Brain Injury FAQs

Questions About Brain Injuries? Joe & Martin Injury Attorneys Has the Answers

  • What are common causes of brain injuries?
    • Any trauma to the skull—whether it is from an object striking it or from the skull forcefully impacting an object can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Some of the most common causes of TBIs include:
    • If you or a loved one suffered a TBI through no fault of your own, you may be eligible to receive compensation for your medical bills and lost wages.
  • How are brain injuries detected?
    • TBIs are diagnosed using a variety of methods. To detect a TBI, doctors may perform:
      • Neurological exams
      • Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests
      • Computed tomography (CT) scans
    • The brain injury lawyers at Joe & Martin Injury Attorneys want to help if you have suffered a TBI—call us at 843-357-8000 or fill out a free initial consultation form.
  • How are TBIs treated?
    • Medication: Diuretics may be prescribed to help drain fluid from the skull and the area surrounding the brain, while some patients may require anti-seizure or coma-inducing medications to reduce the brain’s oxygen requirement and reduce swelling.
    • Surgery: TBI victims may require surgery to remove blood clots from their brains. In addition, the skull may need to be opened and drained to relieve pressure on the brain from excessive spinal fluid and swollen brain tissue.
    • Rehabilitation: Physical and mental rehabilitation is sometimes necessary for victims to relearn how to speak, walk, or perform tasks that require fine motor skills.The treatment regimen for TBIs depends on the severity of the injury. Concussions often require little or no medical intervention other than pain management. For moderate to severe TBIs, more direct treatments may be necessary. These treatments can be expensive, and it may take several years of care for a TBI victim to recover. That is why it is so important to call a qualified brain injury lawyer from Joe & Martin Injury Attorneys who can help you get the money you need to pay for you or your loved one’s medical expenses.
  • Are there different types of brain injuries?
    • Yes. TBIs can vary in severity depending on the level of damage to the brain. From minor blows to the head to traumatic injuries that destroy brain tissue and neurons, every brain injury is unique and may be classified into one of three categories:
      • Mild TBIs: These brain injuries—usually referred to as concussions—are often seen in athletes, have temporary side effects, and usually heal on their own within days or weeks of the injury.
      • Moderate TBIs: Prolonged unconsciousness, confusion lasting several days, seizures, and poor motor skills may be present after moderate TBIs.
      • Severe TBIs: Victims of severe TBIs may fall into comas and experience profound damage to vital parts of the brain.
  • How can an attorney help me after a TBI?
    • Whether it was you or a loved one who suffered a TBI, you and your family have the right to recover damages for the injury. Joe & Martin Injury Attorneys can help if your TBI was caused by a:
      • Dangerous workplace
      • Defective product
      • Negligent or careless driver
      • Other accident
    • Our brain injury lawyers can investigate your accident and determine who was responsible. We will do everything we can to hold them responsible for your accident-related expenses. Do not wait another day to get legal help for your TBI—call us now.

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