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Many traumatic brain injuries are caused by motor vehicle and truck accidents

Motor vehicle and truck accidents happen in an instant, but often leave victims with permanent, debilitating injuries. Among the worst types of injuries are traumatic brain injuries. Traumatic brain injuries are caused by an external force, such as a blow to the head. Traumatic brain injuries may also occur when an object pierces the skull, damaging brain tissue. Motor vehicle accidents and truck accidents are among the most frequently cited causes of traumatic brain injuries. At Leonard Legal Group, our New Jersey traumatic brain injury attorneys handle all types of accident and injury claims, including traumatic brain injuries. We pursue all avenues of recovery to ensure you receive the maximum compensation you deserve.

What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?

Like many injuries caused by motor vehicle accidents and truck accidents, the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may not be immediately apparent. It may be a few days or longer before the accident victim and his loved ones realize that there may be a brain injury.

The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include:

  • Losing consciousness or feeling dazed or disoriented
  • Headache
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Change in sleep habits
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance
  • Sensitivity to lights or sounds
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Memory issues
  • Mood swings
  • Dilated pupils
  • Numbness
  • Slurred speech

Children may also exhibit the above symptoms, as well as:

  • Changes in eating habits
  • Mood swings, such as crying more often
  • Changes in the ability to be attentive
  • Loss of interest in favorite toys

Some traumatic brain injuries are treatable. However, others may result in permanent disability or even death. Traumatic brain injury victims may no longer be able to work or care for loved ones as they did before the accident.

What damages may be available in an accident claim involving a traumatic brain injury?

If an accident victim suffers a traumatic brain injury, that victim may be entitled to damages from the person responsible for the accident. These damages may include:

  • Medical bills, including emergency room bills, surgical bills, and physical therapy bills
  • Lost wages due to time missed from work
  • The estimated cost of future medical care
  • The cost of making alterations to the victim’s home, such as wheelchair ramps
  • Loss of consortium
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress

These are just a few of the damages an accident victim may be able to claim. A number of other damages may be caused by the traumatic brain injury.

To maximize the recovery in a case, traumatic brain injury victims should seek legal guidance as soon as possible after an accident. Experienced personal injury attorneys are able to guide these victims and ensure that their legal rights remain protected throughout the duration of the claim.

Contact our experienced New Jersey accident attorneys today to schedule a free consultation

At Leonard Legal Group, we offer a free consultation so you can gain a clear understanding of all your legal options. To learn more about the personal injury claims process and how our New Jersey accident attorneys can help you, call our 24-hour call center at 973-984-1414 or contact us online.