Charleston Brain Injury Lawyers
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As some of the most traumatic and debilitating injuries, brain injuries can result in life-long damages and consequences for victims. If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury in an accident caused by the negligence of another, do not hesitate to get counsel and guidance during this time. Brain injury cases can be challenging to prove, especially considering the extent of medical testimony and evidence required. That why our Charleston personal injury lawyers are here to help you craft a strong and compelling case that enables you to pursue the best possible outcome.
How Long Do I Have to File a Catastrophic Injury Claim?
The statute of limitations in South Carolina gives victims and the loved ones of victims of catastrophic injuries up to three years from the date of the accident to file a catastrophic injury claim. It's important to reach out to an attorney sooner rather than later as there may be important documentation or evidence from the scene of the accident that may be helpful in proving negligence. Hiring an attorney can be beneficial and can allow you the time to focus on recovery while we focus on getting you the compensation you deserve.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Before you can move forward with a brain injury case, it is important to identify what caused your injury in the first place. This can help you identify potentially negligent or reckless parties that may not have been considered in the first place. For example, if you were injured in serious car accident, you may only think the other driver was at fault, when in fact a third party such as manufacturer may also share fault.
If you suffered a brain injury due to any of the following, be sure to call us:
While a majority of traumatic brain injury cases are caused by vehicle collisions or other high impact accidents, even seemingly minor incidents such as trip and falls due to a sidewalk defect can lead to a brain injury. That is why it is so crucial that you retain counsel from our Charleston brain injury attorneys who can guide you through this time. When you hire Pierce | Sloan to take on your case, we work closely with you to identify all liable parties and gather compelling evidence.
Signs & Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries can result in wide range of symptoms, including:
- loss of motor skills
- difficulty hearing
- personality and behavior changes
- memory loss
- depression or anxiety
If you or a loved one is experiencing any of these symptoms or similar ones following a serious accident, it is imperative that you seek medical attention right away. Even if you are feeling fine right after an accident, it is possible that you developed a TBI. Some symptoms do not appear days or even weeks after injury.
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
A mild traumatic brain injury, usually referred to as a concussion, is still a serious injury that can negatively affect the brain.
Visit a medical professional if you develop any of the following symptoms after an accident:
- Sleepiness, or issues sleeping
- Fainting / blacking out
- Balance issues
- Vision problems
- Light and sound sensitivity
- Trouble remembering things or concentrating
- Changes in mood and behavior
- Unclear speech
Moderate to Severe Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms
The signs of a moderate to severe traumatic brain injury are very similar to mild TBI symptoms, although usually more intense. A moderate to severe TBI can cause long-term cognitive or behavioral problems, or death. As with any head injury, seek immediate medical attention if you exhibit symptoms.
A few symptoms that result from a moderate to severe TBI but are not usually present in a mild TBI include:
- Nose and ear drainage
- Coordination issues
Get Legal Help for Your Brain Injury Case Today
Following that, you need to secure legal representation to ensure you get fair compensation for the pain and suffered caused to you. That is when Pierce | Sloan comes in. We are here to advocate on your behalf, so do not hesitate to reach out to our legal team.
If you are ready to begin, contact us online to request a free case evaluation. We will get back to you shortly.