If you or your loved one has suffered a brain injury as the result of a negligent action, FIGHT to protect the injured person’s rights by contacting a New Jersey brain injury lawyer.
Medical and personal care costs for brain injuries can quickly escalate, because the injured person may require lifelong attention medically, and some who suffer from brain injuries can no longer live on their own.
Brain injuries are often considered silent injuries, because they’re not always noticeable at first. Many progressively get worse even with treatment and can cause physical, mental, and emotional problems for the victim.
Call our office at 833-323-4448 for a FREE CASE EVALUATION.
We will review the details of your injury and walk through all of your options, step-by-step.
We understand the issues you’re facing and we know how to help.
Brain Injuries Change Lives
The medical profession openly admits that less than 10 percent of the brain and its functions are understood.
The fact that so much of the brain is still a mystery makes healing a brain injury difficult.
There are no set rules or standards to traumatic brain injuries. Some people may suffer many different side effects from a brain injury while others may only experience a few.
Common Side Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury
- persistent headaches
- dizziness, lightheadedness, vertigo
- nausea, repetitive vomiting, bad taste in mouth
- sensitivity to light or sound that becomes disabling
- issues with memory, concentration, thinking or paying attention
- convulsions or seizures
- loss of one or more of the five senses
- inability to care for oneself
- easily frustrated or confused
- changes in personality**
** Many people who have brain injuries become more aggressive or have terrible tempers. This is especially true when the injuries take place in the frontal lobe.
There are additional side effects associated with a traumatic brain injury. This list provides only a quick look at the different side effects. If you have suffered a TBI with any of these side effects, or additional or different ones, you are encouraged to protect your rights and seek legal representation from a New Jersey brain injury lawyer.
Common Accidents That Lead To Traumatic Brain Injury
Any accident can result in a traumatic brain injury. There are no set standards or specific events that automatically result in an injury to the brain. However, there are three common events where this type of injury occurs most often.
Work Related Injuries
Many injuries that occur at work involve head trauma. When an injury occurs on the job, the injured party may be able to claim workers compensation. Your New Jersey injury lawyer can determine which type of claim to file.
The most common birth injury involves brain trauma. When this type of injury occurs, your New Jersey brain injury attorney will seek compensation on behalf of your infant under a medical malpractice lawsuit.
Vehicle Involved Accidents
Vehicle-related accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injury. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has issued a statement saying that vehicular accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries requiring hospitalization for age groups 15 to 44.
It is important to remember that a traumatic brain injury can occur in any accident.
If you have had any trauma to your head and experience any symptoms of brain injury, you should seek immediate medical care, then call us at 833-323-4448, so we can help protect your rights.
Four Factors Of A New Jersey Brain Injury Case
All personal injury claims must answer four question to show the case is valid.
Your New Jersey brain injury attorney will go through each of these questions to help you establish your claim for compensation:
Was There A Duty Of Care?
All cases that involve negligence must establish that there was a duty of care.
This means that a person or business must act in a specific manner that will protect others from harm.
For example, a person driving a motor vehicle has a duty of care to obey all traffic laws, so other drivers are not harmed.
Was There A Breach Of Duty?
The next question must establish that there was a breach or failure of those duties.
Using the same traffic law example, if a person ran a red light, and it resulted in an accident, their duty to obey traffic laws was breached.
Did That Breach Of Duty Cause Harm?
The actions taken by the other party must result in harming or injuring someone.
If a car runs a red light and causes an accident where the other driver or passengers were injured, then the breach of duty caused harm.
Did The Injury Result In Damages?
The injury must have caused damages to file a claim. These damages include economic costs (medical bills and loss of income) and non-economic damages (loss of enjoyment of life).
When you have your FREE CASE EVALUATION, your New Jersey brain injury attorney will discuss each one of these factors with you.
If it is found that all four questions can be answered “yes,” your attorney will make their recommendations on how you can proceed with claiming compensation.
Keep A Close Eye On Someone Recently Injured In An Accident
Traumatic brain injuries are not always noticeable at the time they occur.
Most medical professionals will automatically check for a brain injury if there is visible evidence of impact, but they may overlook this if they are treating other injuries and there is no sign of trauma to the skull.
Medical research has shown, however, that the brain is delicate and can be injured without physical harm to the skull.
When the head has been snapped back and forth too hard during the impact of an accident it has the potential to shake the brain and cause swelling.
Brain injuries may be overlooked because the medical professional or the individual disregard the onset of symptoms at the time of the accident.
A headache or nausea can be associated with the stress of the accident or event and not thought of as a head injury, because there was no blood or bruising.
With this in mind, it is imperative to monitor a person who has been involved in an accident for signs of brain trauma.
Something as simple as one dilated eye can signal brain trauma, even with no other symptoms present.
If any symptoms appear, seek immediate medical help. The sooner you treat a TBI, the better the chances for recovery.
New Jersey brain injury attorney Will Fight For Compensation
Anyone who has been injured by a negligent act of another person or business has the right to seek compensation for their losses.
These losses include economic and non-economic losses and are based on the facts of the case.
Different cases will warrant different types of compensation, and the amount of compensation is based on the individual case and losses.
Your New Jersey brain injury attorney will explain all of this in your FREE consultation after learning the details of your case.
The most common types of compensation include:
- Medical Bills
- Loss of Income
- Pain and Suffering
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
The medical bills both current and in the future for a brain injury should be covered as part of the compensation.
A person who has sustained a traumatic brain injury often requires extensive medical care for an extended period. Some cases may even require lifetime care.
Loss of Income
The loss of income both current and in the future must be addressed in the compensation package.
Brain injuries may cause a person to lose their job, so the loss of future income, retirement contributions, health insurance premiums paid by the employer, bonuses, profit sharing, and other benefits must be part of the compensation package.
Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering is a very delicate matter and should be addressed on an individual basis.
The pain and suffering of each person are unique. Your NJ brain injury attorney will discuss this portion of the compensation package with you at length.
Loss of Enjoyment of Life
Loss of enjoyment of life is also a type of compensation that is unique to the individual and the case. We’ll discuss this type of payment with you to see if it applies to your compensation package.
Your New Jersey brain injury attorney will base your compensation package on the facts of your case and the types of injuries that you have endured as the result of your accident.
Additionally, we may recommend that individual family members file a claim for compensation as a separate case.
Under certain conditions, your direct family members may be able to seek compensation for loss of companionship.
Your attorney will make these recommendations based on the facts of your case.
Speak With A New Jersey Brain Injury Lawyer Today!
Brain injuries can change the lives of both the injury victim and their loved ones.
A severe brain injury may require changes in lifestyles, careers, and even the structure of your home. These changes can be overwhelming to the victim and their family.
Without question, the person or entity responsible for this life-changing injury must be held accountable for their actions by providing the injury victim compensation for their losses.
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We will aggressively represent your case and delay payment of services until your case is over and compensation is received.
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