Many law firms claim to have brain injury experience. However, those who suffer from traumatic brain injury (TBI) need to work with a New Jersey traumatic brain injury lawyer who possess the degree of medical and legal knowledge necessary to fully represent them.
People who suffer from traumatic brain injuries 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 from brain injuries need the services of a traumatic brain injury 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 brain injury law firm with partners and associates that possess that understanding. More importantly, the hired brain injury 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 represent people and families challenged by traumatic brain injury in personal injury cases.
To discuss your brain injury personal injury lawsuit with Steven Benvenisti of Davis, Saperstein & Salomon, P.C., please contact us today. Our New Jersey brain injury lawyers can provide a consultation at one of our many New Jersey offices, New York offices, 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.
How a New Jersey Brain Injury Attorney Can Assist a Traumatic Brain Injury Victim
The victim of a severe brain injury may require emergency medical treatment, surgery, hospitalization and rehabilitation therapy. A traumatic brain injury patient who is permanently disabled may also need lifelong treatment and assistance with activities such as eating, bathing and dressing.
You deserve compensation to cover the costs of the lifelong brain damage you or your loved one is facing. A brain injury lawyer would help gather evidence and work with the insurance company to make sure those costs are covered while you focus on recovery. Our personal injury law firm has worked with brain injury victims for 40 years, and we have the expertise needed to keep your traumatic brain injury claim on track.
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.
Even though the majority of severe brain injury 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 New Jersey brain injury lawyer can assist by establishing why the brain injury occurred and who should be held responsible. Additionally, a brain injury lawyer 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 brain injury attorney can pursue a settlement or verdict that will compensate you for medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering, and all other losses.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain injury 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:
As the Centre for Neuro Skills notes:
- Roughly 75 percent of traumatic brain injuries 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.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
In New Jersey, 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 traumatic brain injury. Frequently, bicyclists and pedestrians struck by vehicles will suffer severe skull fractures.
- Slip-and-falls – A property owner may fail to keep premises in a 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 a 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. To learn more from our brain injury lawyers about the types of brain injuries, visit this page.
Contact a Skilled Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in New Jersey Today
If you or a loved one have suffered or are dealing with a brain injury that was caused by another person, the brain 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 your traumatic brain injury lawsuit.
Call our brain injury lawyers at 1-800-LAW-2000 or reach us online to discuss your case with an experienced and compassionate lawyer. Our initial consultations are free, and we do not charge attorney’s fees unless we obtain compensation for you.
Sources / More Information
- Get the Stats on Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- Traumatic Brain Injury Statistics, Centre for Neuro Skills