Charleston Brain Injury Attorneys
Brain injuries can result from a wide variety of accidents, including boating and water craft accidents, trucking accidents, assaults and batteries, construction site accidents, and even serious slip/trip and fall accidents. Brain injuries often occur as the result of a blow or jolt to the head, which are not infrequent in these types of serious accidents.
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is typically classified as either mild or severe. Mild brain injuries can result in cognitive problems, such as physical symptoms, neurocognitive deficits, and emotional issues. Although the effects vary from person to person, even mild brain injuries can have serious consequences. Severe brain injuries can lead to similar, but more significant symptoms. Physical symptoms can include headaches, limited function of arms or legs, or abnormal speech or language. Neurocognitive symptoms can include executive functioning deficits, including decreased memory, attention, reasoning, and problem solving abilities. Emotional symptoms can include increased irritability, agitation, mood swings, anger, depression, or anxiety.
Treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Treatment of traumatic brain injury (TBI) varies depending on the severity of the brain injury. Once the patient is medically stabilized in the emergency department and discharged, the focus shifts to determining the nature and scope of symptoms and developing a plan to restore the lost functional abilities and enhance functional independence. The rehabilitation team can include therapists specializing in physical, speech, and occupational rehabilitation, physicians specializing in physical medicine and rehabilitation, neurologists, and neuropsychiatrists. These medical professionals will assist the patient in returning to their pre-accident baseline, to the extent possible, and in developing coping skills and strategies to deal with permanent deficits.
Effects of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The long term effects of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) vary depending on the severity of the brain injury and from individual to individual. Some individuals recover entirely, while others experience persistent physical, neurological, and/or emotional symptoms. Obtaining early and appropriate treatment is crucial in the treatment of traumatic brain injuries and the prospects for recovery. Our team has experience in this area and can assist you through the process of recovery.
Consult with Brain Injury Attorney in Charleston
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury as a result of the negligence of others, you should speak with one of our attorneys about the legal options available to you. To speak with an attorney at Clawson and Staubes, LLC: Injury Group about the specifics of your claim directly, please call our offices today at (843) 720-0810.The inclusion of specific practice areas on the Clawson & Staubes: Injury Group website is informational in nature and is not an exhaustive listing of the areas of law in which the attorneys at Clawson and Staubes practice. Nothing contained in this website is intended to compare the type or quality of our services to the type or quality of any other lawyer or law firm’s services or to imply specialization or certification by any organization not previously approved by the South Carolina or North Carolina State Bar Board of Legal Specialization.