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Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), ranging from mild TBIs to severe brain injuries, are among the most severe and life-altering injuries a person can endure. The impact of a TBI can be devastating, not only to the victim but also to their families. In New York, if you or a loved one has suffered a TBI due to someone else’s negligence, including closed head injuries or open head injuries, the New York City Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb are here to help you navigate the complex legal landscape and seek the compensation you deserve.

Understanding New York Traumatic Brain Injury Cases

Traumatic brain injuries can occur in a variety of settings, often as the result of motor vehicle accidents, truck accidents, slips, falls, and sports injuries. Brain injury victims may face a long road to recovery, requiring extensive medical treatment, physical therapy, and support. Brain injury survivors need skilled legal representation to navigate New York’s legal system, focusing on the statute of limitations, understanding negligence, and building a compelling case to secure financial relief for medical expenses, lost wages, and other associated costs.

Why Choose a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer from Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb in New York City

Choosing the right legal representation can significantly impact the outcome of your brain injury claim. At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, our New York City Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers bring extensive experience, knowledge, and resources to support our clients through every step of their legal journey. Our law firm is committed to fighting for the maximum compensation possible, reflecting our dedication to serving our clients with compassion, professionalism, and personalized attention.

Exploring the Causes and Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries can result from various incidents, each leading to different types and severities of injuries. Understanding the cause and nature of a TBI, whether it’s a mild TBI, severe TBI, or brain trauma, is crucial for developing an effective legal strategy. Our team at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb is adept at handling cases across the spectrum of brain injuries, ensuring that our clients receive comprehensive legal support tailored to their specific needs.

Understanding the Medical and Legal Implications of Brain Injuries

When dealing with a traumatic brain injury, understanding both the medical and legal aspects of head injury is crucial for securing justice and proper care. Injuries such as brain tissue damage, head trauma, and skull fractures can have lasting impacts on an individual’s mental abilities and overall brain function. These injuries can result from a variety of incidents, including car accidents, truck accidents, serious injuries from falls, or medical malpractice.

New York brain injury attorneys are pivotal in identifying the right legal options in the aftermath of an injury-caused scenario. Victims and their families must navigate complex legal waters to recover compensation that covers all aspects of their recovery. This may include compensation for immediate medical needs, ongoing care, and the broader recovery process. It’s essential to work with a NYC brain injury lawyer who understands the nuances of such cases, including working with the Brain Injury Association to stay updated on the latest research and resources.

Victims of severe brain injuries often face challenges that go beyond physical recovery. The emotional and cognitive repercussions of these injuries, which can significantly impair normal functioning and lead to mood swings, require comprehensive strategies that address both the immediate and long-term needs of the accident victim.

Our legal team is prepared to advocate fiercely on your behalf, leveraging our expertise to ensure that you receive the full compensation you deserve. We strive to secure brain injury verdicts that reflect the severity of the impact on victims and their surviving family members, ensuring that all parties affected by the injury are considered in the legal process.

Seeking Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries

Securing adequate compensation is essential for victims of traumatic brain injuries to cover medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost income, and other damages. The legal process for pursuing a brain injury claim involves proving negligence, quantifying losses, and negotiating with insurance companies.

At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, our New York City Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers are experts at navigating these challenges, striving to achieve the best possible outcome for our clients. We understand the importance of securing financial relief to facilitate the recovery process and rebuilding after a TBI.

Statute of Limitations and Legal Action in New York

In New York, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims, including TBIs, sets a deadline for filing a lawsuit. Understanding these legal timelines is critical for ensuring your right to compensation is preserved. The team at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb can help you understand the specific deadlines applicable to your case and take timely legal action. We are dedicated to guiding our clients through the legal process with expertise and empathy, ensuring that your rights are protected and your case is positioned for success.

If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, don’t navigate the legal process alone. Contact the New York City Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers at Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb today at 800-PAIN-LAW for a free case evaluation. Let us help you seek compensation and secure the compensation you need and deserve to move forward with your life.

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Working with Harris Keenan & Goldfarb

STEP 1Submit Your Case for a Free Evaluation

Provide us with the details of your situation for a comprehensive and free evaluation. It’s important for us to understand the specifics of your case thoroughly. While submission does not guarantee our representation, every case is reviewed meticulously to assess how we can offer our support.

STEP 2We Handle the Details, You Focus on Recovery

If we proceed with your case, our experienced legal team will manage every aspect of your case, allowing you to concentrate on your recovery. From rigorous investigations to handling all negotiations and paperwork, we ensure that every detail is covered with the utmost professionalism and dedication.

