Brain Injuries Attorneys Serving Lexington, South Carolina
When you have a life-altering injury, get a lawyer who gets results
Any injury can change your life, but few are more devastating than brain injuries. Depending on the nature of the injury, your family, career, and overall quality of life may be permanently affected. You may not be able to work and require extensive care and treatment. When these injuries happen due to negligence, lives are changed forever – and the responsible parties must be held accountable.
That’s where we come in. The South Carolina brain injury lawyers at Johnson + Johnson Attorneys at Law know what it takes to get justice for brain injury victims. Our attorneys – brothers Kevin and Steven Johnson – were born and raised in Lexington, and we take our community’s safety seriously. If you’ve been badly hurt, schedule your free consultation with an attorney who cares today.
How to know if you have a traumatic brain injury
You may associate traumatic brain injuries (TBI) with hitting your head and being “knocked out,” but the truth is you don’t have to lose consciousness or even receive a direct blow to the head to have a TBI. Most brain injuries are “closed-head injuries,” which means they are caused by some form of blunt trauma to the brain. (The other, much less common type is a “penetrating head injury,” which involves an object such as a bullet or piece of metal piercing the skull.)
Most brain injuries are sustained in slip and fall or trip and fall accidents when the victim falls and hits their head. The second-most common cause – and the leading cause of TBI-related hospitalization – is motor vehicle accidents. In a car crash, you might hit your head on a window, door, seat, steering wheel, dashboard, or any other part of the vehicle, but again, you don’t actually have to hit your head on anything to damage the brain. Any sufficiently violent forward and backward movement of the head can cause the brain to strike the inside of the skull and become bruised.
Traumatic brain injuries can also occur due to sports injuries, violence, and explosive blasts. Regardless of the cause, the symptoms of a TBI may include:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Fatigue, drowsiness, and changing sleep patterns
- Problems with speech
- Dizziness and loss of balance
- Difficulty remembering things
- Difficulty concentrating or reading
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Mood changes and mood swings
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
Some of the symptoms of a brain injury may be more obvious to friends and family who know the injured person well, so it’s always important to listen to the people who know you best and take their concerns seriously if something seems “off.” Ultimately, though, the most important thing is to get medical attention as soon as possible after any accident, even if you think you’re fine. Traumatic brain injuries often cause delayed symptoms and waiting to receive treatment can allow the situation to become worse, especially if you get a second concussion before the first has healed.
We understand the high costs of traumatic brain injuries
The most common type of brain injury is a concussion, which is a “mild” TBI – but no brain injury is truly minor. The brain is complex and in some ways poorly understood, and even a mild injury can reverberate through the victim’s life in unexpected ways.
The cost of a brain injury goes well beyond medical treatment. You may be out of work for an extended period of time, and your ability to spend time with your family and do the things you love may be affected. You may have significant pain. Your relationships are harmed. Those are all real losses that deserve real compensation, and that’s our job.
If your TBI was caused by someone else’s negligence, you have legal recourse, but the insurance company for the at-fault party won’t make it easy. They know that brain injuries lead to significant claims, and their goal is to protect their bottom line. Their best attorneys and adjusters will be working around the clock to pay you as little as possible, or nothing at all. We fight back.
Get an experienced brain injury attorney on your side today
When you contact us, we’ll listen to your story and explain your legal options. If you choose to move forward, our team will thoroughly investigate your accident and get to the bottom of what happened and why. We’ll also investigate to determine how the injury has affected your life and how much compensation you need to be made whole again. Often, we retain expert witnesses, such as medical professionals or economists, to help us quantify the long-term cost of a brain injury.
Often, we’re able to resolve brain injury cases through a negotiated settlement, but if that’s not possible, we are ready to take the next step. Throughout the process, we will keep you informed and deal with the day-to-day negotiations while you focus on healing. This can take a long time, but you can rest assured that you have excellent, dedicated representation every step of the way.
Don’t go it alone after a brain injury. Put experience and resources on your side and fight for the compensation you deserve under South Carolina law. Contact us today for your free consultation with a Lexington, SC brain injury attorney.