New Jersey Head Injury Attorneys
Head Injuries May Result In Permanent Disability Or Even Death
Head injuries can present a wide range of symptoms. Perhaps the injured individual suffers headaches for a few weeks and recovers. Or, maybe the injured individual suffers a permanent disability and requires assistance with simple tasks, such as getting dressed and showering. If the negligence of another individual has caused your or a loved one’s head injury, you need skilled personal injury attorneys on your side. At Lomurro Law, our New Jersey head injury attorneys aggressively pursue multiple avenues of recovery to ensure you obtain the maximum compensation available under the law.
What Causes Head Injuries?
There are a number of ways that head injuries may happen. Many of these are due to the negligence of others. For example, head injuries may be caused by:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slips and falls
- Workplace accidents
- Construction site accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Medical errors
- Sports accidents
Of course, these are just a few of the ways that head injuries may occur.
Types Of Head Injuries
There are dozens and dozens of head injuries that may occur as the result of someone’s negligence. Generally, they are categorized as either closed head injuries or open head injuries. With a closed head injury, the skull is not broken. With an open head injury, a foreign object breaks the skull and penetrates the brain.
Common head injuries include:
- Concussions: These injuries occur when the brain hits the skull. A single concussion may not have a significant long-term impact on the victim, but multiple concussions may result in permanent impairment.
- Hematoma: A hematoma is clotting of blood outside the blood vessels. If a hematoma occurs in the brain, it can lead to an increase in pressure, which may cause the victim to pass out or suffer other symptoms.
- Hemorrhage: Hemorrhages occur when uncontrolled bleeding is triggered by an injury. Hemorrhages vary in severity; especially serious hemorrhages may increase the pressure in the brain and skull.
- Edema: Edema is a medical term for swelling. When swelling occurs in the brain, it is especially dangerous because the skull cannot expand to make room. Therefore, pressure in the brain may also build up, which can cause permanent and serious injuries.
- Fractures: Skull fractures can be quite serious, especially if pieces of the skull go into the brain.
- Diffuse axonal injuries: These head injuries do not cause bleeding; instead, they damage the brain cells. These injuries are not always apparent, making them especially dangerous.
Symptoms Of A Head Injury
Injured victims should seek medical attention if they experience any of the following:
- Ringing in the ears
- Feeling as though the room is spinning
- Loss of consciousness
- An inability to balance oneself
- Loss of muscle control
- Mood changes
- Memory loss
- Abnormal eye movements and/or an inability to focus the eyes
Only a medical professional can diagnose an injured victim with a head injury.
Liability For Head Injuries
In a negligence claim, an injured victim may be able to hold someone else liable for that victim’s head injuries. In a negligence claim, the injured victim must show:
- The defendant owed a duty to the defendant
- The defendant breached this duty by a negligent act or omission
- Due to this negligence, the victim was injured
All three of these elements must be present for a victim to prevail and recover damages from the defendant.
Contact Leading New Jersey Head Injury Attorneys If You Or A Loved One Suffered A Head Injury
If you or a loved one suffered a head injury due to the negligence of someone else, contact the New Jersey head injury attorneys at Lomurro Law. Our attorneys are experienced in all types of accident and injury claims and understand how to build your case so you obtain the maximum compensation available under the law. To schedule a free consultation, call 732-482-9285 or contact us online.