Brain Injuries

Newark Brain Injury Lawyers

New York & New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

Are You a Victim of a Brain Injury in New York or New Jersey?

Brain damage is among the most tragic injuries a person can experience. Brain injuries typically result in comas, and even those who remain conscious can suffer serious physical, psychological, and cognitive disabilities. If a brain injury is caused by an accident, whether from an auto accident, medical malpractice, or another instance of negligence, a lawsuit can recover the money that the family of the sufferer needs for treatment and lost wages.

At Robert A. Solomon, P.C., our attorneys can take the burden of legal proceedings off your shoulders. We have more than 28 years of experience helping sufferers of all kinds of catastrophic injuries. Our New York & New Jersey brain injury lawyers can meet with you free of charge, and if we take your case, we can do all work on contingency, charging no attorneys' fees unless and until you get a settlement or verdict. For more legal information about in this matter, review our head injuries page.

Facts about Brain Injuries

Not all brain injuries are immediately obvious after an accident. Sometimes accidents can cause a "closed head injury," in which the skull was not fractured but the brain was damaged. Sometimes the brain will swell and bleed as a result of an accident, which will slowly cause increasing amounts of damage to brain tissue. Often, brain injuries are subtle, showing themselves as changes in normal mental capacity, behavior or personality characteristics.

The brain is part of the central nervous system, along with the spinal cord, and controls all bodily function. Thus brain damage can cause damage to any part of normal human functioning. Inability to move parts of the body is common, but so are cognitive defects, such as memory loss, and emotional problems, such as anxiety and depression.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the term used to describe the damage to the brain suffered as a result of a sudden physical force. The human brain consists of billions of microscopic fibers, suspended in cerebrospinal fluid. While the exterior skull is smooth, the inner surface contains ribbing and pronounced bony structures. Impact with these inner surfaces of the skull causes tearing and bruising that results in brain damage. Brain damage can be among the most severe and debilitating of all injuries.

Closed head injury also may occur when the brain undergoes a severe forward or backward shaking, such as with infants who are mishandled or in cases involving whiplash suffered during an automobile accident. TBI can also be caused by a penetrating head injury, whereby an object such as a bullet penetrates through the skull and into the brain. Closed head injuries present unique challenges in litigation since they often will demonstrate no obvious external symptoms of injury, even though the damage to the brain can be severe. TBI does not refer to brain injuries or defects that are hereditary, congenital or degenerative, or induced by birth trauma, toxic substances, or disease-producing organisms.

In cases involving Traumatic Brain Injury, it is essential that measures be taken promptly to preserve evidence, prove the nature and extent of your injuries, and to enable expert medical witnesses to support the cause of your injuries.