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Brain injuries are common outcomes in many types of accidents, but brain stem injuries are often especially problematic. These serious injuries can easily leave someone with serious health issues. Such injuries can even kill the victim. If you or a loved one suffered a brain stem injury, you may be entitled to compensation. Our Westchester County construction accident attorneys may be able to help.

How Can Brain Stem Injuries Affect Accident Victims?

The primary issue with brain stem injuries is that this part of the brain is responsible for managing so many important functions. Your brain stem can help regulate breathing, swallowing, and balance, along with plenty of other things that you never think about when you’re healthy and your body is functional.

So people with brain stem injuries can exhibit slurred speech, balance problems, and nausea or vomiting. They may also struggle to eat and drink due to swallowing problems. Some of these issues could only be addressed through a lot of therapy and other expensive treatments.

What Are Common Causes of Brain Stem Injuries?

Many types of accidents can cause brain stem injuries. We’ve worked with clients who got hurt in:

  • Car or truck accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Sports accidents
  • Construction and other workplace accidents
  • Acts of violence

If you have an injury that is going to result in significant medical bills, missed work, and other expenses, we are ready to help you.

Can I Sue Over an Injury or Wrongful Death?

If the accident that caused the injury of you or your loved one was caused by someone else, we can help you sue for damages. You can pursue compensation that can help reimburse you and your family for things like:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning potential
  • Mental anguish
  • Pain from disability or disfigurement

If your loved one passes away due to a brain stem injury, you can sue for wrongful death damages. These are meant to make up for their economic contribution to your household as well as the loss of companionship you are experiencing.

How Long Do I Have to Take Legal Action?

You usually have three years to sue after an accident in New York. We suggest acting as quickly as possible though. When you contact our lawyers early on, it can make it easier for us to secure evidence and build your case. It’s also important to remember that the sooner you begin your lawsuit, the sooner you could have your compensation in your hands.

Talk to a Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If you want to pursue a personal injury claim, you don’t have to fight for fair compensation on your own. Contact Hausman & Pendzick to schedule a consultation with our team. Our lawyers are ready to assist you.