Following most accidents, victims frequently display some kind of sign that they suffered injuries. For example, people who break bones often have casts. Others may have scarring.
One group of victims for whom most people do not immediately notice any such signs of harm are victims who have sustained traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). In many cases, TBI victims rarely show any indication that they have in fact suffered very serious injuries with very serious consequences.
A TBI, however, has the potential to cause immense cognitive, behavioral, and physical challenges for victims. The Nye Law Group understands the severity of these types of injuries and helps victims obtain the compensation they needs and deserve.
TBI Symptoms in North Carolina
People generally suffer TBIs as the result of some kind of external force to a person’s skull that impacted his or her brain. Some of the most common causes of TBIs in North Carolina include, but are not limited to:
- Car accidents;
- Boating accidents;
- Construction accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Truck accidents; and
- Slip and fall accidents.
While most people will immediately know when they have broken bones, TBIs can be much more subtle. In most cases, victims only complain about headaches. As the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) notes, some other common symptoms of a TBI may include, but are not limited to:
- Difficulty breathing;
- Difficulty speaking;
- Loss of bladder control;
- Loss of consciousness;
- Poor coordination;
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears); and
- Vision changes.
Damages for TBI Victims in North Carolina
The lack of visible signs of harm in a TBI case will frequently lead to an insurance company for the negligent party challenging the validity of the injury claim. In many cases, insurers will offer settlements that are far less than what victims are actually entitled to.
TBI victims frequently require highly-specialized medical care for several years—usually the remainder of their lives. In nearly all cases, there is no hope for a complete recovery and victims must learn to adapt to their newfound limitations.
The Nye Law Group can pursue economic damages for TBI victims that may include all medical expenses and bills relating to treatment or rehabilitation for a TBI. Additionally, you could be entitled to damages for lost wages if you have been unable to return to work because of your injury.
People who have suffered TBIs may also be entitled to certain noneconomic damages for harm that is not as calculable as medical bills or lost income. Common economic damages include pain and suffering and emotional distress.
Find a Motorcycle Accident Attorney in North Carolina
Did you or your loved one suffer a TBI in North Carolina as the result of an accident caused by the negligence of another party? You should avoid speaking to any insurance company about your incident until you have legal representation. Contact the Nye Law Group as soon as possible.
Our experienced Charlotte personal injury lawyers will fight to help you get every last dollar of compensation you need and deserve. You can have our firm review your case and help you understand all of your legal options as soon as you call 855-636-9277 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.