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The brain and spinal cord both control some of the most important operations of the human body. For this reason, an injury to either of these areas can be devastating to a victim’s overall health and well-being. When a car or motorcycle accident results in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or a construction accident leaves the victim paralyzed, it is important to obtain all of the evidence surrounding the claim in order to secure the maximum settlement for your injuries. An experienced Bronx personal injury lawyer can help achieve these goals.
Proner & Proner attorneys have experience in working with experts to establish all the damages that may from a brain injury or a spinal cord injury. The different experts that we work with include neurologists, neurosurgeons, neuropsychologists, psychiatrists, vocational rehabilitation experts, psychologists, engineers, and life care planners amongst others.
With brain injury, often times the brain injury is not initially diagnosed at a hospital or may be diagnosed at the hospital but adequate follow-up care is not rendered. With skilled lawyers working with experienced medical practitioners, we can ensure that all damages are documented and that the proper care is delivered to the patient. Further, we ensure that all damages are supported by the medical records which are admissible as evidence. This evidence can be used to support larger awards from a jury and larger settlement offers from insurance adjusters for brain injury patients.
Proner & Proner assists clients with brain and spinal cord injuries and helps them obtain the compensation they need and deserve. Our Bronx lawyers have won multi-million dollar verdicts and settlements in cases involving:
If you sustained a brain injury from an accident that was not your fault, getting fair compensation is a fundamental right. The attorneys of Proner & Proner in the Bronx, NY will work tirelessly to ensure that you get fair compensation for your brain injury. We’ll help you to document all the damages you sustained in your brain injury from an accent that was not your fault. Additionally, depending on the law in the state where your case is being heard, you may be entitled to compensation even if the accident was partially your fault. Only by speaking to experience brain injury attorney will you be able to determine all your rights.
For spinal cord injuries, sometimes the result is paralysis or partial paralysis. The degree of disability varies and depends on the severity and placement of the injury. With spinal cord injuries, victims usually experience partial or total paralysis in one or more limbs, causing motor difficulties, loss of sensation and in some cases problems with bowel and bladder control are persistent. Brain injuries can cause significant problems with memory, speech, thinking, personality and behavioral changes, loss of decision-making ability, uncontrolled anger, and depression. In short, the consequences of either type of injury can be profound.
The extent of injury can affect all of the ongoing daily activities for the spine injury patient. Proner & Proner can work to get all damages documented to get you to help you need, whether it is a special car, modifications to your home with ramps, and other wheelchair accessible modalities. We will also include the cost of future care in your life care plan to present to a jury or to an insurance company adjustor to get you the maximum award for your spinal injury. If you are suffering from a spinal injury that was obtained an accident that was not your fault you need an expert spinal injury attorney to determine your full rights.
If you or a loved one suffered a brain or spinal cord injury in a motorcycle accident, a serious fall, a work-related accident or an auto crash, you owe it to yourself to learn about your legal options. Find out how Proner & Proner in New York City can help you obtain the maximum compensation for your spinal cord or brain injury. Call today for a free initial consultation or contact the firm online.
Attorney Mitchell Proner serves clients across New York and Connecticut and also handles cases throughout the United States.
Do you still have questions about how to pursue a personal injury claim after suffering a brain or spinal cord injury in New York? Continue reading here:
How Much Does It Cost to Meet with an Attorney About My Brain Injury Case?
Your consultation with an attorney at Proner & Proner is free. We don’t get paid unless we get money for our clients. We will pay expenses and get a percentage of the recovery at the end, consistent with local bar association rules.
What If My Brain Injuries Don’t Show on an X-ray or CAT Scan?
While an x-ray typically will show a fractured skull, a CAT scan is the standard test to assess the brain right after injury for evidence of trauma. Often, initial testing does not show any damage. Depending on the circumstances of the accident, the patient may suffer from permanent brain injury. Cognitive testing done by a neurologist and neuropsychologist may reveal decreased memory function, decreased executive skills, or other functional impairments.
At Proner & Proner, we maintain that an accident victim is entitled to financial compensation for all brain injuries — from catastrophic to mild traumatic brain injury — to the extent that the claimant is not at fault for their accident. We can put together a team of trained physicians to assess and diagnose all brain injury and subsequent impairment. These talented practitioners can present these injuries for insurance carriers to offer fair settlement. We will also be prepared to show evidence of the impairment to a jury if the case is to go to trial. We are very experienced in handling closed head injury cases.
How Much Is My NYC Brain Injury Case Worth?
Typically there are several issues that go toward the value of a case. The first issue is determining fault for the accident. Even though you may be partially at fault for the accident, you could still be entitled to compensation.
A second issue is the extent of initial damage and the permanency of your injuries. The degree of permanency of symptoms that cause suffering, anguish, depression, mood swings, sleep loss, or other impairments, along with any loss of earnings or work capacity, will affect the value of the case.
