TBI Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have a devastating impact, not only on the injured person’s life, but the lives of the people around them. TBI is a type of personal injury that can result from any situation where harm to the head can occur.

The experienced North Carolina brain injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, L.L.P. ® provide legal assistance to many different clients who have suffered a traumatic brain injury from incidents such as:

A personal injury like TBI can impact every aspect of a person’s life.  Traumatic brain injuries can change a individual’s personality, mental capacity, social ability, decision-making, motor skills, and even bodily control.

TBI occurs when the brain suffers a trauma, whether or not there is apparent evidence on the outside of the head and skull. TBI can result from a heavy blow to the skull (like hitting a wall or being hit by an object), or the brain moving within the skull and hitting the bone, without visible exterior trauma (such as a severe shaking of the head, neck and shoulders).

TBI can often be detected from obvious physical trauma to the outside of the head with open head injuries (OHIs), but many times the brain moves within the skull during closed head injuries (CHIs). Traumatic brain injuries can also occur when the head is protected by an airbag or helmet, but the brain still moves sharply within the skull.

Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries can go undetected for long periods of time. In situations like this, TBI symptoms can arise months after an incident, leaving the injured party and their loved ones wondering what is happening. TBI symptoms can include:

  • Memory Loss
  • Loss of Vision
  • Coma
  • Loss of Taste
  • Loss of Bladder or Bowel Control
  • Difficulty Paying Attention
  • Increased Frustration
  • Increased Anxiety
  • Impulsive Behavior
  • Depression
  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Mobility Problems
  • Fine Movement Problems
  • Loss of Smell
  • Onset of Epilepsy
  • Difficulty Balancing
  • Hearing Loss

A traumatic brain injury can happen to anyone, almost anywhere and can happen from something as seemingly simple as a child falling out of a shopping cart, to a middle-aged man involved in a fender bender.

As shown above, TBI can affect all aspects of a person’s life, including their ability to take care of themselves. Often times, a person who has suffered a traumatic brain injury is forced to have full-time care and attention.

In addition to all the physical changes that TBI can have on a person’s life, suffering a traumatic brain injury can also have a huge monetary impact. A person who has suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of someone else’s negligence is entitled to fair compensation for a wide range of issues, including:

  • Lost Wages
  • Loss of Enjoyment of Life
  • Medical Expenses
  • Lost Future Wages
  • Future Medical Costs
  • Pain and Suffering
  • Mental Anguish
  • Mental Impairment
  • Permanent Disability
  • Loss of Earning Capacity
  • Property Damage

If you believe that you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of another person’s negligence, contact the Law Offices of Michael A. DeMayo, L.L.P. ® today for your free consultation with one of our trusted Charlotte brain injury attorneys.