Representing Victims Of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Injuries to the brain are common and may be especially serious. In fact, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 1.7 million people suffer from traumatic brain injuries each year.
A TBI is unlike other types of injuries because each one is different. Complicating the situation is the fact that little can be done to treat one, and there is no current method to estimate how long symptoms or effects will last — making such injuries difficult to prove in court. Our attorneys at Ayers, Whitlow & Dressler have seen serious TBIs leave people in Charlotte unable to work or enjoy the same activities they used to.
Common Causes And Symptoms
The most reported causes of TBI are falls and motor vehicle collisions. Other causes include:
- Being struck with an object on a construction site
- Hitting your head on an object at work
- Criminal assault
- Accidents involving sports or other activities
Symptoms associated with TBIs depend on the area of the brain that suffered the blow. You may experience problems with your senses, thought processes, emotions or motor skills.
The Big Picture
For people who suffer a TBI, it is important to work with a lawyer who understands that there are long-term factors to consider. Injuries to the brain have been shown to increase people’s risk for dementia and other diseases as they age. Additionally, new symptoms or complications may develop, rendering someone permanently disabled.
If the accident occurred while you were on the job, money may be available through workers’ compensation benefits. Additionally, you may qualify for Social Security Disability Insurance benefits if you are no longer able to work. We have extensive experience helping people apply for and receive every type of benefit for which their injury qualifies.
We Have A Record Of Success
We know that receiving compensation makes all the difference in recovering from or living with a serious injury. Our law firm has a reputation for obtaining results. Contact us to schedule a free initial consultation by submitting your information online or by calling us at 704-594-4317.