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Traumatic Brain Injuries Attorney in West Orange, New Jersey

According to statistics from the CDC's National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, about 5.3 million U.S. citizens are living with a disability due to a traumatic brain injury. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can involve bleeding, bruising, or other physical damage to the brain, which may result in long-term complications, incapacitation, or sometimes even death. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to another party's negligence, you may be eligible to pursue fair compensation.

Attorney Friedman is poised and ready to assist and guide victims of traumatic brain injury in their injury claims. As a knowledgeable New Jersey personal injury attorney, he will thoroughly evaluate all of the facts of your unique situation and enlighten you about your options to seek damages. In addition, Attorney Friedman will fight compassionately for your legal rights and help pursue the financial compensation you deserve.

Law Offices of Mitchell R. Friedman, P.C. is proud to serve clients across West Orange, New Jersey, and the surrounding areas of East Orange, Newark, Jersey City, and the rest of Hudson County.

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Common Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be described as a sudden injury that causes damage to the brain and affects its normal functioning. TBI may happen due to a jolt, bump, or blow to the head. You don't actually have to hit your head. The traumatic brain injury may also be caused by a whiplash motion. Some common examples of traumatic brain injuries include:

  • Concussion

  • Skull fractures

  • Diffuse axonal injury

  • Edema

  • Intracranial hematoma

In order to determine the type and magnitude of your traumatic brain injury, you must be properly diagnosed. This is critical for both medical and legal reasons.

Getting Properly Diagnosed

If you have a concussion or TBI symptoms, it is important that you get properly diagnosed for your safety, health, and well-being. Some symptoms may be hidden for days or even weeks. Proper diagnosis can help detect the extent of your injuries or any hidden brain injuries that are yet to fully manifest.

Additionally, proper diagnosis is important for adequate documentation when filing your personal injury claim and for mitigating potential issues with your insurance provider.

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Some common symptoms of traumatic brain injuries include:

Physical Symptoms:

  • Drowsiness

  • Headache

  • Migraine

  • Fatigue

  • Loss of balance

  • Loss of ability to concentrate

  • Vomiting

  • Speech problems

Sensory Symptoms:

  • Blurred vision

  • Constant ringing in the ears

  • Sensitivity to light or sound

Mental Symptoms:

  • Slurred speech

  • Loss of consciousness

  • Agitation

  • Loss of coordination

  • Coma

  • Convulsion

  • Other unusual behavior

If you or someone close to you has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you need to reach out to a skilled personal injury attorney immediately. Your lawyer can help determine the extent of your injuries and explore your options to file a TBI claim.

Legal Challenges of a TBI Claim

A traumatic brain injury can be devastating and have a significant, long-lasting impact on various aspects of your life. However, while diagnostic testing like X-ray scans and MRIs are able to detect other injuries, the case is different with TBI. No test can detect delicate forms of TBI or predict when the injury will manifest. This is why proving reliable evidence of traumatic brain injury may be quite challenging.

It’s important to seek the assistance of the right team of legal and medical experts to evaluate your injuries, including neurologists, neuropsychologists, and cognitive rehabilitation experts. An experienced traumatic brain injury attorney will work with qualified medical professionals to ensure that you get the necessary cognitive testing. A skilled lawyer will make sure that the extent of your injuries, medical expenses, and all treatments received are properly documented.

Filing a Claim for an Incapacitated Loved One

To recover damages on behalf of an incapacitated loved one in New Jersey, you must first establish adult guardianship. Once the New Jersey court appoints you as the legal guardian of the incapacitated person, you can file personal injury claims on their behalf to seek financial compensation for their injuries. An attorney can guide you through the process and help you navigate crucial decisions.

How Legal Counsel Can Help

Victims of traumatic brain injury and their families often find it difficult following the injury. The recovery process can be overwhelming, and your life can change drastically. Fortunately, you don't have to go through these challenges all alone. Hiring an experienced personal injury attorney is imperative to protect your rights and help pursue the financial justice you deserve.

Law Offices of Mitchell R. Friedman, P.C. is committed to offering personalized legal guidance and compassionate representation to clients in their traumatic brain injury claims. With his extensive knowledge of liability in traumatic brain injury cases, Attorney Friedman can help guide you through the complex claims process.

As your legal counsel, he will advocate for your best interests and help you seek fair financial compensation to cover your medical expenses, loss of enjoyment of life, lost income and benefits, and any additional pain and suffering you've been forced to endure.

Traumatic Brain Injuries Attorney Serving West Orange, New Jersey

If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the actions of a negligent party, you may recover damages. Contact the Law Offices of Mitchell R. Friedman, P.C. to schedule a simple case assessment. Attorney Friedman can offer you the experienced legal counsel and vigorous representation you need in your personal injury case. The firm proudly serves clients throughout West Orange, East Orange, Newark, Jersey City, and the rest of Hudson County, New Jersey.