Brain Injuries

New Jersey Brain Injury Lawyers

A brain injury can be one of the most challenging personal injury cases. Brain injury victims often suffer from complications such as migraine-like headaches, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, personality changes, and memory loss.

Kitrick, McWeeney & Wells, LLC represents brain injury victims throughout New Jersey. Our clients have suffered head and brain injuries from car accidents, boating accidents, slip and falls, construction accidents, and more. We offer experience, knowledge, and a commitment to personalized legal services after a serious accident.

How Severe Are Brain Injuries?

Brain injuries may appear less serious than they actually are. Once the swelling subsides, doctors, therapists, family members, and especially insurance claims adjusters may assume you are “all better now.” Meanwhile, you may find it difficult or impossible to continue life as before the accident. You may be unable to work, resume leisure activities, or assume a normal life.

In more severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) cases, an accident victim may lose important brain functions such as speech, bladder or bowel control, or fine muscle control. If you have a TBI, you may walk with a limp or be confined to a chair most of the time. There may be seizures or strokes. In the worst cases, you may be in a coma or a vegetative state for a long time or permanently.

What Are Common Types of Brain Injuries?

Understanding these types of brain injuries helps in identifying appropriate medical and legal actions for affected individuals:

  • Concussions
  • Contusions
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI)
  • Penetrating Brain Injuries
  • Coup-Contrecoup Injuries
  • Second Impact Syndrome
  • Hematomas
  • Anoxic/Hypoxic Brain Injuries
  • Skull Fractures
  • Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy (CTE)

What Are Common Symptoms of a Brain Injury?

Common symptoms include headaches, dizziness, difficulty concentrating, personality changes, and memory loss. In severe cases, loss of speech, bladder or bowel control, and muscle control may occur.

How Long Does it Take to Recover From a Brain Injury?

Recovery time varies depending on the severity of the injury. Mild injuries may take a few weeks to months, while severe injuries can take years or result in permanent disability.

Can I File a Lawsuit for My Brain Injury?

Yes, if the negligence of another party caused your brain injury, you may be entitled to file a lawsuit for compensation. An experienced New Jersey brain injury lawyer can help you navigate the legal process.

What Compensation Can I Receive for a Brain Injury?

Compensation may include medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, and loss of enjoyment of life.

The Importance of Legal Advice After an Accident

Regardless of the severity of a brain injury, it is important to seek legal counsel as soon as possible. Our personal injury lawyers can investigate the cause of your accident and help you bring a claim or lawsuit against negligent parties. Monetary resources can provide you with many more options for a satisfactory recovery.

Contact a New Jersey Brain Injury Lawyer at Kitrick, McWeeney & Wells, LLC After an Accident

Kitrick, McWeeney & Wells, LLC can handle all your legal needs. Our exceptionally experienced lawyers provide top-notch representation in a wide range of complex legal matters. To learn more about our services or schedule a free consultation, call 732-920-8383 or contact us online. Located in Manasquan and Brick, New Jersey, we serve clients in Middlesex County, Atlantic County, Mercer County, Monmouth County, and Ocean County.