Hensley Cloninger & Greer, P.C. Hensley Cloninger & Greer, P.C.

Asheville Brain Injury Lawyers

Fighting For Those Who Have Suffered From Brain Injuries 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 support a better quality of life.

Learn more about how our Asheville brain injury attorneys can help you. Contact us online or call (828) 383-8414 today!

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

Understanding the causes of traumatic brain injuries is critical for building a strong legal case. Common causes may include:

  • Automobile Accidents: Motor vehicle collisions are a leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. The impact forces involved in accidents can result in severe head injuries, even when safety measures are in place.
  • Slip and Fall Accidents: Uneven surfaces, wet floors, or inadequate signage can lead to slip and fall accidents, causing head injuries. Property owners are responsible for maintaining safe premises, and when they fail to do so, they may be held responsible.
  • Workplace Accidents: In some cases, brain injuries occur due to workplace accidents, especially in industries with a high risk of falls, equipment malfunctions, or exposure to hazardous materials.
  • Sports Injuries: Athletes, both amateur and professional, are at risk of sustaining traumatic brain injuries during high-impact sports. Negligence in coaching or inadequate safety measures can contribute to these injuries.
  • Medical Malpractice: Errors during surgery, anesthesia complications, or misdiagnoses can result in brain injuries. Medical professionals are held to a standard of care, and when that standard is breached, legal action may be warranted.
  • Assaults: Intentional acts of violence can lead to traumatic brain injuries. In such cases, both the perpetrator and, in some instances, property owners may be held responsible.

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 tumors, hemorrhaging, stroke, and brain inflammation

Common 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
  • Dizziness
  • Lack of balance
  • Nausea
  • 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.

What Damages Could Be Recovered in a Brain Injury Claim?

Possible damages that could be recovered may include:

  • Medical Expenses: This includes present and future medical costs related to brain injury, like hospital bills, surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing medical care.
  • Lost Wages: If the brain injury results in a loss of income or earning capacity, we will seek compensation for past and future lost wages.
  • Pain and Suffering: Physical and emotional pain caused by brain injury can significantly impact a person's quality of life. We will pursue damages for pain, suffering, and emotional distress.
  • Property Damage: In cases involving accidents, compensation for damage to personal property, such as a vehicle, may be recoverable.
  • Loss of Consortium: If the brain injury has affected relationships and companionship, we may seek damages for the loss of consortium on behalf of family members.
  • Punitive Damages: In instances where the responsible party's actions were particularly egregious, punitive damages may be pursued to deter similar behavior in the future.

Contact Our Brain Injury Attorneys in Asheville 

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.

Call Hensley Cloninger & Greer, P.C., at (828) 383-8414, or contact us online to schedule your free initial consultation with our Asheville brain injury lawyers. 

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