Springfield Injury Lawyers Seek Compensation for Victims of Brain Injuries
Accomplished New Jersey attorneys advocate for severely injured clients
Injuries to the brain are potentially catastrophic. No other part of the body matters as much to who we are and what our life can be. Often, when the brain is damaged, rehabilitation is lengthy, and patients may never achieve a full recovery. For these reasons, it’s vitally important to have an experienced and capable attorney fighting for your rights. PKM Personal Injury Lawyers in Springfield provide strong, personalized advocacy focused on obtaining the substantial compensation you deserve. We pore over the details of your injury, consult medical experts to understand your prognosis and use what we’ve learned to build a formidable case.
Brain injuries and their symptoms
There are two basic types of acquired brain injury: traumatic and nontraumatic. A traumatic brain injury generally occurs due to a force acting on the brain. This can be:
- Blunt force — An object strikes the skull, causing damage. Though it might seem counterintuitive, the damage to the brain can be greatest on the opposite side of the skull from where the impact occurred. This effect is called contrecoup.
- Concussive force — An explosion can send out shock waves that disrupt the brain, damaging tissue.
- Penetration — Brain tissue might be torn by a bullet or a nail that penetrates the skull.
- Diffuse axonal injury — Severe shaking can move the brain within the skull, causing the shredding of brain tissue.
The brain can also experience trauma due to oxygen deprivation. Known as anoxic or hypoxic injury, this damage sometimes occurs during surgery when an anesthetist makes an error.
Nontraumatic acquired brain injuries can result from a stroke, various diseases, the intake of toxins or simply old age.
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are generally classified as follows, according to severity:
- Mild — A patient may suffer loss of consciousness for a few seconds or minutes. If the patient does not lose consciousness, they might experience confusion or be disoriented. Medical evaluations frequently fail to identify mild TBI. Symptoms in these cases, such as headaches, nausea, fatigue and sensitivity to light, should clear up in a few days.
- Moderate — In cases of moderate TBI, loss of consciousness may last up to a few hours, and the victim’s mental confusion can last for weeks. Physical, cognitive, or behavioral symptoms can persist for months, might require active intervention and could be permanent.
- Severe — The worst cases of TBI are life-threatening and may not ever heal completely. Patients frequently medical and personal assistance for the rest of their lives.
Because the effects of TBI can be so severe and lasting, you should only trust your case to an injury lawyer with a track record of success in catastrophic injury cases like yours.
Experience with accident cases involving traumatic brain injuries
Our firm is comprised of experienced attorneys who know how to advocate for severely injured clients. We have a strong record of success obtaining high-value settlements and verdicts in cases related to vehicle accidents, medical malpractice, birth injuries, and other scenarios that can trigger a catastrophic injury or wrongful death. You can have every confidence that our team will aggressively pursue the compensation you deserve.
Compensation available for traumatic brain injury victims
If someone’s negligence caused your TBI, you are entitled to receive monetary damages to cover your past and future medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, personal care expenses and loss of quality of life. Our attorneys fight for the maximum award possible under the facts of your case.
Contact our New Jersey firm for a free consultation about a brain injury claim
PKM Personal Injury Lawyers in Springfield advocate for victims of traumatic brain injury throughout New Jersey. We are prepared to pursue the full compensation you deserve. Call 908-677-5012 or contact us online to schedule a free case evaluation.