Brain Injury Attorney in Buffalo
Helping Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury Fight for Fair Compensation
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) calls brain injuries a “silent epidemic” in our country. Nearly three million Americans seek professional medical attention for concussions or traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) every year. In far too many cases, injured victims are left dealing with long-term, sometimes permanent impairments. Head injuries vary widely in their causes, effects, and severity. That being said, they share an important commonality: all brain injuries require immediate medical attention.
At Richmond Vona, LLC, our Buffalo brain injury attorneys are compassionate and effective advocates for brain injury victims. We have the skills and experience needed to handle a full range of personal injury cases, including catastrophic brain injury claims. When it comes to your recovery, do not accept less than you deserve. We will stand up against negligent parties and insurance companies, and we will fight for you.
To schedule a free consultation with an experienced personal injury lawyer at our firm, please contact us today: (716) 300-5885.
Know the Symptoms of a Brain Injury
Concussions and traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) always require emergency medical attention. Unfortunately, for a number of different reasons, these injuries are notoriously difficult to diagnose. As a consequence, many people do not get proper medical treatment. Not only do brain injuries manifest differently in different patients, but these injuries also often occur with a delayed onset. In fact, an injured person may not feel the full effects of a serious brain injury for as much as 96 hours—or even longer.
Some of the symptoms of a moderate concussion include:
- Sudden anxiety
- Loss of memory
With a more severe concussion or TBI, the immediate symptoms are typically more pronounced, but not always. They may include immediate memory loss, slurred speech, pupil dilation, total disorientation, and loss of consciousness. Any time you believe you or someone else has suffered a serious blow to the head or may possibly have a brain injury, seek immediate medical attention regardless of whether or not symptoms are presents.
Compensation in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
Brain injury claims can be especially challenging. Too often, large corporations and big insurance companies try to resolve these cases without accounting for an injured victim’s long-term damages. All future damages and intangible losses must be fully accounted for as part of any settlement offer or trial verdict. Do not accept less than you and your family rightfully deserve.
At Richmond Vona, LLC, our Buffalo traumatic brain injury attorneys are committed to helping victims of TBI and other head and neck injuries maximize their financial support.
You may be eligible to recover compensation for:
- Emergency room care
- Medical bills and expenses
- Long-term rehabilitative services
- Mental health treatment
- Lost wages
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Reduced quality of life
Additionally, in the event that a loved one dies due to head trauma or a brain injury, certain surviving family members may file a wrongful death lawsuit and seek compensation for medical expenses associated with the brain injury, funeral costs, loss of financial support, and loss of love, companionship, and guidance.
Holding Negligent Parties Accountable
For the most part, brain injury claims are negligence claims. They are brought on the grounds that the victim’s injuries occurred, at least in part, because of the careless or reckless actions or inactions of the defendant. As an example, an injured motorcyclist may have a brain injury claim against an intoxicated driver. Alternatively, a slip and fall accident victim may bring a claim because a business failed to clean up a spill that was reported.
Regardless of the specific circumstances of the case, all successful personal injury claims are built on a strong foundation of supporting evidence. If you or your family member suffered a brain injury, it’s important that you reach out to a personal injury attorney who knows how to hold negligent defendants accountable.
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At Richmond Vona, LLC, our lawyers have extensive experience handling a full range of brain injury claims. If you or your family member suffered a serious head injury in an accident, our firm is here to help. Call us today for a free, no-commitment review of your case. With an office located in Buffalo, we handle catastrophic injury claims throughout Western New York, including in Hamburg, Lancaster, Depew, North Tonawanda, and Niagara Falls.
Contact us online or by phone at (716) 300-5885 to schedule your free initial consultation.
What is the statute of limitations for a brain injury claim in New York?
The relevant statute of limitations may vary depending on how the brain injury occurred. That being said, the vast majority of brain injury claims in New York are subject to a three-year statute of limitations (N.Y. C.P.L.R. § 214).
What is the Glasgow Coma Scale?
The Glasgow Coma Scale is a neurological assessment designed to create objective measures for diagnosing brain injuries and similar medical conditions. It is used to determine a person’s level of consciousness after an accident.
What treatments and therapies will aid in rehabilitation?
Injured victims may benefit from psychological counseling, physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, and much more. If you or your loved one sustained a concussion or TBI in an accident, it is imperative that you get access to the right medical services and rehabilitative care immediately.
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