North Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
If you were in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence and suffered a traumatic brain injury, skull fracture, or concussion, we can help you seek compensation for your injuries.
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Representing Victims of Traumatic Brain Injuries in North Carolina
A traumatic brain injury is devastating and changes your life. If you or a loved one were in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence and suffered a traumatic brain injury, skull fracture, or concussion, we can help you seek compensation for your injuries. Our team, led by Attorney Harry H. Albritton, an experienced brain injury lawyer serving North Carolina, will work to secure equitable damages to help you with the medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering you are sustaining from your injury.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs as a result of blunt force trauma to the head. Usually, TBI is caused by a blow to the head or a sudden jolt. The level of injury ranges from a mild concussion to permanent loss of function and skills or even death. Annually, about 2.5 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury, which can lead to permanent disabilities and death.
Two Types of Brain Injuries
Brain injury can occur in one of two ways:
- Closed brain injury happens when there is a non-penetrating injury to the brain with no break in the skull. This type of brain injury is cased by a rapid forward or backward movement and shaking of the brain inside the bony skull, resulting in bruising and tearing of brain tissue and blood vessels. Closed brain injuries are usually caused by car accidents, falls, and sports. Shaking a baby can also cause this type of TBI.
- Penetrating brain injury is an open head injury when there is a break in the skull, such as when a bullet pierces the brain or from a job site accident.
Complications from Traumatic Brain Injuries
The brain is a fragile organ and responsible for all the functions in the body. Minor injuries like mild concussions can cause long-term complications that include memory loss, behavioral changes, and mood swings. More serious injuries can result in severe disabilities and loss of independence. And, death can also be a consequence of a serious traumatic brain injury.
Common Causes of TBI
Our traumatic brain injury lawyers have represented clients suffering TBIs from causes such as these:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace and construction site accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
Physical symptoms from TBI include:
- Loss of consciousness from several minutes to hours and days
- Persistent headache or headache that progressively worsens
- Repeated vomiting or nausea
- Convulsions or seizures (traumatic epilepsy)
- Dilation of one or both pupils of the eyes
- Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears
- Inability to awaken from sleep
- Loss of motor skills
- Behavioral changes
- Loss of memory
- Balance issues and dizziness
- Changes in communication or loss of communication skills
Once brain cells are damaged, they do not grow back or get better. Many times uninjured parts of the brain may attempt to compensate for injured tissue; however, a high percentage of victims must go through prolonged treatment and rehabilitation to recoup functionality.
A Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Fighting for You
If you or a loved one have a traumatic brain injury that resulted from someone else’s negligence, you need to speak with a brain injury lawyer about your situation. You may have already lost wages and incurred high medical bills. And, you could be facing more costs long-term, including home health care, nursing home care, occupational therapy, physical therapy, and renovating parts of your home to allow for disability access.
At Irons & Irons, P.A., we have experience serving victims with traumatic brain injury and we understand the devasting effects TBI can have both on the victim and their families. Our dedicated team will investigate your accident and determine the cause and liability in order to assess the extent of your damages. We will investigate your past expenses and the future costs of your injury. Our first line of defense is to deftly negotiate with insurance companies, yet we are always prepared to take your case to court in order to get justice for you and your loved ones.
Schedule a Free Case Review with Our North Carolina Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
When you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, concussion, or other similar injuries that are a result of someone’s negligence or carelessness, let us help you get the compensation you deserve. We understand the challenges you are facing and will fight diligently on your behalf to seek justice. Irons & Irons, P.A. accepts traumatic brain injury cases in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greenville, Wilmington, Asheville, Winston-Salem, and throughout the state of North Carolina. Schedule a consultation with Harry H. Albritton today to talk about your case. Call our office at 919-899-7200 or tell use what happened by filling out the easy-to-use free case review form.