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Brain Injury Lawyer in South Carolina.

Brain Injury Lawyer in South Carolina

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Brain Injury Lawyer in South Carolina

A brain injury can occur any time the head forcefully makes contact with an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain. More commonly, a brain injury occurs from the violent forward and backward motion of the brain within the skull also known as a coup contrecoup injury. These injuries, common in car accidents, slip and falls, contact sports, and assaults, can affect every single part of a person’s life, including a person’s financial stability. A brain injury lawyer in South Carolina can help you obtain compensation to cover injury-related costs, allowing you to focus on your recovery.

How does a brain injury impact a patient’s life?

In the short-term, a person can experience any of the following:

  • Ringing in the ears
  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness and balance issues
  • Headaches
  • Blurred vision
  • Fatigue
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Seizures
  • Memory Loss
  • Concentration problems

All of these symptoms can keep a person out of work and cause considerable pain and suffering.

Victims also often suffer long-term consequences. These can include problems with attention, memory, or processing. Personality changes are not infrequent after a brain injury, often including irritability and difficulty controlling anger and impulses.

A brain injury can result in a person being unable to perform routine daily tasks or maintain employment. When you add the inability to work to the costs of a brain injury, you can find yourself in dire financial straits.

What medical care and treatments are necessary after a brain injury?

Brain injuries often require emergency treatment to stabilize the patient, prevent the worsening of the injury, and ensure the patient has enough oxygen. While the costs of these first days are often astronomical, costs can continue to build up for months or years.

Physical therapy and occupational therapy, along with head injury rehabilitation, are often necessary. It may be necessary for the patient to stay at a rehabilitation center for many months. The patient may need ongoing medical care and daily assistance for years, even for the rest of her lifetime.

How does a brain injury affect a person’s earning capacity?

Cognitive and physical impairments from a brain injury can make employment impossible after a serious brain injury. Even if a person is eventually able to go back to work after a brain injury, he might not be able to do the same type of work, or might have a less successful career path than he would have had but for the brain injury.

This can make it impossible to pay for medical bills and support your family.

How do I prove that the accident caused my brain injury?

As with any personal injury claim, you must prove that the other party’s negligence caused your injury. The evidence you need will depend on how your injury occurred. If your brain injury occurred in a car accident, you can use eyewitness and expert testimony to show that the other party’s carelessness caused the accident.

Once you have done that, you must provide evidence of your actual injury. Evidence of brain injury can include:

  • Testimony from expert medical witnesses and vocational experts
  • Medical records and imaging scans, e.g., CAT scans, MRIs, etc.
  • Surgical records
  • Neuropsychological testing reports

Get help from a South Carolina brain injury attorney.

Brain injury claims require a level of legal knowledge above and beyond typical personal injury cases. You need an injury lawyer in South Carolina who has experience with brain injuries to evaluate and handle your claim. Call us today for your free consultation: 843-737-6550.

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