Head injuries should never be taken lightly, especially if you suspect the injured person may have suffered a traumatic brain injury. Although our heads may seem quite tough, what they protect is actually extremely fragile. Our brains are exceedingly complex and delicate, and if they become bruised, rattled, or punctured, the resulting damage could be catastrophic and life-changing. If you or someone you love suffered a traumatic brain injury through no fault of your own, make sure you know your options.
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At The Donnelly Law Firm, we know precisely how challenging it is to deal with the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury. For that reason, we are committed to helping our clients through each step of the legal process. We have decades of experience helping injured individuals throughout New Jersey and beyond, and we’ve recovered more than $140 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients. If you think you have a case, we want to help.
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Identifying a Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries usually occur after the victim suffers a serious blow to the head, which can occur as the result of a car accident, an act of violence, a sports injury, a fall, or another type of damaging accident. Depending on the severity of the injury, the damage inflicted can vary. However, even mild traumatic brain injuries can result in painful symptoms and cognitive issues, while severe traumatic brain injuries might lead to permanent, life-altering changes.
Common symptoms of a traumatic brain injury include:
- Blurred vision
- Changes in taste and smell
- Difficulty concentrating
- Dizziness and poor balance
- Fluid drains from the nose or ears
- Loss of consciousness
- Persistent or worsening headache
- Slurred speech
- Unexplained mood changes
Depending on the severity of the injury, victims with traumatic brain injuries may exhibit any combination of the above-listed symptoms. If the brain injury was mild, the symptoms may be minimal and temporary, while severe brain injuries may cause intense symptoms that increase or worsen. However, because of the delicate nature of the human brain, it is extremely important to seek medical help after any head injury, even if the symptoms seem minor. Even seemingly mild brain injuries can lead to brain damage, so receiving medical attention is imperative.
Do I Have a Case?
If your head injury was caused by someone else’s negligence or mistake, you may have an injury claim. In order to file a valid claim, you must be able to prove that someone else’s actions caused you actual harm. Depending on how the head injury occurred, several different parties could be liable. For example, in a slip and fall case, the property owner may be liable, whereas someone injured in a car accident might hold the other driver liable. Following your accident, our firm can work with you to evaluate the circumstances of your accident and determine liability.
Dealing with a catastrophic brain injury can be both traumatizing and painful, which is why many victims of traumatic brain injuries require extensive financial support. In extreme cases, traumatic brain injuries might leave the victim in a vegetative state, or the injured person might require 24/7 live-in care, ongoing medical appointments, physical therapy, expensive medications, and so on. In other cases, the victim might be left to deal with chronic pain, emotional trauma, post-traumatic stress disorder from the events of the accident, loss of quality of life, and more. If you or someone you love suffered a brain injury, make sure you know your legal options.
Let Our Firm Help You
Our compassionate attorneys at The Donnelly Law Firm are prepared to help you seek justice and compensation after a catastrophic brain injury. The at-fault parties should be held liable for the damages you sustained, especially if the harm was life-altering or permanent. We can help you determine liability, gather evidence, and build a solid case against the individual or party that caused your injury. However complex or challenging your case may seem, our experienced firm is prepared to help ensure your voice is heard.
Ready to get started? Contact The Donnelly Law Firm to get started on your case today, or give us a call at (800) 398-1866.