TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURIES: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW

As physicians and researches come to learn more and more about the human brain, the more we begin to understand the risk, and consequences, of what is known as a traumatic brain injury after an accident. If you have been involved in an accident such as an auto accident, truck accident, motorcycle accident, construction accident, slip and fall, ladder or scaffolding accident, or any other kind of violent physical incident, it is important that you understand the risk of brain injury, the symptoms, and how to recover compensation in the event that you did suffer a brain injury. 

Protecting Yourself from Brain Injury After an Accident

One of the most dangerous aspects of traumatic brain injury is that it often doesn't manifest itself immediately after an accident. Obviously if you are involved in a car accident, and break your arm, it is obvious the exact medical treatment that you require, and how to get that treatment. On the other hand, brain injuries are rarely obvious, and don't always present themselves at the time of an accident. This leads many brain injury victims to not seek medical examination or treatment, which can cause several important problems for them down the road.

For anyone involved in an accident, even if you don't see any obvious injuries following your accident, it is still critical that you seek medical attention, and alert them to the fact that you were involving in an accident, and are concerned about potential brain injury. This is an important step to take for two reasons. For one, a prompt medical examination after an accident can help detect brain injuries early on, and prevent some of the more serious complications that may occur if left untreated.

In addition to this, linking your brain injury to your accident is critical from a personal injuryperspective. The more time that passes between your accident, and the discovery of your brain injuries, the harder it becomes for your Morris County personal injury attorney to prove that your accident was what caused your brain injuries, and recover compensation for any damages you have may suffered as a result of your traumatic brain injury.

In summary, the most important step you can take towards protecting yourself physically and legally from brain injuries is to seek medical attention immediately following any kind of accident, even if you do not believe you have been injured.

Morris County Brain Injury Attorney Discusses Common Symptoms

Traumatic Brain Injuries can affect a person both mentally and physically. Physical symptoms of a TBI include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures or convulsions
  • Persistent headaches
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Dilation of one or both pupils
  • Difficulty or inability awakening from sleep
  • Numbness in extremities
  • Loss of physical coordination

Mental or Cognitive symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury include:

  • Significantly altered behavior
  • Unusual agitation, aggressiveness, or combativeness
  • Slurred speech
  • Profound confusion
  • Disorders of consciousness such as a coma

If you or a loved one has been involved in any kind of accident, and is exhibiting symptoms of traumatic brain injury, it is important that you seek medical attention as quickly as possible. The longer the brain injury goes untreated, the worse the affects can become.

Legal Options for Morris County Traumatic Brain Injury Victims

In addition to seeking medical attention, you may also wish to speak with a Morris County accident and injury attorney about recovering compensation for your brain injury and resulting damages. Brain injuries require extensive medical treatment, the cost of which can be reimbursed in a successful personal injury case. In addition to medical expenses, personal injury claims can also recover damages such as lost income or wages if the injured party is unable to work, and damages for their mental and physical pain and suffering. Not every accident will qualify for a personal injury claim, but workers' compensation may also be available.

Your Morris County personal injury and workers' compensation attorney can help you understand the exact options available to you, and help you decide on the best course of action following a Traumatic Brain Injury.

Contact a Morristown Brain Injury Attorney Today

At The Law Office of Smith & Doran, we have extensive experience helping the victims of traumatic brain injuries in towns such as Parsippany, Roxbury, Randolph, Mt. Olive, and the greater Morris County area to recover the compensation they need and deserve for their injuries and resulting difficulties.

Founding partner Robert A. Smith personally handles all of our personal injury cases, and has the distinction of being a New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorney. This accolade is held by only 2% of the active lawyers in the state, and signifies Mr. Smith's skills in the areas of personal injury legal knowledge, trial skills, and ability to communicate with his clients.

If you have been injured in any kind of accident, and suffered a brain injury as a result, you may have several different options for recovering compensation. To speak with our firm in a free and confidential consultation regarding those options, and what compensation may be available in your case, please contact us online, or through our Morristown, NJ office at 973-532-2661.

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