New Jersey Attorneys Represent Traumatic Brain and Spine Injury Victims
Experienced lawyers have demonstrated track record
Every year in the United States, approximately 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury (TBI) and between four and five million people suffer spinal cord injuries. The Centers for Disease Control reports that TBI is a contributing factor in one third of all injury-related deaths in the United States and contributes to a significant number of permanent disability cases. An estimated 400,000 people live with the continuing effects of spinal cord injuries. While these numbers are staggering, what is most disturbing is that these injuries are often caused by the fault of others. The top-rated medical malpractice legal team at New Jersey’s Lomurro Law is dedicated to securing compensation for victims of brain and spine injuries to help you maximize the enjoyment of life in the aftermath of a traumatic accident.
What is a traumatic brain injury or TBI?
Traumatic brain injuries, known as TBI, are the result of a direct blow to the head, a bump, or a penetrating head injury that interferes with normal brain function. In a TBI, the force of the trauma is significant enough to break through the hard skull and damage the soft tissue of the brain, or to cause the brain to move within the skull.
Symptoms of a TBI may present immediately after the event, while other signs may not appear for days or weeks afterwards. Physical and psychological effects of TBI are wide ranging and a medical diagnosis is necessary to determine whether you have suffered a TBI. Car accidents are the cause of approximately 50-70 percent of all TBI. Other causes of TBI include sports-related accidents, slip and falls, and violence.
Spinal injuries and spine trauma
Sustaining an injury to the neck or back may result in serious damage to the spinal cord. The spinal cord is the bundle of nerves and tissue that is enclosed in the spine and operates as the central carrier of signals throughout the body, connecting nearly all parts of the body to the brain. An injury to the spinal cord may include a bruise – or contusion – which may cause the temporary loss of some function below the site of injury. Injuries may also result in a partial or complete tear, the latter of which causes a total and permanent loss of movement and sensation below the site of injury.
Spinal injuries can be life-changing and have a profound effect on the lives of both the victim and their families. Most spinal injuries are caused by the fault of others, such as vehicular accidents, slip and falls, birth injuries, construction site accidents, surgical error, or playground accidents.
Experience. Commitment. Compassion.
At Lomurro Law, our experienced legal team is committed to providing exceptional service in aggressively fighting for those suffering from traumatic brain injury or spine injury. With decades of negotiation, mediation, and litigation experience and a track record of success, our compassionate team is by your side every step of the way. Our renowned staff includes a registered nurse, eight New Jersey Supreme Court Certified Civil Trial Attorneys, and two retired Superior Court Judges. We serve clients throughout New Jersey with offices in Freehold, Toms River and East Brunswick. Call us today at 732-414-0300 or online to schedule a free initial consultation.