Handling Complex Brain Injury Claims in North Carolina
The Brain Injury Association of North Carolina (BIANC) reports that 43,000 North Carolina residents are currently living with traumatic brain injury (TBI). Sadly, many of these cases could have been avoided had individuals or corporations acted responsibly. During our more than 30 years of practice, Hensley Cloninger & Greer, P.C., has witnessed the tragic consequences to TBI victims and their families, and we have held negligent parties accountable for the devastating losses our clients suffered.
Because our firm focuses exclusively on personal injury plaintiffs’ representation, we are equipped to handle the most challenging head injury claims. If you or your loved one has sustained a head injury, our lawyers help you get the compensation you need to get the best care you can and to support a better quality of life.
Types Of Brain Injuries
The soft gray matter that comprises your brain controls every function in your body, making the BIANC statistics particularly alarming. In addition to TBI, damage to the brain cells can happen because of hypoxia or pressure. You can sustain a brain injury in a variety of ways, including:
- Traumatic head injury results from a blow to the head or violent shaking and is often associated with auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, falls, sports injuries, workplace accidents and construction site injuries
- Cerebral hypoxia occurs when the brain is deprived of oxygen because of carbon monoxide poisoning, choking, drowning, drug overdose, birth injury, cardiac arrest or stroke
- Brain herniation describes conditions that put pressure on the brain inside the skull, such as brain tumor, hemorrhaging, stroke and brain inflammation
Head Injury Symptoms
The symptoms of head injury depend on the location and severity of the damage to brain tissues. Although all head injuries are considered serious, medical therapy may help improve your symptoms of mild brain damage, such as:
- Short-term unconsciousness
- Memory loss
- Poor concentration
- Lack of balance
- Blurred vision
- Mood swings
The most severe forms of brain damage can lead to permanent disability, seizures, coma, vegetative state, minimally conscious state, locked-in syndrome or death.
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Get the legal assistance you need to recover the compensation you deserve for your brain injury. Our North Carolina firm serves injured clients throughout the Southeast through pro hac vice representation. We handle your injury case on a contingency fee basis.