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Brain/Head Injuries

Reputable Newark Law Firm Litigates Traumatic Brain Injuries

Aggressive representation for New Jersey victims with serious head injuries

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is one of the most debilitating conditions a person can acquire. The harm is more than physical; brain injury affects cognitive abilities, mood and personality to such a degree that the victim may seem to be an entirely different person. If you or a loved one has experienced TBI, you need a fiercely determined attorney whose compassion for your plight matches your unyielding pursuit of justice. For more than 30 years, The Anthony Pope Law Firm has fought tenaciously in criminal and civil court to secure justice for our clients. We’re prepared to fight just as hard for you.  

Fighting for victims of traumatic brain injury in New Jersey

Traumatic brain injury happens when an object penetrates the skull, when a victim (especially an infant) experiences severe shaking or when a concussive shock from an explosion damages brain tissue. The harm can be localized (at the point of impact) or widespread. TBI can result from slip-and-fall accidents, car crashes and motorcycle accidents. Because of advances in emergency medical responses, many accidents that years ago would have produced fatal injuries now result in traumatic brain injuries.

Physical harm includes:

  • Damage to brain cells, blood vessels and protective tissues around the brain
  • Bleeding in or around the brain, swelling and blood clots
  • Tissue death from hypoxia

Symptoms of severe TBI include:

  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Inability to wake up
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Loss of motor coordination
  • Memory loss
  • Mental confusion  
  • Persistent, painful headache
  • Personality changes, such as agitation, anger and combativeness
  • Slurred speech
  • Vomiting or nausea
  • Weakness in the extremities

Proving traumatic brain injury when physical damage is not readily apparent

When a person has suffered mild to moderate TBI, diagnostic tests may not be helpful to establish the extent of the harm. CAT scans, MRIs and EEGs may all appear normal. It’s then that your attorney’s trial experience is most crucial. Our firm calls on professional experts in such fields as neurology, neuropsychology, neuropsychiatry and psychiatry. We consult vocational experts and life-care planners to demonstrate the physical challenges the victim faces. But we also call lay witnesses, family and friends who can testify poignantly about the victim’s life before and after the catastrophic injury event.

Contact a reputable NJ trial lawyer experienced in catastrophic injury cases

If your loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, select an injury attorney with experience in cases of catastrophic injury. The Anthony Pope Law Firm is tenacious in our pursuit of justice for seriously injured parties. To schedule a free initial consultation and case evaluation, call 973.344.4406 or contact our Newark office online

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