Brain Injury Attorney in Lancaster, SC
The brain is a fragile organ. Suffering a significant brain injury in an accident can be a life-changing event, leading to ongoing disability and costly medical care needs.
At David Blackwell Law, our skilled legal team has extensive experience helping accident victims who have suffered traumatic brain injuries (TBI) obtain compensation from those responsible for the accident. We work with brain injury survivors and families of those who have suffered TBIs in car accidents, truck accidents, slip and fall accidents, and similar incidents in Lancaster, Indian Land, Heath Springs, Kershaw, Fort Mill, and throughout South Carolina.
Contact us today so our brain injury attorney can:
- Evaluate the circumstances of your accident, the extent of your brain injury and potential options for pursuing a claim.
- Investigate to identify all parties responsible for your injury and all potential sources of compensation to you.
- Take care of all dealings with insurance companies and bill collectors on your behalf as you recover.
- Provide help with other needs, such as transportation to and from medical appointments, if necessary.
- Fight relentlessly to recover full and fair compensation for you.
The legal team at David Blackwell Law has extensive handling claims involving very serious injuries. We represent the right people for the right reasons. If the circumstances of your traumatic brain injury add up to a valid personal injury claim in South Carolina, we will fight for you to receive full compensation for your injuries.
Schedule a free consultation today about how we can help you seek compensation ─ and make a big difference in your life. We will not charge you a dime unless and until we recover compensation for you.
How Did Your Brain Injury Happen?
Any blow to the head can cause a traumatic brain injury. When you hit your head, or your head is suddenly jerked or violently shaken, the impact moves your brain within your skull and damages it.
Some of the most frequent causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are:
- Falls. Falling and hitting your head is the No. 1 cause of brain injury. Elderly adults and young children are most likely to fall and suffer a TBI. But anyone can slip and fall on an icy sidewalk, slip or trip because of a spill or clutter in a store aisle or office lobby, or because of a loose stair tread or torn carpet at a hotel or restaurant.
- Motor Vehicle Accidents. The impact of a car, truck or motorcycle accident may cause both drivers and passengers to hit their head, be hit in the head by loose cargo, or to suffer a violent jolt that damages the brain. Pedestrians and bicycle riders hit by motor vehicles are likely to suffer head and brain injury as they are knocked to the ground.
- Sports / Recreation. Many of us have become more aware of sports- and recreation-related concussions in recent years. Sports and recreation TBIs are most common in accidents suffered in playground activities, bicycling, football, basketball, soccer, diving, and while riding off-road vehicles.
- Workplace Injuries. Many TBIs are occupational injuries that occur during the course of the victim’s job duties. Job-related TBIs happen when a worker falls on surfaces that are uneven, wet and slippery or cluttered, or in falls from heights, such as ladders, scaffolds, and roofs. Being struck by objects, such as by something that falls onto a worker’s head, is another common cause of workplace head injuries. Such accidents can happen in any line of work but are more common in the construction and transportation industries.
- Assault / Abuse. Many TBIs are caused by criminal assault, particularly among young adults. A form of child abuse known as “shaken baby syndrome” is abusive head trauma caused by violently shaking an infant.
If you or a loved one has suffered a serious brain injury, you likely know how it happened. What you need for a legal claim against the person(s) responsible is evidence of their negligence or recklessness. Attorney David Blackwell can gather evidence and develop a solid case for compensation to help you move forward.