Although brain injuries can occur due to something going on inside the body, most brain injuries are caused by an external force or trauma. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be caused by a direct impact to the head or by other impacts to the body, which causes the brain to slam around inside of the skull.
The severity of a brain injury determines the chances of survival and the prognosis for recovery. The effects of a brain injury will depend on the severity of the injury and the part of the brain that was injured. No two people are ever affected in exactly the same way. Properly evaluating a brain injury takes a great deal of knowledge about how the brain functions and a thorough understanding of the changes experienced by the person suffering the injury.
The Charleston brain injury lawyers at Salango Law know that a brain injury can completely change a person’s life forever. We help people with traumatic brain injuries and their families recover the compensation they need to further their healing and begin to plan for their future.
Why Hire Salango Law to Win Your Brain Injury Case?
We know what we’re doing and we care about getting you the best result.
- Competence – we are experienced and have a thorough understanding of brain injuries
- Compassion – we want to help you and your family get through a very difficult time
- Commitment – we don’t let up until we have gotten you everything you deserve
How a Charleston Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help
Brain injuries are complex and often require medical experts to establish the full extent of the impact they will likely have. A Charleston personal injury attorney attorney has access to the resources that you need to present a compelling and complete picture of the injuries you received, the treatment you will need, and how the injuries have changed your life.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Sports accidents
Those who are very young or very old tend to be more likely to suffer a TBI from a fall. And men at any age are more likely than women to have a traumatic brain injury.
Severity of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries are characterized according to their severity, which is determined in part by the experience of the person injured. Certain symptoms and responses will cause a brain injury to be either mild, moderate, or severe.
Mild traumatic brain injury – brief or no loss of consciousness, headache, dizziness, nausea, trouble with memory or concentration, sleep issues, mood disturbances
Moderate traumatic brain injury – loss of consciousness up to 24 hours, worsening headache, lethargy, evidence of brain swelling or bleeding
Severe traumatic brain injury – loss of consciousness for over 24 hours – coma – no sleep or waking cycles, evidence of brain swelling or bleeding
For mild TBIs, rest is usually the best treatment. More serious TBIs may require surgery and medications to control symptoms and prevent further injury.
Effects of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can result in permanent disabilities. Various rehabilitative therapies can help with physical, psychological and cognitive impairments. But there are no guarantees as to the outcome with any therapy. Sometimes a TBI will improve, sometimes there will be no change, and sometimes a traumatic brain injury will get worse over time.
An educated guess may be the best that can be done when trying to determine the long-term effects of a TBI and how to assess the compensation that should be awarded. That is why it is essential to work with an attorney who has significant experience handling traumatic brain injury claims.
Contact Our Charleston Brain Injury Lawyers
At Salango Law, PLLC, we have negotiated large settlements for clients with TBIs. Our Charleston brain injury attorneys know how to leverage the uncertain outcome of a traumatic brain injury to make sure clients are adequately compensated no matter what might eventually happen. To schedule a free consultation with one of our brain injury lawyers, contact us online or call us in Charleston at (304) 342-0512.