Whether you or a loved one experienced a skull fracture, concussion, or another form of head injury, we understand you are facing a long path to recovery that can be overwhelming. On top of this, the medical bills, lost wages, and ongoing rehabilitation has you worried about finances and how your family can move forward. If your injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, Harry H. Albritton, a brain injury lawyer in New Bern has the experience and dedication necessary to stand up to insurance companies and secure the fair compensation you deserve.
Understanding Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) occur when a sudden trauma causes damage to the brain. This can take the form of a mild concussion in which the damage heals with no long-term effects, or, in more serious cases, the trauma can cause loss of function, long-term loss of consciousness, or even death. Of the 2.5 million people who experience a traumatic brain injury each year, 50,000 people lose their lives to these injuries, and 80,000 are permanently disabled.
There are two main types of traumatic brain injury. The most common type is a closed brain injury in which there are no breaks in the skull. These are often caused by a blow to the head or a rapid forward or backward motion that tears tissue or jars the brain against the inside of the skull. Penetrating brain injuries occur when there is a break in the skull, such as one caused by a gunshot or a projectile striking the skull at a construction site.
Common Causes of TBIs
Complications of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can be incredibly complicated because every function of the body goes through this organ and damage may not always be easy to spot. Often, accident victims don’t realize they experienced a TBI until symptoms surface weeks later. That’s why it’s absolutely vital to get medical attention after an accident and to also follow up if you experience any of the following symptoms:
- Loss of consciousness upon injury
- Behavioral changes
- Confusion or shortened attention span
- Loss of memory or amnesia
- Loss of sense of time or space
- Loss of motor skills
- Balance issues and dizziness
- Changes in hearing, vision, smell, touch, and taste.
- Changes in communication or loss of communication skills
- Traumatic epilepsy
Working with a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one were injured in an accident that was caused by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation for medical bills, ongoing treatment, lost wages, and even the pain and suffering you’ve experienced. However, you need legal representation in order to achieve a favorable outcome against the insurance company you’re facing.
At Irons & Irons P.A., we believe that victims should get fair compensation for their injuries and that those responsible should be held accountable. We have the experience necessary to fully investigate your accident, collect witness statements, and analyze medical reports to get a better understanding of your case while also working with medical experts to know what your case is worth. While we work to negotiate a settlement outside of court, we won’t settle for an unfair amount and aren’t afraid to go before a jury to get justice.
Schedule a Consultation with a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer in New Bern Today
If you or a loved one suffered a TBI, we can help you move forward with the security you need. Schedule a consultation with Attorney Albritton today by calling 252-320-7399 or filling out the contact form below to get started.