Few injuries have a more devastating effect on the family members of an accident victim than a brain injury. However, many families, under pressure from an insurance company or even from their lawyer to accept a settlement, may not even know that their family member has suffered a life-altering injury. At the North Carolina law firm of Powers Landreth, our lawyers will never pressure you into accepting a settlement that is not in your best interests.
There are many common misinterpretations about brain injuries:
- “My family member doesn’t look injured.” Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can occur even when there is no outward sign of injury. These types of brain injuries are often called “closed head injuries.”
- “My family member seemed fine after the accident. How could he or she have a brain injury?” The symptoms of a brain injury may not appear for days or even weeks after the accident. You may notice that your loved one has become forgetful, that he or she easily becomes irritated, or that the tasks involving short-term memory or directions are more challenging. These are all signs of traumatic brain injury.
- “My family member will get better with time.” Unfortunately, brain damage can be permanent. However, with therapy and rehabilitation, people and their families can learn ways to cope with a brain injury.
If your loved one has suffered a brain injury, no amount of financial compensation can make up for what your family has lost. However, fair compensation can provide rehabilitation and other services to help your family cope. Our lawyers will guide you and your family member through the complex legal, medical and financial issues you will face.Free Attorney Consultation
We are eager to serve brain injury victims and their families. We offer free attorney consultations on the phone, in the office, or in your home or the hospital if you are unable to travel. We are accessible 24 hours a day through our office phone at (704) 342-4357. You can also schedule an appointment by completing our simple contact form.