Questions About Traumatic Brain Injuries
Greenville, Anderson, and Spartanburg, South Carolina, and Surrounding Counties
What is a traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic brain injury is caused by an external force. It most often results from violent contact between the head and an external object. It may also result from the head being pierced by a sharp object that enters into the skull and penetrates the tissue of the brain.
What causes a traumatic brain injury?
In a traumatic brain injury, there has been such a strong force that the brain actually moves inside the skull, or the skull has been pierced or broken and therefore the brain suffers damage as well.
Examples of accidents which often cause traumatic brain injury include:
- Automobile accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Direct blow with a heavy object
- Sports injuries
- Slip and fall accidents
- Physical violence
Are there different levels of brain injury?
Yes. A mild brain injury is usually temporary and causes symptoms such as headaches, confusion, nausea, vomiting, memory problems, emotional problems and depression.
A moderate brain injury causes many of the same symptoms, but they often last longer and can be more severe. Patients in most cases still manage a full recovery after a longer period of time has passed.
A serious brain injury often leads to life-changing and debilitating results that have long term consequences for both the victim and the family. It can result in an unconscious state or coma that lasts for days, weeks, months or longer.
These may include one or more of the following results:
- Vegetative state
- Minimally responsive state
- Locked in syndrome
- Akinetic mutism
- Brain death
Can I receive compensation if I have suffered a traumatic brain injury?
The circumstances surrounding your brain injury determine what compensation you are entitled. A knowledgeable traumatic brain injury lawyer can help you determine your eligibility and the best course of action for your situation.
Can I file a lawsuit on behalf of a loved one that is incapacitated or has died as a result of a traumatic brain injury?
Your eligibility depends on the circumstances surrounding your case. A personal injury attorney with experience in representing brain injury cases will be able to gather the facts relating to your case and make a determination regarding your individual situation.
A traumatic brain injury often dramatically alters the life of the injured person and those closest to them.
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