The brain is the most important organ in the body, as it’s the control center of literally every other part. That’s why traumatic brain injuries are so devastating.
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.
Brain injury can occur when the head has been struck with force, often by striking an object such as a windshield or piece of metal. Sometimes the brain undergoes a sudden acceleration/deceleration movement (as in a whiplash injury) without direct external trauma to the head. Many brain injuries are the result of bruising, bleeding, twisting or tearing of brain tissue. Damage to the brain may occur at the time of the accident or develop over time as tissues swell and bleed within the head.
In the U.S. alone, over 1,000,000 people suffer from head injuries each year. 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.
Handling traumatic brain injury cases not only requires legal expertise, but medical experts substantiate the claims made for the experience and ability to 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 between the injury to the subject accident. These experts will be instrumental in your case, providing key testimony and proving the extent of your personal injuries and damages.
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 spend the necessary money to present such a case to the fullest extent of the law.
Contact the Law Offices of James C. DeZao Today
If you or a loved one has suffered an injury as a result of possible malpractice, 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 contact us right away to ensure that you do not waive your right to possible compensation.