New Jersey & New York Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys

At Nagel Rice LLP, our accomplished New Jersey attorneys have spent decades fighting for clients who have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness. We know all too well how devastating brain injuries can be, not only to the victim but to the victim’s family. Over the years, we have won over $1 billion for our personal injury clients and those they love.

If you have suffered a brain injury, you are hopefully already being treated by excellent healthcare professionals. It is important, however, that you also receive knowledgeable legal counsel to ensure your future. 

A traumatic brain injury, with all of the possible complications it entails — problems with mobility, cognition, sensory perception — requires enormous monetary resources. After all, medical and related bills keep mounting up at the same time that you are unable to work. Contact Nagel Rice’s personal injury attorneys now. We will fight vigorously to win the substantial compensation you need to recover and optimize your new life. 

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Despite the fact that the brain is well-protected by the skull, this vital organ can be seriously injured in any of the following ways:

No matter what caused your brain injury, if another party was at fault, our traumatic brain injury attorneys will work long and hard to make certain that you obtain the damages you need to keep you and your family protected from economic disaster. 

Who is responsible for your traumatic brain injury?

Depending on the kind of accident that resulted in your TBI, a number of people or entities may be the defendant in our personal injury lawsuit, such as:

  • The impaired or distracted driver who hit you or collided with your vehicle
  • The neighbor or store owner who neglected to coat their icy walkway with salt or sand 
  • The construction company that did not repair the scaffold from which you fell
  • The commuter train that never got rid of the large gap you had to cross to enter the train
  • The school system whose coach did not enforce the wearing of protective helmets

We also deal with traumatic brain injury cases in which a third party bears liability for the fateful accident, for example a car manufacturer that manufactured and sold a vehicle with defective brakes or a pharmaceutical company that did not provide a warning that a medication it sold had extreme dizziness as a side effect. Whoever the individual or entity that caused you harm, our strong lawyers will stand up to defend your right to just compensation. 

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

How severe or long-lasting TBI injuries will be is determined by the intensity of the trauma and which particular part of the brain is impacted.

Mild Symptoms

If you suffer a mild concussion, for instance, you will likely experience:

  • Headache
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness (a spinning sensation)
  • Mild confusion or disorientation
  • Nausea
  • Temporary ringing in the ears

It is important to note that even a mild concussion, in which brain function is only affected for a short time, is considered a traumatic brain injury, albeit a minor one, that may display other symptoms with the passage of time. 

Severe Symptoms

More severe symptoms, like those that follow, signal more serious long-term consequences: 

  • Vomiting
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Loss of muscle control 
  • Slurred speech
  • Seizures
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Cognitive difficulties
  • Problems with vision, hearing, taste or smell
  • Psychiatric symptoms (depression, anxiety, rage, mood swings)
  • Leaking of clear fluid from the ear or the nose

The most severe traumatic brain injuries result in altered consciousness, such as coma, locked-in syndrome, or a vegetative state. Tragically, these extreme consequences of brain injuries may be permanent.

Why You Need the Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers of Nagel Rice

When it comes to fighting difficult courtroom battles, our attorneys are always well-armed with comprehensive knowledge of federal and New Jersey state law, well-developed litigation skills, and creative litigation strategies. The services we provide are always customized to meet the needs of your individual case. These services include:

  • Careful investigation of the the accident sight
  • Detailed examination of evidence and the police report
  • Locating and interviewing witnesses
  • Closely examining medical records
  • Consulting with necessary experts (e.g. automotive engineers, neurologists)
  • Negotiating forcefully with opposing attorneys and insurance companies

Most importantly, if negotiations break down, we are fully prepared to engage in aggressive litigation to obtain the compensation you need and deserve. Once you become our client, you will find that we have enormous compassion for your plight. All of our traumatic brain injury attorneys went into law to help people like you who need our skill and training. Above all, we are committed to seeing you through your darkest hours. 

Damages We Will Fight To Win 

As our dedicated traumatic brain injury attorneys are well aware, even under the best of conditions, TBIs are challenging. Adjustments must be made to physically and emotionally enable the victim to continue to live the most comfortable life possible. Some victims of traumatic brain injuries will require a lifetime of care; we will do everything we can to provide it.

Depending on the specifics of your case, we will fight to bring you compensation for all of your losses, including:

  • Medical and surgical expenses
  • Physical, occupational, and/or psychiatric therapy
  • Lost income and earning power
  • Replacement services
  • Property damage or loss
  • Alterations to make your home accessible
  • Long-term nursing care
  • Medical transport
  • Pain and suffering
  • Permanent disability/disfigurement
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

Our goal is to provide you with ongoing safety and comfort and to preserve your family’s lifestyle in the face of this terrible ordeal. If you have been through the anguish of losing a close relative to a wrongful death after a traumatic brain injury, we will work diligently to obtain the damages you deserve for final medical costs, end-of-life suffering, funeral, and burial/cremation expenses, loss of companionship and emotional/financial support.

Contact Our Experienced New Jersey & New York Head & Brain Injury Attorneys Today

The sooner you get in touch with Nagel Rice LLP, the sooner you will feel the relief that comes from having strong professional support. Contact us as soon as you can so that we can relieve you of some of the terrible stress you and your loved ones are under. Although we know we cannot turn back the clock, we will fight tooth and nail to give you security moving forward.

Nagel Rice LLP helps their clients with their traumatic brain injury claims throughout New Jersey, including Bergen County, Essex County, Middlesex County, Monmouth County, Morris County, Passaic County, and Sussex County.