Hackensack Brain Injury Lawyers
Respected Brain Injury Lawyers Put Proven Experience to Work for Accident Victims in Bergen County, NJ
Brain injuries can cause some of the most serious, lasting injuries that a person can suffer. The brain controls our cognitive function—our ability to think, experience emotions, remember events and even control our reactions. While brain injuries can be minor and resolve with treatment, other types of brain injuries can dramatically change your life.
At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our injury lawyers offer experienced legal representation that has been tested and proven successful. Our recent case results include settlements of over $1 million for clients who suffered brain injuries and other neurological injuries. We have both the medical knowledge and legal expertise needed to get results in your case—and are ready to put our skills to work for you.
Are You Suffering From a Brain Injury Due to an Accident? Have Questions? We Can Help, Tell Us What Happened.
Brain injuries are the type of injury most likely to result in permanent disability—or even death. Your treatment may be long and difficult even if you eventually recover. If someone else’s careless or reckless acts caused your accident, our lawyers are here to advocate for your right to full compensation.
Having an experienced brain injury lawyer by your side during this difficult time offers many benefits. Most importantly, it increases your chances of winning maximum compensation. Our trusted lawyers also provide the peace of mind of knowing that someone is working tirelessly to protect your financial future while you focus on recovering. Call or contact us today—24/7—to learn more about how we can help.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can be either closed or penetrating. As the names suggest, closed head injuries are brain injuries where the skull is not penetrated. Accident victims can suffer a brain injury without even losing consciousness—although loss of consciousness is an important warning factor that indicates the need for medical care.
Our injury lawyers handle cases involving accident victims who sustain brain injuries in:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bus accidents
- Train accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents
- Sports-related accidents
To win compensation, our first step is to show that someone was careless or reckless and caused the accident where you were injured. The negligence standard requires that we prove:
- A duty of care existed (the responsible party owed you a duty to act carefully),
- The responsible party’s careless actions amounted to a breach of that duty,
- The breach caused your brain injury, and
- Damages were incurred because of the injury.
Warning Signs an Accident May Have Caused Brain Injuries
If you have been involved in any type of accident, it is important to seek medical attention because you might not know that you have suffered a brain injury immediately. You can suffer a brain injury without your head hitting another object—for example, in a car accident where your head is whipped back and forth quickly.
Signs that you may be suffering the effects of a brain injury include:
- Blurred vision,
- Inability to concentrate,
- Excessive fatigue,
- Short-term memory loss,
- Mood swings or personality changes,
- Inability to control emotions,
- Sensitivity to light or noise.
Brain injury victims may feel fine for days or even weeks after the accident. In other cases, medications prescribed for other injuries sustained in the accident could mask the symptoms of a serious brain injury.
Seeking medical attention should be your first step if you are experiencing any of the above symptoms. To explore your right to financial compensation, speak with our experienced brain injury lawyers.
Brain Injury Lawyers Committed to Reaching Innovative Solutions for Our Injured Clients
Putting the impact of your brain injury into quantifiable monetary terms can be extremely complicated. Our lawyers have the practical experience handling these complex cases that you need to get the best results. We work with respected experts to build a strong, strategic claim for compensation that accounts for the widespread damage brain injury can cause. Depending on your case, our injury lawyers may retain:
- Occupational therapists
- Lifetime care planners
- Cognitive care specialists
- Financial experts
Brain injury cases present unique challenges. You need a lawyer with specific experience to help you through them. At the Epstein Law Firm, P.A., our injury lawyers have substantial experience successfully helping clients get the full amount of compensation they deserve. We also have the financial resources needed to see your case through beginning to end.
We work to understand the full impact that the injury has on your life—can you work? Can you engage in the same activities as before the accident? Can you go about your daily routine without assistance? Our lawyers get to know you over time and work with you to find answers to these and other important questions. To learn more about our practice, call today for a free case review.
Speak with Our Leading Brain Injury Lawyers to Explore Options for Winning Fair Compensation
When faced with a potentially life-altering brain injury, financial compensation can be key to getting the treatment you need and holding the responsible party accountable. Even a mild brain injury can disrupt your life. At The Epstein Law Firm, P.A., we offer compassion, a tireless work ethnic and real dedication to getting justice for our clients.
If you are interested in exploring your right to financial compensation, contact our brain injury lawyers for a free, no-obligation case review where we will listen to your story and discuss possible options for moving forward. If you are unable to travel to our office, our New Jersey injury lawyers will come to you.
Frequently Asked Questions About Getting Financial Compensation for a Brain Injury
Available compensation is different in every case. Our lawyers work with you to learn about all of your out-of-pocket expenses, as well as the more subjective cost of the injury. Fair compensation may include:
– Medical expenses (including future care)
– Long-term care needs
– Physical therapy
– Occupational therapy
– Lost wages and loss of your ability to earn a living
– Pain and suffering
– Emotional counseling
– Loss of your loved one’s company
– And more
In most accident cases, the statute of limitations in New Jersey is two years from the date of the accident. However, in certain circumstances that period may be extended by a discovery rule. For example, if your brain injury was caused by medical malpractice, we may be able to argue that a longer limitations period should apply.