Suffering from a serious accident resulting in a traumatic brain or spinal cord injury can cause a lifetime of significant physical, emotional, and financial burdens. At The Wilton Law Firm, we understand the challenges associated with recovering from a catastrophic injury, which is why we are here to help. Our attorneys are committed to guiding you through each step of the injury claims process and helping you receive the compensation you deserve. To schedule a free initial consultation with a legal team you can count on, contact The Wilton Law Firm today.
Traumatic Brain and Head Injuries
When the brain hits the skull in an accident or during an assault, a serious injury can occur. Such injuries may result in severe brain damage, bleeding in the brain tissue, brain stem trauma, or skull fracture. It is not always clear if negligence led to a head injury; however, an experienced brain injury attorney can help navigate the details of a situation and determine if there are grounds to file a civil lawsuit against a business, city, or manufacturer on your behalf. People who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) spend more than $60 billion on medical care each year in the United States. In fact, of the more than 1.7 million people who report brain injuries, 52,000 die and 275,000 are hospitalized for serious complications from the TBI. Even worse, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that more than five million people in the US are currently living with effects of a TBI that have required them to get lifelong assistance in performing everyday activities such as bathing, dressing, and eating, because of the effects of their injury.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
The Wilton Law Firm has had previous success representing victims who have sustained a severe brain injury as a result of the negligence of another party. Traumatic brain injuries can be caused by a wide range of factors and result in very serious consequences. Some of the ways a serious head injury can occur include the following:
- Car accidents
- Dram shop cases
- Motorcycle accidents
- Product liability
- Sports injury
- Slip and fall accidents
Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Depending on the severity of the injury, treatment and recovery for head injuries may take months or become a lifelong process. Surgery, extensive brain injury rehabilitation, speech therapy, and occupational therapy may be required in the treatment and recovery of a TBI. This can be expensive, especially if long-term care is needed. Some victims never regain the ability to speak, perform household duties, drive or return to work. A TBI can also cause additional complications, such as epilepsy and increase the risk for certain future mental conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other brain disorders that become more prevalent with age. With the potential need for extended treatment or lifelong care, brain injury victims can accumulate overwhelming medical expenses in addition to lost wages.
Recovering Compensation for a TBI
TBI ranges from mild to severe with many causes, symptoms, and treatment options that are unique to each victim. The brain injury victims we represent display major physical and cognitive difficulties, including significant changes in mood, depression, or an inability to work or perform day-to-day tasks, among other extensive damages. Though TBI contributes to a third of all injury-related deaths in the United States, many survive and are left with the challenge of living with the effects. Medical expenses for TBI victims can be significant, and dealing with insurance companies is often difficult and confusing. Someone suffering from a TBI may seem irritable, complaining of headaches and/or experiencing memory loss. Others show very subtle outward signs of the injury, in fact so subtle, that only those close to the person might notice any changes. Some of the compensation you may be able to recover include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- The need to hire assistance
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of independence
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
If your accident is the fault of another’s negligence or mistake, you may be entitled to collect compensation for your injuries. The attorneys at The Wilton Law Firm will help coordinate special neurological tests and psychological evaluations to accurately diagnose the injury. Then, using life care planners, economists, professional rehabilitation specialists, and other experts, we can determine and pursue the financial needs of your family.
Spinal Cord Injuries
Spinal cord injuries occur when a traumatic event causes damage to the spinal cord, affecting nerve messages throughout the body. The Wilton Law Firm spinal cord injury lawyers have years of experience representing those who’ve suffered various types of spinal cord injuries. The leading causes of spinal cord injuries are vehicular accidents, workplace accidents, diving accidents, electric shocks, bullet and stab wounds, falls, and sports injuries. Only 40% of the people who suffer paraplegia return to work, and only 30% of quadriplegia victims resume normal duties.
Recovering Compensation For a Spinal Cord injury
Injuries to the spine and spinal cord often leave victims with permanent paralysis and disabilities. The medical care, rehabilitation and lifelong treatment costs can put a substantial financial strain on a family. If you or someone you love sustained a spinal cord injury due to another’s negligence, you are entitled to compensation. Victims of spinal injuries should be patient and follow their doctors’ treatment plans for recovery. If you discontinue treatment, the insurance company responsible for paying your bills will assume that you are no longer injured. You should not accept a settlement offer until you have reached what is known as maximum medical improvement. Only then will you know how the spinal injury will affect your life in the future. As the victim of another party’s negligence, you deserve full compensation for everything you have lost, including:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Past and future lost wages
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of enjoyment of life
The Wilton Law Firm represents people who have suffered all types of spinal injuries, from herniated disks to nerve damage, to full/partial paralysis. Our lawyers are there to advise and provide their services throughout the state of New Jersey.
Contact a Monmouth County Catastrophic Injury Attorney
If you or someone you love has suffered a brain or spinal injury due to another party’s negligence, contact The Wilton Law Firm. We have tried and settled many accident cases involving catastrophic injuries. Our legal team understands how challenging a catastrophic injury can be, and we are here to act as your support system throughout every step of the injury claims process. We are committed to helping you recover the compensation you deserve. To discuss your situation with a skilled legal team, contact The Wilton Law Firm today.