Any time a person is involved in a traumatic accident such as a car accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, a slip and fall, ladder or scaffolding injury, or even a criminal assault, there is a risk of what is known as a “traumatic brain injury”. Brain injuries can affect memory, personality, cognitive abilities, speech, and more.
If you have suffered a brain injury as a result of the negligent or reckless actions of another party, you are entitled to seek compensation through a catastrophic injury claim. A Bloomfield traumatic brain injury lawyer can help you to recover your medical expenses, lost income if you are unable to work, and emotional and physical pain and suffering sustained as a result of your brain injury.
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
The most dangerous aspect of any traumatic brain injury is that it may not be immediately evident that you have suffered a brain injury. The longer a brain injury goes untreated, the greater the risk of permanent damage becomes.
For this reason, any time you are involved in a serious accident, it is important that you seek medical attention afterwards, even if you don’t believe you have been injured. As a dedicated Bloomfield attorney can attest, symptoms of traumatic brain injury can take time to manifest, and a preventive consultation with a doctor after an accident is highly recommended.
While symptoms of a brain injury may take time to develop, there are both physical and cognitive symptoms which can develop which indicate a traumatic brain injury.
Physical Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
- Loss of consciousness, either for short or long periods of time
- Persistent headache, or a headache which worsens regularly
- Seizures or convulsions
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- Clear fluids draining from the ears or nose
- Difficulty awakening from sleep
- Numbness or weakness in extremities
- Lack of coordination
Cognitive Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
- Noticeably altered behavior
- Slurred speech
- Dramatic mood swings
- Profound confusion
If you are experiencing any of these symptoms after an accident, it is critical that you seek medical attention immediately, and alert your doctor to the fact that you were involved in an accident, and are concerned about a possible traumatic brain injury.
Filing a Traumatic Brain Injury Claim
If you have been injured in an accident as a result of another party’s reckless or negligent actions, you may be able to recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and pain and suffering. Common accidents which result in a claim are any kind of motor vehicle accident including car, truck, or motorcycle, construction accidents, slip and falls, mall and parking lot accidents, and more.
In the case of a traumatic brain injury, one of the most important factors is how much time passed between the accident, and your discovery of the brain injury. The more time that transpires before the brain injury is diagnosed, the harder it can become to prove that the brain injury was a direct result of your accident.
So not only is it critical for your health to seek medical attention following an accident, it can also be critical to the success of your case.
If you and your Bloomfield attorney believe you can prove the link between your traumatic brain injury and your accident, you may wish to move forward with your case. Not only will you have to prove a correlation between your accident and your injury, you will also have to show how the accident was caused by the reckless or negligent actions of another party.
Recovering Compensation for a Brain Injury
In many cases, your Bloomfield TBI attorney will hire expert consultants to help prove the facts of your case. Medical experts can testify as to the link between your accident and the brain injuries sustained, and also testify as to the full extent those injuries have had on your life, and may continue to have in the future.
This is particularly important because not only do you want to recover compensation for your medical expenses to-date, but you may still require ongoing treatment in the future.
If your injuries have left you unable to work, or continue to work in your previous line of employment, your New Jersey traumatic brain injury attorney will also need to consult with financial experts to help assess, and testify to, the financial impacts your brain injury has had on your life.
Finally, you will also wish to recover compensation for your mental and physical pain and suffering. Pain and suffering often represents the largest portion of recoveries, and while it may be hard to quantify these components, an experienced attorney will understand how to communicate this important aspect of your case to a jury, and ensure you recover the compensation you need and deserve.
Contact our Bloomfield Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys Today
At The Law Office of Fredson Statmore Bitterman, we have recovered millions of dollars in settlement and verdicts for clients throughout New Jersey. Lead by a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney, our team features attorneys nominated on the Super Lawyers list as it relates to family law. Both the New Jersey Supreme Court and our fellow attorneys recognize our excellence in the areas of legal knowledge, trial skills, and ability to communicate with our clients, and we are ready to put these skills to work for you today.
To speak with a Bloomfield traumatic brain injury lawyer in a free and confidential consultation, please contact us. We take all TBI cases on contingency, and if your injuries prevent you from meeting with us in our office, we are happy to come to you.