Traumatic Brain Injuries Attorney in Jersey City, NJ

Why Choose The Law Firm of James W. Taylor, Jr. for Your TBI Claim?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are a type of injury that can occur when the head is suddenly and violently jarred or hit. This can cause the brain to bounce around or twist inside the skull, creating chemical changes and damaging brain cells. TBI can range from mild, temporary damage to the brain (concussion) to more severe, permanent damage or even death.

TBI can happen at any age but is most common in children and older adults. In fact, according to The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), people aged 75 years and older account for about 32% of TBI-related hospitalizations and 28% of TBI-related deaths. Each year, an estimated 1.6 million people in the U.S. suffer a TBI. Of these, around 60,000 die, about 240,000 are hospitalized, and many people experience some form of long-term disability as a result of their injury.

In New Jersey, no exact records of traumatic brain injuries are kept because there is no state law mandating the reporting of TBIs. However, the  New Jersey Department of Health estimates that 12,000 to 15,000 New Jersey residents suffer traumatic brain injuries each year, of which around 1,000 results in fatalities. The leading causes of TBI in New Jersey include slip and fall accidents, being struck by/against an object, vehicle crashes, and assaults that involve firearms.

The consequences of a traumatic brain injury can be devastating for the victim and their family. If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI, you need both legal and medical expertise on your side to ensure that you get the full compensation you deserve. At The Law Office of James W. Taylor, Jr., we have a team of experienced traumatic brain injury attorneys who understand the unique challenges that TBI victims face. We also have a network of top medical experts who can help us build a strong case on your behalf. We have a proven track record of success in handling traumatic brain injury cases. We understand the challenges you are facing and will work with you to get the best possible outcome for your case.

Types of Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of damage to the brain caused by an external force. TBI can occur when the head suddenly and violently hits an object or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be mild, moderate, or severe, depending on the extent of the damage to the brain. A TBI can cause a wide range of physical, cognitive, and emotional problems.

There are two main types of traumatic brain injury: closed-head injury and open-head injury.

A closed-head injury occurs when the head hits an object, but the skull does not break. A closed head injury can cause bruising, bleeding, and swelling of the brain.

An open-head injury occurs when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue. Open-head injuries are more serious than closed-head injuries because they often result in more extensive damage to the brain.

Traumatic brain injury can also be classified according to the severity of the injury:

  • Mild traumatic brain injury. Also known as a concussion, a mild TBI is the most common type of TBI. Symptoms of a mild TBI can include headache, dizziness, nausea, confusion, and difficulty concentrating. Most people with a mild TBI recover quickly and experience no long-term effects.
  • Moderate traumatic brain injury. A moderate TBI is more serious than a mild TBI but less serious than a severe TBI. Symptoms of a moderate TBI can include all of the symptoms of a mild TBI, as well as more serious symptoms such as slurred speech, loss of coordination, and vomiting. People with a moderate TBI may experience long-term effects such as difficulties with thinking and memory.
  • Severe traumatic brain injury. A severe TBI is the most serious type of TBI. Symptoms of a severe TBI can include all of the symptoms of a mild or moderate TBI, as well as more serious symptoms such as coma, paralysis, and brain death. People with severe TBI often experience long-term effects such as cognitive impairments, personality changes, and chronic pain.

Proving Negligence & Getting Compensated

Negligence is a legal theory used to hold people and entities accountable for their actions (or inactions) that cause harm to others. To prove negligence and collect damages for a traumatic brain injury in New Jersey, the following elements must be present:

The defendant (the person or entity being sued) owed the plaintiff (the person filing the lawsuit) a duty of care. This duty of care is based on the relationship between the two parties – for example, a doctor owes their patient a duty of care, while a driver owes other motorists a duty of care.

The defendant breached this duty of care. This means that the defendant did not act in a way that a reasonable person would under the same or similar circumstances. The plaintiff suffered an injury as a result of the defendant’s breach of duty of care. This means that but for the defendant’s actions (or inaction), the plaintiff would not have been injured.

The plaintiff’s injury resulted in damages. These damages can be economic (such as medical bills) or noneconomic (such as pain and suffering). If all of these elements are present, then the plaintiff may be able to recover damages from the defendant. When it comes to traumatic brain injuries, the damages can be significant. This is because a traumatic brain injury can have lifelong effects, including problems with cognition, sensory processing, and emotional regulation.

How We Can Help You With Your Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)Case

When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury, it can be a life-changing event. The effects of a TBI can be wide-ranging, from physical and cognitive impairments to emotional and behavioral changes. During such time, you may be wondering what to do next. The first step is to contact an experienced New Jersey traumatic brain injury attorney. At The Law Office of James W. Taylor, Jr., we have extensive experience handling TBI cases and will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve. Here is a brief overview of the steps our attorney will take to help you get the compensation you deserve.

  1. Our attorney will thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident to determine who is at fault. We will review police reports, medical records, and eyewitness statements.
  2. Estimate Damages. Once we have gathered all of the evidence, we will begin to build your case. This will involve working with medical experts to establish the full extent of your injuries and their long-term effects. We will also work to calculate the financial damages you have suffered, including lost wages, medical expenses, and pain and suffering.
  3. Demand Letter. Once we have come up with an estimate of damages, our attorney will send a demand letter to the responsible party. This letter will outline your injuries and damages and request a fair settlement amount to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
  4. In most cases, the responsible party will agree to settle out of court to avoid the time and expense of a trial. Our attorney will skillfully negotiate with the insurance company to get you the best possible settlement. Our goal is to get you the full and fair compensation you deserve, and we will not back down until we achieve that goal.
  5. If the insurance company is unwilling to offer a fair settlement, our attorney will take your case to trial. We will present the evidence we gathered during our investigation and fight for the compensation you deserve.

Contingency Fees

At The Law Office of James W. Taylor, Jr., we understand that a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a devastating effect on every aspect of your life. It can be difficult to know what to do next and how to move forward. We also know that the cost of medical care and treatment for a TBI can be astronomical, and the last thing you need is the added stress of worrying about how you will afford it. That’s why we work on a contingency fee basis for TBI cases. This means that you will not owe us anything unless and until we recover compensation for you. We believe everyone deserves access to high-quality legal representation, regardless of their financial situation. We will fight tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve so that you can focus on your recovery.

Areas We Serve

We at The Law Office of James W. Taylor, Jr. are proud to serve the great state of New Jersey. We serve clients in:

  • Jersey City
  • Newark
  • Bayonne
  • Paterson
  • Hackensack
  • Other surrounding  areas in New Jersey

Contact Our Offices Today

The Law Office of James W. Taylor, Jr. goes the extra mile to serve victims of traumatic brain injury cases. We have a team of specialists dedicated to helping our clients get the compensation they deserve. We understand the challenges that our clients face, and we work tirelessly to get them the best possible outcome. We have a proven track record of success in traumatic brain injury cases and are always ready to help you.

If you or a loved one has been the victim of a traumatic brain injury, call The Law Office of James W. Taylor, Jr. at 201-418-0143 or go to our website to book a free consultation today. We will fight for you and get you the justice you deserve.