Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C., well-known as one of the finest personal injury attorneys in New York City, has the courtroom skills to successfully assist you with a brain injury lawsuit. He has a remarkable track record of winning substantial settlements for his clients against those who have caused them harm through reckless, impaired, or distracted driving, or by some other means. He is aware that your brain injury has no doubt caused you unimaginable upheaval and distress and is committed to getting you the justice you and your loved ones deserve.
Having practiced in New York for more than a decade, Mr. Redenburg is exceedingly well-qualified to protect your rights. He has extensive experience as a trial attorney in both state and district courts throughout the five boroughs as well as on Long Island and in Westchester County. You can trust our firm to provide you with aggressive representation and compassionate support. Because we know that brain injuries not only lead to physical pain, mental confusion, and emotional anguish, but to serious financial consequences as well, we will not charge you any attorneys’ fees until we win you damages.
Defining a Brain Injury
Because the brain controls so many parts of the body, brain injuries can affect almost every aspect of human functioning. Depending on which part of the brain is damaged, victims may be left with loss of sight, paralysis, cognitive impairment and a host of other ailments, some of which may require years of rehabilitation and/or lifelong care. With so much hanging in the balance, it is crucial that you have a brain injury attorney with the knowledge and foresight to create a well-crafted legal strategy that takes into account your projected future needs as well as your present ones.
Types of Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are, unfortunately, not uncommon in serious traffic accidents when very heavy vehicles collide, often while traveling at high speeds. The results of accidents involving motorcycles, bicycles, and pedestrians are, of course, all the more likely to result in catastrophic brain injury.
TBIs are classified as either:
- Closed when there is a blow impacting the skull that causes brain swelling or blood clots or
- Open when the skull is actually fractured by a fall or bang, or even by an object penetrating the skull.
Brain injuries are also categorized as mild, moderate or severe depending on how long the patient remains unconscious, confused or disoriented. In the most severe cases, the patient may be unconscious or comatose for a long period or even remain in a vegetative state.
Symptom of Brain Injuries
Not surprisingly, because of the far-reaching functions of the brain, brain injuries can result in a broad range of symptoms, including:
- Loss of consciousness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Dizziness, poor coordination, loss of balance
- Confusion or loss of concentration
- Memory loss or other cognitive problems
- Blurred vision/sensitivity to light or sound
- Sleep and balance problems
- Mood or behavioral changes (e.g. anxiety, belligerence)
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Difficulty speaking
It should be noted that children, especially preverbal children, may show different symptoms than adults since they can’t easily express what they’re feeling. They may manifest lack of appetite, unusual irritability, persistent crying, seizures, sleepiness, and disinterest in favorite activities or toys.
Long-Term Consequences of Brain Injuries
For the most fortunate victims of brain injuries, symptoms may be fairly mild and temporary. With rest and careful monitoring, they may be able to return to their normal activities. Many of our clients, however, are not so lucky. Much depends on whether the brain was deprived of oxygen and, if so, for how long. In some cases, of course, brain injuries result in wrongful death. In such cases, we will fight vigorously for the rights of the loved ones left behind.
If you have suffered a severe traumatic brain injury, you may need immediate surgery and a prolonged period of rehabilitation. Whether or not surgery is necessary in your case, one or more of the adult symptoms mentioned can continue to incapacitate you or restrict your ability to function. You may, for example, continue to have problems with balance or coordination, be partially or completely paralyzed, or continue to have seizures.
It is likely that you will require rehabilitative treatment for years to come, and may have to relearn tasks of daily living, such as walking, bathing, or dressing yourself without assistance.
Whatever your condition, once you become our client, you can depend on the team at Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C. to advocate for you with the vigor and agility that has earned us national recognition. You can also depend on us to treat you with personal concern and respect.
Steps Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C. Will Take on Your Behalf
While you concentrate on resting and recovering, we will be busy:
- Communicating with opposing attorneys and insurance adjusters
- Checking out the site of your accident
- Examining police records and medical reports
- Interviewing witnesses
- Investigating any prior negligence or misconduct in the defendant’s history
- Consulting with experts in related fields who may bolster our case in court
- Keeping you apprised of any important developments in your case
Above all, we will be working tirelessly in your best interests, knowing that this is probably the most challenging time in your life, and aware that your brain injury affects all of the members of your family.
Michael J. Redenburg, Esq. P.C. Knows How to Win Brain Injury Lawsuits
At Michael J. Redenburg, we keep our eye on the ball, always remembering that your cause has become our cause. Legally, you are entitled to compensation both for economic damages and non-economic damages, including:
- Medical and rehabilitation costs
- Lost income and lost earning power
- Property damage or loss
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Extended nursing care
- Alterations to your home to make it accessible
- Permanent scarring or other disfigurement
- Loss of consortium
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Final medical/funeral costs, financial/ emotional support (in cases of wrongful death)
If your brain injury was caused by the other party’s intentional or malicious behavior, we may also be able to win your punitive damages over and above your compensatory ones.
Contact Our NYC Brain Injury Attorney
If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury in New York City or the surrounding counties, contact us promptly for the excellent, effective legal representation you deserve. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start the wheels of justice turning.