STEP 3Pursue Comprehensive Compensation

Should we represent you, our aim is to secure the compensation you deserve for your injuries and losses. This includes covering medical bills, compensating for lost wages, and addressing pain and suffering. We commit to diligently advocating for your rights, striving for a resolution that supports your recovery and future well-being..

How a New York City Injury Lawyer Can Help:


Investigate your case and get the evidence needed to build a strong case


Help submit insurance claims


Make sure you get the medical treatment you need


Communicate and negotiate with insurance companies on your behalf


File paperwork and make sure no deadlines are missed


Represent you in court, if necessary


Get full and fair compensation for your injuries and damages

Over $500 Million in Verdicts and Settlements

Our track record showcases over $500 million won for our clients. Each victory underlines our commitment to justice and client care. Explore our impact, case by case.



A Brooklyn jury awarded Mr. Vargas $17.5 million for the City of New York’s violation of his civil rights for failing to provide him medical care while in custody. The jury found that the police officers involved failed to provide the necessary medical treatment and awarded $17.5 million to Mr. Vargas.



Harris Keenan & Goldfarb partners Seth Harris and Sheri Holland obtained a $4,730,398.00 jury verdict on behalf of our client who tripped and fell at a private apartment building in the Bronx, suffering a broken foot that developed a very painful, permanent neurological condition called Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy (“RSD”).



A Bronx jury awarded John Doe over $12 million for an accident on a construction site. John Doe was working when a piece of scaffold weighing 35 pounds fell, striking John Doe in the lower back. John Doe suffered a herniated disc requiring surgical removal of a portion of the disc and permanent nerve damage.



A Bronx jury awarded $10.5 million to the mother of Malcolm Ferguson, who was wrongfully shot and killed by the New York City Police Department. The police officer, Louis Rivera, also a defendant in the case, was found to have used excessive force in violation of Malcolm Ferguson’s civil rights as protected under the United States Constitution.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff William Cardoza $4 million for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Mr. Cardoza was pepper-sprayed and repeatedly hit with a police nightstick. As a result, Mr. Cardoza sustained injuries to his hand and finger.



The firm’s client, a 33-year-old teacher’s assistant, was scalded by an espresso machine that exploded while the defendant’s employee was demonstrating how the machine worked. The client was a customer at the defendant’s coffee shop on the date of the accident and suffered first-degree burns to her right (dominant) hand.



The firm represented the mother- decedent and her infant son. During the decedent’s admission to the defendant hospital, the defendant dispensed anesthesia during an epidural to the decedent in an inadequate manner. The mother-decedent suffered personal injuries and wrongful death due to the defendant’s failure to properly administer epidural anesthesia.



Mr.Brennan fell from approximately 25 feet while working on a construction project. He suffered a shattered bone in his right leg requiring surgery and hardware placement. Mr. Brennan also suffered two fractures in his facial bones, and a dislocated finger requiring surgical repair.



The firm’s client was a child with cerebral palsy who was injured as a result of medical malpractice. The firm’s clients claimed improper management of pregnancy, labor, and delivery resulting in brain damage, and received a Brooklyn personal injury settlement.



The firm’s client, a 63-year-old mentally incompetent man, slipped and fell in his own urine while attempting to walk to the bathroom at the defendant’s senior citizen home. The client fractured his hip and as a result is confined to a wheelchair for the rest of his life. The client claimed that the staff of the home failed to properly care for him, and the jury awarded $1,677,835.



The firm’s client, a 47-year-old male, slipped and fell on a public sidewalk in the Bronx. It had snowed four to five days prior to the date of the accident, and the sidewalk was covered with ice. The client suffered a lumbar fracture and a herniated disc. The jury found the city liable and awarded the client a $2,995,000 personal injury settlement in the Bronx.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Luis Molina $2.61 million for injuries sustained when he fell down a subway station stairway. Mr. Molina was caused to slip and fall as a result of a plastic bag that had blown onto the steps from a street opening. As a result of the fall, Mr. Molina suffered a herniated disc and a tear of his right shoulder’s rotator cuff. The jury found that the NYC Transit Authority was liable for the accident.



A Bronx jury awarded Ms. Colon $2.25 million for a trip and fall accident. Ms. Colon was caused to fall when she moved to the right to allow another pedestrian to pass, and her foot rolled to the outside due to the sidewalk being unlevel with the adjoining grass. The jury found the defendant liable and awarded Ms. Colon $2,253,714.00 for her pain and suffering.



