Traumatic Brain Injuries: What Are They and Who Is Liable?
Brain injuries cause untold harm to millions of Americans each year. From difficulty with concentration to headaches and dizziness, these traumatic brain injuries often have long-lasting implications for those affected. Traumatic brain injury: what is it and who is liable?
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injuries – or TBIs – are the result of trauma to the head or neck. Often the result of a bump, a severe blow or even a jolt to the head, TBIs involve disruption of the brain’s normal functioning. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), TBIs are a severe health problem in the United States, with millions of injuries or deaths reported yearly.
Common Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
The most common form of TBI is a concussion. Moreover, concussions are a form of TBI with relatively minor symptoms which often dissipate after days or weeks. Some symptoms, however, may last longer – or be life-altering. Therefore, common symptoms of mild TBIs include:
- Prolonged headaches
- Nausea or vomiting
- Vision disturbances
- Light sensitivity
- Balance issues
- Memory loss
- A ringing of the ears
- Concentration problems
In fact, long-term signs of brain injuries are often ignored or misdiagnosed as part of a different problem. These long-term symptoms include anxiety or depression, as well as cognitive impairments including concentration or problem-solving.
These symptoms are generally associated with a condition known as “post-concussion syndrome”, which may last for a significant length of time, and can lead to missed work, relationship problems and a myriad of other health issues. These symptoms can also lead to lasting injuries. For this reason, you should always speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to ensure you get the compensation you deserve.
TBI Personal Injury Liability
TBIs suffered by the negligent and reckless conduct of others will subject the wrongdoer to liability in the state of New Jersey. Moreover, an experienced personal injury lawyer can help you find the right medical providers to provide for your medical treatment, rehabilitation, future medical procedures, and ongoing therapies and educational services. At Rossetti & DeVoto, we work with some of the best neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists, and vocational rehabilitation experts in the world. We understand the medicine as well as the treatment and rehabilitation needed to allow brain injured persons to return to our community and be effective and contributing members.
If you are the victim of someone’s negligence and suffer a traumatic brain, you need an experienced and knowledgeable personal injury attorney on your side. Rossetti & DeVoto, PC is here to help you obtain the compensation you deserve for your injuries. Our New Jersey personal injury attorneys will relentlessly fight for your rights, and make sure that you always come out on top. Call us today at (844) 263-6260 for a free, no-obligation consultation.