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Charleston Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

A catastrophic brain injury causes victims and their families a great deal of mental suffering, as they must also learn to cope with the problems of their loved one’s injury. Financial issues can arise as a result of a serious injury. TBI patients who used to work to support their families may be unable to return to work, resulting in lost pay and an increase in medical expenses linked with brain injury. In the worst-case scenario, families face foreclosure, vehicle repossession, and a lack of funds to meet basic demands.

If you or a loved one suffered a TBI caused by the negligence of another person or entity, you and your family deserve to be fully compensated for your losses and damages. At Mickelsen Dalton LLC, we have secured millions of dollars in compensation for those seriously injured and the families of South Carolina wrongful death victims.

As Charleston traumatic brain injury lawyers, we will leave no stone unturned when pursuing justice for our clients. Call our office today to schedule a free case evaluation to learn how we may be able to help you.

As TBI Lawyers, We are Relentless in Fighting for Our Clients

Traumatic brain injuries typically lead to over 56,000 deaths each year, including over 2,500 child fatalities. From slip and falls and being struck by an object to sports injuries and severe car crashes in South Carolina, various types of accidents can result in severe brain injuries. However, many of the incidents that cause these debilitating injuries are not truly accidents; rather, they are caused by the recklessness or negligence of another person or entity.

When an individual suffers a preventable brain injury that renders them unable to work, disabled or impairs them for life, they should not have to shoulder the financial burden alone. We are meticulous in identifying all responsible parties, including individuals, companies, insurers, government entities, sports equipment and other manufacturers, as well as other third parties, to ensure the greatest chances of securing maximum compensation.

Why You Need a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

A traumatic brain injury victim may hire a South Carolina personal injury lawyer to seek financial recompense for their losses. In the case of a brain injury, the legal issues can be rather intricate. Your South Carolina traumatic brain injury lawyers will also need to determine how much money you have lost as a result of your injury. Each instance is distinct since brain injuries can disrupt a person’s life in so many different ways.

An experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer will need to be able to calculate a wide range of damages in your case. Damages in a traumatic brain injury lawsuit can include things like:

  • Companionship or consortium that has been lost
  • Future earning potential
  • Medical bills from the past and the future
  • Suffering and pain
  • The expenditures of physical treatment, occupational therapy, and other forms of rehabilitation
  • Wages that have been lost due to the injury

Depending on the details of the case, an attorney may also be able to file a claim for punitive damages. Punitive damages may be available if the at-fault party was grossly negligent or behaved maliciously in causing your traumatic brain injury.

Traumatic Brain Injury Definition and Statistics

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is obviously an injury sustained to the brain, but the full medical definition, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), is “a disruption in the normal operation of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or a penetrating head injury.”

You have probably heard the term “concussion” before—it is a mild traumatic brain injury that usually cures on its own within a few weeks. Unfortunately, TBIs can be considerably worse, and in the most severe cases, they can even be deadly.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that more than 2.5 million people in the United States visit emergency rooms each year due to traumatic brain injuries. Nearly 300,000 visits result in hospitalization, with over 55,000 resulting in death. Nearly 25,000 children have been admitted to hospitals with TBI, and more than 2,500 children have died as a result of their injuries.

How Much Does a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Cost?

People who suffer catastrophic brain injuries can spend years putting their lives back together, which often comes at significant physical, mental, and financial expense. Our firm cares about each client’s recovery and security, which is why we are by their side every step of the process, helping them get medical treatment, arrange transportation, handle complex insurance negotiations, and adjust to their new normal.

We accept TBI and other injury cases on a contingency fee basis; so we are only entitled to a fee if we are successful in securing compensation. Further, we also advance litigation expenses while a case is ongoing.

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What is the Full Cost of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injuries are especially cruel, as not only can they affect a person’s mobility, but they can also rob a person of their underlying character. A TBI can cause an otherwise good-natured person to be left with sudden and unpredictable violent mood swings. The person may be unable to continue to engage in normal family relationships or to enjoy the activities in which they once actively participated.

TBI’s may also leave victims confined to wheelchairs or even beds, as their brains are unable to provide instruction to their limbs. Sadly, even with intense therapy, these conditions may be permanent.

In addition to these types of obvious conditions, others who have suffered a TBI may have no outward signs of injury. However, those with a TBI may have been robbed of their long-term memory, and may only be able to remember something for a matter of seconds. Not only are these victims unable to hold a job, but they may also be unable to engage in normal family relationships or other favorite activities.

The cost for caring for individuals who have suffered a severe TBI can easily extend into the millions (or even tens of millions) of dollars, especially if life-long-the-clock care is required. Lost wages, pain and suffering, and the loss of companionship for a victim and their family can similarly be catastrophic. As TBI injury lawyers, we demand full and fair compensation, and, as trial lawyers, we will not hesitate to take a client’s case to trial if the defendants are not willing to fully pay what they owe.

Can I Recover Damages If My Loved One Died as a Result of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

On average, 155 people in the United States die each day from TBI-related injuries. If a fatal brain injury was caused by the negligent actions (or inaction) of another person, the surviving family members might be entitled to pursue compensation through a wrongful death claim. Wrongful death laws vary by state; however, the administrator (or executor) of a person’s estate is generally entitled to file a lawsuit on behalf of a decedent’s heirs or beneficiaries.

In some cases, a traumatic brain injury may not result in death until significant time has passed since the underlying injury occurred. If this is the case with your family member, please call us as soon as possible and we can advise as to whether you or your family will have the legal right to bring a wrongful death case.

Why Choose Our Brain Injury Lawyers?

We leave no stone unturned and will not be outworked. At Mickelsen Dalton LLC, we only represent clients who have sustained severe injuries and their families, as well as the families who have suffered a wrongful death. This means that almost every matter we handle has complicated investigations and opponents and lawyers who are willing to fight against liability and significant damages.

We are bold trial lawyers who live to fight for justice. When a client comes to us, we understand that something catastrophic has happened, and we are committed to doing everything in our power in pursuing the best results possible. When you retain our firm as your legal counsel, you can rest assured that we will not be outworked and that your best interests will always be at heart.

Call a Charleston Brain Injury Attorney Today

When individuals suffer life-altering brain injuries, they need every resource to provide for themselves. Many firms turn away challenging cases that require thorough investigations, months of preparation, significant resources, and unparalleled dedication. This is not the case with us. In fact, we only handle tough cases—the more challenging the fight, the harder we will push.

Our refusal to be intimidated by big insurance companies, corporations, and affluent defendants has helped us secure millions of dollars for our clients both through settlement and at trial, including record-breaking outcomes in catastrophic injury cases in South Carolina. Call our office to schedule a complimentary consultation to learn how we can help you seek justice and the full compensation to which you and your family are rightfully entitled.

Please contact us at (843) 804-0428 in South Carolina or (678) 641-9054 in Georgia so that we can begin working on your case right away. You can also write us an email at help@mickelsendalton.com or use our website’s fill-in form feature. We are available 7 days a week, 24 hours a day for your convenience.