Additionally, if someone loses the ability to pursue a hobby or skill, such as a head injury limiting someone’s ability to play guitar, the value of the case could also be affected.
Lastly, sometimes recovery is limited by the amount of insurance or assets which the individual or company that caused the injury has readily available to pay damages. The financial background of the party we are claiming form and how much insurance they purchased may affect the ultimate value of the personal injury claim.
Personal Injury Verdicts & Settlements
Female, Male: Premises Liability
Lawsuit arising from a hotel fire where homeless families were placed for temporary shelter.
Female, 43: Premises Liability
On the way home from work, our client fell down the steps at a subway station.
Injuries: Acute head trauma with traumatic brain injury
Female, 33: Serious personal injury
Our client fell down the stairs and was knocked unconscious at a New York City subway station.
Injuries: Fractured skull, subsequent seizure disorder
Female: Serious Personal Injury
Our client fell getting off a bus, due to her heel getting caught in a hole.
Injuries: Ankle, Shoulders & Wrist. Required multiple arthroscopic surgeries over a 5 month period and ongoing pain management
Baby Girl, Newborn: Birth injury
Our client suffered a birth injury resulting in Erb’s palsy and partial loss of use of right arm.
Female, 46: Serious personal injury
Our client had an asthma attack and called an ambulance. She arrived at the hospital and advised the EMT not to take her out in the stretcher, as she would walk. The EMT pulled the stretcher and the legs of the stretcher failed to lock, causing the client to fall and flip while strapped to the stretcher.
Injuries: Pinched nerve in spinal cord and neck requiring spinal surgery
Male, 35: Workers' compensation
Our client was changing a pump strainer on a hot air furnace when he stepped on a board and fell through the ceiling.
Injuries: Herniated disc which required surgery
Male, 27: Workers' compensation
Our client was performing routine maintenance on an air conditioner. He had to use a wooden ladder, which slid on a slippery floor, making him fall.
Injuries: Three fractures in his ankle requiring surgery
Male, 32: Premises Liability
Our client fell from a rooftop, through was a hole for air conditioning covered by tar paper.
Injuries: Bilateral shoulder injuries requiring shoulder surgery, right ankle injury
Male, 51: Premises Liability
Our client fell on an icy sidewalk.
Injuries: Trimalleolar fracture of ankle that required surgery
Female, 79: Serious personal injury
A safe fell on our client while shopping at a hardware store.
Injuries: Traumatic brain injury
Female, 51: Premises Liability
Our client tripped and fell on a water hose at front door of the garage where her car was being repaired.
Injuries: Fractured left wrist which required surgery
Female, 23 - Female Child, 3: Serious personal injury
Injuries (Female): Multiple fractures of the arm; facial fractures which required surgery Injuries (Child): Head trauma; facial fractures
Male, 44: Premises Liability
Our client was in a steam room when the sauna produced excessive steam, causing our client serious burns.
Injuries: 2nd and 3rd degree burns to the entire body
Male, 59: Workers' compensation
Our client fell into an elevator shaft at his workplace.
Injuries: Five broken ribs, punctured right lung, liver laceration, soft tissue ankle and hip injuries
Female, 60: Premises Liability
Our client slipped on a wet floor while shopping at a supermarket.
Injuries: Fractured wrist with open reduction and internal fixation
Male, 44: Premises Liability
Our client slipped and fell coming out of a bathroom.
Injuries: Fractured left ankle requiring surgery
Male, 27: Premises Liability
At a grand opening of a store, a storage door fell on our client’s head from a height of 13 feet.
Injuries: Laceration on head, mild traumatic brain injury
Male, 76: Nursing home malpractice
The client was trying to transfer from bed to wheelchair. The home attendant did not put the wheelchair close enough or did not lock it.
Injuries: Broken hip
Female, 34: Premises Liability
Freight elevator doors slammed on our client’s right hand.
Injuries: Right index finger amputated requiring surgery for the revision of the amputation
Female, 63: Premises Liability
Our client was walking towards the subway and fell.
Injuries: Right wrist fracture that required surgery
Female, 74: Premises Liability
Our client fell down an open trap door at a tile store.
Injuries: Broken wrist and a laceration on her forehead
Road Rage Incident
Mitchell Proner spoke in support of NYC motorcycle riders and called on NY lawmakers and police not to overreact to a highly publicized road rage incident or to let that incident cast all motorcyclists in a bad light.
Hit and Run
Attorney Mitchell Proner was on hand when the motorist accused of hitting a female jogger on a road in Central Islip appeared in a New York courtroom to answer charges of leaving the scene of a fatal accident.
Attorney Mitchell Proner, an expert on maritime law, spoke about the similarities between the Costa Concordia ferry disaster and the recent Indonesian ferry accident that killed at least 24 people.