Long-term consequences of a traumatic brain injury are not always obvious in the weeks and months following a serious car, truck, motorcycle or pedestrian accident. Depending on the area of the brain injured and the severity of the injury, people experiencing traumatic brain injury often suffer from memory loss, chronic headaches, loss of the senses of taste and smell, cognitive impairment, loss of dexterity, and increased risk for certain kinds of neurological disorders. As a result, people suffering from traumatic brain injury often need intense physical therapy, in-home nursing care, various kinds of medical equipment and even surgery. That’s why it’s important in traumatic brain injury cases to demand compensation proportional to the financial impact of the injuries involved.
The Cost of a Traumatic Brain Injury
In order to determine the cost of a brain injury, medical economists and life care planners should be consulted, as well as medical specialists who can offer an informed diagnosis of your condition and injuries. Since insurance companies will consult their own experts, it’s important to have medical experts and economists in your corner, who can provide a cost-data analysis of brain injuries and project future costs based on information maintained by HMOs and the insurance industry itself. Since the long-term consequences of traumatic brain injury often include diminished quality of life, it’s also important to consider compensation for the pain and suffering associated with devastating brain injuries.
Investigating Traumatic Brain Injury Accidents
Insurance companies are aware of the potential costs of a traumatic brain injury. That’s why they thoroughly investigate the circumstances surrounding a car, truck, bike, or construction accident that leads to brain injury. It’s important to work with a team of personal injury attorneys who understand how to investigate accidents and counter the claims of experts testifying for the insurance company in an attempt to shift more blame onto to you, the injury victim. At the Law Office of Mallon and Tranger, we understand the importance trial preparation has on the willingness of insurance companies to offer fair settlements. Our primary objective in all brain injury cases is to ensure our clients and the families that support them have the resources they need to move forward with their lives.
Contact our New Jersey Brain Injury Attorneys
If you or a family member has suffered a mild or traumatic brain injury, please contact the Law Office of Mallon and Tranger at any of our Ocean County or Monmouth County offices. Our lawyers can be reached by phone at 732-780-0230 or by contacting us online.