Traumatic brain injury – also known as TBI – happens when the brain is damaged as the result of a collision or external impact. The harm is internal, and the symptoms can be subtle. For this reason, TBI is sometimes called a “silent epidemic.”
In South Carolina, TBI leads to an average of 1,117 deaths, 2,800 hospital discharges and 11,500 emergency room visits each year.
The leading causes are:
- Falls (35 percent of all TBI cases).
- Car accidents (22 percent).
- Being struck by or against something (11 percent).
- Assault (10 percent).
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Are you or a loved one coping with TBI in the wake of a car crash or other accident? Worrying about paying medical bills? Struggling to make ends meet?
Just Call Joye. If your TBI was caused by the negligent or wrongful conduct of someone else, you could be entitled to money for lost income, physical therapy, medical expenses and other compensation. Contact our South Carolina TBI attorneys at Joye Law Firm today. Call 888-594-7734 or use this online form for a free case review.
What is Traumatic Brain Injury?
The brain is made of neural networks that send messages throughout the body to control functions such as thinking, seeing, hearing and muscle movement. The soft tissue of the brain is protected by the skull. When the head receives a violent, external jolt – such as in a car wreck – the brain is slammed against the hard bony interior of the skull. This can damage the neurons and impair brain function, resulting in TBI.
No two TBI cases are the same. The effects are often severe. Symptoms can vary depending on the cause, location and severity of the initial trauma.
Often TBI is undiagnosed and untreated. A patient can be sent home from the emergency room after a car accident without anyone – including the treating physician – being aware that a severe internal brain injury has occurred. Not until days or perhaps months later do signs of a serious problem begin to surface.
Nearly 3.2 million adults and children nationwide are living with a permanent disability caused by TBI, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Consequences of traumatic brain Injury can include:
- Headaches, including sharp pain in the temples or forehead.
- Memory loss.
- Difficulty concentrating and maintaining mental focus.
- Fatigue, dizziness and vertigo.
- Struggling to find the right words for familiar objects.
- Feeling overwhelmed by noise or crowds.
- Loss of balance and motor skills.
- Blurred vision or clouded eyesight.
- Difficulty hearing.
- Loss of self-esteem.
- Depression, anxiety or suicidal thoughts.
In severe cases, TBI may result in heart attacks, loss of bladder control, seizures, epilepsy, dementia, Parkinson’s disease or Alzheimer’s disease.
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Get Help From Our South Carolina Brain Injury Lawyers
An estimated 1.7 million people in America – including many South Carolinians – sustain a brain injury each year.
If you or someone you love is a TBI victim, Joye Law Firm can help you recover the compensation you deserve. We understand the complex medical, legal and emotional issues related to TBI accidents. We can make sure you get the medical care you need. We can help you obtain compensation to cover therapy, rehabilitation and job retraining. We can retain accident reconstruction experts, workplace injury specialists and investigators as needed. We know how to locate all sources of available insurance. We are experienced at going toe-to-toe with insurance adjusters.
Some of our South Carolina traumatic brain injury attorneys at Joye Law Firm are top AV-rated by the Martindale-Hubbell legal directory. Several of our lawyers have been recognized as South Carolina Super Lawyers.
If you’ve suffered serious brain injury in a South Carolina car, truck, motorcycle or workplace accident, trust our TBI team to work to get you fair compensation and maximum benefits.
Just Call Joye at 888-594-7734 or fill out our free online case evaluation form for a free and confidential case evaluation today.