If you or a loved one has fallen and experienced a traumatic head injury in New York, you will most definitely need a highly skilled and experienced New York personal injury law firm like Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP, to handle your case.
Slip and fall injuries are an everyday occurrence in New York and across the United States but they do not cause "everyday" injuries. In fact, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention tell us that over one million people will experience a slip and fall accident in the U.S. this year, and approximately 17,000 people will die from it.
There are a multitude of causes, and this type of accident happens to people from all walks of life. Slip and falls can happen at home, at work, on vacation or simply while you're out running errands. Seniors in our society are especially susceptible to falls and need to take considerable care to prevent injuries to themselves.
While many injuries from a slip and fall can be painful and serious, some of the most debilitating symptoms are seen from injuries to the head and brain. These can range from dizziness and headaches to more severe symptoms like seizures, paralysis, personality changes, blindness, deafness and speech impairment. In worst case scenarios, death can and does occur from a slip and fall brain injury.
Litigating a head or brain injury case is a difficult task and one that requires much expertise, strategy and experience from a law firm. One of the reasons is that many of the symptoms of brain injury are hard for even skilled doctors to understand and explain, and even harder to prove in a court of law. That's why you call an experienced New York brain injury lawyer at (212) 986-7353; one that understands your injuries and can work effectively with medical professionals and others to win your case.
An experienced New York slip and fall lawyer knows that the costs for caring for someone with a traumatic head injury can rise into the hundreds of thousands, if not millions of dollars. So the main goal of the attorneys working on your case is a money award that will cover not only your current expenses, but future care. A New York slip and fall injury attorney will also ask for compensation for pain and suffering, and for the dramatic change in quality of the victim's life that often occurs.
As just one example of this, New York attorney, Phil Russotti, won an award of 11.1 million dollars for a client in Queens County Superior Court. Russotti fought and won a difficult battle against defense attorneys who fiercely tried to prove his client was exaggerating or faking his symptoms. Russotti's expertise and detailed work with medical professionals are what ultimately proved the defense wrong and the jury sided with the fall victim.
It's typical of what a defendant can argue during a brain injury case. And that's why you need the experience of the highly skilled lawyers at Wingate, Russotti, Shapiro & Halperin, LLP. They're the New York brain injury attorneys you can trust.
NY Fall Brain Injury Verdicts & Settlements
$4.1 Million Recovery - Construction site ladder fall with brain injury
$1.75 Million Verdict - Slip and fall on ice resulted in injuries to head
$1.7 Million Verdict - Premises liability resulting in mild traumatic brain injury
$750,000 Recovery - Trip and fall resulted in an open head injury