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Parsippany Brain Injury Lawyer

Experienced Legal Counsel for Brain Injury Victims in Parsippany, NJ

Brain injuries can be traumatic, life-altering, and permanent. If you have suffered a brain injury, or if someone you love has experienced a brain injury, you know how devastating the consequences can be. When these types of injuries occur due to the negligent or wrongful actions of another person or party, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your damages.

At The Law Offices of James C. DeZao, P.A., our Parsippany brain injury attorney is committed to helping victims and families throughout New Jersey fight for the justice and fair recoveries they are owed. With more than four decades of collective legal experience, our team is equipped with the skills, resources, and knowledge to handle even the most complex brain injury cases.

Call our office at (973) 358-6134 to learn how we can help you with your brain injury claim. Your consultation is free, and we don’t collect a fee unless/until we recover compensation for you.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of injury that occurs when sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. This trauma can be the result of a blow, jolt, bump, or penetrating injury to the head. TBIs can range from mild to severe and can cause a wide range of symptoms, depending on the extent and location of the injury. Common causes of traumatic brain injury include falls, vehicle accidents, sports injuries, and violence.

Here are the common types of traumatic brain injury:

  • Concussion: This is the most common type of TBI and is often referred to as a mild TBI. Concussions typically result from a blow or jolt to the head, causing temporary disruption of brain function. Symptoms may include headache, confusion, dizziness, nausea, and sensitivity to light and sound.
  • Contusion: Contusions are bruises on the brain that result from a direct impact to the head. They can cause bleeding and swelling in the brain, leading to symptoms such as headache, dizziness, weakness, and changes in behavior or cognition.
  • Coup-contrecoup Injury: This type of injury occurs when the force of impact causes the brain to move within the skull, resulting in injuries at both the site of impact (coup) and on the opposite side of the brain (contrecoup). It can lead to widespread damage and a variety of symptoms depending on the areas affected.
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI): DAI is a severe form of TBI that results from the shearing or tearing of nerve fibers in the brain due to rapid acceleration or deceleration forces. This type of injury can cause widespread damage to nerve cells and disrupt communication within the brain, leading to coma, cognitive impairment, and physical disabilities.
  • Penetrating Injury: Penetrating injuries occur when an object penetrates the skull and enters the brain tissue. These injuries can cause localized damage as well as widespread effects depending on the location and severity of the injury.
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome (SBS): SBS occurs when a baby or young child is violently shaken, leading to traumatic brain injury. The rapid shaking can cause bleeding, swelling, and bruising of the brain, resulting in severe neurological damage or death.

What Are the Symptoms of a Brain Injury?

Brain injuries can be difficult to detect, as not all symptoms are immediately apparent. In fact, it can sometimes take days or even weeks for symptoms of a brain injury to show up. For this reason, it is important to always see a doctor after any type of head trauma, even if you do not think you have been seriously hurt.

Some of the most common symptoms of a brain injury include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue/lethargy
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Memory problems
  • Concentration problems
  • Mood swings/changes
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Seizures
  • Coma

If you experience any of these symptoms, or if you notice any other unusual symptoms following a blow to the head or other head trauma, you must see a doctor right away.

How Much Is a Brain Injury Case Worth?

When determining the value of a brain injury case, it is important to consider both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are those that have a specific dollar value, such as medical expenses, lost wages, and lost earning capacity. Non-economic damages are those that are more subjective, such as pain and suffering, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life.

Depending on the specific circumstances, you may be entitled to seek compensation for all of the following damages:

  • Emergency medical care
  • Surgeries
  • Rehabilitation
  • In-home care
  • Prescription medications
  • Medical equipment and modifications to your home
  • Past and future lost wages
  • Past and future loss of earning ability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • Scarring/disfigurement

Because every case is unique, it is difficult to determine the exact value of your brain injury claim without first discussing the details of your case. However, when you turn to The Law Offices of James C. DeZao, P.A., our Parsippany brain injury lawyer can help you understand your legal rights and options, as well as what you may be entitled to recover.

Why You Need a Brain Injury Attorney

Brain injury claims can be highly complex and challenging. To give yourself the best chance of a successful outcome, you should strongly consider working with a brain injury lawyer in Parsippany who has experience handling these types of cases.

A brain injury lawyer can help you by:

  • Investigating your case
  • Gathering evidence related to your injury, accident, and damages
  • Working with experts to determine the full extent of your damages and prove liability
  • Handling all communication with the insurance company
  • Negotiating for a fair settlement of your claim
  • Preparing your case for trial, if necessary
  • Representing you in court

At The Law Offices of James C. DeZao, P.A., our legal team has extensive experience handling brain injury claims. We know what it takes to prove liability and damages in these cases, and we are prepared to fight for you and your recovery.

To schedule a free, confidential consultation with our brain injury attorney in Parsippany, contact us online or call our office at (973) 358-6134 today.

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