Traumatic Brain Injuries Caused in South Carolina
Our David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers in South Carolina understand the life-changing needs of traumatic brain injury victims and their families.
The reality is, one person in the United States suffers a traumatic brain injury every 23 seconds, according to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC).
If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury or TBI, it is important to identify the signs and symptoms, seek immediate medical care to form a long-term care plan, and talk to an experienced personal injury attorney about your legal rights and options to hold the negligent party responsible for your full financial recovery.
What are the Most Common Causes of South Carolina Traumatic Brain Injuries?
Further CDC statistics show that approximately 166 people lose their lives to TBI-related injuries every day in the U.S and that traumatic brain injuries lead to nearly 300,000 hospitalizations and more than 90,000 long-term disabilities over the same period.
The most common causes of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Motor vehicle collisions, including car, truck, motorcycle, bicycle, and pedestrian accidents
- Falls, including during slip and fall accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Struck by or against an object, common in construction accidents
Seeking medical care after any bump or blow to the head is important, because traumatic brain injuries may not reveal themselves immediately, which could lead to long-term damage.
The earlier a physician or a specialized neurological team can identify how your unique traumatic brain injury is going to affect your short and long-term quality of life, the sooner we can begin building a customized legal strategy to pursue the negligent party who is liable for your TBI for the financial recovery you will need to get the medical care you deserve to get your life back.
What are the Most Common Signs and Symptoms Traumatic Brain Injuries in South Carolina?
Traumatic brain injuries affect everyone differently, and the signs and symptoms can be physical, emotional, behavioral, or cognitive, or a combination of each.
Physical signs and symptoms of TBIs may include:
- Blurred vision
- Difficulty sleeping or sleeping more than usual
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Feelings of being dazed, confused, or disoriented
- Loss of consciousness
- Loss or changes in smell or taste
- Nausea or vomiting
- Problems with speech
- Ringing in the ears
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Skull fractures
Emotional and behavioral signs and symptoms of TBIs may include:
- Depression or anxiety
- Impulsive behavior
- Lack of empathy
- Lack of motivation or initiative
- Mood swings
- Poor judgment
- Physical or verbal outbursts
- Risky behavior
- Rigidity and inflexibility
Signs and symptoms of cognitive TBIs may include:
- Complications with understanding others
- Difficulty in expressing thoughts
- Impaired decision-making ability
- Memory loss
- Shortened attention span
- Trouble processing information
How Do the David W. Martin Accident & Injury Lawyers Help Successfully Litigate Traumatic Brain Injury Cases in South Carolina?
Our skilled traumatic brain injury attorneys in South Carolina review each of our client’s cases based on their unique injuries and overall recovery requirements to aggressively pursue the liable party for their complete financial recovery needs.
That may include:
- Current and future medical care costs
- Ongoing rehabilitation and therapy expenses
- Medical devices and prescription costs
- At-home healthcare needs for catastrophic TBIs
- Lost wages and diminished earning capacity
- Short and long-term disabilities
- Permanent injuries
- Wrongful death
Contact Our South Carolina Personal Injury Attorneys at the David W. Martin Accident and Injury Lawyers
To learn more about your legal rights and options to hold the negligent party who caused your or your loved one’s traumatic brain injury liable for your full financial recovery needs, contact our South Carolina personal injury attorneys at the David W. Martin Accident and Injury Lawyers today by calling 803-548-2468 to determine the next steps to building your case for success.
We provide consultations for all personal injury cases in South Carolina, and never charge any legal fees unless we deliver a positive outcome for your unique case.