Proving Fault in Brain Injury Cases By Levine & Slavit PLLC on November 20, 2013

Proving Fault in Brain Injury CasesAll kinds of injuries can befall a person over the course of life. Some are minor and recovery is generally good, yet other injuries can have lasting repercussions that may change the rest of a person's life. Because of how dramatic these latter sorts of injuries can be, it's important that victims speak with personal injury attorneys should their life-changing injuries occur as the result of another person or party's negligence.

We'd like to take a few moments right now to consider the nature of brain injuries and why those should be taken so seriously.

What is a brain injury?

Broadly, a brain injury refers to any kind of injury sustained to the brain. This can be physical trauma or even deprivation of oxygen or blood to the brain as well.

Problems Associated with Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can vary based on the cause and severity of the injury. Many people who have suffered multiple concussions or serious trauma to the brain will notice issues with their cognitive abilities and will often suffer from mood disorders as well. Memory lapses, speech problems, and other mental health issues are not uncommon.

These brain injuries can also affect physical ability. Motor skills and coordination can be seriously affected by brain damage and brain injuries. In severe cases, victims of these injuries may be incapable of performing basic tasks that they were able to prior to the injury occurring.

Common Causes of Brain Injury

Some of the most common causes of brain injuries include:

  • Car accidents
  • Assaults
  • Slip and falls injuries
  • Workplace injuries
  • Industrial injuries
  • Medical errors
  • Surgical errors
  • Contact sports injuries
  • Combat sports injuries

Should any of the above affect you or a loved one, it's important that you speak with one of our personal injury and car accident attorneys to help you in the legal process.

What does it mean to prove fault?

Proving fault is extremely important in a personal injury case. This essentially means proving that the other party was responsible for the brain injury incident occurring. By proving this, the victim of the negligent action can seek damages against the responsible party.

How Our Legal Team Will Help You

When examining your case, our lawyers will look at all of the evidence very closely. We will construct a meticulous, airtight version of events that demonstrates that a client's injury occurred or was exacerbated as a direct result of the negligence of another party.

The legal system can be complicated, so our lawyers will fight tenaciously and ensure all of the nuances of law are expertly negotiated. We will seek damages on behalf of the client to address lost wages, diminished earning ability, physical therapy, and other expenses and/or losses that are related to the tragic impact of the brain injury.

Speak with Skilled Personal Injury Attorneys

For more information about all of your legal rights in injury accident cases and instances of negligence, be sure to contact our Long Island personal injury lawyers today. By working with our attorneys, you and your loved ones will have a diligent force for justice and fairness on your side. Our counsel will prove very helpful.

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The law firm of Levine & Slavit, PLLC has served clients in Long Island and the Greater New York City-area since 1957. We are a team of personal injury and wrongful death lawyers who work tirelessly for victims' rights. Our team is licensed and affiliated with the:

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