Traumatic brain injuries, or TBI are a common injury that North Carolina personal injury victims deal with at varying degrees. While major falls account for 40% of traumatic brain injuries in the United States every year, there are lots of ways to cause trauma to the brain including: car crashes, workplace injuries, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents and motorcycle accidents. TBI’s can be temporary or permanent and represent a major injury that needs to be diagnosed and treated by a medical professional. TBI’s are also something that an experienced North Carolina brain injury lawyer can help get you essential compensation for to help pay for treatments, change in lifestyle and more.
At Tatum & Atkinson, we know how to win even the most complicated traumatic brain injury cases. Our goal is to assist our clients throughout NC quickly and efficiently with their personal injury cases involving traumatic brain injuries. We know that the sooner we begin the process, the sooner we can demand a settlement. That is why if you call now, you can speak to Robert Tatum or Season Atkinson. Put the law in your hands and get the process started FAST! We’ll work hard to get you the settlement you deserve quickly, and hopefully keep you out of court. Contact us now by email or call 800-LAW-0804 (800-529-0804).
There are many symptoms following an accident that can be associated with traumatic brain injury. The most serious TBI’s place individuals in comas or result in death. It is not always apparent when someone has a traumatic brain injury but there are certain things to look out for, including:
You do not need to be hit on the head to have a traumatic brain injury—rather, a strong jolt to your body can be enough to have repercussions in your brain. Brain injuries are classified as either open or closed and mild, moderate or severe. Open TBI’s refer to those injuries that open some part of the skull or are visible from the outside; whereas a closed TBI is all within the skull/brain and not visible to the naked eye. Whether you’re diagnosed with a mild, moderate or severe traumatic brain injury depends on the nature and degree of your symptoms. Mild brain injuries that cause little damage may never show up in an MRI/CT scan but can still cause adverse physical issues for months. Severe brain trauma results in profound disabilities that range from limited consciousness to complete comatic state.
Following a proper and thorough diagnosis by a medical professional, the financial impact of treating a TBI can be tremendous. This financial strain is further exacerbated by the fact that many suffering from a TBI hare forced to take significant if not permanent time off work. As experienced NC brain injury lawyers, we work to not only get you the funds you need to cover these large expenses, but also an amount that represents the total impact the accident and injuries have had on your life now and going forward. A TBI stemming from an accident is always more injuries and impact than just the brain injury. Some of the other things a winning personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit can cover include:
If you were injured or lost a loved one in an accident that was not your fault, you should consider a personal injury lawsuit with Tatum & Atkinson. Here are some things you need to know about TBI personal injury lawsuits in North Carolina:
If you or a loved one has been seriously injured, you are devastated not only by what has happened, but by the effect that the brain injury or loss has had on you and your family. At this difficult time, you need an experienced team that will support you through your road to recovery. Call Tatum & Atkinson today!