Heading 1

oresky & associates pllcoresky & associates pllc

Concussion Injury

Over$500 million Won!*

Your Legal Status Doesn't Matter

314+ Reviews with
Average Rate of 4.9

  • construction accident

    $9.9 Million

  • construction accident

    $18 Million

    verdict

  • construction accident

    $7.5 Million

  • jacob oresky
  • accidentes lawyer
  • accident attorneys ny
  • abogado jacob
  • oresky & associates
  • oresky law
the best personal injury attorney

Your Trusted NYC Concussion injury Lawyers

Concussions are often referred to as “mild traumatic brain injuries” or mild TBIs. The term “mild” makes the head trauma sound minor. However, a concussion injury can have long-term symptoms and lasting effects that disrupt a victim’s life. A Queens personal injury lawyer can help you seek compensation if you’re dealing with losses due to a concussion injury. Learn more here.

What Is a Concussion Injury?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a concussion can be caused by a bump, jolt, or blow to the head. It is a form of traumatic brain injury.

A concussion can also occur when the head is violently shaken or jerked back and forth. The movement causes the brain to “bounce” within the skull, striking the bone in one or more locations.

The treatment for a concussion generally includes rest and time. Mild concussions typically heal without further medical intervention within a few weeks.

However, concussions can disrupt brain function, resulting in cognitive, emotional, and physical symptoms that could last months or years. An individual might require medications, surgery, and rehabilitation for severe concussions.

What Are the Effects of a Concussion Injury?

Depending on the severity of the concussion, a person could experience mild to severe symptoms immediately after an injury or over the next few days.

Signs and symptoms of a concussion include:

  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Dizziness
  • Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
  • Nausea
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of coordination and/or dexterity
  • Confusion
  • Lethargy or fatigue
  • Lightheadedness
  • Problems with attention, memory, thinking, or concentration
  • Changes in mood, sleep patterns, and behavior

It is crucial to seek immediate medical attention for a brain injury. Mild symptoms could worsen, indicating that the brain injury is not as “mild” as you might have assumed. Repeated bouts of nausea or vomiting, seizures, convulsions, weakness or numbness in the legs or arms, and increased confusion or agitation could indicate a severe brain injury.

Some individuals may suffer from postconcussive syndrome (PCS). Common symptoms include emotional, physical, behavioral, and cognitive changes. Instead of a concussion resolving itself in 10 or 14 days, symptoms last much longer. PCS occurs when the accident victim experiences concussion symptoms for over three months.

Research has shown that mild TBIs or concussions that result in PCS can have long-term effects. The result could be an impairment that affects the person’s ability to work or perform daily activities necessary to care for themselves and their family.

Concussion Injury

How Are Concussions Rated for Severity?

Doctors use various diagnostic tools to identify concussions and traumatic brain injuries. Doctors typically use the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS) to rate a concussion as mild, moderate, or severe.

The test measures a person’s:

  • Motor response
  • Eye response
  • Verbal response

Doctors generally consider the loss of consciousness for any length of time as an indication of a severe concussion. Depending on the person’s score on the GCS and other symptoms, the doctor might perform additional imaging tests to determine the extent of the head injury, including MRIs, CT scans, and x-rays.

What Are Common Causes of a Concussion Injury?

A concussion injury generally occurs when the person receives a blunt force injury to the head. It is called a closed head injury because there is not a penetrating injury. However, there could be bruising and lacerations.

A concussion can also be caused when the head is jerked violently. Examples could include a fall or an explosive blast.

Accidents that can cause blunt force trauma include, but are not limited to:

Individuals who have sustained prior concussion injuries are at a higher risk of sustaining another concussion in an accident. However, that does not mean the person who caused the current accident is not liable for damages. Being more likely to suffer a concussion does not release liability for causing an injury.

Get Expert Legal Help 
for Your Concussion Injury

Reach out now for professional legal support and to explore your options for compensation and justice. Your recovery journey begins here.

Free Consultation

How Do You Recover Compensation for a Concussion Injury?

Injury and accident victims have the burden of proving that another party caused their injury before they can recover compensation for damages. A Queens brain injury lawyer will handle the accident investigation and gather evidence proving causation and fault for the accident that resulted in your brain injury.

Once your lawyer establishes liability for a concussion injury, they will demand full compensation for all damages you sustained.

