If another person’s negligent or careless actions caused your brain injury, you should contact the Georgetown brain injury attorneys at Evans Moore, LLC to learn about your legal options for pursuing financial compensation. It is your right to hold that person liable for the harm they caused and any resulting expenses and losses you incurred. Our legal team has extensive experience representing clients like you and has recovered over $50 million in settlements and jury verdicts.
A brain injury is not congenital, hereditary, or degenerative, but rather is an injury to the brain that is caused by an external factor, such as a blow to the head, or an internal factor, such as a lack of oxygen. Many different factors could lead to this type of injury, resulting in physical or mental deficits that impact every area of your life.
At Evans Moore, LLC, we understand what it’s like to sustain a brain injury in an accident that could have been avoided. Our attorneys have the drive, skillset, and resources needed to hold the responsible party accountable for their actions and secure the maximum compensation you deserve.
Our dedication to our clients has earned us recognition from a number of prestigious organizations, such as the American Institute of Personal Injury Attorney’s, Super Lawyers, and the American Society of Legal Advocates.
We will fight vigorously for your rights. Call us at (843) 995-5000 to find out more about how our Georgetown brain injury attorneys can help you with your case.
Types of Brain Injuries and Their Symptoms
Two types of brain injuries can occur: traumatic and non-traumatic. An external force causes a traumatic brain injury, altering brain functioning. Non-traumatic brain injuries are the result of internal causes, such as oxygen deprivation and toxic chemical exposure.
Traumatic brain injuries may fall under different classifications, depending on the cause of the injury:
- Contusion – Direct blow to the head causing a brain bleed.
- Concussion – When the force of an impact or sudden movement causes trauma to the brain.
- Penetrating brain injury – An object penetrates the skull and enters the brain.
- Diffuse axonal – Damage to the brain cells that prevents them from functioning correctly.
Non-traumatic brain injuries, also called acquired brain injuries, fall under two main classifications:
- Hypoxia – The brain doesn’t receive enough oxygen when there’s a lack of blood flow or reduction in blood pressure.
- Anoxia – The brain doesn’t receive any oxygen.
A minor brain injury might cause the following symptoms:
- Mild confusion
- Ringing in the ears
The symptoms caused by a more severe brain injury could include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Loss of muscle control
- Coordination or balance issues
- Mood changes
- Memory loss
- Head that is persistent or consistently progressing
Brain injuries can cause severe disabilities. When someone else is responsible for your injury, you should be able to hold them liable and pursue compensation for your expenses. Evans Moore, LLC knows that no amount of money can erase the traumatic experience you went through, but we hope it can offer some financial stability as you recover.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Situations, such as car accidents, falls, and occupational hazards, to name a few examples, could lead to a brain injury. Sometimes it’s not physically apparent that there’s anything wrong. Symptoms can appear immediately or start days after the accident. Depending on the severity, it might heal on its own, or you could require ongoing medical treatment.
Some of the most common causes of brain injuries are:
- Slip/trip and falls
- Car accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Fall from heights
- Blunt force trauma to the head
- Workplace accidents
- Exposure to hazardous substances
- Defective products
Evans Moore, LLC can investigate the cause of your brain injury to determine the party or parties that should be held liable. You can count on our South Carolina brain injury attorneys to fight relentlessly for your rights following your devastating accident.
What Evans Moore, LLC Can Do for You
A brain injury can be life-changing. It can interfere with your ability to think clearly or handle life’s everyday tasks. It’s vital that you hire an experienced lawyer from Evans Moore, LLC immediately so we can be your advocate and guide you through the complicated legal process. Our Georgetown brain injury attorneys can take on the legal responsibilities of your case while you focus on your treatment and recovery.
We will work meticulously to gather the evidence needed to show fault, as well as the extent of your injuries, expenses, losses, and suffering. Some of this evidence might include the following:
- Surveillance footage of the incident
- Copies of your hospital bills, medical records, and other documentation of the injury
- Insurance policies showing the amount of available coverage
- Evidence of time missed from work and any unearned income, benefits, and other losses
- Photos from the accident scene
- Statements from witnesses
- Police/incident reports
You can depend on us to handle each step of the case and keep your best interests in mind as we pursue the maximum compensation you deserve. We’re aggressive during insurance settlement negotiations and when we are litigating cases in court. You’re already dealing with the burden of a brain injury that disrupted your entire life. We strongly believe you should not be financially responsible for the costs associated with your treatment.
Types of Compensation You Might Be Entitled To
Brain injuries can be severe, requiring expensive medical treatment. There may be physical therapy, surgery, medications, and other costly treatments that could create a financial strain for anyone. Many of our clients can’t afford their medical bills and end up with extensive medical debt.
Following your brain injury accident, you may be entitled to financial compensation that covers your past and future losses, such as:
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Medical bills
- Physical impairment or disfigurement
- Mental anguish
- Loss of consortium
- Property damage
- Out of pocket expenses
Evans Moore, LLC can review your total losses and determine an appropriate value for your case. Whether we file an insurance claim or lawsuit, we will fight for the maximum compensation you need and deserve so you don’t end up paying for these costs yourself. Some factors that could contribute to the value of your case include:
- Duration of the recovery period
- Psychological injuries, such as fear and anxiety
- Type and severity of the brain injury
- The at-fault party’s financial standing or the amount of coverage listed on their liability insurance policy
- Permanent complications resulting from the accident, such as mental impairment or physical disability
- Total expenses due to the injury
- Future medical treatment needed
- Relevant evidence proving who was at fault for the accident
Evans Moore, LLC is ready to take on your case and seek a monetary award that compensates you for your past and future losses. Let us help you get your life back on track and move forward towards a brighter future.
Filing a Lawsuit When a Brain Injury Causes Someone’s Wrongful Death
Under South Carolina law, a surviving family member can sue another person when a default, wrongful act, or neglect leads to a loved one’s death. You must be the executor or administrator of the deceased’s estate to pursue a wrongful death case. If your loved one did not create an estate plan, the court could name someone as the executor. Typically, it ends up being a close family member or dependent.
The executor must consider the following surviving relatives’ best interests while pursuing financial compensation:
- Spouse and children
- Heirs to the deceased’s estate
The financial award in a wrongful death lawsuit should compensate beneficiaries for the surviving family members’ economic and intangible losses, such as:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Loss of companionship, protection, care, knowledge, and judgment provided by the deceased before their death
- Medical bills and other expenses associated with the fatal brain injury
- Lost income and other benefits that the deceased can no longer earn
- Physical and mental pain and suffering experienced by surviving family members
- Property damage and additional financial costs resulting from the death
There’s a strict statute of limitations for seeking compensation from the at-fault party in a wrongful death case. South Carolina requires following a three-year statute of limitations. That means you would have to file suit within three years from the date your loved one died.
Contact Evans Moore, LLC Today
Our Georgetown brain injury attorneys have the experience, resources, and skills you need to win the maximum compensation after suffering a brain injury in an accident. Our reputation and case results speak to the level of dedication we have for our clients and how hard we will fight for you.
If you sustained a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact Evans Moore, LLC for a free consultation by calling (843) 995-5000 or use our online contact form.