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Helping Victims of TBIs That Are Caused By Negligence
The brain is the most important organ in the body, as it’s the control center of literally every other part. That’s why brain injuries are so devastating.
Personal injury laws are complex. It is a good idea to have an experienced NJ brain injury attorney represent you in court. Insurance companies and opposing lawyers will attempt to bully you into settling for a smaller amount than you are rightfully owed.
The expert lawyers at DeZao Law will fight for you. We have a wealth of experience and knowledge to call upon for your benefit. Others do not have your interest at heart. We know how traumatic and damaging it is to have suffered from a brain injury, and we will defend you.
Please contact us right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.
How Do Brain Injuries Occur?
In the U.S. alone, over 1,000,000 people suffer from head injuries each year. Car accidents are a major cause of head and brain injuries in the United States. For teens and young adults (ages 15 to 34), motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of emergency room trips, hospitalizations, and deaths connected to traumatic brain injury, according to a 2013 report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Permanent brain damage and disability can result from such violent collisions, which is why motor vehicles can be classified as deadly weapons if misused.
Other common causes of brain injuries are:
Traumatic vs. Anoxic Brain Injuries
Head impact injuries, especially “traumatic brain injuries,” can leave the victim in varying states of debilitation. While blunt trauma to the skull is the most likely source of traumatic brain injury, prolonged lack of oxygen, or the “anoxic brain injury” can also have severe and consequences. With a traumatic brain injury, the victim’s brain may swell, bruise, and tear, while anoxic brain injury causes the brain cells to die from lack of oxygen. Traumatic brain injury is more common than anoxic brain injury, however, both injuries have similar consequences and treatments.
Brain Bleed Injuries in New Jersey
Bleeding in the brain, or a brain hemorrhage, can occur as the result of a vehicle accident.
Those who have suffered such an injury could face a lifetime of severe disabilities. Whether you’re in a vehicle or on a motorcycle, if your head hits an object hard enough or shakes back and forth with enough force, brain damage can result. This includes bleeding in the brain, which can kill brain cells, possibly resulting in permanent disabilities or death. If you or a loved one suffered a brain hemorrhage in an accident in New Jersey, we can help protect your legal rights and seek compensation for your injuries.
The average brain weighs about 3.4 pounds and is made of extremely delicate, soft tissue floating in fluid within the skull. Underneath the skull there are three layers of membrane that cover, cushion and protect the brain. Brain tissue is soft and may be squeezed, pulled and stretched within limits.
If there’s sudden speeding up and slowing down of your body, such as in a vehicle crash, your head can lurch violently back and forth and allowing the brain to move around violently inside the skull, striking it, possibly resulting in injuries and internal bleeding. Brain injuries can also occur if your head directly strikes a hard object, such as the interior of your car, or if another vehicle, tree, post or guardrail intrudes into your car’s interior.
What is Brain Bleed?
A brain hemorrhage is a type of stroke. Brain hemorrhages are also called cerebral hemorrhages, intracranial hemorrhages or intracerebral hemorrhages. When blood from a damaged, bleeding artery irritates brain tissues, swelling results, known as cerebral edema. This pool of blood is a hematoma. It increases pressure on brain tissues, blood flow is reduced and brain cells die as a result. Unlike most cells in the body, brain cells don’t regenerate after an injury.
Bleeding can occur in many areas, including inside the brain; it can also happen between the brain and its covering membranes, between the covering’s layers, or between the skull and the brain’s covering.
Brain Bleed Symptoms
Head trauma is the most common cause of bleeding in the brain for those younger than 50. Symptoms may take time to appear or may happen at the time of the accident. Symptoms can vary, depending on the location, severity and the amount of brain tissue impacted. If you were involved in an accident and show the follow symptoms, you may have suffered bleeding in or around your brain:
- Sudden, severe headache
- Seizures with no prior history of having had them
- Weakness in an arm or leg
- Nausea or vomiting
- Decreased alertness or lethargy
- Changed vision
- Tingling or numbness
- Difficulty speaking
- Difficulty understanding speech
- Difficulty swallowing
- Difficulty writing or reading
- Loss of fine motor skills
- Hand tremors
- Loss of coordination
- Loss of balance
- Abnormal sense of taste
Since these symptoms may not show at the time of the accident, it’s important that you be medically evaluated as soon as possible after an accident. This may allow prompt action by health care professionals that could limit the damage done by the bleeding.
Diagnosing a Brain Bleed
To diagnose a brain hemorrhage, physicians may use any number of tests, including CT scans or MRIs, to look for internal bleeding or blood accumulation. A neurological exam or eye exam, which can show swelling of the optic nerve, may also be performed.
Brain Bleed Treatments
Treatment depends on the location, cause and severity of the hemorrhage. Surgery may help reduce swelling and prevent bleeding. Typically used medications include painkillers, corticosteroids or diuretics to reduce swelling and anticonvulsants to control seizures.
Long-term side effects can vary widely, depending on the location and severity of the brain hemorrhage.
- They may include loss of body function, loss of perception (including decreased or lost vision, hearing, smell and taste), personality change and cognitive limitations.
- A person may become totally or partially but permanently disabled.
- The person may be unable to work or to care for himself or family members.
- Rehabilitation efforts may make the accident victim more capable, but life-long support may also be needed.
The Experience and Resources Needed
Handling traumatic brain injury cases not only requires legal expertise, but medical experts to substantiate the claims made for the experience and testify. We have a nationwide bank of such experts with the ability to evaluate the traumatic brain injury and present qualified medical expert opinion at trial together with the diagnosis, prognosis, and causal connection of the injury to the subject accident
We also have our national team of forensic economists who are prepared to substantiate and project future loss as well as current and prior economic loss. You must make sure when selecting an attorney and law firm to handle a traumatic brain injury case that the law firm has the resources to expend the necessary money to present such a case to the fullest.
Contact The Law Office of James C. DeZao Today
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury because of the negligence of another, call us at (973) 358-6134. The initial consultation is free of charge, and if we agree to handle your case, we will work on a contingency fee basis, which means we get paid for our services only if there is a monetary recovery of funds. In many injury cases, a lawsuit must be filed before an applicable expiration date, known as a statute of limitations.
Therefore, please call right away or fill out our online contact form to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.
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