Attorneys Providing Aggressive Advocacy For Traumatic Brain Injury Victims
Many car accidents might look bad but end up with the drivers and passengers walking away relatively unscathed. Other accidents, however, might look to be quite minor at first glance but actually turn out to be quite serious. A head injury, for example, can easily be overlooked if the victim doesn’t appear to show effects from that injury.
At Goldstein & Goldstein, LLP, we have handled many cases involving people in New Jersey who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) as a result of a car accident or other scenario. We know how serious a TBI can be and the long-term effects it can have on a person, and our attorneys are prepared to do what they can to make sure that victims are properly compensated for their injuries.
What Is A Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (also called a concussion) is caused by a significant impact on the head, resulting in an injury that affects brain functioning (temporarily, long-term or permanently). When someone has been in a car crash, for example, the forces they experience can prove to be extremely violent. A person’s head might be injured not only from being hit by something, such as a car window or dashboard, but also because of the brain being violently shifted inside the skull as a result of a sudden, unexpected stop (such as a motor vehicle collision).
The Serious Consequences Of Single And Repeat TBIs
A traumatic brain injury can result in a wide range of symptoms and health problems, including (but not limited to):
- Loss of consciousness
- Persistent headaches and dizziness
- Blurred vision and ringing in the ears
- Memory and concentration issues
- Depression, anxiety and other mood changes
- Personality changes
Concussions/TBIs are generally classified as mild, moderate or severe, and that determination often provides a good indication of whether full recovery is possible and, if so, how long it might take. A single brain injury can be severe and cause long-term consequences on its own. Needless to say, repeated head trauma greatly increases the long-term health risks and the likelihood that damage will be permanent.
For all these reasons and more, it’s particularly important to seek the help of an experienced catastrophic injuries lawyer if you suffered a TBI due to the negligence of another person, business or organization.