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The effects of a traumatic brain injury on both the victim and his or her family can be devastating, especially if it was obtained in an accident caused by the negligence of another party. Personal injury cases involving a head or brain injury can very complex. If you or someone close to you has sustained a brain injury as the result of someone else’s negligence, you need the help of an attorney who is equipped to handle your personal injury claim.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

Unfortunately, brain injuries happen far too often. Some of these injuries are fairly minor while others are life-changing. Some common causes of brain injuries include:

  • Car Accidents: Car accidents cause a large portion of brain injuries. Drivers and passengers are in danger of suffering these injuries if they hit their heads on a steering wheel or another object during an accident.
  • Medical Malpractice: Severe cases of medical malpractice could lead to brain injuries. For example, if an anesthesiologist gave a patient too much or too little anesthesia, the patient could experience brain damage as a result.
  • Slip and Fall Accidents: Brain injuries can also result from slip and fall accidents. There are certain conditions that can lead to these types of accidents, including ice, water, loose carpeting, and uneven surfaces.

Statute of Limitations for Personal Injury Lawsuits

If you plan to file a personal injury lawsuit, it’s important to be aware of the statute of limitations. In New York, the statute of limitations to file a personal injury lawsuit is generally three years. If a brain injury was caused by medical malpractice, there may be even less time to file a claim, as the statute of limitations on medical malpractice is 2.5 years. Be sure to act quickly.

Contact Swerling Law today to schedule a consultation.

$10,500,000

To a man who was assaulted at a restaurant and sustained a traumatic brain injury.

$3,250,000

Settlement to a barista who slipped and fell on a defective stairwell while working for Starbucks who sustained back injuries requiring multiple surgeries in 2012.

$3,000,000

Settlement to a woman who was assaulted and sustained back/hip injuries in 2015.

$2,325,000

To a man who sustained back injuries when he was a passenger in the car that rear ended another car.

$1,415,000

Verdict to a high school student who was assaulted by a school dean during her lunch period dislocating her hip in 2014.

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