Common Types of Brain Injuries in New Jersey

Common Types of Brain Injuries in New Jersey

When someone suffers a brain injury, it can be difficult to determine who is at fault and who is responsible for the brain injury. The TBI victims may have suffered a fall, car accident, or another accident and now have to navigate the legal system without the help of an injury attorney. Brain injury victims may not have insurance to cover their medical bills and legal fees. A brain injury attorney can assist you with navigating the complex legal system and ensure you get the compensation you deserve.

Our brain injury lawyers at Garden State Justice Group have handled hundreds of cases in the last two decades, and we understand how the process works. You have a chance to be compensated for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other losses.

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What Are Some Common Types of Brain Injuries?

Brain injuries are common among children and adults alike. They can occur due to accidents, sports injuries, strokes, concussions, and other causes. Head traumas can be caused by car accidents, sports injuries, or falling down stairs. Symptoms depend on the part of the brain affected.

Severe head trauma can cause brain swelling, bleeding, and bruising. Milder cases may involve temporary loss of consciousness.

Common brain injuries include:

  • Open head injuries — skull fractures
  • Closed head injuries — due to whiplash or blunt force trauma
  • Cerebral contusions
  • Diffuse axonal brain injuries
  • Focal brain injuries
  • Penetrating brain injuries

How Do Brain Injuries Commonly Occur?

Brain injuries occur when the head gets hit, falls, or is injured in any other way. They may cause temporary or permanent damage to the brain.

There are two types of brain injury: traumatic brain injury (TBI) and non-traumatic brain injury (NTBI).

  • TBI occurs when the skull is fractured or cracked, usually due to an external force such as a car accident or sports injury.
  • NTBI occurs without a fracture or crack in the skull.

Both types of brain injury can lead to memory problems, headaches, dizziness, confusion, seizures, and coma.

Here are some common causes of brain injuries:

  • Falls
  • Car accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Violence
  • Burns
  • Concussions
  • Birth trauma
  • Strokes
  • Headaches
  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer’s Disease
  • Parkinson’s Disease

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI): This occurs when the skull is fractured or cracked. TBI causes bleeding inside the brain, swelling, and sometimes death. Symptoms include confusion, memory problems, headaches, dizziness, seizures, and coma. Recovery depends on the severity of the injury.

There are two types of TBI: mild and severe.

  • Mild TBI usually involves minor symptoms such as headache, nausea, vomiting, drowsiness, blurred vision, and fatigue.
  • Severe TBI often leads to coma, seizures, paralysis, and/or death.

Traumatic brain injuries are a leading cause of death and disability in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are the leading cause of long-term disability and death for people aged 16 to 24 years old. They are the third most common cause of death for people under the age of 45.

Should I File a Claim or Lawsuit for Damages in New Jersey?

New Jersey has strict laws regarding personal injury claims. If you were injured due to another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages. However, filing a claim against an insurance company can be difficult.

In order to file a successful lawsuit, you must prove that the defendant was negligent and caused your injuries. This means proving that the defendant failed to act reasonably under the circumstances.

It is possible to win a personal injury case without hiring an attorney. However, it is much easier to win a case if you hire an experienced lawyer.

Is Compensation Available in a Brain Injury Claim?

According to, 12,000 to 15,000 New Jersey people experience traumatic brain injuries every year, of which 1000 result in death. Currently, about 175,000 people in New Jersey struggle with difficulties brought on by traumatic brain injuries.

A brain injury is a complex and serious problem that often leads to lifelong effects. Victims of a TBI may require medical care, rehabilitation, therapy, and other services. They may also need compensation for their losses, which can include medical bills, pain and suffering, lost income, and other expenses.

When you or a loved one suffers a brain injury, it is extremely important that they seek legal assistance right away. In New Jersey, there are strict deadlines that govern personal injury claims and an experienced brain injury attorney can help. They will examine the incident and determine if you have a case that could lead to compensation. Our law firm has successfully represented clients in numerous brain injury cases, and we have recovered millions of dollars for clients who were injured in New Jersey.

How Can Our NJ Brain Injury Law Firm Help?

Brain injuries can be severe and debilitating, and they can result in a host of long-term health problems, including physical, cognitive, emotional, and behavioral issues. These problems can make it difficult for the victim to work, interact with others, and live independently.

Brain injury lawyers represent clients who have suffered injuries due to accidents caused by others' negligence. They may sue an individual or organization responsible for causing the accident. They may also file lawsuits against insurance companies, medical providers, employers, and public entities. In addition to representing injured individuals, brain injury attorneys may also assist families of deceased victims.

Brain injury lawyers often specialize in one area of law, such as personal injury, wrongful death, workers' compensation, or product liability. Some brain injury lawyers focus exclusively on cases involving traumatic brain injury, while others handle cases related to stroke, Alzheimer's disease, and other neurological disorders.

At Garden State Justice Group, we understand the importance of being compensated for your injuries. If you or your loved one suffered from a TBI and were injured as a result of medical negligence or medical malpractice, we can help you file a claim for compensation.

Contact a New Jersey Brain Injury Attorney

For over 20 years, our New Jersey Brain Injury Law Firm has been helping families in need of legal representation for a wide range of injury cases. When you are dealing with the aftermath of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or a concussion from a car accident, it can be hard to navigate the legal system alone. Our Garden State Justice Group Brain Injury Lawyers will be there to help you every step of the way.

To learn more about how our firm can help you and your family, call us today.

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Date Published: December 7, 2022
Shane Sullivan, Esq. is a New Jersey Board Certified Civil Trial Lawyer that represents those who were injured or the family's of those killed by the negligence of others in personal injury lawsuits throughout New Jersey.
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