Every 21 seconds, someone suffers a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI), according to the Brain Injury Association.  We see many clients who have undiagnosed Brain Injuries.  At the scene of the accident, the emergency tech is focused on treating the “life threatening” injuries and might only reference “hitting head” or “loss of consciousness”.  Therefore, the brain injury may be undiagnosed from the very beginning.

How do you know if you have suffered a Brain Injury?

A common myth is that you must lose consciousness in order to have suffered from a brain injury.  That is not true.  A mild traumatic brain injury may cause long term problems with symptoms that are not so obvious.  If you or a loved one is suffering from any of the following symptoms you may have a brain injury:

  • Dizziness
  • Headaches
  • Nausea and Vomiting
  • Drowsiness
  • Loss of Smell
  • Hearing Loss
  • Confusion
  • Difficulty Concentrating
  • Amnesia
  • Short Term Memory Loss
  • Disorientation
  • Irritability
  • Depression
  • Lack of Motivation
  • Apathy
  • Disorientation

Types of Brain Injury

There are many different types of Brain Injuries. Brain injuries are more likely than other injuries to result in death or permanent disability; however, some are less serious than others. Those with the most serious of brain injuries tend to have more visible symptoms like, speech problems, impaired cognitive functioning, and disability from employment, coma and very large hospital bills.  Those who suffer a brain injury may be referred to as the “walking wounded” because on the outside they seem normal. But, to family members, the difficulties are certainly noticeable.

Do you need help?

The Joel Bieber Firm has extensive knowledge in these types of cases. Our South Carolina brain injury attorneys understand the special needs of the brain injury victim.  We will commit to helping you and your family with the litigation and make you aware of the top medical specialists in the field.

Joel Bieber is a founding member of the North American Brain Injury Society. He has been very active in the field of Brain Injury and spends time learning about new advances in the diagnosis and treatment of Traumatic Brain Injury.  Joel is also an active member of the American Association for Justice Traumatic Brain Injury section.

To learn more about our experienced Brain Injury attorneys or for a free consultation, please fill out the contact form below.  Let the Joel Bieber Firm go to work for you.

  1. Did you injure your head or face in the accident?
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  2. Did you lose conciousness?
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  3. Below is a list of symptoms that commonly occur within minutes, hours or days after a head injury. Please indicate whether you had any of the following after the accident. Check all that apply.
     Headaches Vision problems Whiplash, neck pain Drowsiness Dizziness Ringing in ears, hearing problems Memory loss, amnesia Nausea or vomiting
  4. Below is a list of symptoms that commonly occur weeks or months after a head injury. Please indicate whether you had any of the following after the accident. Check all that apply.
     Headaches Nightmares Misplace things Forget what you have read Dizziness Feel frustrated Lose train of thought Forget names or phone numbers Feel tired Impatience Think Slowly Trouble following instructions Move slowly Irritability or short temper Poor concentration Trouble following conversations Trouble falling asleep Feel sad or blue Forget if you have done things Trouble coming up with the right word

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