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Cherry Hill Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys

Cherry Hill TBI lawyers helping victims of brain injuries & head trauma in South Jersey

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are complex and devastating, often causing profound physical, cognitive, and emotional changes in individuals. TBIs are often the result of accidents or incidents where a sudden and forceful blow to the head leads to brain damage. These injuries can vary in severity, from mild concussions to severe and life-altering traumatic brain injuries.

Our experienced team of Cherry Hill traumatic brain injury attorneys understands the profound physical, emotional, and financial challenges that TBI survivors face, and we are here to provide guidance, support, and legal advocacy to help you or your loved ones on the road to recovery. When you or a loved one suffer a brain injury due to another party’s negligence, we are here to help you secure the compensation to which you’re entitled. Talk to the experienced Cherry Hill traumatic brain injury lawyers at Ferrara & Gable today.

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What is a traumatic brain injury?

Anything that physically injures the brain in some capacity can be designated a traumatic brain injury. Typically, they are categorized as closed, such as when the brain is injured because of “a violent blow or jolt to the head or body,” or open, such as when something penetrates the brain tissue itself.

Most medical professionals and scientists also recognize that brain trauma can be mild (mTBI), moderate, or severe. Mild TBI is commonly used to describe concussions, where there is a good chance of recovery and healing. Moderate and severe TBI, often caused by “bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain,” is more likely to have long-term complications and repercussions. In more severe cases, the damage can be permanent.

The Brain Trauma Foundation reports that “TBI is the leading cause of death and disability in children and adults ages 1 to 44. Populations that are most affected are youth and elderly who have falls. Each year about 2.5 million individuals have TBIs of which approximately 50,000 result in death, and over 80,000 suffer permanent disability.”

If you or someone you know has suffered a TBI, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Early diagnosis and treatment can improve the chances of a full recovery.

What types of Cherry Hill accidents can cause TBI?

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be caused by a wide variety of accidents, including:

  • Motor vehicle accidents. Motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of TBI in the United States. TBIs can occur in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents.
  • Falls. Falls are the second leading cause of TBI, especially in older adults and young children. TBIs can occur from falls from ladders, stairs, and other heights.
  • Sports injuries. Sports injuries can also cause TBIs. TBIs are common in contact sports such as football, boxing, and hockey, but they can also occur in non-contact sports such as soccer and basketball.
  • Violence. Violence is another leading cause of TBI. TBIs can be caused by assaults, gunshot wounds, and explosions.
  • Other accidents. TBIs can also be caused by other accidents, such as workplace accidents, construction accidents, and recreational accidents.

It is important to note that any accident that results in a blow to the head has the potential to cause a TBI. The severity of the TBI depends on several factors, including the force of the blow, the location of the impact, and the underlying health of the victim.

What are the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?

The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can vary depending on the severity of the injury. However, some common symptoms of TBI include:

  • Headache
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory loss
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of coordination
  • Numbness or weakness
  • Seizures
  • Coma

In some cases, symptoms of TBI may not appear immediately after the injury. This is known as a delayed onset TBI. Symptoms of a delayed onset TBI can appear days, weeks, or even months after the injury.

What is the treatment for a Cherry Hill traumatic brain injury?

Treatment for TBIs depend on the severity of the injury.

Treatment for mild TBI, also known as a concussion, typically involves rest and over-the-counter pain medication. It is important to avoid activities that require concentration or physical exertion for at least a week after a mild TBI. This is to allow the brain to heal.

Treatment for moderate to severe TBI may require hospitalization, surgery, and rehabilitation.

  • Hospitalization. People with moderate to severe TBI may need to be hospitalized to monitor their condition and provide supportive care.
  • Surgery. Surgery may be necessary to remove blood clots or repair damage to the brain.
  • Rehabilitation. Rehabilitation can help people with TBI to regain physical and cognitive function. Rehabilitation may involve physical therapy, occupational therapy, and speech therapy.

In some cases, medication may be used to treat the symptoms of TBI. For example, medication may be used to treat headaches, seizures, and depression.

Some people with TBI may require long-term care. This may include care in a nursing home or assisted living facility.

The recovery time from TBI varies depending on the severity of the injury. Some people make a full recovery within a few weeks or months. Others may experience lifelong challenges.

What are the complications of a TBI?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause a variety of complications, both short-term and long-term.

Short-term complications of TBI can include:

  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory loss
  • Mood swings
  • Irritability
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of coordination
  • Numbness or weakness
  • Seizures
  • Coma
  • Hydrocephalus (buildup of fluid in the brain)
  • Increased risk of infection
  • Deep vein thrombosis (blood clots in the legs)
  • Pulmonary embolism (blood clots that travel to the lungs)

Long-term complications of TBI can include:

  • Physical disability (e.g., paralysis, loss of coordination, difficulty speaking or swallowing)
  • Cognitive impairment (e.g., difficulty concentrating, memory loss, problem-solving problems)
  • Psychological trauma (e.g., depression, anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD))
  • Chronic headaches
  • Seizures
  • Sleep problems
  • Fatigue
  • Sensitivity to light and noise
  • Changes in personality and behavior
  • Increased risk of developing neurodegenerative diseases such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease

The severity of TBI complications depends on a number of factors, including the severity of the injury, the location of the injury, and the age and overall health of the patient.

What is the value of my Cherry Hill traumatic brain injury case?

Determining the value of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) case in Cherry Hill, New Jersey involves a comprehensive evaluation of several factors. It's important to note that every TBI case is unique, and the value of your claim can vary based on the specific circumstances and details of your case. In general, however, compensation includes things like:

  • Pain and suffering, including physical pain and emotional suffering
  • Medical expenses, including hospitalization, rehabilitation, therapy, medications, and assistive devices
  • Lost wages, if the TBI has resulted in lost wages or has affected your ability to work and earn a living
  • Rehabilitation and therapy costs, which can be significantly expensive

The attorneys at Ferrara & Gable work to secure you maximum compensation and the best possible outcome for your case.

Do you have a Cherry Hill traumatic brain injury attorney near me?

Ferrara & Gable maintains an office at 601 Longwood Avenue in Cherry Hill, NJ. There is parking available, and a bus stop right up the block on Rt. 38. If you are too injured or ill to travel, we can schedule a phone or video consultation.

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Cherry Hill traumatic brain injury attorneys working for people throughout South Jersey

Have you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury in an accident that wasn’t your fault? The Cherry Hill TBI attorneys at Ferrara & Gable are here to help. We work to secure the compensation to which you’re entitled for your injuries and losses. When you’re ready to schedule a free consultation, please call or contact us today. Proudly serving all of South Jersey.

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