New Jersey Brain Injury Attorney
The Silent, Yet Serious Injury
You were involved in an accident. You don’t really feel hurt. No part of your body, especially your head, hit or made contact with any object or ground. Nothing must be wrong. This may be true in some accidents, but not all. It is important that personal injury victims realize that you do not need to get into a catastrophic accident, such as getting hit by a car while walking across the street, to suffer a serious medical condition. In fact, certain injuries, like traumatic brain injuries, can be caused by what may seem like a small accident.
If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident and display signs or have been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation. The experienced brain injury attorneys at Beninato & Matrafajlo Attorneys at Law are aggressive, yet compassionate, in handling brain injury cases. We will take every necessary step to ensure that we obtain the full compensation for our injured victims.
Recognizing the Subtle Signs of a Brain Injury
The signs and symptoms of brain injuries are not always obvious. You may suffer a brain injury under a variety of different circumstances, such as a car accident or falling down. You don’t even have to hit your head in order to suffer a brain injury. The brain can get injured merely by an abrupt start or stop, similar to what occurs in a car accident or a slip and fall.
Brain injuries are more multifaceted than other injuries because the brain is a complex matter. As such, the signs and symptoms of brain injuries may not surface or become apparent immediately after an accident. Although you or a loved one may not display obvious signs of a traumatic brain injury, it may nevertheless exist. If you notice or experience any of the following subtle signs or symptoms of a brain injury, it is imperative to immediately seek medical treatment:
- Hand/eye coordination problems
- Having trouble with doing a series of steps as part of a task
- Loss of movement in certain body parts
- Having trouble speaking, swallowing, walking or balancing
- Sudden problems with being able to read and/or write
- Weakness or numbness in your extremities
Some other symptoms of a brain injury that may be commonly mistaken for less serious injuries include:
- Blurred vision
- Behavioral and emotional issues
If our legal team suspects that one of our clients may be suffering from the signs of a brain injury, we will immediately set up our client with a knowledgeable physician who can perform certain tests to determine whether there is some type of brain injury. Some diagnostic studies that may be helpful in determining the nature and extent of head or brain injury include:
- CT scans
- Sand x-rays
- PET scans
Any delay in recognizing a brain injury can be severely harmful or even fatal. A thorough neurological examination on a repeated basis may be necessary if you suspect a brain injury.
Types and Severity of Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury can significantly alter all aspects of your life. At Beninato & Matrafajlo, we help brain injury victims return to a level of normalcy in life that many thought was out of their reach by helping gain the monetary compensation that they deserve as victims of an accident. Depending on the type of traumatic brain injury you have suffered, we can better assess the value of your case.
There are five categories of traumatic brain injuries caused by trauma:
- Skull fractures – often occurs as a result of a violent crime, auto accident or slip and fall accident
- Epidural hematomas – often occur as a result of rapid acceleration-deceleration, such as occurs in a car accident
- Subdural hematomas – caused by tears in veins inside the subdural space
- Intracerebral hematomas – this type of injury occurs within the brain itself, as the others occur inside the skull but not in the brain, and more than 40% of these cases result in death
- Diffuse axonal injury – the most devastating type of brain injury and is commonly caused by auto accidents or child abuse, such as shaken baby syndrome.
Not all traumatic brain injuries are of equal severity. Some may deserve more compensation than others. However, regardless of what category your brain injury falls in, our New Jersey brain injury lawyers will take all necessary measures to investigate the specific facts of your case and help you obtain the full compensation that you are entitled to.
Don’t Wait! Seek Legal Help Today!
If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of accident, it is important that you get a complete medical exam to rule out any serious injuries and get treatment for any resulting injuries. It is also important to note that symptoms of certain medical conditions, such as a traumatic brain injury, may not surface until days or even weeks after the accident. This is exactly why it is important to seek immediate medical treatment after an accident and if you notice any unusual symptoms.
If you or someone you know has been injured in an accident and believe you have suffered a brain injury, you need to make it a priority to look for an experienced brain injury attorney who will work hard to help you seek the damages from the parties responsible for your injuries.
The legal team at Beninato & Matrafajlo is dedicated to fighting for the rights of all injured victims, especially those suffering traumatic brain injuries. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with a New Jersey brain injury attorney, please call us at (908) 248-4404. Without a strong attorney on your side, you will not obtain the full compensation that you deserve.