South Carolina Brain Injury Attorneys
Each year, approximately 2.5 million Americans are injured or killed as a result of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) (Read more). In fact, TBI— an injury causing a disruption in brain function—accounts for 30% of all injury deaths nationwide. [Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “Traumatic Brain Injury in the United States: Fact Sheet,” http://www.cdc.gov/traumaticbraininjury/get_the_facts.html, accessed November 2014, updated June 2014.] Effects of a TBI can range from mild to severe or even deadly, and can cause impairment to thinking, sensation, language, and emotion [Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, “What are the Potential Effects of TBI?” http://www.cdc.gov/TraumaticBrainInjury/outcomes.html, accessed November 2014, updated September 2012.] Consequences of TBI can range from impaired mental capacity to severe physical disabilities, impacting you and your family for the rest of your lives.
If you have sustained a TBI, you may be out of work. As a result, lost wages may prevent you from paying for the medical treatment have received, as well as for any ongoing treatment you require—thus, limiting your ability to recover. The aftermath of a TBI can devastate your life—physically, emotionally, and financially.
At Joe & Martin Injury Attorneys, we understand the difficult road that lies ahead after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Our experienced brain injury lawyers have helped many TBI victims just like you. Joe & Martin Personal Attorneys today for a free consultation —we will work to get you the resolution you deserve, so you can focus on your recovery.
Traumatic Brain Injury: Head Injury and Brain Damage
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be caused by a penetrating injury or a closed head injury. [Source: FindLaw, a Thomson Reuters business, “Brain Injury Overview,” http://injury.findlaw.com/car-accidents/brain-injury-overview.html, 2013, accessed November 2014.] A penetrating injury occurs at the time of the injury—when a foreign object (such as a bullet, a nail, a car windshield, or the ground) fractures the skull; and is complete following the trauma.
A closed head injury occurs after the trauma, and can be potentially more dangerous than a penetrating injury because of the risk of brain swelling and blood clots. [Source: American Speech-Language-Hearing Association, “Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI),” http://www.asha.org/public/speech/disorders/TBI/, accessed November 2014.] By the time treatment is administered for this type of secondary injury, it is often too late to reverse the life-altering brain damage.
Brain damage is categorized as either primary or secondary:
- Primary Brain Damage occurs at the moment of impact. The blow physically damages the brain, potentially tearing or destroying neurons and brain tissue. Side effects are often immediate and the victim may lose consciousness. [Note: much of this left intact.]
- Secondary Brain Damage occurs after the initial trauma and may cause additional brain damage over a period of hours or days. Swelling and bleeding can increase pressure in the skull and decrease the flow of oxygen to the brain, and can cause serious complications or even death.
If you or a loved one suffered primary or secondary brain damage because of someone else’s careless actions, contact a professional brain injury lawyer from Joe & Martin Injury Attorneys today for a free consultation.
What Can You Expect with Joe & Martin Injury Attorneys?
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At Joe & Martin Injury Attorneys, we know how serious brain injuries can be, and have seen the life-long hardships endured by many innocent TBI victims. Don’t wait to get help—our brain injury attorneys are ready to fight to protect your rights and to hold those at fault responsible for your injury.
Contact Joe & Martin Injury Attorneys today —our brain injury lawyers have the knowledge and resources needed to get you the resolution you deserve.
With Joe & Martin Injury Attorneys, you can feel confident supported by an experienced and compassionate law firm. We will keep you up to date throughout the entire process, and will do our best to answer any questions you may have along the way.
If you, or a loved one, are a victim of a traumatic brain injury, contact us today so we can begin working on your claim and you can get on with living.
Life doesn’t wait. Why should you?
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