When we think of brain injuries, we think of NFL players getting dementia at young age after too many hits to the head. But football players aren’t the only ones who suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBI). According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2.5 million visits to the hospital were associated with TBI. In addition, more than 50,000 people died because of traumatic brain injuries, contributing to 30 percent of all injury deaths.
If you or loved one was in an accident in New Jersey caused by someone else’s negligence that caused a brain injury, you have the right to seek compensation for the injuries. For more than 27 years, Jersey City brain injury lawyer Anthony Carbone has been fighting for those who received a TBI after an accident. Contact us now to learn more.
What is a Brain Injury?
A brain injury, also known as a closed head injury, is what happens after an occurrence to your brain causes some damage. With the many different parts of the brain, each injury differs. It’s considered a “silent epidemic” because the effects of a brain injury can be either invisible or be attributed to another cause.
According to the Brain Injury Alliance of New Jersey, it’s estimated that 12,000 to 15,000 residents of New Jersey suffer a brain injury after a traumatic incident, 1,000 of which are fatal cases. Currently, 175,000 people in New Jersey are living with TBI.
According to the Brain Injury Association of America, some of the visible effects of a brain/closed head injury include:
- Visual impairment
- Impaired logic
- Difficulty understanding language or speaking
- Behavioral problems
- Decreased control over body movements
Complications can arise from a brain injury from a coma to even death.
Causes for Brain Injury
The leading causes of TBI are falls, such as a slip and fall accident, followed by getting hit by an object and auto accidents. The people most at risk of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Children, especially newborns to 4-year-olds
- Teens and young adults between the ages of 15 and 24
- Elderly adults ages 75 and older
We Can Help!
A brain injury can be extremely expensive. Not only do you have to worry about medical bills but any loss of income or future expenses that will come from a TBI. This is why it is essential to get legal help if the injury is the result of someone’s negligence.
If you have a loved one who was injured in an accident in the Jersey City area and received a traumatic brain injury, we are ready to fight for you. The Law Offices of Anthony Carbone have been handling brain injury cases for more than 27 years and we will get you the money that you deserve. Contact Jersey City brain injury lawyer Anthony Carbone now for a free consultation.