Newark Brain Injury Attorney
A brain injury can turn your life upside-down. Everything you might have imagined for your future can change in the blink of an eye, with one traumatic accident. At the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C., we can help you rebuild your life as much as possible after suffering a serious brain injury. Our lawyers can help you pursue justice and financial compensation from the person or party at fault for your accident. Call (201) 928-0300 today for a free case review.
Why Trust Us With Your Brain Injury Case?
- Our New Jersey brain injury attorneys have been helping clients since our law firm was founded in 1998. In that time, we have recovered millions of dollars on behalf of accident victims.
- We understand how brain injury cases work in New Jersey. We are prepared to handle any complication or challenge that comes our way.
- We treat each case like it is our only case. You will receive personalized service from your attorney, with no fees unless we win and communication available 24/7.
What Are the Types of Brain Injuries?
A brain injury means that some part of the brain has sustained damage, such as from a blow or bump to the head. Damage from an external source is known as a traumatic brain injury, or TBI. The brain could also suffer damage from an internal problem, such as a lack of blood or oxygen reaching the brain. This type of damage is known as an acquired brain injury, or ABI. Both are serious injuries that can be life-threatening for a victim.
Common types of brain injuries include concussion, contusion, diffuse-axonal injury, coup-contrecoup injury, brain hypoxia, edema and hemorrhage. Brain injuries can be open or closed head injuries. An open head injury means that the skull has been breached, such as with a penetrating injury. A closed head injury means that the brain has sustained damage without puncturing the skull, such as from the brain bouncing around inside the skull and getting bruised.
Brain Injury Symptoms
When the brain sustains an injury, the symptoms experienced by the victim can be difficult to predict. Every brain injury is unique, and no two victims are exactly alike. The brain is a highly complex organ. However, brain injury symptoms have been known to include headache, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, confusion, disorientation, memory loss and loss of consciousness. In the most severe cases, a brain injury can cause seizures, convulsions, clear or yellowish fluid leaking from the nose or ears, coma, and death.
The Long-Term Effects of a Brain Injury
The effects of a brain injury could dissipate within a few days or weeks, depending on the injury. Concussions, for example, typically heal on their own in a couple of weeks. However, a severe brain injury has the potential to cause long-term or permanent brain damage. Irreversible cognitive harm can cause lasting symptoms such as trouble focusing, problems communicating, mobility issues, long-term memory loss, and personality and behavioral changes.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can often be prevented. In many cases, they arise from avoidable accidents, such as vehicle collisions or slip and fall accidents. More often than not, these accidents and injuries are caused by negligence, or the failure to use reasonable care. If one person’s negligence results in another person’s brain injury, the victim has the right to file a claim in pursuit of financial compensation in New Jersey.
The most common incidents attributable to brain injuries are:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Motorcycle and bicycle accidents
- Slip, trip and fall accidents
- Struck-by falling objects
- Sports impacts
- Swimming pool/diving accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Explosive blasts and combat injuries
- Acts of violence or assault
The Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. can help you determine the cause of your brain injury with a thorough accident investigation. If our review of your brain injury case concludes that one or more parties reasonably could have prevented your injury, you may have the right to pursue financial damages.
Getting Compensation for Your Brain Injury in New Jersey
Being diagnosed with a brain injury is the start of what may be a long and expensive road to recovery. The medical treatments associated with your brain injury alone could reach hundreds of thousands of dollars, depending on the severity of the injury. The compensation that may be available to a brain injury victim in New Jersey includes:
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Losses of income
- Lost future earnings
- Emotional distress
- Diminished quality of life
- Permanent disability
- Property damage
- Out-of-pocket costs
- Punitive damages, in some cases
While no amount of money is sufficient for a life-changing brain injury, recovering fair and full financial compensation can make it easier to pay your bills and move forward. A brain injury attorney can help you aggressively negotiate for maximum compensation from a defendant while you focus on healing. If a settlement agreement cannot be reached, your lawyer can take your brain injury case to court.
What Is the Statute of Limitations on a Brain Injury Claim in New Jersey?
The statute of limitations, otherwise known as a deadline for filing, is two years in New Jersey. This means you have no more than two years from the date of an accident to file a brain injury lawsuit. If you are pursuing compensation for a loved one who died from a fatal brain injury, you have two years from the date of his or her death to file a claim instead. It is important to contact an attorney as soon as possible about a potential case. Waiting too long and missing your statute of limitations almost always means giving up your right to sue.
Contact a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Today
If you or a loved one sustained a brain injury in New Jersey and believe that someone else is to blame, contact the Law Offices of Jeffrey S. Hasson, P.C. to arrange a free case review. We can help you go up against an individual or entity in pursuit of maximum financial compensation for your losses. Our attorneys have decades of experience and know how to navigate the state’s injury laws to the best of our advantage. We will help you and your family fight for justice during this difficult time.
Start your case with a free consultation at our local law office. Call (201) 928-0300 or send us a message online today and we will call you back to arrange a meeting.