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Brain Injuries

Syracuse Law Firm for Catastrophic Injuries

Brain injuries may be the result of a violent jolt or hit to the head or body. In some cases, brain injuries involve penetration of an object that results in injuries such as torn tissues, bleeding, or bruising. These injuries can result in long term complications. In some cases, they are fatal. When your brain injuries are serious and the result of an accident caused by someone else, you should talk to a trial attorney to get the best available results. Often, insurers will take you more seriously if you are backed by a firm with a record of success. If you sustained brain injuries through the fault of another in Upstate New York, you should discuss your situation with the experienced Syracuse serious injury lawyers of DeFrancisco & Falgiatano.

Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects. Symptoms may include headache, dizziness, speech problems, fatigue, nausea, light sensitivity, sound sensitivity, loss of consciousness, memory issues, excessive sleeping, vomiting, nausea, convulsions, pupil dilation, draining of fluids, loss of coordination, weakness, and paralysis. Serious injuries to the brain may be the result of car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck collisions, falls, violence and various other accidents.

Car Accidents in Syracuse

New York is a no-fault state. In other words, after a car accident, you will need to turn to your own liability insurance to recover certain economy losses arising out of your brain injuries after a car accident caused by someone else court. However, you can reach beyond your no-fault insurance and sue an at-fault party for damages after a car accident if your brain injuries are considered serious.

Truck Accidents

Truck accidents can result in catastrophic injuries. Our lawyers may be able to recover damages by establishing the truck driver’s negligence. We’ll need to show it’s more likely true than not: (1) you were owed a duty of care, (2) breach of the duty of care, (3) causation, and (4) actual damages. However, in order to secure the best possible verdict or settlement, we’ll also need to look closely at the situation to determine whether there are other factors that contributed to your injuries and whether other parties should also be named as defendants and held responsible for damages. Other parties that may bear responsibility include:

  • Trucking company
  • Third party loading company
  • Mechanic
  • Truck manufacturer
  • Other drivers.
Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycle collisions are often devastating to the motorcyclist. Even when you wear a helmet, you may be left with a traumatic brain injury. In some instances, motorcyclists have a traumatic brain injury that proves to be fatal after some time in the hospital. In that situation, you may be able to recover damages.

Premises Liability Lawsuits in Syracuse

If you sustained brain injuries due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property in New York, you would need to show the following is more likely true than not:

  • You were lawfully on another’s property or if you weren’t there lawfully, the owner knew you were trespassing on the property
  • The owner of the property knew or should have known about the dangerous condition on the property, yet didn’t repair it, rope it off, or warn about the condition
  • The negligence caused your injuries.
Medical Malpractice

When you undergo brain surgery or seek other medical care, you likely assume your doctor is trustworthy. Unfortunately, some doctors make serious errors that result in brain injuries. If you sustain traumatic brain injuries as a result of a doctor’s breach of the professional duty of care, you may be able to recover damages in a medical malpractice lawsuit.

Damages

Many people don’t have enough saved in case of serious injuries. If we can establish a defendant’s liability for your brain injuries, we may be able to recover compensatory damages. These are damages meant to make you whole. They include:

  • Medical bills
  • Loss of income
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Out-of-pocket costs.
Aim for the Best Results with an Experienced Brain Injuries Law Firm

In choosing a lawyer, it’s important to consider trial experience, reviews, and a strong record of success. If you sustained brain injuries in Upstate New York, you should call the experienced Syracuse attorneys of DeFrancisco & Falgiatano. We have more than 3 decades of experience representing accident victims and have obtained more than $100 million in personal injury awards. Our lawyers are members of the Million Dollar and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forums. We represent clients with serious injuries in Rochester, Auburn, Watertown, Oswego, Lowville, Wampsville, Canandaigua, Lyons, Ithaca, Cooperstown, Oneida, Utica, Herkimer, Binghamton, and Elmira. Insurers and businesses know we are not afraid to take your case to trial if they don’t offer you a fair settlement. Fill out our online form or call us at 315-479-9000.

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"We were very impressed with how Jeff DeFrancisco represented us at trial and we were extremely happy when the jury found in our favor." D.M., Auburn, NY
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"I cannot express in words what an awesome job Charlie Falgiatano and Jean Marie Westlake did in representing my family in my mother's case at trial. There can never be enough thank-yous." D.L., Cortland, NY
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"I suffered a serious injury as a result of medical malpractice. My husband and I retained Jeff DeFrancisco to assist us in this case. We were extremely happy with his representation and highly recommend him." Kelley R., Syracuse, NY
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Since the insurance company was unwilling to settle the matter my case ultimately went to trial. At trial Jeff DeFrancisco did an absolutely amazing job by obtaining a very favorable result for me." T.H., Oneida, NY
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"I highly recommend DeFrancisco & Falgiatano - Charlie represented me for a medical malpractice case. He is the best of the best. He is friendly and I am very happy with the representation he provided." Roger N., Oneida, NY