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A lawsuit might be your only option after a TBI

A serious car accident can be a life-changing event, especially if the victim suffers a traumatic brain injury (TBI). If a loved one has been involved in a car accident and suffered a TBI, an experienced North Carolina attorney might be able to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Dealing with the aftermath of a brain injury can be extremely difficult. You may be facing months or years of rehabilitation services and continuous doctor visits and medical procedures. If an insurance company is denying your claim, you may need to pursue legal action in the courtroom. Read further for some basic information on brain injury lawsuits.

The effects of a TBI

In general, a brain injury is one that causes either temporary or permanent damage to the brain. Such an injury can affect even basic functionality, including walking, speech, memory and other motor skills. These types of injuries usually occur when there is a strong impact to the head. After an injury, the victim may never be able to return to work or resume normal daily activities.

Filing a legal claim

Usually, whether or not you can file a claim depends on how the injury occurred. In the case of a motor vehicle accident, the laws of personal injury claims dictate things like filing procedures and statutes of limitations. If the driver that caused your loved one's accident was intoxicated or engaged in distracted driving, you may be able to pursue criminal charges as well.

If you file a claim, the court might allocate a significant award for damages. Since traumatic brain injuries typically result in extensive medical and therapy treatments and possibly even admittance to a long-term care facility, the award should be large enough to cover past and future medical expenses. In addition, the award might also provide compensation for lost income.

Time limitations

After suffering a severe injury caused by someone else's negligence, it is important to file a claim as soon as possible. However, in some cases, the brain injury may take time to manifest. You may not even realize your symptoms are due to a brain injury for several months or years. In most cases, the statute of limitations begins when you discover the injury. This could be at the time you receive a doctor's diagnosis.

If your loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to a severe car accident, you might be able to file a claim for damages. Find out what you need to do to get the compensation and justice your loved one deserves.

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