A brain injury can have debilitating and lifelong effects on one’s life and future. A brain injury may lead to cognitive impairments, which could prove detrimental to an individual’s ability to maintain relationships with loved ones, keep a stable job, and function in general.
In some cases, a brain injury may be the result of another’s negligence. If you have suffered such an injury, it is in your best interests to contact the brain injury attorneys at the Anastopoulo Law Firm in South Carolina for help recovering compensation you deserve.
Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur when the brain is damaged as a result of a collision or puncture of the head. Sadly, the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be subtle when they first arise. Thus, a complete medical evaluation must be conducted immediately following a potential brain injury in order to protect your future safety and health, and to also provide clear and concise documentation of when and how a brain injury occurred. Each year in South Carolina, TBIs result in 11,500 emergency room visits, 1,117 deaths and 2,800 hospital discharges. Some of the typical causes of TBIs include:
- Falls and slips;
- Car and motor vehicle accidents;
- Sports accidents;
- Assaults; and
- Head collisions with foreign objects and/or surfaces.
A TBI can result in serious medical consequences and conditions, including:
- Memory loss;
- Persistent headaches;
- Difficulty maintaining focus and concentration;
- Loss of control over motor skills;
- Hearing difficulties;
- Loss of balance;
- Cloudy eyesight and blurred vision;
- Anxiety, depression and suicidal thoughts;
- Parkinsons disease;
- Epilepsy; and
- Lack of bladder control.
In more severe cases, a TBI may result in coma or death.
Your Brain Injury Legal Claim
When you or a loved one has suffered a TBI, there is a broad range of legal relief that can be pursued. However, this legal relief is dependent on the initial cause of the TBI. For example, a suit against another can be brought if a TBI was the result of that person’s negligent act(s). Furthermore, if the TBI was the result of a violent act of another, such as an assault or battery, there would be a legal claim for recovery.
It is also important to note that even a TBI that seems minor can have lasting impacts on the injured party, which may result in significant costs. The following damages and compensation can be pursued in a brain injury suit:
- Medical bill payments;
- Pain and suffering;
- Permanent disability payments;
- Loss of wages; and
- Any other costs that arose due to the TBI.
Contact Anastopoulo Law Firm
The Anastopoulo Law Firm has years of experience with legal representation in personal injury cases involving brain injuries. Our team of South Carolina brain injuries attorneys will always be standing by, ready and willing to deliver the legal representation and advice that you deserve. Contact The Anastopoulo Law Firm today in order to discuss your case.