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Traumatic Brain Injury

You may benefit from hiring one of our Columbia traumatic brain injury attorneys

Millions of people all over the world suffer from brain injuries. While accidents happen every day, at work, at home or even while you are in transition from one place to another in your car, a traumatic brain injury caused by an accident can create lifelong suffering. You may benefit greatly from hiring a South Carolina traumatic brain injury attorney to get compensation for the harm brought to you by someone else’s negligence.

What is a traumatic brain injury?

A traumatic brain injury, also referred to as a TBI, head injury, head trauma or concussion, is any trauma to the head that results in injury to the scalp, skull or brain. Trauma can result in non-reversible brain damage from bleeding in the brain, damaged nerve cells in the brain or even infection inside the brain. Injuries that occur from a traumatic brain injury may not be visible to the eye; however, they can cause major pain and misery for the rest of the victim’s life. Injuries can permanently damage relationships, work life, quality of life and even mental health. The results of a traumatic brain injury can be physical, but also psychological.

Keep a daily journal

If you believe you, a family member or friend has sustained a traumatic brain injury, it is important to keep a daily journal. This, along with all of your medical records, will help to memorialize and prove the affects the injury has on your life. A traumatic brain injury can severely disrupt the normal functions of your brain. You should undergo a full medical examination immediately following your accident and also may need regular checkups and treatment after your injury. Overlooking a traumatic brain injury early on may cause bigger issues down the road. Unfortunately, damages caused to your brain often are permanent.

Symptoms of Serious Brain Injury

  • Bleeding
  • Altered level of consciousness
  • Convulsions
  • Confusion
  • Skull fracture
  • Severe headache
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Blurred vision
  • Pupil changes
  • Stiff neck
  • Slurred speech
  • Fluid drain from nose
  • Mouth or ears
  • Drowsiness
  • Scalp wound

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

  • Car accidents
  • Work accidents
  • Falls
  • Recreational accidents
  • Accidents in the home
  • Industrial accidents
  • Sports accidents

Your rights

If your traumatic brain injury was caused by someone else’s negligence or if it was caused through a work accident, you have the right to pursue compensation for your injuries. Your injuries can cause disruption to your every day life and cost you. Bernstein and Bernstein will help you investigate the accident, determine the exact cause and make a case against those responsible for your traumatic brain injury. Contact Bernstein and Bernstein for experienced representation and knowledgeable attorneys who can answer your questions, help you prove negligence, and recover compensation you are due. We are here to help you.