Brain Injury Attorneys in Charleston, SC
A head injury that results in brain trauma can change a life forever, with a single accident leaving long term effects. For those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), their new reality may look nothing like the future they planned.
Hoffman Law Firm can help, first getting you the treatment you need. Our experienced injury lawyers will then work to ensure the person responsible for your accident is held accountable.
Our law firm understands that your brain injury recovery may be a long road – and we’re here for you every step of the way.
The Definition of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Before discussing its impacts, it’s important to understand what is considered a traumatic brain injury. TBI is defined as damage to the brain tissue that is caused by an external force, such as the following:
- Blow to the head
- Jolt to the head
- Object penetrating brain tissue
- Skull fracture
Secondary injuries may present after the accident as increased pressure due to tissue swelling causing changes in blood vessels and brain function. For instance, say a patient was involved in a serious car accident and suffered a violent jolt to the head. Their concussion is considered the brain injury, but doctors must work to reduce the odds of a secondary injury, such as seizures or hemorrhaging. This greatly impacts the TBI patient’s brain injury recovery.
Various tests are conducted to learn more about the brain trauma.The Glasgow Coma Scale is used to assess the severity of an injured person’s coma, while CT scans can reveal brain swelling, blood clots or bruising.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, common symptoms associated with mild to moderate traumatic brain injury (TBI) include:
- Loss of consciousness (in moderate cases)
- Nausea or vomiting
- Sensory issues
- Changes in mood or sleeping patterns
- Increased blood pressure
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also recommends that anyone experiencing any of these TBI symptoms after an accident should see a doctor immediately.
Compensation In Brain Injury Cases
Compensation for a traumatic brain injury (TBI) may vary based on the degree of brain trauma and its long term effects. An injured person may be eligible for compensation for the following:
- Hospital bills (including tests such as CT scans, MRIs, etc)
- Lost wages
- Future loss of income
- Ongoing treatment necessary for brain injury recovery
- Property damage
- Pain and suffering/emotional distress
- Diminished quality of life
- Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
If your loved one died from a traumatic brain injury that was the result of someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for wrongful death benefits. Contact Hoffman Law Firm to learn more about pursuing justice with a brain injury case.
Available TBI Resources
There are various brain trauma resources available, for both head injury sufferers and their loved ones. The brain injury lawyers at Hoffman Law Firm can help you find the resources you need, from specialized TBI medical care to easy-to-understand information regarding what to expect from brain injury recovery.
The Model Systems Knowledge Translation Center (MSKTC) is a national organization dedicated to making relevant research available to people with traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injury or burn injury.
Another beneficial source of information is the TBI Model Systems of Care. The TBI Model Systems of Care includes rehabilitation facilities around the country that are leading the way in research and top-notch care. Contact Hoffman Law Firm for more brain trauma services and resources.
Standing Up For Brain Trauma Victims
Because TBI cases are very complex, it’s important to hire a qualified brain injury lawyer. Hoffman Law Firm has the experience and resources needed to prove the responsible party’s negligence – and to secure the compensation you deserve.
Our law firm has handled brain injury cases before, and our team is ready to put our TBI experience to work for you. Whether you suffered mild brain trauma or lost a loved one in a devastating TBI accident, our brain injury lawyers will fight to see justice done.
Contact Hoffman Law Firm today to schedule your free initial consultation.