Compared to most other injuries, traumatic brain damage has the greatest potential for life-ling, catastrophic consequences. Even minor traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can result in cognitive and sensory deficiencies, and more severe injuries often prevent victims from maintaining gainful employment or even taking care of themselves on a day-to-day basis.
If you or a loved one suffered severe head trauma due to another person’s negligence, you should enlist the help of a catastrophic injury attorney experienced in handling cases as serious as yours. A qualified Cape May County traumatic brain injury lawyer at our firm could help you seek restitution for damages you or your loved one experienced prior to filing suit as well as future damages that you or your loved one are expected to suffer.
While most traumatic brain injuries are closed-head injuries (i.e., the skull remains intact, but the brain still suffers damage), some are caused by external objects penetrating the skull and directly impacting the brain, creating what is known as an open head TBI. Closed-head injuries can often be attributed to an impact against the skull’s interior caused by an external force.
Mild TBIs can produce symptoms like headaches, dizziness, nausea, sensitivity to light and/or sound, and concentration issues, but they also tend to heal more or less completely over time, so long as the injured individual does not sustain any further head trauma in the weeks following their injury. Conversely, moderate to severe TBIs can result in persistent headaches, weaknesses and numbness in extremities, loss of coordination, significant cognitive difficulties, and slurred speech, any or all of which may persist for months or even years.
In the most serious cases, brain injuries can permanently inhibit an accident victim’s cognitive, sensory, or motor function, or even put them in a coma. Working with a skilled Cape May County severe head trauma attorney is often crucial in these situations.
Similar to other types of catastrophic injury cases, one of the most complex aspects of traumatic brain injury claims is estimating future damages. While recovery for short-term losses like emergency medical bills and missed income may suffice for a minor injury like a broken arm, any injury that permanently disables or disfigures someone will invariably change the course of their life, resulting in long-term damages like loss of earning capacity, loss of consortium, and significant physical and emotional anguish.
Unfortunately, the two-year statutory filing deadline set by New Jersey Revised Statutes §2A:14-2 applies to virtually all personal injury cases regardless of how severe the injury in question is, so victims of severe TBIs cannot afford to wait for the actual financial value of future damages to become clear before filing suit. Instead, it is advisable to comprehensively and accurately estimate how much compensation they will need to cover losses they have not yet incurred. Fortunately, a well-versed attorney in our area could assist with calculating future damages related to traumatic brain damage.
Even if you do not notice any symptoms immediately after suffering a blow to the head in an accident, you should always seek medical attention as soon as possible afterwards to ensure no long-term damage has taken place. If you or you loved one sustained a traumatic brain injury of any severity, you should be able to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions.
A Cape May County traumatic brain injury lawyer on our team could help you build a comprehensive case for damages and fight on your behalf every step of the way. Learn more by calling our firm today.
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