NJ Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
New Brunswick firm pursues justice for people hurt in car crashes and other incidents
If you’ve suffered a head injury because of someone else’s negligence, you should seek medical assistance even if you are not sure if you have been hurt seriously. Your next step should be to contact John VR. Strong, Jr. in New Brunswick about your legal rights. As a New Jersey Board-certified trial attorney with more than 40 years of experience, Mr. Strong can assess your potential claim and advocate effectively for the compensation you deserve.
How traumatic brain injuries occur
Traumatic brain injury claims stem from various types of incidents, including:
- Vehicle accidents — A sudden stop that occurs in a car crash can jar the brain, causing a concussion or some other type of brain injury. Situations where the victim’s head hits against the car’s interior or another passenger can be particularly dangerous.
- Slip and falls — Hard-to-see obstructions, wet floors, poor lighting and other hazards frequently lead guests on someone else’s premises to slip and fall on their head.
- Workplace accidents — Many construction jobs require the use of helmets because of the high incidence of traumatic brain injuries that can be caused by dropped objects, falls from high structures and equipment failures.
- Contact sports and recreational activities — Competitive sports such as football, outdoor activities and even amusement park rides might lead to a serious head injury if proper precautions are not taken.
- Negligence of nursing home and healthcare providers — If an elderly nursing home resident or someone who requires assistance walking does not receive proper care, they could suffer a traumatic brain injury in a fall.
Regardless of what led to your TBI, you can count on our firm to press for justice during negotiations with defense lawyers, and in court if a reasonable settlement cannot be reached.
Compensation available for TBI victims
The road to recovery from a traumatic brain injury can be long and hard. Along with physical effects, you might also have to deal with financial, emotional and psychological consequences. Our firm consults with experts when determining the amount of compensation that is appropriate to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, lost wages and pain and suffering. If you suffer dizzy spells, headaches, relationship problems or other problems that can be traced back to your TBI, we work to ensure that you have the resources necessary to get the help you need.
Proving a traumatic brain injury case
Many personal injury cases involve medical evidence that is relatively straightforward. A broken bone usually can be easily traced to a car accident, fall or another type of incident. However, symptoms of traumatic brain injuries can be trickier to diagnose and might require expert evidence to prove in court. Our firm works with neurologists and other medical professionals to show the effects of the TBI and prove that the incident at issue caused the plaintiff’s condition. From there, we gather the evidence necessary to demonstrate the current and future effects associated with head injuries, which could include the need for long-term care, rehabilitation, medication and other treatments. New Jersey has a two-year statute of limitations in these cases. You should hire an attorney as soon as possible after your TBI to build the strongest case possible and preserve key evidence.
Contact a Central Jersey traumatic brain injury attorney for a free consultation
John VR. Strong, Jr. seeks compensation for victims of traumatic brain injuries throughout Middlesex, Somerset and Mercer counties, as well as other New Jersey locations. To discuss your claim with an experienced New Jersey litigator, please call 732-979-2166 or contact us online. Our office is in New Brunswick. Se habla español.