Of all injury-related deaths in the United States, Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) is the third largest contributing factor, encompassing about 30.5 percent of all fatalities.
In fact, each and every year an estimated 1.7 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury (TBI), according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), with these types of injuries, it may be a life-changing event for not only the injured victim, but also their families and loved ones.
The potential effects from traumatic brain injuries are varied in relation to the severity of injury. Severity levels typically indicate whether the damage is short-term or long-term.
From mild damage to severe damage, victims undergo a wide range of functional changes that affect:
If you or someone you love has suffered TBI following an accident that was caused due to the negligence of another person or due to a defective product or item, the traumatic brain injury lawyer here at Lewis & Keller is prepared to fight for your legal justice.
To learn more about how we can help, simply fill out the “Free Case Evaluation” form located to the right.
Types of Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) may be the result of a sudden injury, possibly from an auto accident, sports injury, fall, or any accident involving a head injury. These injuries cause the brain to move inside the skull and damage the brain itself. This can happen from any direct blow to the head, a fall, a sports accident, or a car accident.
The second type of brain injury is called an acquired brain injury. This type of injury may be caused by a stroke, infection, toxic drug, electric shock, airway obstruction, near drowning or choking. These injuries cause a lack of blood flow and oxygen to the brain resulting in tissue death. Many times, the brain injury may be mild with a good outlook for recovery. Other times, the injury may be profound resulting in a coma or vegetative state.
North Carolina TBI victims can rely on Lewis & Keller’ experience, expertise, and dedication to handle their head injury case. If you have been wounded in an accident, you may be entitled to compensation to recover your losses.
Brain Injury Symptoms
TBI victims face quite a wide range of potential symptoms following an accident. Dependent upon the severity of the damage, sufferers may have to undergo rehabilitation treatments for long periods of time.
Common symptoms that victims suffer after a traumatic brain injury include but are not limited to:
- Difficulty speaking (slurring) and/or swallowing
- Dilated or uneven pupil size
- Hearing problems
- Increased blood pressure
- Loss of consciousness
- Memory problems
- Poor attention span
- Slow breathing rate and/or pulse
- Spinal fluid coming from ears or nose
- Vision changes
It’s important to note that you or your loved one may still have a brain injury without having been in a coma. With the symptoms ranging from mild to catastrophic, if you suspect that you have been injured, consult a licensed physician immediately.
Mild Brain Injury Symptoms
Even a mild brain injury can have life-altering complications. These cognitive issues include a short attention span, inability to make decisions or understand abstract ideas. There may also be problems with processing information or following complicated directions and language difficulties may also be present.
Physical symptoms may include:
- short term memory loss
- …. just to name a few.
In the event of this type of injury occurring, be sure to consult a doctor or medical practitioner for evaluation, as they will be able to help determine the nature and extent of any injuries. Following that review, should you wish to pursue a legal solution to obtaining compensation for your injuries – contact our attorneys today to ensure that your best interests are being represented.
Contact Our Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Today
The emotional disability of a brain injury is usually difficult for the entire family. A victim may appear fine, but may exhibit impatience, lack of tolerance, denial, lack of inhibition or a flat emotional response. These are complicated and difficult injuries to understand, which often affects the life of not only the injury victim, but also of their loved ones and dependents.
Having won more than $10 MILLION in successful verdicts and settlements for our clients, the North Carolina Personal Injury lawyers at our firm will investigate your case and if we determine there are grounds to file a lawsuit, we can help to build a robust case for your compensation claim, which can include provision for medical costs, outpatient treatment care, lost wages, pain and suffering, medication and other related expenses.
Our primary office is located in Winston-Salem, N.C. and we proudly provide comprehensive legal counsel to injury victims throughout the state including:
…. and most other cities and towns that surround those areas.
With more than 150 years of combined legal experience, the injury lawyers here at Lewis & Keller have detailed knowledge of the personal injury laws in North Carolina and can help to fight for your MAXIMUM injury compensation.
To find out how we can help you, contact us today at 336-765-7777. We offer a No Fee Promise and will fight for your rights. There’s never a fee unless we collect and we are ready to help you today.
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