There is a wide range of symptoms and damages that victims of traumatic brain injuries often suffer. Anyone who has suffered a brain injury because of someone else’s negligence would be well advised to speak with an experienced New Jersey personal injury lawyer who can help victims calculate the cost of their injuries. All past, current, and future losses related to the accident can be included in their injury claim.
There are a number of costs that are usually associated with a traumatic brain injury. Victims who have lost consciousness or experienced nausea, extreme headaches, confusion, or dizziness, should seek out immediate medical attention. After the emergency room treatment, diagnostic tests such as a CT-Scan or an MRI will likely be done to determine the extent of the damage to the brain. Following the testing, the victim may be hospitalized for further treatment and observation. In cases where the injury is severe, the patient may have to undergo one or more emergency surgeries and the medical expenses can add up very quickly.
Once the victim is released from the hospital, he or she will be sent to a rehabilitation facility where he or she may have to learn basic functions such as eating, speaking, and walking. A brain injury patient may have to spend weeks or months at such a rehabilitation center. These costs may or may not be covered by the victim’s health insurance. Rehabilitation can be extremely costly as well. In addition, brain injury victims may face other expenses such as loss of earning, loss of livelihood, nursing care, medical devices, cost of medication, and more.
An experienced NJ brain injury attorney at Lependorf & Silverstein knows how to get victims compensation for all of the losses they have suffered. We will review the circumstances of your case and help you pursue the compensation you and your family need and rightfully deserve. Please contact us at (609) 240-0040 for a free and comprehensive consultation.