Brain Injury Attorney in New Jersey

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Have you or a loved one suffered a brain injury in an accident someone else caused? A serious brain injury can leave someone with significant medical bills, lost wages and earning capacity, and permanent disability or impairment. These consequences can upend their personal and professional lives, leaving them unable to work or care for themselves.

You deserve to seek accountability and financial compensation from those at fault for your injuries. Don’t jeopardize your physical and economic recovery by pursuing your legal case on your own. Get the help you deserve from experienced legal advocate Steven Ellman.

Steven Ellman offers free consultations, so there’s no cost to speaking with a New Jersey brain injury attorney about your rights to recover compensation for your accident-related expenses and losses. Let him help you demand accountability and justice from the party or parties at fault for causing your brain injury. Contact Steven Ellman today to get started.

Common Types of Brain Injuries in New Jersey

Common examples of brain injuries that accident victims can suffer include:

  • Concussion – A mild brain injury characterized by a temporary change in brain function lasting several days to several weeks.
  • Second-impact syndrome – A brain injury involving a traumatic force to the head or brain that occurs before the brain has healed from a prior brain injury.
  • Contusion – A brain bruise caused by the brain striking the inside of the skull.
  • Coup contrecoup – A type of brain bruise injury where the brain strikes the inside of the skull with enough force to rebound and strike the other side of the skull, causing another bruise or contusion on the opposite side of the brain.
  • Brain hemorrhage – Uncontrolled bleeding of the brain.
  • Hematoma – A buildup of clotted blood inside the brain or on the surface of the brain.
  • Penetrating brain injury – A traumatic brain injury caused by a foreign object, such as a bullet or piece of debris, penetrating through the skull and into brain tissue.
  • Hydrocephalus – A buildup of fluid in or around the brain that causes damage to brain cells as the pressure inside the skull builds up.
  • Diffuse axonal injury – An injury characterized by a shearing of the axons, or the connections between nerve cells, due to violent twisting forces on the head and brain.
  • Hypoxic/anoxic brain injury – A brain injury caused by insufficient blood/oxygen flow to the brain or the cutoff of blood/oxygen flow.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

New Jersey personal injury attorney Steven Ellman helps clients fight for compensation for brain injuries sustained from:

Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries vary depending on the severity of the underlying injury. For example, common symptoms of mild TBIs, such as concussions, include:

  • Headaches
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Dizziness and balance issues
  • Fatigue/drowsiness
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • A bad taste in the mouth
  • Sensitivity to light and/or sound
  • Difficulty speaking
  • Feeling dazed, disoriented, or confused
  • Brief loss of consciousness
  • Memory and concentration issues
  • Mood changes or mood swings
  • Difficulty falling or staying asleep or sleeping more than normal
  • Onset of new feelings of depression or anxiety

A person displaying symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury should be monitored for the next few days for any persistent or worsening symptoms, which may indicate a more serious injury.

Common symptoms of moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries include:

  • Loss of consciousness lasting several minutes to several hours
  • Persistent or worsening headaches or migraines
  • Persistent nausea and vomiting
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Dilated pupils
  • Clear fluids that drain from the nose or ears
  • Severe confusion
  • Agitated or combative behavior
  • Slurred speech
  • Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
  • Problems with motor coordination
  • Inability to be woken up
  • Onset of coma, vegetative state, or other consciousness disorders

What Is the New Jersey Statute of Limitations for a Brain Injury Lawsuit?

Under New Jersey’s statute of limitations in N.J. Statutes §2A:14-2, you normally have only two years after suffering a brain injury to file a lawsuit against the at-fault party. However, a minor who sustains a brain injury at birth due to medical malpractice has until their 13th birthday to file a lawsuit — or, more accurately, to have a suit filed on their behalf.

In addition, you may have a longer time to file suit in limited circumstances, such as not knowing or having a reasonable opportunity to discover who caused your brain injury or being disabled from filing a lawsuit due to your injury.

You should consult with a New Jersey brain injury attorney as soon as possible to learn how long you have to file a lawsuit in your case and to timely pursue your claims.

What Compensation Can I Pursue for a Traumatic Brain Injury in New Jersey?

If you or a loved one has been injured due to someone else’s wrongdoing, you may be entitled to recover compensation for your accident-related expenses and losses. Financial recovery in a brain injury lawsuit can provide you with money for:

  • Medical and rehabilitation expenses, such as emergency room care, hospitalization, surgeries, prescriptions, medical/mobility equipment, doctor’s appointments, physical/occupational/speech therapy, vocational/recreational therapy, and mental health therapy.
  • Long-term care expenses, including home health services, housekeeping, and other assistance with personal care if the injury results in permanent disabilities.
  • Lost income and future earning potential if the injury makes it impossible to return to work or do other kinds of work due to temporary or permanent impairment.
  • Physical pain and distress caused by the injury and subsequent medical treatment.
  • Emotional trauma and suffering, including mental health issues such as depression or anxiety that is caused by the brain injury.
  • Reduced enjoyment and quality of life due to permanent disabilities or impairments or reduced life expectancy as a consequence of the brain injury.
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Benefits of Hiring a New Jersey Brain Injury Attorney

For over 35 years, Steven Ellman has fought to protect the interests and futures of injury victims throughout New Jersey. Over the decades, he has built a proven track record of success both inside and outside the courtroom, securing remarkable settlements and jury verdicts for his clients. Steven Ellman believes that every injury victim deserves a confident, experienced, and skilled trial litigator to advocate for their rights.

Steven Ellman is known for providing compassionate, respectful, and personable service to each of his clients. He will take the time to listen to your concerns, needs, and goals, clearly discuss your legal options, and help you make informed decisions at each stage of your case. And if you are struggling with the financial consequences of a serious brain injury, you can rest easy knowing Steven Ellman handles brain injury claims on a contingency fee basis. That means you owe no fees unless Steven Ellman wins compensation for you in a settlement or a trial verdict.

Recovering from a brain injury can take weeks, months, or longer and may require much of your time and energy. But you also deserve to pursue financial compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering if someone else caused the injury. When you hire the Law Office of Steven Ellman, you will have the benefit of a brain injury law firm that can handle all the details of preparing and pursuing your legal claims on your behalf. Steven Ellman can help by:

  • Thoroughly investigating the circumstances that led to your brain injury, including recovering evidence Steven Ellman can use to begin building your compensation claim.
  • Documenting your injuries and losses, including consulting with your treating providers to understand your prognosis and future anticipated medical and personal care needs.
  • Discussing your legal options and the financial compensation you may be entitled to in your case and preparing you for what you can expect at each stage of the claims process.
  • Retaining medical, vocational, and financial experts to help bolster your case for full financial recovery of your ongoing and future expenses and losses.
  • Identifying parties that can be held liable and the available insurance coverage to provide you with brain injury compensation.
  • Preparing and filing insurance and legal claims on your behalf to aggressively pursue full financial recovery for you through settlement, if possible.
  • Going to trial if litigation becomes the best option for recovering the compensation and justice you deserve from those at fault for your brain injuries.

Contact the Law Office of Steven Ellman for Your Brain Injury Matter

Have you or a loved one suffered a brain injury for which someone else is to blame? Then contact New Jersey brain injury lawyer Steven Ellman. He will review the circumstances of your or your loved one’s injury and then explain what to expect in your brain injury claim. He can help you pursue the money and justice you deserve from those responsible for the harm you have suffered.

Get your free, no-obligation consultation with an experienced New Jersey brain injury lawyer. Contact Steven Ellman today.