March 11, 2020
Experienced Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys in New Jersey
There are many causes of traumatic brain injuries, and can happen to anyone, with children and older adults at a higher risk. These accidents can occur in a variety of ways, including car accidents, truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, pedestrian accidents, construction site accidents, or getting struck in the head while on the job. 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 CDC (United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is described as a “disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or penetrating head injury.” Everyone is at risk for a TBI, especially children and older adults. Every year, there are approximately 1.5 million people in the U.S. who sustain a traumatic brain injury.
Data from the CDC (2019) identified the following leading causes:
- Falls and motor vehicle crashes were reported to be the first and second leading causes of all TBI-related hospitalizations (52% and 20%, respectively).
- Falls accounted for almost half (48%) of all TBI-related emergency department visits and 81% of TBI-related emergency department visits by persons aged 65 and older.
- Collision-related events (being struck by or against an object) accounted for about 17% of all TBI-related emergency department visits in the United States in 2014.
Todd J. Leonard is a member of the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey (BIANJ), who is holding their 14th Annual Gala event on March 26, 2020, at the Crystal Plaza in Livingston, where they will celebrate the work of the Alliance.
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 team of experienced New Jersey brain injury lawyers. We have significant expertise working with neurosurgeons, neurologists, rehabilitation centers, therapists, life care planners, and vocational experts regarding our clients’ traumatic brain injuries.
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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 Todd J. Leonard Law Firm has over 30 years of experience handling traumatic brain injury cases, including wrongful death claims. Todd J. Leonard is Certified by the Supreme Court of New Jersey as a Certified Civil Trial Attorney, and has successfully handled all types of serious accidents, representing thousands of clients throughout New Jersey. We have recovered millions of dollars in compensation for our clients. Please give us a call today at (973) 920-7900 to request a Free, Confidential Consultation. There is never a fee unless we obtain a recovery. We have offices conveniently located in Denville, Morristown, and Newark.