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When your brain suffers blunt force trauma or is deprived of oxygen for a significant amount of time, it can have long-lasting negative effects on your lifestyle and overall health. If your brain injury happened due to another’s actions or negligence, a personal injury attorney can help you seek compensation for any treatment, recovery, and suffering that resulted from the injury.
The South Carolina brain injury lawyers at McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates have the experience necessary to represent you in any legal matters arising from your brain injury. While you take the time you need to recover, we will fight to secure compensation from the parties responsible. Call (888) 353-5513 to arrange for a free case review.
Information on Brain Injuries
Brain injury is a serious problem in the United States, with nearly 1.5 million people a year suffering from some form of brain trauma. The total cost of these injuries in doctor’s bills, workers’ compensation, and quality of life is enormous when you add them up.
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Many of the issues surrounding brain injuries can be quite complex, but the issue of liability is as straightforward as any other personal injury suit. If someone caused your head injury, either directly or through negligence, you should consult an attorney right away. Our attorneys can also help you seek benefits and negotiate with insurance companies following an injury.
What Category is Your Brain Injury?
There are a variety of causes behind brain injuries, and these can lead to different risk factors and recovery times. Working closely with a doctor to treat your brain injury is important, as it can help prevent further complications and gives you a detailed medical record for legal purposes.
Brain injuries are often divided into three categories:
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI):Suffering serious trauma to your skull can damage the brain and lead to a variety of physical and neurological symptoms. Traumatic brain injury most commonly happens in car accidents.
- Anoxic Brain Injury:When your brain is deprived of oxygen for a significant amount of time, brain cells will die, leaving you in a mentally debilitated state. This is called Anoxic Brain Injury, and it can result from medical malpractice or forced asphyxiation.
- Concussion: Also known as a mild traumatic brain injury, concussions are one of the most common forms of brain trauma. The more concussions you’ve had, the easier it is to get another concussion, and these can accumulate over time to create serious long-term health problems, like Parkinson’s or Alzheimer’s disease.
If brain injuries have left a family member or loved one in a coma, or in a state where they are not competent to act for themselves, you should consult a lawyer on their behalf.
Compensation for South Carolina Brain Injuries
If someone else is at fault for the brain injury of you or a loved one, they may be liable for a variety of damages. You can be compensated for medical costs, lost wages, pain and suffering, and even punitive damages. But it’s important to have a good lawyer who can guide you through the process and make sure you get the maximum compensation you deserve.
At McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates, we have the resources necessary to navigate the complexities of brain injury cases. Our work has been recognized as excellent by many organizations who evaluate legal services, and our dedication to you and your case will not be equaled by another firm. Contact us at (888) 353-5513 for a free case evaluation. McWhirter, Bellinger & Associates serves clients in Columbia, Lexington, Sumter, Camden, Orangeburg, Aiken, Newberry, and throughout South Carolina.