South Carolina Social Security Attorneys: What You Should Know about a Traumatic Brain Injury
Brain Injuries and Tumors
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) – is caused by a simple hit or blow to the head, or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the brain’s normal function and damages it.
Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) are not like other injuries. Unfortunately, because many of the symptoms of “mild” to “moderate” traumatic brain injury go unnoticed, many severe injuries are not detected until much later. The injury commonly avoids detection on hospital imaging equipment, including the emergency room.
Traumatic brain injury can occur when the head suddenly and violently hits an object, or when an object pierces the skull and enters brain tissue.
A TBI may be the result of a
- car wreck,
- trucking accident,
- motorcycle accident,
- work accident,
- defective product, or
- an accident due to a dangerous condition on the property of another.
Sometimes, damage to the brain occurs because of a brain tumor. The existence and severity of the tumor should be evaluated by a physician.
Many people injured in car accidents can suffer from traumatic brain injury without it being immediately noticeable. This is because you don’t have to be traveling fast to suffer a head injury, nor do you have to hit your head on something like the steering wheel or windshield.
Even at moderate rates of speed, traumatic brain injuries can occur. What’s worse is that you may not even know that you have a traumatic brain injury until well after the accident has occurred.
People who suffer from traumatic brain injury need aggressive legal representation if a social security disability case is going to be pursued. Brain injury litigation is very complex and unique. It requires lawyers that are experienced and familiar with the medical and legal issues involved.
Depending on your case and situation, you may be entitled to a personal injury lawsuit. You could also be entitled to Social Security Disability Insurance. Call us Right Now for free to find out. 803.252.4800