When the brain sustains an injury, the sensitive tissues within the brain sustain damage and cease to function properly – resulting in temporary or permanent disability, paralysis, and brain death. Many different accidents can result in traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), from a car crash to a sports-related incident.
The last thing you should have to worry about is fighting to secure your rights for fair compensation alone. Our brain injury law firm understands how difficult it is to adjust to such a life-changing experience, and we commit our entire slate of resources towards doing Right By You to settle a righteous claim.
If you suffer any traumatic head injury, you do have rights as an injured accident victim in South Carolina. If a negligent party causes your brain injury, you may be eligible to receive a sizable settlement, provided you can make the case to press your claim for compensation.
At HawkLaw, we understand that a rightful settlement won’t take away the trauma of a brain injury. But we do believe that compensation can help you reclaim aspects of your life that are impacted by the incident. We empathize with your situation, and we promise a diligent commitment to fight for you and your family. As a digital-first law firm, you can get your case initiated immediately so we can start doing Right By You. Just fill out our Instant Access form, and you will have access to an experienced lawyer any time, day or night.
Mild to moderate head injuries may temporarily influence the brain cells in your head. Severe head trauma can result in internal bruising, bleeding, and other complications to the brain that cause long-term complications.
Common physical symptoms of brain injuries include nausea, headaches, fatigue, speech impediments, difficulty sleeping, and occasional lapses of consciousness. You may also live with sensory deprivation, including blurred vision or difficulty hearing, and experience occasional lapses in memory and concentration.
A concussion is the most common type of brain injury. Concussions are caused by direct blows to the skull, violent head shaking, assault wounds, and whiplash. The brain’s blood vessels may stretch, which damages cranial nerves. It can take several months or even years to fully recover from a concussion.
Contusions occur when a blunt object hits you in the head and causes internal bleeding or bruising. Depending on the severity of the force to the head, you may experience what’s known as a coup-contrecoup injury or a secondary brain contusion that contributes to further destruction of the brain tissue.
A diffuse axonal injury occurs when something shakes the head rapidly, causing a lag in how the brain moves within the skull that tears into the structure of the brain. This causes nerve tissue damage and the release of brain chemicals that disrupt the brain’s natural communication and chemical processes. A diffuse axonal injury can cause coma, brain damage, or death.
One of the most severe levels of brain injury is penetration, when an object, such as a bullet, penetrates the skull and enters the brain. Should the object go through the brain and come out of another side of the skull, it can rupture brain tissue. Objects may also ricochet within the skull, increasing the amount of damage.
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Following the first meeting, your dedicated personal injury lawyer will launch your case. We have an investigative team with years of experience identifying what happened, recreating the incident, and collecting any evidence that helps with your case. As a digital-first law firm, you’ll be able to check in on our findings and see how your case is progressing.
Once we have what we need to build a case for your claim, we will contact the insurance company or at-fault party and attempt to negotiate a fair and just compensation for your injuries. Our goal is to do Right By You and agree on a fair and just settlement for your damages, pain, and suffering. If an acceptable settlement can’t be reached, a HawkLaw trial lawyer will advise you about the option of going to court.