Over 5 million people in the United States live with disabilities caused by traumatic brain injuries. Many people treated in emergency rooms and doctors’ offices every day have a traumatic brain injury. Approximately 1.7 million people suffer a traumatic brain injury in the United States each year. It is estimated that traumatic brain injuries contribute to 30% of all injury deaths.
If a TBI has happened to you or someone you love, we are here to help. We can’t promise we’ll make it right – there are many things money simply can’t fix – but we can help ease your burdens by making it our personal mission to get you the funds you deserve. We have helped clients throughout North Carolina for over three decades. If you are wondering if you have a TBI claim, or if you have any questions at all, please contact us for a free consultation at our offices in Durham and Charlotte. Once we become your lawyers, you can concentrate on your physical recovery. We will focus on your financial recovery.
What are the causes and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury?
There are many causes of traumatic brain injuries, including falls, blunt trauma (being hit with an object), motor vehicle crashes, assaults, firearms, and participation in sports and physical activities. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be mild or severe. Some TBIs are mild and are often referred to as “concussions.” These TBIs are often overlooked. Although referred to as “mild,” the effects of these TBIs can be devastating for injured persons and their families. They may result in headaches, difficulty concentrating, memory issues, and mood swings and can have lasting damage.
Severe TBIs may be fatal or may result in individuals being in a permanent vegetative state or experiencing disabilities for the rest of their lives. Children, adolescents, and older adults are at highest risk for a traumatic brain injury.
What treatment and resources are available to individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury and their families?
Every traumatic brain injury is different. Anyone with symptoms of a mild, moderate, or severe TBI should seek medical attention right away. What appears to be a mild TBI could be more serious. Some individuals may need surgery to remove damaged tissue or to relieve pressure in the brain. An individual with a moderate or severe TBI needs to be stabilized immediately and monitored on an ongoing basis. There are special x-rays and tests that help with diagnosis and treatment.
Individuals with serious disabilities caused by a traumatic brain injury will need ongoing rehabilitation. Each person’s rehabilitation plan will be specialized to meet that individual’s needs.
There are several organizations doing research and educational outreach to improve the outcomes of persons who have experienced a traumatic brain injury. The Brain Trauma Foundation is one such organization. Other resources for families and caregivers include The Brain Injury Association of America, BrainLine, and The Family Caregiver Alliance.
The financial impact on individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury
The financial impact on individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury can be devastating. Traumatic brain injuries can have dramatic consequences on an injured person’s job, family life, social interaction, communication, and basic functioning. The cost of medical care and rehabilitative services can be extremely high and difficult for the ordinary family to afford. If someone’s negligence has caused you or a family member to have a TBI, our traumatic brain injury lawyers can help. We can focus on your financial recovery while you concentrate on your physical and emotional recovery.
Sampling of cases handled by our traumatic brain injury attorneys
The following is a sample of cases handled by our traumatic brain injury lawyers:
- A sewage treatment company caused our client to suffer a traumatic brain injury when their employees lost control of a high-pressure water hose. The pressure from the hose caused our client to be thrown 20 feet against a fence. We filed suit against the company in the North Carolina Superior Court.
- A bus driver was seriously injured when the driver of a sanitation truck took his eyes off the road and ran a stop sign. Our client suffered severe, debilitating headaches, and was unable to return to her former job due to the heavy medications she required. We filed suit against the City of Raleigh in Wake County Superior Court.
- A package car driver suffered a traumatic brain injury following a collision on the road. His case was resolved without litigation.
Please contact our traumatic brain injury attorneys immediately if you or your family member has experienced a traumatic brain injury
If you or your family member has suffered a traumatic brain injury, it is important to seek help right away. Obtaining a prompt and thorough medical evaluation is essential to getting quality medical care and documenting symptoms in the event a lawsuit is filed. An investigation of the cause of the injury should be done as close to the occurrence of the incident as possible. Getting the facts is critical to holding negligent individuals responsible for causing a traumatic brain injury. It is also important to act quickly because there are legal deadlines that may prevent you from filing a lawsuit if you wait too long. If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury, please contact us. We will help you and your loved one who has suffered a traumatic brain injury recover and rebuild your lives.