Death and Catastrophic Injury
Catastrophic Injury Attorney New York & Long Island
Suffering a catastrophic injury is a life-changing experience that can result in significant and prolonged emotional and financial hardship. At Levine and Slavit, we are committed to protecting victims’ rights and helping them obtain financial compensation for their injuries. If you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord or brain injury, our lawyers can help. Serving New York, including Manhattan and Brooklyn, our team has the experience, knowledge, resources, and drive needed to bring about successful case resolutions for our clients. If you are seeking legal counsel, please contact our New York law office today to schedule a free consultation and case review.
A traumatic brain injury, commonly referred to as a TBI, is caused by a sudden trauma to the head that results in damage to the brain. A TBI can be caused by an open or closed head injury, such as a concussion or scull fracture, and the symptoms include nausea, headache, unconsciousness, amnesia, and permanent mental disability. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), approximately 1.4 million Americans suffer traumatic brain injuries every year, and of these, about 50,000 die from their injuries. Common causes of TBI include:
If you have suffered a brain injury that has prevented you from working or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury, our lawyers can help. Serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, and Greater New York City, our team of attorneys and legal assistants can protect your legal rights and interests. Depending on the circumstances of your case, we can assist you in obtaining compensation for medical costs, rehabilitation costs, loss of wages, and pain and suffering. In the event that someone you love has suffered a TBI, our attorneys can help you file a personal injury lawsuit on the victim’s behalf. In such instances, we will work tirelessly to help you obtain compensation that is sufficient to cover a lifetime of medical costs and lost wages.
Spinal Cord Injury
The CDC reports that nearly 11,000 people suffer a spinal cord injury every year in the United States, and there are approximately 200,000 Americans living with spinal cord injuries. A severe spinal cord injury can result in loss of motor function, paraplegia (partial paralysis), and quadriplegia (paralysis of all four limbs), and can significantly limit a person’s ability to care for himself or herself and live independently. The following are among the more common causes of spinal cord injury:
- Auto accidents – the leading cause of spinal cord injury for persons under age 65
- Falls – the leading cause of spinal cord injury for persons 65 and older
- Sports and recreation activities – The CDC indicates that sports-related injuries cause approximately 18 percent of all spinal cord injuries
At Levine and Slavit, we understand the severity of suffering a spinal cord injury. During our time serving Manhattan, Brooklyn, the Bronx, and Greater New York City, we have witnessed firsthand how spinal cord injuries affect our clients and their families. We have an unwavering dedication to helping those who have been injured, and we can offer our legal knowledge and experience if you or someone you love has suffered a spinal cord injury.
Contact Our Lawyers Serving New York
If you or someone you love has suffered a catastrophic injury, the team at Levine and Slavit can protect your rights. Rest assured that our firm will work diligently to obtain a successful resolution for your case. To schedule a free consultation regarding a spinal cord injury or brain injury, contact our lawyers today. We proudly serve the New York metropolitan area, including the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens, Long Island, and Westchester.