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Can I Sue for a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in New Jersey?

Experienced New Jersey personal injury attorneys advocate for victims with traumatic brain injuries to obtain the maximum compensation they deserve

There is no personal injury quite as severe or devastating as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Suffering from a TBI can have significant impacts on a person’s quality of life and daily living and can be an injury they may never fully recover from. Victims suffering from a TBI could potentially need therapy services provided to them for the rest of their lives, and their family’s lives also are significantly impacted by their injury. If you or a loved one are suffering from a brain injury resulting from an accident or someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation you need to heal.

What is a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury is an injury which damages the brain because of an external physical force, such as an accident, rather than as a natural degenerative or genetic cause, producing a diminished or altered state of consciousness, and impairing cognitive abilities, physical functioning, emotional functioning, or behavior. There is a wide spectrum of traumatic brain injuries, ranging between temporary and permanent, and between partial and full brain injuries. However, even the subtlest brain injury can still have significant life-changing impacts on the victim.

What are symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?

The most severe brain injuries can be deadly, but for survivors suffering from a TBI there are a range of physical, emotional, and cognitive symptoms they may experience. Some of the most common symptoms associated with traumatic brain injuries include:

  • Fatigue
  • Headaches
  • Seizures
  • Muscle spasms
  • Vision or hearing problems
  • Loss of the sense of smell or taste
  • Speech impairments
  • Memory loss
  • Trouble processing information
  • Difficulty concentrating or paying attention
  • Impaired judgment or impulsive behavior
  • Increased anxiety, depression, or mood swings
  • Increased irritability or aggression

These are just a few of the more common symptoms associated with TBIs, although some victims suffering from TBIs may not present any of these symptoms and may be affected by other symptoms. Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may be difficult to recognize and don’t always appear immediately. If you are experiencing any symptoms you believe may be related to a TBI after an accident has occurred, you should seek medical attention to determine if a TBI exists.

Traumatic brain injury claims

Traumatic brain injuries can be the result of any external force causing damage to the brain, and sometimes this external force is caused by the negligence of someone else. When a TBI is the result of someone else’s negligence, the victim suffering from a TBI has the right to compensation they need to recover and heal.  Because the damages associated with a TBI can be so significant and have a permanent impact on your life, the amount of compensation you may be entitled to may also be very significant. Some of the most common personal injury accidents resulting in TBIs include:

  • Motor vehicle and motorcycle accidents
  • Construction site accidents
  • Workplace accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Medical malpractice
  • Falling objects

If you believe your TBI was caused by the negligence of someone else, contact an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney with a proven record of obtaining results for their clients.

Compassionate New Jersey traumatic brain injury attorneys care about you receiving the complete compensation you need to recover

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you need a determined personal injury lawyer prepared to advocate for your rights and to recover the compensation you need. The Board-Certified New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Leonard Legal Group, LLC have more than 20 years of experience obtaining real results for traumatic brain injury victims. Our reputation as compassionate lawyers who are aggressive at trial has been earned by our relentless pursuit of justice for our clients. Call us today at 973-984-1414 or contact us online to review your rights to the compensation you deserve. We are proud to serve Morristown and all surrounding areas.