South Carolina Brain Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury, a South Carolina brain injuries lawyer from Anastopoulo Law Firm may be able to help with your case. If there is evidence your injuries occurred because of someone else’s negligence, we will fight for the compensation you need to pay your medical bills and cover other costs.
We can start you with a free initial consultation to help you weigh your legal options and next steps. Also, if we do not recover compensation on your behalf, you do not pay us. Furthermore, we can meet with you in the hospital or your home to discuss your case. Hence, exploring legal recourse as early as possible could benefit your case.
Recovering Compensatory Damages in Your Brain Injury Case
A brain injury can have debilitating and lifelong effects on one’s life and future. These injuries may lead to physical, cognitive, or emotional impairments and prove detrimental to an individual’s ability to maintain relationships with loved ones, keep a stable job, and function in general.
When you or a loved one suffers from a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you may be able to pursue a broad range of related damages. However, seeking and obtaining legal relief is dependent on how the TBI occurred and who was responsible. In general, you could bring a lawsuit against another party if your injuries occurred because of:
- Another person’s negligent act
- An intentional violent act, such as an assault or battery
Even a TBI that seems minor can have lasting impacts on the victim and their family. Thus resulting in significant costs. To clarify, you may be able to recover compensation for minor or moderate injuries, as well.
Common damages and compensation in brain injury cases include:
- Medical bill payments
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability payments
- Loss of wages
- Any other costs that arose due to the TBI
When a victim dies from their head or brain injury, a wrongful death action may be possible. Hence, their surviving family can pursue additional damages for their lost income, medical bills, funeral costs, and more.
For a free legal consultation with a brain injuries lawyer serving South Carolina, call 803-222-2222
Anastopoulo Law Firm Represents Brain Injury Victims in South Carolina
Anastopoulo Law Firm has 25-plus years of experience with legal representation in personal injury cases involving brain injuries. Our South Carolina brain injury team is standing by, ready and willing to deliver the legal representation and advice that your family needs to move forward with your case.
We work based on contingency. Thus, we use our financial resources to investigate your accident and develop your claim or lawsuit. We do not ask you to pay anything during this part of the process. You will never need to write us a check. Instead, we take our attorney’s fees from the financial recovery we secure for you. So, if we do not win your case, we will not get these fees.
We offer free initial consultations. A team member from one of our South Carolina offices will meet with you and your family in:
- North Charleston
- Myrtle Beach
We can also meet with you at your home, a long-term care facility, hospital, or another location that works well for your family. Our team is ready to help you understand:
- Your legal rights
- Your options for pursuing compensation
- Who may be liable for your injuries
- What we can do to help you build a case
- How our payment arrangements work
- The possible deadlines in your case
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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries happen when the brain suffers damage because of a blow to the head, collision, puncture, or another serious head wound. They can vary from minor to moderate to severe.
The symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can be subtle when they first arise. Thus, any victim with a possible head injury requires a complete medical evaluation immediately following an incident. Hence, a quick diagnosis of a potential brain injury protects their future safety and health. It also provides clear and concise documentation of when and how a brain injury occurred.
According to the S.C. Department of Health and Environmental Control (SCDHEC), each year in South Carolina, TBIs result in:
- 11,500 emergency room visits
- 2,800 hospital discharges
- 1,117 deaths
Some typical causes of TBIs include:
- Slip and fall accidents
- Car and motor vehicle accidents
- Sports accidents
- Head collisions with foreign objects and/or surfaces
A TBI can result in serious medical consequences and conditions, including:
- Memory loss
- Persistent headaches
- Difficulty maintaining focus and concentration
- Loss of control over motor skills
- Hearing difficulties
- Loss of balance
- Cloudy eyesight and blurred vision
- Anxiety, depression, and suicidal thoughts
- Lack of bladder control
In more severe cases, TBIs cause coma or death.
How Long do I Have to File a Brain Injury Case?
South Carolina personal injury cases only occasionally go to trial. Many settle through the insurance claims process, and we usually do not need to sue the liable party on behalf of our clients. However, we need to complete this process before time runs out to sue, just in case. We are prepared to go to trial to fight for your recovery if that becomes necessary.
In general, you have up to three years to file a suit based on a personal injury or wrongful death. S.C. Ann. § 15-3-530 sets this deadline in South Carolina. Exceptions could exist, though. We can help you learn about the timeline you could expect to apply in your case and how quickly we need to get to work.
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Put Our 25+ Years of Experience in Your Corner
We encourage you to call us today to discuss your case for free. We provide complimentary consultations with a South Carolina Brain Injury Lawyer team member. Anastopoulo Law Firm South Carolina Brain Injury Lawyer team may be able to help with your South Carolina brain injury claim or lawsuit and hold those who caused your accident responsible.
Call (800) 777-7777 today to learn more if you suffered a brain injury because of someone else’s negligence. You can also call on behalf of your injured loved one. Therefore, we can get started on your case right away.