New Jersey Brain Injury Attorneys
What Is a Brain Injury?
Each year, tens of thousands of New Jersey residents are involved in accidents or suffer the effects of negligent medical treatment that leads to permanent brain injury. Accidents may occur at work, on our roadways and pedestrian avenues, and in our homes.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) may result from direct or indirect trauma to the head/brain. Direct impact of the head, such as suffered in a fall or a motor vehicle accident, can result in such injuries. Forces applied to the body, such as in a whiplash scenario, or the force of an explosion may result in a jarring of the head causing the brain to, for lack of a better term, “be thrown about” in the skull cavity, causing injury to the brain.
Brain injuries may also occur because of deficient surgical, anesthesia or medical treatment and medication errors. They may result from failures to properly treat infections, clotting disorders and or the risk factors associated with stroke (including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes etc.). Brain damage in a newborn may have resulted from a failure to recognize the signs and symptoms of fetal compromise during labor and delivery, and treat accordingly (possibly by timely cesarean section delivery of the child or administration of medications to the mother). Those obstetric failures may result in a lack of oxygen to the baby’s brain, causing a brain injury.
SIGNS AND SYMPTOMS OF BRAIN INJURIES
There are many types and degrees of brain injury. Symptoms vary and can manifest in a myriad of conditions from cognitive loss (inability to process and express information) to severe neurological dysfunction which may affect fine and gross motor functioning of muscles.
NEW JERSEY BRAIN INJURY JURY VERDICTS AND SETTLEMENTS
Since 1929, Blume Forte Fried Zerres & Molinari has assisted thousands of injured New Jersey residents in securing compensation for their injuries. Some examples include:
After a three-month-long trial, our law firm helped a grieving family secure a $7.346 million verdict in a construction accident and medical malpractice case. While at a worksite, a ladder hit the deceased on the head. After being transported to a nearby hospital, an attending physician failed to intubate him in a timely manner, resulting in an anoxic brain injury (lack of oxygen to the brain). The injured gentleman became a quadriplegic and succumbed to his injuries three years later.
In another case, our law firm helped a plaintiff negotiate a $5 million settlement in a car accident lawsuit. Following a car accident involving a delivery van, the plaintiff sustained serious injuries and underwent surgery. While at the hospital, his brain was deprived of oxygen and he sustained a preventable brain injury.
In one of many other brain injury claims, our law firm obtained a $8 million settlement for a young boy who was misdiagnosed by a doctor as an infant. The doctor negligently diagnosed the child with an ear infection, when in fact he had meningitis. This brain injury caused cerebral palsy, and the boy is not able to walk, talk or function without assistance in all aspects of daily activity.
“Words cannot express how tremendously grateful I am to Jeff Zenna for his sincere compassion and legal assistance during one of the most challenging times in my life.”
“I just wanted to take some time to thank you and your team for all your help in the last 3 1/2 years. Your confidence, professionalism, knowledge, and efficiency in resolving this case have been greatly appreciated by my family and I. ”
“You exhibited a genuine caring for my predicament and the outcome. These are all qualities that are prized in any professional relationship.”
SCHEDULE A FREE CASE REVIEW WITH OUR NEW JERSEY PERSONAL INJURY ATTORNEYS
If you or a loved one sustained a brain injury due to another’s negligence, contact a New Jersey personal injury lawyer at our law firm today at 973-845-4421 to schedule a no-cost consultation at one of our four New Jersey locations.
Frequently Asked Questions About New Jersey Brain Injuries
The cost will be dependent on the results of the case because our lawyers work on a contingency basis. In your brain injury claim, your lawyer will get a percentage of the amount the firm recovers for you through a settlement, mediation, jury award, or other resolution to your claim. At Blume Forte, we also offer a free case review where we can further discuss costs associated with hiring a lawyer.
If your head is injured in an accident it can be difficult to know the extent of damage done to your brain. Always seek medical attention after you’ve suffered an injury to your head. You never want an injury to become worse because you ignored it. If your brain injury was caused by another person’s negligence you may want to seek compensation. Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer at Blume Forte to discuss the details of your case.
Estimating the worth of your case is challenging without knowing all the facts. The impact of a brain injury on someone’s life varies. The different types of damages will affect how much your case will be awarded. Economic damages:
– loss of wages
– medical expenses
– lost earning capacity
– pain and suffering
– emotional distress
Once you’ve taken a look at all your potential damages, the worth of your case will become clearer. Speak with a knowledgeable personal injury lawyer who will help you understand your case better.