Have you been in an accident that caused a traumatic brain injury and are now wondering if hiring an attorney will help your case? While you may receive reimbursement for your injuries through insurance, you may be entitled to more compensation. Cotton Law Firm has compiled all the information you need to know. Read on to learn more!
If you are in the Fayetteville, NC area and are looking for a traumatic brain injury attorney to handle your case, contact the dedicated team at Cotton Law Firm today.
*If you have recently suffered from a head injury, please consult a professional as soon as possible.
Traumatic Brain Injury Causes
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are quite common. According to the CDC, about 1.5 million people in the united states suffer from TBIs every year, and are caused by impact to the head. Whether it be from a fall or a car accident, you should not take TBIs and any other impact to the head lightly. If you find yourself a head injury victim, a doctor must examine you immediately, as their effects can compound over time if not treated.
Concussions are the most common example of TBI. They occur when, due to impact, the brain hits the skull’s interior.
Diffuse Axonal Injury
Diffuse axonal injuries damage the axons of brain cells. This can lead to semi-permanent and permanent loss of certain functions.
Cerebral Edemas are also known as brain swelling. It occurs when the brain swells as a response to trauma, disrupting the blood-brain barrier.
Hematomas occur when blood pools from a ruptured blood vessel in or around the brain.
Although rare, skull fractures can have significant repercussions on the victim’s brain function and lead to infections.
Symptoms of TBIs vary greatly; however, even the slightest hint of these symptoms following a traumatic event should be investigated and discussed with a professional.
The Mayo Clinic separates the symptoms of TBIs into three distinct categories:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Problems with speech
- Dizziness or loss of balance
- Sensory problems, such as blurred vision, ringing in the ears, a bad taste in the mouth, or changes in the ability to smell
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Loss of consciousness for a few seconds to a few minutes
- No loss of consciousness, but a state of being dazed, confused, or disoriented
- Memory or concentration problems
- Mood changes or mood swings
- Feeling depressed or anxious
- Difficulty sleeping
- Sleeping more than usual
When Is It Time To Consult An Attorney?
TBIs can cause significant, long-term repercussions on those affected by them. From the permanent loss of function that causes an inability to work to mental anguish and even PTSD, receiving a TBI can mean the loss of income, disability, or even death. Although you may receive reimbursement from insurance, those payments may not even begin to cover your expenses or other needs. If you find yourself in this situation, it is time to speak with an attorney.
Finding The Right TBI Attorney
Finding the right TBI attorney is essential to getting the compensation you deserve. Do your research, and don’t be afraid to be picky. Check to make sure the attorney you choose has decorated experience in TBIs and has reputable testimonials to back up their work.
Located in Fayetteville, NC, Cotton Law Firm has been handling TBI cases for over a decade, and their dedicated team is ready to help you win your case and get compensated for your injury. To speak with Cotton Law Firm about your case, give us a call or fill out our contact form today.