Jersey City Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have profound, lasting impacts on mood, memory and mobility, as well as on cognition and possibly the ability to live independently.
When others’ negligence causes TBIs, injured people and families can turn to the compassionate, experienced Jersey City personal injury lawyers at Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC for exceptional representation. We can help TBI survivors and families take the right steps towards obtaining the financial recoveries they need and deserve.
While we know that compensation can never undo irreversible losses, the recoveries from these cases can help alleviate financial stress as victims rebuild their lives.
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What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injuries are a form of brain damage that results from some type of force impacting the head. A sharp jolt or blow to the head can cause a TBI.
Mild TBIs, like concussions, are associated with minor to moderate symptoms that are usually passing and treatable. The vast majority of TBIs – about 3 in every 4 – are mild in nature.
While more severe traumatic brain injuries tend to be associated with debilitating, permanent impacts, some of the latest TBI research indicates that:
- Even the mild TBIs can have lasting impacts.
- Mild TBIs can cause cumulative damage (when subsequent TBIs are sustained).
The Facts about TBIs: A Look at the Incidence, Causes, Symptoms & Impacts
The following facts reveal more about the prevalence and main causes of TBIs, as well as the signs and impacts of these brain injuries (according to the latest information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention).
The Incidence of TBIs
- Close to 1 in every 3 injury-related deaths is caused by a traumatic brain injury.
- Every day in the U.S., more than 150 die from TBI complications.
- Annually in the U.S., about 2.8 million people seek emergency medical treatment for TBIs.
- People who are 75 and older have the highest risk and incidence of TBIs.
The top three causes of TBIs are:
- Falls – Accounting for nearly half all TBI-related emergency room visits each year, falls are the leading cause of TBIs among people younger than 14 and those older than 25.
- Being struck by an object – This is the top cause of TBIs among people between 15 and 24 years old. It accounts for about 15 percent of all TBI-related hospital visits each year.
- Motor vehicle accidents – Accounting for about 14 percent of all TBI-related hospital visits, motor vehicle wrecks are the leading cause of TBI-related hospitalizations for people between 5 and 24 years old.
TBI Symptoms & Impacts
- Early on, TBI symptoms can be latent and generic, making it difficult to diagnose these injuries.
- Most commonly, the symptoms of mild TBIs include headaches, sleeping problems, nausea or vomiting, and sensitivity to light or noise.
- For more serious TBIs, common symptoms can include loss of consciousness, seizures, slurred speech and persisting, severe headaches.
- Diagnosing TBIs typically requires a combination of tests, like imaging tests, as well as the 15-point Glasgow Coma Scale test.
- TBIs can impact nearly every part of a person’s life, from the ability to think and remember to emotions, coordination, movement and behavior.
- TBIs have been described by experts as being like “snowflakes” in that these injuries and their impacts can be highly individualized, varying with medical history, lifestyle, genetics, etc.
TBI Treatments & Recovery Options
The treatments for traumatic brain injuries will depend on the location, extent and severity of the injury. Generally, TBI treatments can include any combination of options like (but not restricted to) the following:
- Medications, such as anticonvulsants and diuretics
- Surgery to relieve cranial pressure, treat skull fractures and/or stop hematomas
- Physical therapy to help restore mobility, balance and/or coordination
- Occupational therapy to restore basic skills needed to carry out day-to-day activities
- Psychiatric care to address the emotional and cognitive impacts of TBIs
- Clinical trials to explore new, cutting-edge treatment options.
While medical professionals can tailor a course of treatment to fit a TBI survivor’s condition and needs, the Jersey City personal injury attorneys at Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC can devise a legal game plan for seeking justice and financial recovery.
Depending on the cause, severity and impacts of the injury, compensation for TBI cases can include damages for (but not restricted to):
- Previous and future medical bills to treat the TBI
- Lost wages and earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
To position a TBI case for the full recovery available, it’s crucial to work with an experienced personal injury lawyer at Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC. We can assemble the necessary evidence and team of experts to verify the extent and impacts of the injury and maximize your compensation.
Contact a Jersey City Brain Injury Attorney at Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC
Find out how a Jersey City brain injury attorney at Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC can help you financially recover after a TBI.
Call (201) 528-6928 or email our firm for a free, no obligations consultation. Hablamos Español.
We can explain your legal options and what to anticipate as you move forward.
The experienced trial lawyers at Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC have more than 150 years of combined legal experience. Tirelessly driven to provide our clients with the highest quality legal service and representation, our attorneys are ready to work closely with you and guide you towards the recovery you may deserve.
Greenberg, Walden & Grossman, LLC is founded on the principles of justice, honesty, integrity and service. As such, we are proud to represent injured people and families from across New Jersey in various types of personal injury claims.