Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Atlantic City NJ
New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers Fight for Injured Clients in Atlantic City
Traumatic brain injuries are particularly serious forms of injuries because they not only have the potential to impact the accident victim physically, but can also adversely affect the individual’s personality, and his or her ability to think, reason, remember and understand. These types of injuries can have a significant emotional and financial impact on the injured party and his or her family—and in some cases, the full consequences of the injury may not be immediately apparent and they may even cause death.
At Brown Law, our dedicated personal injury lawyers have experience specifically handling traumatic brain injury cases and can help you gain a more complete picture of how the injury could change your life and your future. Our significant experience in this area allows us to fully anticipate the compensation to which you may be entitled if your brain injury was sustained in an accident caused by the negligent or reckless actions of a third party. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation for a traumatic brain injury claim.
Understanding the Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries occur when some sort of external force impacts the brain. Traumatic brain injuries can be:
- Closed head injuries, which means that something hit or impacted the head so that the brain moved within the skull and caused an injury, such as in the case of whiplash or an external object hitting the head without puncturing the skull, or
- Penetrating, which means that an object actually penetrated the skull to cause immediate damage to the brain tissue itself.
While all brain injuries should be taken seriously, some are obviously more severe and apparent than others. The symptoms can be wide-ranging, and may include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Blurred vision
- Loss of coordination
- Memory loss, whether long-term or short-term
- Tingling sensations in the limbs
- Loss of taste or smell
- Loss of sensation in the face or another body part
- Agitation or bursts of emotion
- Loss of hearing
- Difficulty forming words or expressing thoughts
These are only some of the symptoms that can indicate that a traumatic brain injury has occurred. The eventual impact of a traumatic brain injury can be equally widespread depending upon the severity of the injury, and may include:
- Ongoing cognitive problems, including temporary or permanent memory loss, or decreased attention span
- Permanent paralysis or inability to use one side of the body
- Speech impediments
- Decreased coordination or problems with balance
- Emotional changes, such as mood swings, personality changes, depression, impulse control problems, anxiety or aggression
Traumatic brain injuries can be caused by any number of accidents, including workplace accidents, motor vehicle accidents, sports accidents, slip and fall accidents or even physical abuse by a third party and medical malpractice. Regardless of how the injury was caused, if the negligent or reckless actions of a third party caused or contributed to the accident, the injured party may be entitled to recover compensation for:
- Medical bills and future physical therapy costs
- The cost of memory care
- In-home health aides
- Necessary modifications to the home to account for a continuing disability
- The cost of psychological counseling
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Lost enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
A skilled traumatic brain injury lawyer in NJ can help evaluate all of the facts of your specific case in order to negotiate an advantageous compensation package that will account for all of your costs, both current and future. Punitive damages may even be available to punish the responsible party in especially severe cases where the party who caused the accident acted intentionally, or if his or her behavior was especially egregious.
Traumatic Brain Injuries May Not be Immediately Apparent
Unfortunately, the severity of a traumatic brain injury may not always be immediately apparent. Our dedicated team of traumatic brain injury lawyers at Brown Law have specialized in this field in order to provide detailed and skilled advice, both to clients whose injuries were severe and immediate, and to those who may not have realized that they had suffered a traumatic brain injury until much later. In some cases, a medical professional’s failure to properly diagnose and promptly treat a traumatic brain injury can also exacerbate the injury.
Schedule a Free Consultation With a Skilled Personal Injury Lawyer in NJ for Help With Your Traumatic Brain Injury Claim
Because of the nature of traumatic brain injuries and the severity of the consequences that may result, it is important to seek medical attention as soon as possible following an accident that may have affected your brain. It is also important to contact an experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer as soon as your physical injuries allow you to do so. At Brown Law, our skilled team of traumatic brain injury lawyers are dedicated to helping you recover the maximum level of compensation possible after your accident. Schedule a consultation with our office today by calling or filling out our online form. Our office is conveniently located at 3123 Atlantic Avenue, Suite 201, Atlantic City, NJ 08401. We serve clients throughout Atlantic County including Linwood, Northfield, Hammonton, Egg Harbor Township, Pleasantville, Absecon, Margate and Ventnor.
FAQ: The insurance company offered me a settlement after my brain injury, and my medical bills are overdue. Should I take the settlement offer?
The insurance company’s initial settlement offer after a traumatic brain injury will almost always be less than the amount to which you are actually entitled. In fact, the insurance company has a significant incentive to minimize the settlement offer. An experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer can help you fully evaluate the future expenses and impact of your injury in order to ensure you are fairly compensated for your injuries.
FAQ: Are there any limits to the compensation I may be entitled to recover for my traumatic brain injury in NJ?
New Jersey does not limit the amount of economic damages that you can recover, as long as those monetary costs can be established with reasonable certainty. This means that all current and future medical expenses and related expenses, as well as lost wages and loss of earning capacity, will be included in your compensation package. New Jersey law does generally limit the level of punitive damages that you may be entitled to receive, and an experienced attorney can help you understand these limits.