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Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury can have unpredictable and life-changing consequences. It can lead to extensive medical expenses, loss of earnings, and long-term symptoms affecting quality and enjoyment of life. When it is caused by the negligence or wrongdoing of another, brain injury victims have options under the law.

Why Choose Us for Your Lawyer?

At The Melonakos Law Firm, LLC in Greenville, South Carolina, we are tough advocates for victims of brain injury. With our experience in more than 30 trials, we will not hesitate to go to trial to help you pursue full and fair compensation. We litigate only personal injury cases, which gives us better focus on the issues and laws affecting your recovery. Our personal injury lawyers have recovered more than $25 million for our clients.  We handle all brain injury cases on a contingency and never charge a fee unless we secure compensation on your behalf.

Types of Brain Injury

Accidents and head trauma can cause serious injury to the brain. Types of brain injury include:

  • Hematoma: This is a collection or clotting of blood outside the vessels. When it occurs in the brain, it can lead to the build-up of pressure inside the skull, which can cause loss of consciousness or permanent damage.
  • Hemorrhage: Uncontrolled bleeding can occur within the brain tissue (intracerebral hemorrhage) or in the space around the brain (subarachnoid hemorrhage). Bleeding can cause pressure to build up in the brain.
  • Concussion: Caused by impact to the head or the forces of sudden acceleration and deceleration, a concussion can result in temporary loss of function. Repeated concussions can lead to permanent brain damage.
  • Skull fracture: The skull lacks bone marrow and is very strong and difficult to break. When a break occurs, the skull is unable to absorb the impact, making injury to the brain more likely.
  • Edema: Swelling of the tissue (edema) can occur with injury to the brain. As the skull cannot expand to accommodate the swelling, edema can cause pressure build-up, with the brain pressing against the skull.
  • Diffuse axonal brain injury: Some brain injuries that do not cause bleeding still cause damage to the brain cells. Diffuse axonal brain injury can also cause swelling, resulting in further damage to the brain.

Who Is Liable?

When a brain injury is caused by the negligence of another, the responsible party may be held liable for damages. Determining liability begins with finding out the causes of the accident or injury. If brain injury occurred because someone acted in a reckless or negligent manner (for example, a drunk or distracted driver) or intentionally harmed you, you may have a claim for compensation against that person.

Why Do You Need a Lawyer?

Brain injury cases involve complex medical, emotional, and legal issues. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you receive the medical care you need and pursue compensation sufficient to cover all your losses. Our Greenville brain injury lawyers can help you pursue compensation for damages including:

  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitation and therapy
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering

Contact Our Firm Today

Serious brain injury can have long-term effects on victims and their families. If your brain injury was someone else’s fault, you have the right to recover compensation for your losses.

At The Melonakos Law Firm, LLC, we maintain a smaller caseload, so we can give your case our full attention. Our firm employs a former insurance defense attorney, which gives us insight into the inner workings of the insurance process and an edge for our clients. Call us today if you or your loved one has suffered brain injury through someone else’s negligence.

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