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Brain stem injuries are serious injuries that can result from many different types of accidents. If you or a loved one have suffered such an injury, you could be looking at a long road to recovery and plenty of medical expenses. If someone else caused your accident, they should be the one paying those bills. A New Jersey personal injury lawyer from our firm can help you fight for the compensation you deserve.

What Types of Accidents Can Cause Brain Stem Injuries?

Many types of accidents can lead to brain stem injuries. We can help you if you were harmed in:

  • A car accident
  • A slip and fall
  • A pedestrian or bicycle accident
  • A construction accident
  • A workplace accident

We do not care how you were hurt. If someone else was to blame, we will help you hold them accountable.

What Are Some Effects of Brain Stem Injuries?

The brain stem controls important functions like breathing and heart rhythm. This part of your brain also affects your balance, hearing, and even the ability to swallow. Even minor brain stem injuries can cause all sorts of issues, including:

  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Slurred speech
  • Difficulty swallowing, drinking, or eating
  • Blurry vision
  • An inability to gag or cough
  • Dizziness
  • Insomnia
  • Balance issues

How Long Does it Take to Recover From Brain Stem Injuries?

It’s not easy to recover from these types of injuries. Brain stem injuries can be treated with various types of therapies, including speech therapy, but there is no guarantee that the injured person will ever regain full function. Due to the types of functions a brain stem controls, many of these injuries also result in death.

Can I Sue For Damages After an Accident?

You can sue for damages if you believe that someone else caused your accident. We usually go after two types of damages in a case like this. We have:

Economic damages: Brain stem injuries can be costly. You can end up with a pile of medical bills, and if you miss work those lost wages can cause a lot of financial stress for your family. Economic damages are meant to address this.

Noneconomic damages: This form of compensation is for the things that are harder to calculate. They can reimburse you for a loss of enjoyment if your injuries affect your ability to take part in activities that you once loved. They address mental anguish, psychological trauma, and other types of pain and suffering.

Will I Have to Go to Trial?

Cases like this can often be settled before the trial phase begins. So do not put off pursuing damages because you are worried about the stress of a trial. A lawyer from our firm can help you secure the most compensation possible whether you settle or have to appear in front of a judge and jury.

Talk to Our Legal Team

When you are ready to sue for damages, we are ready to help you hold all liable parties accountable for the harm that they have caused. Contact Falcon Law Firm and ask about our free consultations. We would be happy to evaluate your case and tell you more about your legal options.