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Brain injuries are often devastating to the victim and their family. Traumatic brain injuries can lead to significant changes in lifestyle, physical and mental abilities, personality traits, and the ability to earn a living.
It’s critically important to have a skilled New Jersey brain injury lawyer managing your claim, so you have a chance at receiving the maximum compensation for your losses.
Families of a person with a traumatic brain injury may have to physically change their homes to accommodate the injury or restructure their lives to provide their loved ones adequate care.
Justice is only served when the person or entity responsible for causing the brain injury provides compensation to the victim for these losses.
If you or your loved one has been a victim of a traumatic brain injury, it is important that you stand up and FIGHT for your rights to receive compensation.
The Rosengard Law Group will represent individuals who have suffered from a brain injury. We will help them and their families secure a maximum compensation package to cover the extended expenses related to traumatic brain injuries.
We are a contingency-based law firm. This means that you never have any upfront legal expenses, and we only get paid when we successfully win your case.
Call our office at 856.284.6446 or fill out the contact information below to schedule a FREE consultation about your injury. Speaking with a successful New Jersey brain injury lawyer is the best way to protect your rights as an injury victim.
What Is A Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of injury that is caused to the brain by an external force.
This type of brain injury is generally divided into two sections: open and closed head injuries.
An open head injury is a type of TBI that is caused when something penetrates the skull and causes injuries to the brain.
Typical open head brain injuries include:
- Skull fractures or perforations
- Damaged brain tissue
Open head brain injuries often cause catastrophic damage to the brain that can cause physical and mental difficulties. In many cases, open head injuries result in the death of the injury victim.
Closed head brain injuries are injuries that occur to the brain due to violent movement of the brain within the skull.
This type of injury is common in car accidents, fall events, and sports-related injuries because of the impact or violent motions the body receives that cause the brain to move within the skull.
Common closed head brain injuries include:
- Coup-Contrecoup Injuries
- Skull Fractures
- Bleeding or Bruising In the Brain
Closed head brain injuries are already serious events, but these injuries are all associated with secondary conditions that result from that injury.
Some of these conditions include:
- Swelling of the Brain
- Hypoxia (Loss of oxygen to the brain)
- Onset of Epilepsy
- Infections to the Meningeal Layer
- Changes to Brain Chemistry
- High or Low Blood Pressure
What Are The Signs and Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury can occur when the head has been hit or when the neck is snapped back and forth, causing the brain to move. Brain injuries can happen in any type of accident. An accident does not have to be severe, and there does not have to be other catastrophic injuries associated with the accident for a TBI to occur.
Some of the signs that a brain injury has occurred include:
- Loss of consciousness, even if it is just for a brief moment
- Dilation of one eye
- Sensitivity to light or sounds that you did not have before
- Nausea or vomiting
- Severe headache or a headache that will not respond to pain relievers and will not stop
- Loss of control of bodily functions
- Loss of the ability to speak, having slurred words, or saying unintelligible things
- Clear liquid coming from ears or nose
- Inability to control emotions especially anger or frustration.
- Changes in personality, especially becoming quick to be enraged
- Loss of memories or inability to form new memories
This is just a short list of the most common signs of a traumatic brain injury. There are additional signs and symptoms that a medical professional will notice that are associated with brain injuries.
Common Accidents That Lead To Traumatic Brain Injury
It should be understood that any type of accident can result in a traumatic brain injury. There are no specific types of accidents or types of injuries or even any specific types of individuals that are associated with brain trauma.
It has been the experience of the Rosengard Law Group that traumatic brain injuries do happen more frequently with the following three types of accidents:
Vehicle-related accidents are the number one cause of traumatic brain injury. These accidents can occur as:
The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has reported that vehicular accidents are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries requiring hospitalization in the age group of people between 15-44.
Many of the injuries that occur in the workplace involve head injuries. If you have been injured while performing your job duties, workers’ compensation will cover your accident. However, it will always be in your best interest to speak with us about your claim so that you get all of the benefits you are entitled to under New Jersey law.
Brain trauma is the leading type of birth injury. If your infant has been harmed while you were giving birth and it resulted in a brain injury, speak with one of our New Jersey brain injury lawyers. Our attorneys will seek compensation for your infant under a medical malpractice lawsuit.
It is always important to remember that if you have received any type of injury to your head or are experiencing any of the above symptoms, you seek immediate medical care.
