Car Accident Brain Injury Attorney
Experienced NJ Lawyer Represents Car Accident Victims Who Sustained Traumatic Brain Injuries in Morris County, Sussex County, Middlesex County, and Across New Jersey
You were driving along a New Jersey road or highway when out of nowhere you became involved in a vehicle crash. In an instant, the life you once had changed: the collision caused serious injury to your brain. Surviving such a car collision is miraculous, but the effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) because of a car accident may impact your ability to function normally and enjoy your life going forward.
Typical symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) because of a car accident may also include:
- Short-term memory loss
- Trouble reading or concentrating
- Trouble finishing words
- Difficulty staying organized
- Victim appears normal
- X-Ray/CT scans are negative
Though some traumatic brain injuries can heal over time, the toll they exact not only on a car accident victim but also on the victim’s family can have tragic consequences. That’s why it is important to talk to a qualified New Jersey personal injury attorney who understands the law and who can help you secure financial compensation for past and future medical expenses, as well as for pain and suffering.
Over Half of All Reported Traumatic Brain Injuries in NJ Are Caused by Motor Vehicle Accidents
What happens to the brain when a car is struck from behind or involved in a side-impact collision? Upon impact, when a person’s head hits a steering wheel, windshield, or roof, or when the victim is thrown from a car, injuries to the head may include penetrating wounds and skull fractures. Less obvious brain injuries occur when the force of an accident causes the brain to smash against the hard interior of the skull. It’s also possible for the brain to pull away from the skull, or for the head to be jolted by a violent collision, severely stressing the neck or brain stem. This is known as “whiplash.” In all of these cases, the brain could be bruised or hemorrhage, resulting in traumatic brain injuries that might not be immediately detected.
The damage caused by a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may last only a few days or for the rest of a victim’s life. When the brain is damaged, thinking, memory, motor function, vision, and hearing can all be impaired. Additionally, TBI can cause personality changes, including poor emotional balance and self-control issues. Often, as a result of a TBI, mental illness such as depression may emerge.
If the car accident wasn’t your fault, or if a vehicle manufacturer failed to safely construct your car for the potentiality of an accident, you may be eligible for substantial monetary compensation. Even if you think the accident may have been partially your fault, you could still be entitled to recover damages and appropriate medical care, rehabilitation, and treatment through your insurance company.
What Is Required to Recover from a Traumatic Brain Injury in a Morristown Car Accident Case?
Now that you have survived a TBI, you must do everything possible to optimize your recovery. Once your immediate injuries are attended to, you begin the long road to recovery, which could take months or even years. Early in your recovery, all the effects of your brain injury may not be immediately obvious. It may take time to fully evaluate and determine the extent of your damage.
Following a TBI, recovery could include cognitive-communication treatment, speech therapy, sensory stimulation, hearing and balance work, environmental (home) adaptations, relearning how to walk and perform other acts of daily living, and much more. All of these rehabilitative treatments are expensive and may be necessary for years to come.
What’s most important is that you regain as much of your health and cognitive function as you possibly can. During this difficult time, what you don’t need is the stress and aggravation of dealing with insurance companies with an agenda that is more about controlling their costs than paying for necessary specialists and appropriate medical and rehabilitative care. If the insurance company in your NJ brain injury case cannot or will not cover all your necessary medical expenses, a personal injury civil lawsuit may also be necessary. You could be entitled to damages for your pain and suffering and the diminished enjoyment of your life.
Dover Personal Injury Attorneys Can Help Win the Monetary Compensation You Need to Restore Your Life
The statute of limitations in a New Jersey personal injury case is time sensitive. So, don’t delay in speaking with an experienced Parsippany traumatic brain injury attorney. If you or a loved one’s brain has been traumatically injured because of a motor vehicle collision in Morris County, Sussex County, Middlesex County, Essex County, or anywhere else in NJ, the New Jersey personal injury attorneys at Hoyt & Hoyt can help.
As experienced car accident traumatic brain injury attorneys, we can guide you through the process of gaining your rightful financial compensation. We can also intervene to ensure that you are seeing the right physicians and specialists and are receiving appropriate treatment for your brain injury.
Contact an Experienced Denville Brain Injury Lawyer About Your NJ Car Accident Case Before It’s Too Late
Experienced Parsippany attorney John Hoyt of Morris County personal injury law firm Hoyt & Hoyt is mindful of the sensitive issues surrounding a traumatic brain injury. That’s why he will personally, compassionately, and respectfully evaluate your case and advise you about your options at no upfront cost to you. When Mr. Hoyt takes your case, he will only be paid when he wins your rightful compensation. Call him today for the quickest response at (973) 718-7744. Or submit your confidential claim using the online contact form.
Hoyt & Hoyt serves traumatic brain injury car accident victims in Boonton, Dover, Denville, Newton, Morris Township, Mount Olive Township, Parsippany-Troy Hills, Randolph, Rockaway, Hackettstown, Roxbury, and throughout Morris County, New Jersey. If you are unable to visit our office, we will visit you in the hospital or at home.