A Brooklyn jury awarded Arvella Floyd $1.9 million for a fractured wrist which required multiple surgeries, including an open-reduction internal fixation and a carpal tunnel release. Ms. Floyd was injured when the hot water knob of the shower fell off after numerous complaints to the superintendent, and scalding water spewed toward her, causing her to
fall and break her wrist.



A Bronx jury awarded plaintiff Juanita Young $1,350,000 for injuries caused by the use of excessive force during an arrest. During the arrest, Ms. Young, who is legally blind, was handcuffed from behind, with her children watching, and taken to the top of the stairs to exit the building. The officer proceeded to push her down the stairs multiple times.

What Our Clients Say About Us

Angelo Del GuercioAngelo Del Guercio
20:03 11 May 24
Horrible people. I lost complete confidence in this firm. Attorneys dragged their feet for 4 years and my mom died before a settlement could be reached. I advised them several times that my mom was sick to put fire under their feet but the effort was to no avail.
david Santiagodavid Santiago
18:05 21 Mar 24
Maria RoqueMaria Roque
20:49 15 Mar 24
Excellent person, very Professional, they assist you in any language, your call is always answered. I recommend you for any case of support you have, your refund is satisfactory. and fast
14:09 02 Mar 24
I am completely satisfied, and recommend Harris Keenan & Goldfarb as Attorneys to represent anyone. Their care for me physically, and overall helped me stay strong in spite of my injuries. Always available to answer questions, and inform.They got me Justice, and achieved a substantial outcome for my case.I am very impressed, and thankful for their outstanding performance on my behalf.I am very pleased, and significantly satisfied with their representation.‐-Sherylon Wilkins
Robert LennonRobert Lennon
15:26 21 Feb 24
Patient and diligence is how I describe the effort of HKG the work was thorough, honest and fair, I have no complaints. Special thanks to attorney Blake and his paralegal Thierry.
Gene Matos (fanboye)Gene Matos (fanboye)
18:48 15 Jan 24
I first crossed paths with Seth Harris when serving jury duty many years ago. He was so professional and personable, that when my mom was seeking legal counsel for medical malpractice, I told her she had to reach out to his firm. We had meetings with a few different firms, but Harris Keenan & Goldfarb was the only firm that did not try to get us to sign paperwork before even meeting. They took the time to listen and understand our situation before we signed anything, and they were transparent and responsive the whole time. I would like to give special thanks to Samantha Walton, Marla Stein, Val Wallace and Seth Harris for helping my mom through this tough time. They were honest and upfront, and even though Seth Harris wasn't personally on the case, he took the time to meet with us and give us his thoughts on it.
Solange IsaacSolange Isaac
17:52 08 Jan 24
I am pleased with the services provided by Ms Sheri on my case. The team at Harris, Keenan, & Goldfarb were very nice and explained everything to me. Everything that I had questions on they answered without frustration and were prompt and knowledgeable.6 years ago I had a slip and fall accident at my employers place of business. I reached out to them because I knew that I was being wrongfully treated. They took care of the case, restored my self confidence, and brought so much peace to my problem riddled life.I can recommend without a shadow of a doubt the services of Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb to anyone who is in need of someone who will have your back!
Brittany DempseyBrittany Dempsey
16:02 08 Jan 24
My mother had an accident with her ankle back in 2019. I immediately contacted Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb on the day of the accident. They were extremely prompt and helpful. They attended to my mother's case beautifully and she's been recovering well. I'd like to thank you for being so diligent, kind and above all professional. I'd recommend this law firm to anyone who are injured and in need of legal assistance. My mother, Andrea, and I thank you for everything.
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New York Traumatic Brain Injury Claim FAQs

Understanding the complexities of traumatic brain injury claims can be overwhelming for victims and their families. At Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb, our goal is to provide you with the information you need to navigate this difficult time. If you’re seeking more detailed advice, contacting a NYC Brain Injury Lawyer at 800-PAIN-LAW for a free consultation is the best way to get started. Below, find answers to some frequently asked questions about traumatic brain injury claims.

  • What constitutes negligence in a TBI case?

    Negligence in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) case involves proving that another party’s lack of reasonable care directly resulted in the injury. To establish negligence, it must be shown that the responsible party had a duty to act with care, breached that duty through action or inaction, and that breach directly caused your TBI, leading to damages such as medical expenses or loss of income. Our skilled lawyers can help you gather the necessary evidence to support your personal injury claim and navigate the complexities of New York’s legal system.

  • How long do I have to file a TBI claim in New York?

  • Can I pursue compensation if my loved one suffered a TBI?

  • What types of compensation are available in TBI cases?

  • How does Harris, Keenan & Goldfarb support TBI victims throughout their case?

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