Every year, thousands of people across the nation (including many in New York) suffer traumatic injuries that change their lives forever. Although there are many types of catastrophic injuries, a brain injury, in particular, is often most serious. Surprisingly, it takes far less blunt force than one might think to cause a devastating injury to the brain.
Many such injuries occur as the results of motor vehicle collisions. Others have suffered after falling from high places, or, having heavy objects fall on top of their heads while standing on level ground. Regardless the events leading up to severe head trauma, the aftermath of such situations are often wrought with suffering and challenge as victims try to achieve as full of a recovery as possible.
While it would be nice to think that all one has to do to recover is seek appropriate medical attention and get lots of rest, this is far from reality in most brain injury situations. In fact, many suffer partial or full permanent disabilities that affect all aspects of their lives (and those of their families). Some are no longer able to work. Many marriages suffer serious trials as spouses do their best to adapt to new lifestyles that involve ongoing medical care and much needed living assistance. Finances, too, often become strained as families struggle to make ends meet and cover expenses directly related to their situations.
At Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP, we are prepared to help any person who has suffered a brain injury because of another party or parties' negligence. If you have questions regarding the civil justice system and how to seek recovery for your losses, you may contact our New York office to arrange a consultation. We are committed to helping you get the care you need and the compensation you deserve for the suffering you've endured.