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Brain Injury Lawyers Serving New Jersey and New York

Our traumatic brain injury attorneys represent clients in New Jersey and New York who have sustained a traumatic brain injury.

Many law firms claim to have brain injury experience. However, those who suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI) need to work with attorneys who possess the degree of medical and legal knowledge necessary to fully represent them.

People who suffer from TBI know there are specific medical specialists who have the training and knowledge necessary to help their patients recover from the injury. These medical professionals include neuropsychologists, neurologists, occupational therapists and cognitive therapists. Likewise, accident victims suffering brain injuries need the services of a lawyer who has been trained and has experience with representing brain injury survivors or their families.

Brain injuries do not affect only the patient. They also have a profound impact upon the entire family. Family members deserve to hire a law firm with partners and associates that possess that understanding. More importantly, the hired lawyers need to have an understanding of the challenges ahead for the family and not just the patient. These challenges are medical, economic and social.

The Neurological and Brain Injury Section of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., is headed by partner Steven Benvenisti, who is a survivor of a traumatic brain injury that occurred 25 years ago. Having made a full recovery, he attended law school and committed his career to representing people and families challenged by traumatic brain injury in personal injury cases.

To discuss any emergent brain injury with Steven Benvenisti of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., please contact us today. We can provide a consultation at one of our New Jersey or New York offices or at your home or the hospital – whichever is most convenient. We can also meet by phone or online. Our consultations are always free and confidential.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.7 million people suffer TBI each year in the U.S.

TBI typically occurs when one suffers a blow to the head or when an object penetrates one’s skull. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.7 million people suffer TBI each year in the U.S., resulting in:

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.7 million people suffer TBI each year in the U.S., resulting in:

As the Centre for Neuro Skills notes:

  • Roughly 75 percent of TBIs are mild forms of injury such as concussions.
  • However, TBI is involved in an estimated 1/3 of all injury-related deaths in our country.

While falls cause the highest percentage of brain injury-related emergency room visits and hospitalizations, motor vehicle accidents are the primary cause of TBI-related deaths, the CDC reports.

What Causes Traumatic Brain Injuries

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

If the injury occurred due to the careless or reckless acts of another, there may be grounds to pursue a claim for compensation. Examples are:

  • Motor vehicle accidents – A negligent driver can cause a car, truck or motorcycle collision that results in TBI. Frequently, bicyclists and pedestrians struck by vehicles will suffer severe brain injury.
  • Slip-and-falls – A property owner may fail to keep a premises in reasonably safe condition or to warn about hazards on the property, which can lead to a slip-and-fall. Elderly adults in nursing homes may suffer brain injuries in a fall due to the negligence of staff and administrators.
  • Sports and recreation – Brain injuries suffered in sports- and recreation-related activities typically are concussions. Coaches, trainers and administrators may be liable if they allow a concussed athlete to continue playing or otherwise fail to properly manage the injury.
  • Workplace accidents – Motor vehicle accidents, falls, blows to the head by falling or flying objects and violent assault are common causes of brain injury in the workplace. In some cases, a worker may be able to seek funds that go beyond the benefits provided by workers’ compensation.
  • Defective products – An injury may be caused by a defectively designed or manufactured product or by a manufacturer’s failure to provide a proper warning about a product’s dangers. For example, a head injury may result from a defective vehicle or automotive part or from a faulty piece of equipment used at a construction site.

In some instances, a person may suffer brain injury that is related to a medical error or dangerous drug. For instance, a child may suffer permanent brain damage because he or she is deprived of oxygen during delivery, or a person may suffer a stroke that is caused by a prescription drug that triggers blood clots.

How a Lawyer Can Assist a TBI Victim

How a Lawyer Can Assist a TBI Victim

The victim of a severe brain injury may require emergency medical treatment, surgery, hospitalization and rehabilitation therapy. A TBI patient who is permanently disabled may also need lifelong treatment and assistance with activities such as eating, bathing and dressing.

The Center for Head Injury Services reports that the average survivor of severe TBI will face:

  • 5-10 years of intensive services and rehabilitation
  • $4.5 million in costs.

The Center for Head Injury Services reports that the average survivor of severe TBI will face:Even though the majority of severe TBI survivors will enjoy a normal life span, the Center states, the majority will require vocational rehabilitation and/or physical therapy for the rest of their lives.

A lawyer can assist by establishing why the brain injury occurred and who should be held responsible. Additionally, an attorney can consult with medical, vocational and financial experts to calculate the true costs of the injury.

With evidence of liability and an understanding of what constitutes an appropriate financial recovery for you, the attorney can pursue a settlement or verdict that will compensate you for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering and all other losses.

Contact a Brain Injury Attorney Serving New Jersey and New York

If you are dealing with a brain injury that was caused by another person, the personal injury lawyers of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., are here to help you. We have been obtaining much-needed compensation for accident victims in New Jersey and New York since 1981. We are ready to go to work for you.

Call us at 1-800-LAW-2000 or reach us online to discuss your case with a brain injury lawyer with significant experience handling these unique cases. Our initial consultations are free, and we do not charge attorney’s fees unless we obtain compensation for you.

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