Traumatic Brain Injury
Any time an external force applies an extreme amount of pressure to the head, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is likely to occur. The severity of the blow will impact the amount of damage that is sustained, which can take days to fully show symptoms of trauma to the victim. Though there are a number of causes of TBI, one of the most prevalent is an auto accident.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 17.3% off all cases of head trauma are caused by car crashes, but 31.8% of those cases result in death, making auto accident traumatic brain injury the leading cause of TBI fatalities across all categories. Additionally, TBI is a contributing factor in all injury-related deaths in the United States, accounting for over 30 percent.
The effects of TBI on the victims life are far-reaching and can have a lasting impact on the individual who sustains the injury. From a psychological, social, physical, and emotional standpoint, TBI victims can experience an enormous amount of loss relating to their injury.
If you or someone you love was in an auto accident and suffered TBI, you may be entitled to compensation based on the pain and suffering you experienced. The compensation that a successful settlement or verdict can bring can cover the cost of some medical expenses, days in the hospital, surgery and related expenses, such as lost wages from time away from work needed to recover.
The legal team of Harbin & Burnett believes in justice for auto accident TBI victims. We will always fight for the MAXIMUM amount of compensation for which our clients are eligible, and because we work on a contingency fee basis, you owe us nothing unless we win your case.*
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What are the Symptoms of TBI?
Brain injuries are categorized as mild, moderate or severe according to a rating system known as the Glasgow Coma Scale. The victims consciousness is assessed and assigned a rating from 3 15 which helps doctors determine the severity of the injury. The signs and symptoms most closely associated with TBI include:
- Changes in eating habits
- Extreme changes in mood, or mood swings
- Feelings of confusion
- Light or sound sensitivity
- Loss of consciousness for several seconds or minutes
- Memory problems
- Nausea or vomiting
- Problems concentrating
- Pupil dilation in one or both eyes
- Short, broken attention span
- Slurred speech
- Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
- to name a few.
Following an auto accident, the victim should seek medical attention immediately but stay aware of any potential changes in mood, thinking, or physical abilities, as these may be signs of brain trauma.
Types of Car Accidents that Cause Traumatic Brain Injury
In most cases, the injury that causes head trauma is the force from a blunt object inside the vehicle as the occupant moves around inside the car. A victim can sustain an open head injury, or a closed head injury from an impact that causes TBI. In an open head injury, the skull is fractured. If something penetrates the brain through that crack, brain damage is certain to occur.
The following car accident situations are those that are more likely to cause TBI:
- Head-on collisions
- Side-impact collisions
- Rear-end collisions
- Passenger ejection accidents
- Multi-car accidents
- Rollover crashes
- and many others.
Primary and secondary brain damage can result from the impact of an auto accident. Primary damage relates to the physical destruction that is done to the brain structure, while secondary damage involves further injury done to the brain because of the initial injuries that were caused.
Do not hesitate to reach out to a skilled traumatic brain injury lawyer if the harm that was done to you was caused by the negligence of another driver. Learning about the rights you have as a victim can help you reach a successful verdict or settlement, allowing you to recover with one less stress on your mind.
Contacting Our Anderson SC Traumatic Brain Injury Law Firm
If you or a loved one has been involved in a car collision caused by a careless driver and the victim is seeking legal counsel, our attorneys are here to help. At Harbin & Burnett we are dedicated to helping personal injury victims fight for the compensation they deserve.
We are an experienced and aggressive law firm who will stand by you in your time of need. Our attorneys are knowledgeable in car accident claims and can help guide you through the entire litigation process to ensure that you receive the MAXIMUM amount of compensation you deserve under South Carolina law.
We are proud to serves the following areas:
- Travelers Rest
To find out how we may be able to help you with your accident claim, contact us today at (888)821-0247 and get connected with one of our experienced attorneys. You initial case consultation is free, of no-obligation, and youll never pay a fee unless you recover compensation.
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