Four Factors of a New Jersey Brain Injury Case
To file a personal injury lawsuit, the injured party must be able to prove the following four factors against the other (responsible) party.
Duty of Care
The first thing that must be proven is that there was a Duty of Care between the two parties. Duty of Care means that a person or business has an obligation to act in a specific manner to prevent causing harm to others.
An example of Duty of Care would be when a person gets in their car, they have the duty of care, or responsibility, to follow traffic laws, so they do not cause an accident.
Breach of Duty
The next thing that we must prove with your case is that a breach of that duty occurred.
Using the above example, the person driving the car violates a traffic law such as speeding, and that violation caused an accident.
Did The Breach of Duty Cause Harm?
The next thing that must be shown to the court is that the breach of duty led to causing harm. In the car accident scenario, we would have to show that because the person violated a traffic law and caused an accident and that accident caused your injuries.
Did the Injury Result In Damages?
The final thing that we must show the court is that the injury has caused financial damages. This is perhaps the easiest of all of the factors to show. If your injury caused you to have medical bills, lost income from missed work, or have any other out-of-pocket expenses, you have suffered financial damages.
When we can show proof of all four of these factors, we will request compensation from the responsible party.
Keep An Eye On Someone Recently Injured In An Accident
Traumatic injuries may not appear instantly when an accident happens.
Many medical professionals will automatically check an individual for brain injury when they are being treated as an accident victim. However, if there was not any physical harm done to the head/skull, the doctor may move on to treat more visible injuries.
Medical evidence has shown that brain injuries can happen from shaking the head violently, much like what happens when a neck is whiplashed during a car accident. The brain is bounced around inside the skull and can lead to brain injuries.
The onset of symptoms may be disregarded as being “nerves” or “stress” from the accident. Nausea, headaches, and shaking may all be overlooked.
Because brain injuries can be overlooked at first, especially if there is not any physical damage to the skull, it is important to watch any accident victim closely after an accident. Simple things like a dialed eye or light sensitivity could be the sign of a brain injury.
If you begin to experience any symptoms of a brain injury after you have been examined from an accident, return to the ER immediately and have yourself checked for a brain injury. The sooner you can treat a brain injury, the better results you will have with your recovery.
What Compensation Can New Jersey Brain Injury Victims Claim?
Brain injuries often require extensive and long-term medical care to treat. Depending on the extent of the injury, victims may require several types of testing and therapies to make a recovery.
As your NJ brain injury attorney, we will make sure that you are compensated for all the costs associated with treating your brain injury, including:
- Costs of CT Scans, MRIs and similar tests
- Regular Medical Care
- Physical, Occupational, and Similar Therapy
- Behavioral Therapy
- Long Term Care
Brain injuries may require life-long care. It is important that you receive all the compensation necessary to take care of your injury as long as it is necessary. so we have the best traumatic brain injury lawyers who can help you
Common Compensation For Brain Injury Victims
The most common compensation you will receive as a brain injury victim include:
- Current and Future Medical Bills
- Current and Future Lost Wages and Benefits
- Pain and Suffering and Mental Anguish
- Loss of Enjoyment of Life
How Much Will My Traumatic Brain Injury Settlement Be?
The costs associated with treating a serious traumatic brain injury can be staggering. The surgeries, medications, and therapy necessary will be costly, and if long-term care is needed, the medical costs can be higher than ever imagined.
It is very hard to place a definitive amount on a TBI case because every case is different. Injuries and their long-term effects will be different, as are the losses incurred by each individual.
Our NJ brain injury attorneys will make sure that when they are putting together a compensation package that they create a comprehensive package that covers all of your losses both now and in the future. Our attorneys will speak with doctors, financial experts, and even economists to gauge the extent of your losses both now and in the future.
We understand that traumatic brain injuries are unique and must be handled with special care. We will go to every extent to protect your rights as an injury victim and secure the highest compensation package possible for your losses.
Call Today To Speak With 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. 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.
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.
Rosengard Law Group will use all of its resources to help NJ brain injury victims and their families make a maximum recovery for their losses. Speak with one of our compassionate attorneys today to discover how we can help you during such a traumatic time.
Brain injuries can change your life and the lives of your loved ones. There is no reason that you should also suffer financially. Speak with a New Jersey brain injury lawyer today.