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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).

North Carolina Traumatic Brain Injuries

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:

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches and migraines
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Fatigue but difficulty sleeping
  • Coordination issues
  • Slurred speech
  • Difficulty remembering
  • Vomiting
  • Irritability
  • Fainting
  • Loss of bladder control
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Seizures

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:

  • Current and future medical needs for all injuries stemming from the accident.
  • Disability needs
  • Missed work
  • Inability to work
  • Lost earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of enjoyment of life

When Should You File A Personal Injury Lawsuit for a TBI?

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:

  • Statute of Limitations: For most accidents and injuries you have three years from the date of the accident to file a lawsuit before you lose the chance to seek these important funds. Your case does not need to be finalized by this three year timeline, but it must be filed. The statute of limitations is strict, missing it means missing money, justice and closure. The good news is that it is very easy to hire us as your law firm and make sure that you rights are preserved—it only takes one call.
  • Contingency fee arrangement: Don’t think you can afford top notch legal representation for your case? You can when you hire the highly experienced team at Tatum & Atkinson. We take on all our personal injury and wrongful death clients on a contingency fee basis meaning you pay us nothing unless we get you paid. This no fee no win approach means that you get the legal help you need now without the financial stress of legal bills. Our transparent and fair fee it taken out when we get your settlement check and something we go over in our initial free consultation with you and your family.
  • Contributory negligence: NC is a contributory negligence state when it comes to personal injuries which means that if you played a role in the accident that caused your injuries, you are barred from recovering financially. Because of this, insurance companies and other defendants will look for any and all opportunities to make this argument and cheat you out of your chance at needed funds. We know how to defeat these claims and place all the liability where it belongs- squarely with the other party.

North Carolina Brain Injury Law Firm

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!