Columbia Brain Injuries Lawyers

The brain plays a vital role in the management of virtually every aspect of the human body, and as a result, brain injuries have the potential to have far more wide-ranging consequences than virtually any other type of injury. Brain injuries can impair everything from a person’s short-term memory capacity to the ability to walk or talk. As a result, brain injury victims often must cope with consequences that they are not prepared to handle on their own.

In addition to a brain injury victims’ need for ongoing medical treatment and visits to specialists and therapists, they may also need help at home doing chores, such as doing laundry, preparing meals, bathing, and using the bathroom. Tragically, many brain injury accidents could have been avoided; while brain injuries can occur for a variety of reasons, often they are the result of an accident caused by another party’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional wrongdoing. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury caused by another party, contact the experienced Columbia brain injury lawyers at Goings Law Firm, LLC today by calling (803) 350-9230.

When a brain injury occurs as a result of a trucking accident, medical malpractice, or any other situation in which others were at fault, injury victims are often entitled to seek compensation for their undue losses and suffering. For the many victims of brain injuries in Columbia that we at the Goings Law Firm, LLC, know that this compensation can be critical to their overall well-being and recovery. If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury caused by someone else’s actions, contact the compassionate Columbia brain injury attorneys at Goings Law Firm, LLC by calling (803) 350-9230, filling out a contact form, or chatting with us live.

Types of Brain Injuries

According to The Brain Injury Association of America, approximately 2.6 million people in the United States suffer from some sort of brain injury each year. The way in which a person is affected by their brain injury will largely depend on the specific type of injury and its severity. While there are many types of brain injuries, those that occur after birth and are non-generic are generally referred to as acquired brain injuries (ABI). These types of brain injuries are usually the result of an accident, or another party’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing. There are many types of acquired brain injuries, but most fall into a classification as a traumatic brain injury or a non-traumatic brain injury.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are those that result from an external blow to the head that causes the brain to move around in the skull or does damage to the skull, resulting in a brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries are the most common type of brain injury, with approximately 1.7million people suffering from them each year, and about 52,000 people dying from them annually. Common causes of traumatic brain injuries are:

  • Car accidents
  • Falls
  • Blunt force trauma
  • Sporting injuries

In addition to these incidents, a traumatic brain injury may occur as the result of any major trauma to the head or skull.

Some of the most common types of traumatic brain injuries that affect victims include:

Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries

Non-Traumatic Brain Injuries include injuries to the brain that are not caused by external force. A non-traumatic brain injury generally results from a cellular reaction that occurs due to things, such as, an event that causes swelling in the brain, or an event that cuts off blood flow to the brain, or a part of the brain, thereby depriving that part of the brain of oxygen and damaging it. Minor brain damage can start within a minute of oxygen deprivation to the brain, while four minutes of oxygen deprivation will cause major brain damage, and four to six minutes can lead to death.

Events that can cause non-traumatic brain injuries include:

  • Infections
  • Poisoning or exposure to toxic substances
  • Abuse of drugs or alcohol
  • Heart Attach
  • Stroke
  • Tumors
  • Strangulation, drowning, or choking
  • Aneurysms
  • Neurological illnesses

Whether a victim’s brain injury is traumatic or non-traumatic, all of these injuries can have devastating consequences for victims, both physically and emotionally. In addition, the costs of managing and treating a brain injury can be exorbitant, placing a substantial financial burden on a victim and his or her family.

Symptoms of Brain Injuries

Acquired brain injuries, whether they are traumatic or non-traumatic, share some of the following symptoms:

  • Seizures
  • Memory loss
  • Headaches
  • Confusion
  • Blurred vision
  • Changes in sleeping patterns
  • Fatigue
  • Changes in mood or personality
  • Nausea
  • Difficulty speaking or forming thoughts
  • Difficulty understanding others
  • Loss of balance
  • Sensitivity to light

It is important to note that symptoms of brain injuries and damage may appear quickly after the injury has been inflicted, but they also may take time to manifest. If you or a loved one are displaying any of these symptoms, have suffered any type of head trauma, or have been involved in an accident where you lost consciousness, seek medical attention immediately.

Liability For Brain Injuries

While brain injuries have numerous causes, a victim may be able to recover compensation if they were caused by another party’s negligence or intentional wrongdoing.

Generally, negligence occurs when one party fails to act with reasonable care to prevent harm to others and causes damage or injury to another party. Negligence can occur under a variety of circumstances. Those causing brain injury can include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Car Accidents: In many instances, car accidents are caused by a driver acting negligently. This negligence may come in the form of texting or talking on a cell phone while driving, changing the radio, driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, or any other activity that diverts a driver’s attention away from the road. If a driver causes an accident because of their negligence, they may liable for any damages that result.
  • Medical Malpractice: While doctors generally do their best to make their patients well, they fail and cause more injuries or illnesses to their patients more frequently than you would think. If a doctor fails to exercise reasonable care or deviates from the standard of care prescribed for similarly situated patients, they may have been negligent and could be held liable for medical malpractice.
  • Slips and Falls: Regardless of whether a person is at work, at a store, at a friend’s home, or on some other piece of property, property owners have a duty to make sure their property is safe for others. If they fail in their duty, and a person suffers a brain injury as a result of a slip and fall, the property owner may be liable.

Furthermore, in any other situation where a party acts negligently and causes injuries to another, the negligent party may be liable for injuries. Negligence claims can be highly complex and contentious depending on the parties involved. That’s why they are best left to experienced attorneys like those at Goings Law Firm, LLC.

If a party intentionally committed a wrongful act and caused a brain injury, they may also be liable for the resulting damage. Some instances in which a party may act with wrongful intent and cause brain injuries include the following:

  • Exceeding the scope of consent for physical contact during sporting activities
  • Striking someone with fists or an object
  • Suffocating or strangling another person
  • Any other intentional act that causes brain damage

If someone you love has suffered a brain injury caused by someone else’s negligence, recklessness, or intentional actions, you have the right to take legal action. Contact an experienced brain injury lawyer to discuss your legal options as soon as possible.

Talk to a Brain Injury Attorney in Columbia

As a brain injury victim, our team of brain injury attorneys at Goings Law Firm, LLC, believes that you are entitled to justice and compensation for what you and your family have suffered. With the many consequences you are likely dealing with as a result of your brain injury, this compensation may be critical to recovering and moving on with your life. Call (803) 350-9230 today to discuss your situation and learn more about how we may be able to fight for you against the person who caused you to suffer a brain injury.

What Clients are saying

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- Workers’ Comp Client

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- Dog Bite Client

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- Personal Injury Client