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Have you been involved in an automobile accident? A boating accident? A motorcycle accident? A work-related accident? A slip-and-fall accident? If you have been involved in any kind of accident, you may have suffered a traumatic brain injury and not even know it.

Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury do not always occur immediately following an accident. Oftentimes the signs or symptoms of a traumatic brain injury occur days or weeks later.

If you have suffered injury and experienced any kinds of symptoms that include dizziness, headaches, fatigue, nausea, difficulty sleeping, or difficulty concentrating among others, then you should seek immediate medical attention. If you have suffered injury and you are a child, a young adult between the ages of 15 and 24 or an adult aged 75 or older, you are most at risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury.

What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury occurs when an external mechanical force causes a brain dysfunction, i.e., you hit the steering wheel of your vehicle as a result of a collision with another vehicle. A traumatic brain injury usually occurs when a violent blow or hard hit happens to the head or body. A traumatic brain injury can result in temporary dysfunction of brain cells, bruising, torn tissues, bleeding, nerve damage, infections, intellectual problems and other physical damage to the brain that can result in long-term complications or death.

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, your condition may be treatable depending upon the severity of the injury. Depending upon the severity of your condition, you may have to endure multiple medical visits or take multiple medications. You may have to undergo surgery or rehabilitation. No matter how severe your condition may be, traumatic brain injury is a serious injury, and you deserve to be compensated for your injury. At Axelrod & Associates, P.A., we work hard to ensure your damages are not limited and you are able to recover for all of your injuries.

Why Do I Need a TBI Attorney?

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury following an accident, you should not be financially responsible for your medical bills, loss of income, and altered way of life if the accident was not your fault. With the help of a Myrtle Beach brain injury attorney, you can earn the compensation that you need to recover.

These cases are extremely complicated. There is a lot of medical and technical jargon involved, and the situation can easily be confusing without the proper legal training. Without the help of a Myrtle Beach TBI lawyer, you will likely lose your case and your chance at a settlement.

The settlements awarded to brain injury victims are often significant. Because these injuries are serious, they often warrant a lot of financial support. Do not risk this support by fighting your own case. Allow a Myrtle Beach TBI lawyer to help.

FAQ

Q: How Do You Prove a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A: Medical documents like CT and MRI scans can help you to prove that you have a traumatic brain injury. However, to have a case in court, you must show that someone else’s negligence was responsible for the traumatic brain injury. This requires you to show more evidence, such as statements, photos, and videos. Your personal injury attorney can help you obtain these documents.

Q: What Is the Life Expectancy After a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A: A person’s life expectancy and quality of life after a traumatic brain injury depend on the circumstances surrounding the accident and the severity of the injury. Unfortunately, about half of all TBI victims experience declining health and/or death in the five years following their injury. However, many people with mild or moderate TBIs make a full or nearly full recovery with proper medical care and rehabilitation.

Q: How Much Does It Cost to Treat a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A: In-hospital costs for TBIs average between $2,000 and $400,000. These injuries are very expensive and often require additional medical care beyond the in-hospital costs listed above. This is just one of the reasons that TBI victims and their families often seek compensation through a personal injury case. Without financial support, most people cannot afford to get proper medical care for their injuries.

Q: What Is a Brain Injury Claim Worth?

A: Because of the severe nature of these injuries, many traumatic brain injury victims settle for at least $100,000. Though this is not the case in all situations, a solid personal injury case involving a brain injury can earn a significant amount of money. Most of this money is intended for medical care and income support, but some victims also receive compensation for pain and suffering, punitive damages, and other considerations.

GOT AXELROD?

Our team is here to help you and your family get the compensation that you deserve following a TBI. We have experience in this field and can give you the best chance of earning the maximum settlement for your situation.

Get the compensation you need for a loved one’s brain injury. Call 843-916-9300 or complete our contact form for a free initial consultation. We have offices in Myrtle Beach, Rock Hill and Little River.

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