Brain Injury Attorneys in Parsippany, NJ
It is estimated that each year, about 1.7 million individuals suffer a traumatic brain injury. These injuries account for thirty percent of the total number of deaths caused by injuries annually. Traumatic brain injuries are also termed intracranial injuries because they involve significant fluctuations in cerebral fluid and internal skull pressure. Brain functions can be impaired due to external forces such as acceleration, deceleration, sudden impact, penetration of a projectile or blast waves. Sometimes the damage to the brain cannot immediately be fully assessed due to lack of diagnostic equipment or simply because the full effects and symptoms occur in an insidious manner and take time to fully manifest. If you have suffered a serious brain injury due to another party’s negligence, you must have strong legal representation on your side. To discuss your situation with an experienced legal team, contact Lutz Injury Law today.
Consequences of a Brain Injury
One who experiences these symptoms but has also experienced worsening headaches, feels nauseous, has an increased loss of coordination and becomes easily restless may be dealing with moderate to severe traumatic brain injury. In the most severe cases, one may have issues waking from sleep, seizures, numbness in the limbs, dilated pupils, extreme confusion and trouble speaking clearly. These problems may be temporary, but if the injury is serious enough, it may result in long-term disabilities. Processing speed and inability to judge social situations may inhibit the individual from living a normal life, especially when pursuing a career, or even driving a car.
There is hope for total rehabilitation after some traumatic head injuries, but it oftentimes costs time and money. Brain injuries have varying degrees of seriousness, largely dependent on the circumstances associated with the particular accident, as well as the portion of the brain that was affected and whether or not there was a loss of consciousness. Symptoms of minor head injuries may include:
- Lack of concentration and attention span
- Dizziness and lightheadedness
- Blurred vision and strained eyes
- Ringing in the ears
- Strange or unpleasant sense of taste
- Mood swings or attitude changes
- Inability to sleep or abnormal sleep patterns
- Problems remembering
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
With millions of auto accidents every year on American highways, it is no surprise that vehicular incidents, after slips and falls, are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injury. The tremendous forces unleashed when two vehicles collide can cause the drivers’ heads to strike any number of hard surfaces, such as the steering wheel or window. Even the airbag’s impact can cause damage. For pedestrians or bicyclists, their unprotected bodies hardly stand a chance against a car or commercial truck weighing thousands of pounds. The driver at fault may permanently damage the victim’s spine and brain, even at low-speed impacts.
Unfortunately, brain trauma or oxygen deprivation can also occur during childbirth, sometimes as a direct result of negligence on the part of medical staff. Lack of oxygen or a major decrease in the child’s blood flow to the brain can cause hemorrhage within the internal tissue. Continued lack of oxygen to the brain may result in learning disabilities and decreased motor skills. In severe cases, it may even result in death. This is unacceptable, which is why we are here to fight for both you and your family, every step of the way.
Contact a New Jersey Catastrophic Injury Attorney
If you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury due to another’s negligence, please do not wait to contact Lutz Injury Law so that you may obtain optimal financial compensation for your loss, suffering and medical bills. Attorney Edward Lutz has experience in handling claims against medical professionals in this area. Achieving one of the highest amounts of financial compensation in his time as a personal injury attorney, Mr. Lutz represented a case involving brain damage from birth trauma, resulting in a $26,345,000 structured settlement. A serious brain injury requires a compassionate, aggressive attorney with the experience and reputation you can count on. Contact Lutz Injury Law today to learn how we can assist you.