If you or a loved one has been injured in a car accident that was not your fault and sustained a traumatic brain injury, calling a NC Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney needs to be your next move! The Bishop Law Firm represents car accident injury victims in North Carolina and we do not get paid unless you do.
Traumatic Brain Injuries After A NC Car Accident
Traumatic Brain Injuries are among the most serious of injuries involving car accidents. In 2015, 78,775 people in NC sustained a TBI and 1,825 people died as a result. 24% of those deaths were caused by TBIs sustained in a car accident (Via NC DHHS).
Unfortunately, if a traumatic brain injury is a closed injury, it sometimes takes months to know the full extent of your injuries. We now know concussions are much more serious injuries than once thought and can be linked to the development of Alzheimer’s, depression and other mental health ailments in people with no prior history of mental health problems or family history of Alzheimer’s. According to the largest study on head injuries conducted to-date and published in the American Journal of Psychiatry, a brain injury increases your risk of developing mental health diseases by as much as 400 percent.
Because of the nature of sudden trauma brought on by a car accident, it is difficult even for doctors sometimes to distinguish between a concussion and extreme psychological stress symptoms that often accompany a serious car accident. According to the Mayo Clinic, some common symptoms of a concussion may include headache, temporary loss of consciousness, confusion or feeling as if in a fog, amnesia surrounding the traumatic event, dizziness, slurred speech, and fatigue.
It’s important to get prompt treatment from a doctor if you are experiencing these symptoms after an accident. If the emergency room doctor or your primary doctor suspects you have a traumatic brain injury, they will likely send you to a neurologist, who specializes in brain injuries and will be best-suited to treat you.
NC Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Depending on the extent of your injuries, you may need specialty or lifetime medical care. Hiring a NC traumatic brain injury attorney who is trained in evaluating how much this medical care will cost and how to negotiate a settlement with the defendant-driver’s insurance company is imperative. If you have sustained a traumatic brain injury after a NC car accident, we provide car accident victims with a free case evaluation. We represent car accident clients in Raleigh, Durham, Rocky Mount, Wilson, Smithfield, Louisburg, Chapel Hill, Roanoke Rapids and surrounding areas in North Carolina. Call (919) 615-3095 if you would like to speak to an attorney about your accident.