February 28, 2017

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

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There are many causes of traumatic brain injuries, including slip and fall accidents, car accidents, or getting struck in the head while working. Traumatic brain injuries (or TBI) can cause death or disabling lifelong injuries, which can be devastating to both the injured and their family.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), TBI is a major cause of death and disability in the United States, contributing to about 30% of all injury deaths. Indeed, motor vehicle crashes were the second leading cause of TBI-related deaths (26%) for 2006–2010. Those who survive a TBI can face effects lasting a few days (mild concussion) to the rest of their lives (impaired thinking or memory, movement, vision, hearing, personality changes, or depression). The Brain Injury Association of America has noted the unpredictability of brain injuries, as “no two brain injuries are exactly the same,” depending instead on what caused the injury, its location on the brain, and the severity.

For example, in a car accident, a serious brain injury can occur due to the strong rotation of the head caused by the vehicle’s impact, because the unmoving brain lags behind the movement of the skull.

The Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has over 25 years of experience handling all types of serious personal injury accidents, including traumatic brain injuries. Our New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys will thoroughly investigate your accident and hold the parties responsible for all your injuries and losses. Todd J. Leonard is a member of the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ), and is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney. Moreover, our firm has vast experience consulting with neurosurgeons, neurologists, rehabilitation centers, and therapists regarding our clients’ traumatic brain injuries.

If you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury from a car accident, slip and fall accident, truck accident, workers’ compensation accident, or any other type of serious accident please contact our firm.

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Our team of experienced New Jersey Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys can offer the advice you can trust and need during this difficult time. New Jersey has a two-year statute of limitations time limit, whereby a person can bring an injury lawsuit, so it is important to contact us now.

The New Jersey Personal Injury Lawyers at the Todd J. Leonard Law Firm have over 25 years experience successfully handling all types of serious accidents, and have represented thousands of individuals throughout New Jersey. Give us a call today at (973) 920-7900 to request a free, confidential consultation.

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