
of a brain injury, which can be as varied as slurred speech to insomnia.
In most cases, there will not be one single form of treatment that can
alleviate all the symptoms and harm caused by a brain injury. Long and
arduous medicinal, surgical, and therapeutic processes may be necessary
for a victim of a brain injury to recover.
Treatment of a brain injury is often a three phase process:
Initial treatment: A trauma surgeon must lead a team of specialists – a neurosurgeon,
orthopedic surgeon, and others – during emergency medical procedures
in the hospital. Depending on the extent and cause of the brain injury,
initial treatment could include surgery. When the patient is stabilized,
a full nursing staff at the specialized trauma care unit will be tasked
to monitor the patient during their stay.
Long-term treatment: When a patient must stay in the hospital for weeks on end, or return frequently
for checkups, it is called long-term treatment. Additional treatments
could be as benign as a blood test for potential infections or as exhausting
and dangerous as further surgeries to correct a condition that did not
previously exist or could not be previously addressed.
Rehabilitation: A patient must return “back to normal” after a brain injury
through extensive, if not lifelong, rehabilitation programs. Common rehabilitation
programs needed after a brain injury include speech & language therapy,
physical therapy, regular psychiatric evaluations, occupational therapy,
and cognitive therapy.
All of the different forms of brain injury treatment may not only be necessary
for the patient to live independently again but will also be incredibly
expensive. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, you must
not let the fear of costly treatments prevent you from seeking the care
necessary to recover. With a strong and properly constructed personal
injury claim, initial treatment, long-term care, and rehabilitation programs
can all be paid through fair compensation for your brain injury.
How a Personal Injury Claim Can Help You
Depending on the circumstances of your injuries, you may be eligible to
recover a wide range of monetary damages by filing a personal injury claim
with the assistance of a skilled lawyer from one of our offices in Kingston,
Poughkeepsie, Ellenville, and New York City. If your injuries were the result of another
party's negligence, you may be entitled to reimbursement for losses
related to present and future medical expenses, lost wages, lost earning
potential, and pain and suffering.
If your loved one unfortunately passed away due to a brain injury,
wrongful death benefits can also be sought for loss of personal relationship, lost income,
emotional distress, and funeral expenses. Since compensation will vary
on a case-by-case basis, we urge you to contact our firm to evaluate your
Contact Mainetti, Mainetti & O’Connor, P.C. Today!
Our Kingson personal injury attorneys understand the anguish you must be
experiencing, and we are prepared to stand by your side and help you get
through this difficult time. Upon an examination of the circumstances
of your injuries, we can determine the most appropriate course of action
to pursue and walk you through the appropriate legal processes. Preserving
your wellbeing is our top priority, and we are willing to do everything
within our power in the pursuit of a desirable outcome for your situation.
Request a complimentary consultation
today to get started!