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Head Injury/Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney in Westfield, NJ

In the last number of years much research and awareness has come to the forefront around “Closed head Injuries”. A closed head injury is one in which the head and brain have been injured in a traumatic event though there is generally no outward evidence of this injury- no open wound or broken skin, no objective evidence via x-ray or Ct scan and generally no indication that the head or brain were even injured. There is, however, a profound effect on the injured person. These effects are wide ranging and often debilitating. The effects can take the form of physical problems such as headaches, eyesight and hearing issues. A head injury can cause cognitive problems such as memory loss, amnesia, dementia and word finding issues. Call us now for more information for Head Injury & Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney in Westfield.

Head Injury

A head injury can cause a multitude of emotional issues such as depression, mania, psychosis, personality changes, aggression, loss of behavioral control, fatigue, apathy, and an increased risk of suicide. These are just some of the effects of a head injury, often called a TBI (Traumatic Brain Injury). These injuries come about because of a bump, blow or jolt to the head which can cause the brain to bounce around or twist in the skull. Often a hit to the body can cause the head and brain to move quickly back and forth (often called a Coup Contrecoup Brain Injury). Think of the yolk of an egg within its shell and if you were to shake that egg and the damage that can be caused to that yolk.  This action can cause a chemical change in the brain and causes the stretching and damaging of brain cells. With these types of injuries, it is often vital that they be diagnosed early and the appropriate doctors be utilized in order that recovery is maximized. At Portnoi Law we are familiar with the signs and symptoms of a Brain Injury and have been able to utilize experts to both expedite our client’s recovery and maximize their financial recovery based on the deficits that continue to exist.

If you have been seriously injured in an accident which has caused a brain injury, please contact us at Portnoi Law in Westfield to see how we can help you.

Head Injury /Traumatic Brain Injury Settlement in Westfield, NJ

We resolved a traumatic brain injury case for a total of $500,000 from the at-fault driver when our client’s vehicle was t-boned at an intersection after a driver ran a red light at a high rate of speed.