Brain & Head Injuries

Hunterdon, Somerset and Warren County Brain Injury Lawyer

Somerset County Closed Head Injury Attorney

The brain serves as the control center for many of our conscious and unconscious activities, including talking, walking and breathing. When someone suffers a brain injury, some or all of these body activities can be disrupted. Depending on the severity of the injury, the effects can be devastating.

If you or a loved one has suffered a head or traumatic brain injury (TBI), no matter how minor it may seem, you need medical attention right away. Then, turn to Flemington brain injury attorney Anthony J. Murgatroyd and his legal team. We will use more than 20 years of experience to help you move forward after this traumatic event. Contact us today.

No Matter What the Accident…

In many instances, a brain or head injury results from a car accident or motorcycle accident. However, they can also be caused by a variety of other accidents, such as slip and falls, sports-related accidents, boating mishaps, and ATV, snowmobile and bicycle accidents.

Damage to the brain may occur anytime the head hits a hard surface, but it can also occur from swelling and bleeding in or around the brain after an accident.

A traumatic brain injury can even result from a "closed head injury," where there is no penetration of the skull and no obvious signs of external damage. A closed head injury often occurs when there is a rapid acceleration or deceleration of the head, like in the case of shaken baby syndrome or during the snapping of the head and neck during a car accident. Closed head injuries usually result in more widespread damage to the brain and, therefore, cause more extensive neurological defects.

No Matter What the Symptoms…

Traumatic brain injury can lead to a coma, where the injured person remains unconscious for a long period of time. However, you do not need to be in a coma to have suffered a TBI. Symptoms that may seem minor may indicate a serious problem.

If you or someone you know exhibits any one of the following symptoms after an accident — even if you remotely suspect a brain or head injury — you should immediately go to an emergency room or see another health care professional:

  • Paralysis
  • Impaired cognitive or thinking functions, including memory loss, difficulty reading and writing, and limited concentration
  • Impaired speech and/or vision
  • Behavioral changes, including fatigue, mood swings, sexual dysfunction, lack of motivation and problems with interpersonal skills
  • Psychological effects, such as depression, anxiety, and personality changes
  • Confusion, disorientation, or dizziness
  • Loss of coordination
  • Hearing loss

We're Here for You.

There is a great deal of misconception about brain and head injuries. Often times, the person who suffered a traumatic head injury will not even strike his or her head. There will only be a brief loss of consciousness, or even no loss of consciousness. Commonly perceived diagnostic studies like CT Scans, EEG's and MRI's taken of the brain will be negative. There will be a delay of several days or even weeks before effects become known. There is a wealth of highly regarded medical literature to confirm these facts, but only a firm experienced in handling traumatic brain injury cases will understand and have access to that information.

At the Murgatroyd Law Group in Flemington, we have that experience. Our Flemington, New Jersey, personal injury attorney and staff take the time to thoroughly understand our clients' situations and how the brain injury they, or their loved ones, have sustained has changed their lives. We then examine all aspects of the case in order to begin the pursuit of compensation for the losses they have suffered.

Contact us at 908-315-5433 | 800-745-8931 to schedule your free initial consultation. We can make arrangements to travel to you in the event your injuries prevent you from visiting our office.