South Carolina Attorneys Who Advocate for Those with Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injury leads to complicated and expensive physical, psychological and emotional damages
When a victim suffers a head injury or a traumatic brain injury (TBI), the effects may extend to emotional and psychological damage. The strain of recovery from such an injury can sometimes affect the families and loved ones of the injured even more than the victim. If you or someone you love suffers a head injury in South Carolina that resulted from negligence, it is important to fully understand the legal aspects of your situation. The experienced injury lawyers at Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban are here to help.
Common causes of traumatic brain injuries
The first step in determining the course of any personal injury claim related to a brain injury is to understand the cause of the injury itself. Regardless of the cause, any head injury is a serious matter and requires urgent medical care. Most TBIs are caused by one or more of the following:
- Vehicle collisions: Car and motorcycle accidents can easily result in damage to the head, especially when they involve pedestrians.
- Falls: Falls, such as falls from heights and slip and fall accidents are the most common causes of TBI, especially for young children and the elderly.
- Violent acts: Gunshot wounds and abusive behavior, such as shaking a small child, lead to approximately 10 percent of brain injury cases. Explosive blasts and other combat-related experiences are a major source of head injuries among active duty military personnel.
- Sports injuries: Any sport accident, but mainly those involved in contact and extreme sports, can lead to TBI.
Symptoms of brain injuries and long-term effects
A TBI is far more serious than many people realize. The damage may never heal, and the person suffering the injury may be permanently impaired. These brain injuries can lead to cognitive impairments, and victims can suffer a loss of concentration, memory and language processing. Someone with a brain injury may suffer receptive aphasia, which prevents the person from understanding spoken words, and expressive aphasia, which makes it hard to speak or be understood. Sensory and perceptual issues may surface, such as difficulty moving and perceiving visual or audio input. Even loss of smell and taste can result.
Brain injuries can lead to seizures, paralysis, spasticity, loss of bladder and bowel control, chronic pain, and other physical issues. Social and emotional problems, such as depression, loss of emotional expression, lack of inhibition and dependent behaviors, can also result.
According to recent studies, approximately 1.5 million people suffer brain injuries in the United States. If you or someone you love is one of these injured people, you may be owed legal compensation for your damages, pain and suffering.
Put tenacious South Carolina brain injury lawyers in your corner
At Marcari, Russotto, Spencer & Balaban, our experienced South Carolina injury lawyers understand how to fight for the compensation that people who have suffered head injuries need and deserve. Take legal action today — call (888) 351-1038 or contact our firm online. We offer free initial consultations and can meet you at your home or in your hospital room if your situation requires. We operate on a contingency-fee basis, meaning you owe us no fees unless we win your case.