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Traumatic Brain Injury

New Jersey Attorneys Pursue Compensation for Brain Injuries

Recovery for accidents that cause head trauma

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.7 million people sustain traumatic brain injuries (TBI) annually. Medical conditions resulting from TBI range from temporary pain and mental dysfunction to permanent disability or death. If you or your loved one has suffered a head injury, getting prompt, quality care is essential.

Founded in 1950, Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC is devoted exclusively to damage recovery for injured clients throughout New Jersey. Our law firm has the substantial resources and extensive experience to pursue compensation in complex claims against deep-pocket corporate defendants. A team that includes an attorney, a paralegal and a secretary is assigned to work on your case. In addition, our teams meet regularly to brainstorm about difficult issues — meaning you have the benefit of almost a century and a half of our lawyers’ combined experience.

Risks of traumatic brain injury

According to the CDC, falls are the leading cause of TBI, especially among children and seniors. Car accidents account for the second highest number of brain injuries and result in the largest percentage of TBI-related fatalities. The next most common reason for TBI involves incidents in which an object strikes the victim’s head, and is followed by criminal assaults. What all of these causes of TBI have in common is that they are almost always preventable.

Baby’s brain injury during birth

One of the most tragic experiences is discovering that your otherwise healthy child suffered permanent injury during delivery. An overdose of medications, the deprivation of oxygen, improper use of forceps or the excessive use of force can cause brain injury to a baby during birth. If your newborn was injured because of a prenatal or childbirth mistake, your obstetrician, nurses, anesthesiologist and hospital may be liable for medical malpractice.

Rehabilitation to improve symptoms of head trauma

TBI can lead to mild or severe complications that may include headaches, memory loss, mood changes, confusion, cognitive dysfunction, convulsions and seizures. In the worst cases, head trauma victims may lose consciousness and remain in a coma or a persistent vegetative state. The National Institutes of Health (NIH) emphasizes the need for rehabilitative care to improve patients’ prospect of recovery. You and your family deserve the best treatment possible to have the greatest chance of recovering function and quality of life.

Consult our lawyers about brain injury recovery after an accident

To learn more about your rights to recover money for a traumatic brain injury, call Gelman Gelman Wiskow & McCarthy LLC at 862-263-0770 or contact us online to schedule your one-hour free initial consultation. For your convenience, we have offices in Elmwood Park, Dover, Bernardsville and Newton, NJ.

  • In 2020, we settled or won, at trial/mediation/arbitration, 112 personal injury cases. Our clients recovered over ten million dollars. Our firm set a record in 2020 by settling 15 cases for $200,000.00 or more. In the last eleven years, we have settled/won over one thousand cases and our clients have recovered over 100 million dollars.
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    Corner of Rt. 46 and Union Street
    Dover, New Jersey 07801
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    Suite 406
    Newton, New Jersey 07860
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    Elmwood Park, New Jersey 07470
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    Bernardsville, New Jersey 07924
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