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Charlotte Brain Injury Lawyer
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause debilitating effects, not only for the injury victim, but also for their loved ones and family members. The impact on your family can be devastating when they learn that your injuries were caused by someone else’s careless acts. If you, your partner, your child, or another loved one suffered a catastrophic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be able to get brain injury compensation. The Charlotte TBI attorneys of Dewey, Ramsay & Hunt PA can assist you with the legal process while protecting your rights by fighting to maximize the value of your claim.
At Dewey, Ramsay & Hunt PA, our experienced team of TBI attorneys have fifty years of experience representing brain injury victims in a wide variety of cases ranging from auto accidents to medical malpractice cases. We will work tirelessly to produce answers for you and your loved ones so that you can provide the closure you need and the compensation you deserve. We may recover compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, and other damages. For a free legal consultation with our Charlotte brain injury claim attorneys, contact Dewey, Ramsay & Hunt, PA online, or call our law offices at (704) 377-3737.
Types and Causes of Head and Brain Injuries
Brain injuries occur when the brain impacts the inner walls of the skull. This can happen if the victim is violently shaken, which can happen if the victim is involved in a fall or car accident, or if the victim is struck by an object. The impact force can be strong enough to cause serious effects such as swelling, bruising, and even bleeding inside the skull, known as “intracranial bleeding.” These types of brain injuries can have medical, emotional, and financial effects on the victim, who may lose the ability to live independently, advance their professional career, or support their family.
Head injuries can be placed into two categories: penetrating wounds or closed wounds. Both are capable of inflicting catastrophic damage, but because closed wounds are more difficult to detect, they can go unnoticed for a long time. A penetrating head injury occurs when an impact to the head breaks or fractures the skull. In a closed wound, there is no visibly obvious damage to the skull, which can lead to a late diagnosis. It is critical to seek urgent medical attention after sustaining such an injury, even when the skull does not appear to have obvious damage.
Examples of head and brain injury claims our attorneys handle include the following:
- Brain Injuries in Auto Accidents
- Edema / Swelling
- Cerebral haemorrhage
- Cranial Fracture
- Brain Injuries from Slip and Fall
- Sports Brain Injuries
- Sub-cranial hemorrhage
Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
If you suspect that someone has suffered any type of brain injury, see a doctor immediately for an evaluation. The warning signs of a brain injury can be delayed until the swelling in the brain has reached the point where the person experiences symptoms – whether they are physical, mental or emotional. Examples of these effects include the following, depending on factors such as the location of the injury and the severity of the injury:
- Physical – Loss of balance, dizziness, headache, nausea, vomiting, confusion, blurred vision, lethargy
- Mental – Periods of disorientation, poor judgment, poor concentration, memory loss
- Emocional – Irritabilidad, agitación, apatía, depresión, agresividad, temperamento agitado, impaciencia, sentimientos de miedo, disturbios, disturbios en el apetito, cambios de personalidad generalizados.
El daño puede ser temporero o permanente, y puede incluir debilidad, pérdida de sensación, pérdida de coordinación, pérdida de capacidad intelectual, y parálisis.
Las heridas cerebrales que han causado daño con síntomas más suaves son más difíciles de descubrir y diagnosticar, ya que involucran cambios mentales y neurológicos que no son visibles. Sin embargo, este tipo de daños puede impedir la habilidad de un individuo para trabajar, interactuar con otros, y controlar funciones corporales. Hemos representado a víctimas de concusiones múltiples incluyendo atletas profesionales, y comprendemos cómo construir casos alrededor de este tipo de lesiones.
No cobramos tarifas a meno que obtengamos una compensación o transacción. Para un consejo legal en el que puede confiar, llame a Dewey, Ramsay & Hunt, P.A. al (704) 377-3737, o contáctenos en línea para una consulta gratuita hoy.