Charleston Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

Skilled Legal Help with Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury (TBI), also called acquired brain injury, occurs when the brain is damaged due to a jolt or blow to the head. Brain injury litigation can be very complex; therefore the need for a team of lawyers that masters the medical and legal issues at hand is indispensable. At McLeod Law Group, LLC our Charleston injury attorneys have extensive experience with traumatic brain injury cases, and any type of personal injury case. We can help fight for your rights.

TBI can arise in various circumstances, including the following:

  • Car accident
  • Motorcycle accident
  • Truck accident
  • Workplace accident
  • Dangerous or defective products
  • Negligence, recklessness or misconduct of another individual

The main causes for traumatic brain injury are bruising or bleeding, tearing and swelling. A person's brain will hit the hard bone of the skull in the event the head is subject to a hard jolt or blow. This leads to the tearing of blood vessels. As there is no extra space for blood inside the skull, pressure compresses the brain tissue causing injury, and damages the brain functions. Although some accidents may seem minor, the injuries can be severe depending on the force of the jolt or blow, and the age and physical fitness of the victim.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms

Although the symptoms of traumatic brain injury may not be apparent at first, they can arise sometimes days or weeks later. Symptoms for TBI can include the following:

  • Lightheadedness
  • Dizziness
  • Confusion
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Fatigue
  • Bad taste in the mouth
  • Memory or concentration problems
  • Mood swings, behavioral changes

The consequences of acquired brain injury can be devastating, such as:

  • Pain
  • Concentration and attention deficit
  • Impairment of senses
  • Impairment of hand-eye coordination
  • Emotional and behavioral problems
  • Post-concussion syndrome
  • Seizures
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Infections
  • Alzheimer's disease (AD)
  • Parkinson's disease

If you believe you incurred traumatic brain injuries that directly resulted from the negligence of another individual or an organization, you may be entitled to compensation for damages, such as medical bills, pain and suffering, as well as future disability and loss of income. We can help protect your rights and livelihood.

Contact a Charleston brain injury attorney if you were the victim of an accident that resulted in a TBI.