In most cases, personal injury victims can recover reimbursement for their economic damages, including:

  • The cost of medical treatment and care
  • The loss of income, wages, salaries, and benefits
  • Out-of-pocket expenses and costs
  • The cost of physical therapy, occupational therapy, and other forms of rehabilitation
  • Assistance with household chores and personal care

You could also be entitled to future damages if you sustain a permanent impairment from a concussion. These damages could include compensation for ongoing medical treatment, personal care, long-term nursing care, and future loss of earning capacity.

Additionally, you can recover compensation for your non-economic damages.

Pain and suffering damages include:

  • Physical suffering and pain
  • Mental anguish and trauma
  • Permanent disabilities and impairments
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Emotional distress
  • A decrease in your quality of life

Typically, as the severity of your concussion increases, the value of your damages increases. For example, a person with a severe concussion might require extensive rehabilitative therapy. They may also be out of work for longer periods of time, or they might not be able to earn as much as they did before the concussion.

Your lawyer might work with medical specialists and other expert witnesses to determine the extent of your damages. They’ll work to hold the at-fault party financially accountable for all damages you sustain.

Can I Recover Compensation for a Concussion If I Am Partly to Blame?

New York has a pure comparative fault standard for personal injury cases. An injured party is not barred from receiving compensation for damages, even if they are partially to blame for the cause of their injury. Instead, the person’s compensation is reduced by their percentage of fault.

For example, suppose a jury decides that you are 10% at fault for the cause of the car accident that resulted in your concussion. The jurors award you $750,000 in damages.

Because you were 10% at fault, your compensation is reduced by $75,000. That amount is 10% of the total compensation award.

Insurance companies often try to shift blame for the cause of an injury to the victim so they can undervalue a claim. Talking to an insurance adjuster without legal counsel could give the company evidence to use against you. Before you agree to make a statement or answer questions about your concussion injury, talk with a lawyer about your case.

Contact a Queens Personal Injury Lawyer for a Free Consultation After Sustaining a Concussion Injury

You deserve fair and just compensation for a traumatic brain injury. contact us at  Oresky & Associates, PLLC to schedule a free consultation and discuss your concussion with an experienced Queens personal injury lawyer (718) 993-9999. Let’s work together to resolve your claim so that you have the money for the resources you need as you continue to move forward after a concussion injury.

oresky

    Why Choose Oresky & Associates, PLLC to Handle Concussion Injury?

    At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, our three decades of experience in New York's legal landscape have equipped us with the skills to handle complex spinal cord injury claims successfully. We pride ourselves not only on our record of substantial verdicts and settlements but also on our individualized approach to each client. Your recovery and satisfaction are at the heart of our mission.

    Free Initial Consultation

    Begin exploring your legal options with a complimentary consultation at Oresky & Associates, PLLC. Our empathetic and knowledgeable team is ready to assess your spinal cord injury claim, offering expert advice and outlining potential strategies without any financial commitment from your side.

    Available 24/7

    Understanding that accidents and legal needs can arise unexpectedly, our dedicated attorneys are at your service around the clock. Regardless of the time or day, we are here to offer our support and legal expertise whenever you need us.

    Your Legal Status Doesn’t Matter

    At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we uphold the principle that justice should be accessible to all, regardless of legal status. We are committed to providing exceptional legal representation to every client, focusing solely on helping you secure the compensation and justice you deserve.

    No Fee Unless We Win

    Our commitment to your case is reinforced by our contingency fee structure. This means our professional fees are only applicable if we secure a win for you, aligning our goals with your success and ensuring our vested interest in obtaining the best possible outcome for your spinal cord injury claim.

    Meet Our New York Personal Injury Attorneys

    Excellent law firm. Steven Labell, a highly skilled attorney at the firm is a dedicated advocate for his clients. I highly recommend their services.

    Steven Eisner

    I am so appreciative of Oresky and Associates! They are professional, knowledgeable and always responsive to all of my calls. They made me feel very comfortable with each step of the process and worked hard to achieve the best outcome. I couldn’t be happier and will always highly recommend!

    Cristina Martínez Quevedo

    Oresky is a great attorney who really listens and helps his clients. I have referred to multiple family members and friends and everyone has been very happy with their services. His staff is knowledgeable and caring. If you've suffered and accident don't hesitate, call Oresky.

    Juan

    new york accident attorneysnew york accident attorneys

    Schedule Your Free Consultation Now

    Don't wait to get the help you need. Contact Oresky & Associates, PLLC today for a free consultation, our expert team is ready to assist you.

    * Communication through our website does not establish an attorney-client relationship between you and Oresky & Associates, PLLC

    Average Response Time is 24 hours

    Thank you!

    Your message has been submitted

    Oops! Something went wrong while submitting the form.