A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur when an object penetrates your head or skull but is most often a result of a forceful bump, blow, or jolt to your head or body. This type of injury can occur with automobile accidents, motorcycle accidents or tractor trailer collisions. A brain injury/TBI can have permanent life-altering consequences for you and your family. Depending on the severity of the injury, you may become permanently disabled or require lifelong medical care. After sustaining a traumatic brain injury, you may be unable to work and require years of expensive medical care, putting an extreme financial burden on you and your loved ones.

The most severe traumatic brain injury cases can even result in death. If this fatal injury is caused by the negligence of another, surviving family members can file a wrongful death action against the negligent party. A skilled catastrophic injury attorney can help with this process.

When you are in involved or injured in a serious incident and have suffered head trauma or injury as a result, contact a Newark traumatic brain injury lawyer at Doroshow, Pasquale, Krawitz, and Bhaya to evaluate your legal rights and options.

Signs and Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury

According to the Delaware Coalition for Injury Prevention, over 1.7 million people in the United States suffer from TBIs every year. Traumatic brain damage can affect how a person’s brain functions short-term complications include limitations in the victim’s ability to think, speak, comprehend, and move. More serious cases of TBI cause permanent disability or even death.

Victims of TBIs can experience other moderate to severe physical, cognitive, and sensory symptoms. Some examples of physical symptoms include headaches, seizures, blurred vision, nausea and vomiting, slurred speech, or loss of balance. An injured TBI victim might also experience cognitive and behavioral symptoms like loss of consciousness, confusion, memory issues, difficulty sleeping, and irritability or sensory symptoms like sensitivity to light or sound, mood swings, dizziness, anxiety, and depression.

Depending on what caused the head trauma, the injured individual may need surgery or other medical care to recover and manage their symptoms. Our hardworking Newark attorneys can assist TBI victims with pursuing financial compensation to cover the cost of their medical care.

Leading Causes of Traumatic Brain Damage

People are most likely to get a TBI from a fall, motor vehicle collision, or assault. However, a person can suffer traumatic brain damage from any serious event, including:

When someone suffers a severe blow to the head, their brain hits their skull. In many cases, this causes a concussion or more severe brain damage. After suffering a head injury, it is crucial to seek prompt medical attention. Delaying treatment can lead to severe illness or other complications. Our experienced lawyers in Newark will advise an injured plaintiff on documenting their traumatic brain injury to use as evidence in their claim to help pursue fair compensation.

Discuss Compensation with a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney in Newark

When you suffer traumatic brain damage due to the negligence of another party, you can seek financial damages as compensation and reimbursement.  After a severe injury, you will likely be unable to care for yourself or work. In a personal injury lawsuit, you can pursue the cost of past and future medical care, lost wages, diminished earning potential, pain and suffering, and emotional trauma.

Our attorneys understand the impact of traumatic brain damage and will advocate for your best interests. We can work with you to build a strong claim. Reach out to a traumatic brain injury attorney in Newark for a free consultation if you or a family member are coping with severe head trauma.