HAVE YOU SUFFERED A HEAD INJURY DUE TO AN ACCIDENT OR NEGLIGENCE?
Head injuries are most frequently caused by falls, accidents, traffic accidents, and assault; brain injury is often caused by the head being struck by or against an object, though it may also result from a jolt causing the brain to hit the skull, such as from the impact experienced from one of the above listed injuries. Such injuries may result in severe brain damage, bleeding in the brain tissue, brain stem trauma, or skull fracture. It is not always clear if negligence led to a head injury; however, an experienced brain injury attorney will be able to help navigate the details of a situation and determine if there are grounds to file a civil lawsuit against a business, city, or manufacturer on your behalf.
Depending on the severity of the injury, treatment and recovery for head injuries may take months or become a lifelong process. Surgery, extensive brain injury rehabilitation, speech therapy, and occupational therapy may be required in the treatment and recovery of traumatic brain injuries (TBI). This can be expensive, especially if long-term care is needed. Some victims never regain the ability to speak, perform household duties, drive or return to work. TBI can also cause other health issues like epilepsy and increase the risk for conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other brain disorders that become more prevalent with age as stated by the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke With a potential need for extended treatment or lifelong care, brain injury victims can accumulate overwhelming medical expenses in addition to lost wages.
TBI ranges from mild to severe with many causes, symptoms, and treatment options that are unique to each victim. The Wilton Law Firm, has had previous success representing victims who have sustained severe brain injury as a result of motorcycle accidents, car accidents, slip and fall due to poorly maintained property, dram shop cases involving assault or traffic accidents, and products liability. The brain injury victims we represent display major physical and cognitive difficulties, including significant changes in mood, depression, an inability to work or perform day-to-day tasks, among other extensive damages. Though TBI contributes to a third of all injury-related deaths in the United States, many survive and are left with the challenge of living with the effects
Medical expenses for TBI victims can be significant, and dealing with insurance companies is often difficult and confusing. It is important to consult with an experienced brain injury lawyer after an accident to discuss the possibility of recovering compensation so that the injured party may receive adequate treatment and maintain their standard of living without worry.
TBI, also called “closed head injury,” may be the result of any major blow to the head while in a car accident, a fall, a sports injury, etc. Someone suffering from a TBI may be acting irritable, complaining of headaches and/or experiencing memory loss. Others show very subtle outward signs of the injury, in fact so subtle, that only those close to the person might notice any changes.
One thing all TBI patients have in common: they are suffering from a very serious condition that, left untreated, can cause lifelong challenges and even death. If you or someone you love has suffered a blow to the head due to someone else’s negligence, contact The Wilton Law Firm. We have tried and settled many accident cases involving brain injury. Call 732-333-3168 for a free consultation if your spouse, child or loved one has had an accident and is showing symptoms that are concerning you. We serve clients throughout New Jersey.
People who have suffered TBI spend more than $60 billion on medical care each year in the United States. In fact, of the more than 1.7 million people who report brain injuries, 52,000 die and 275,000 are hospitalized for serious complications from the TBI. Even worse, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that more than five million people in the US are currently living with effects of a TBI that have required them to get lifelong assistance in performing everyday activities – bathing, dressing and eating, for example – because of the effects of their injury.
Sustaining a head injury is serious business. Do NOT avoid treatment that may save your ability to think, speak, learn, and feel. Longer-term effects of TBI put you at risk of diseases such as Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s and other brain disorders that will seriously impact your quality of life.
That’s why if your accident is the fault of another’s negligence or mistake, you may be entitled to collect compensation for your injuries. Call The Wilton Law Firm today for skilled and sound legal advice about for personal injury today.
Our attorneys will help coordinate special neurological tests and psychological evaluations to accurately diagnose the injury. Then, using life care planners, economists, professional rehabilitation specialists and other experts, we can determine and pursue the financial needs of your family.