Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
At Henson Fuerst, we understand that no amount of compensation or litigation could reverse the impact a traumatic brain injury (TBI) has had on your life. Whether you've suffered a TBI or are the primary caretaker of a loved one that sustained a TBI, it can be challenging to adjust to everyday life. Regardless of the severity, a TBI can have both immediate and long-term effects, depleting your freedom and disrupting your daily routines. Hefty medical expenses, time away from work, and adjusting to a new norm can cost the livelihoods of everyone involved. You may be wondering what to do or where to turn - our attorneys are here to help.
When Recovery Becomes a Battle, We Will Help You Seek Justice
With all of this considered, the last thing you need is pushback from the insurance company you have continuously invested your time and money in. Every day, insurance companies reject, devalue, and cut corners on policyholder claims, even when they are entirely legitimate. Agents may try to trick you or rope you into settling quickly to avoid paying you the full amount you're owed. They also may even cease communication in an attempt to avoid a payout. We know their underhanded tactics, and we will not let them take advantage of you.
Why Choose Henson Fuerst Attorneys To Represent You?
At Henson Fuerst, we've seen firsthand the challenges those that suffer a TBI face and the comprehensive care their injury warrants. As the survivor goes through the motions of their healing process, they need a highly reputable advocate to represent them. Our traumatic brain injury attorneys are devoted to providing you and your family with compassion, guidance, and protection throughout the life of your case. With years of experience and an abundance of resources, our practice has everything it takes to bring traumatic brain injury survivors peace of mind and a better life.
We work directly with professionals such as neurologists, neuropsychiatrists, neuropsychologists, physical therapists, rehabilitation specialists, life care planners, and economists to thoroughly assess each traumatic brain injury case and determine the care and assistance it requires in both the short term and long term. Representing and advocating for traumatic brain injury victims is not just part of our career -- it’s our calling. We want the best outcome in your recovery and will work tirelessly to ensure a bright future ahead for you and your loved ones.
Meet Our Brain Injury Specialist
Thomas Henson Jr., an attorney and partner at Henson Fuerst since 1989, is a certified traumatic brain injury specialist through the Brain Injury Association of America.
As a brain injury specialist, Thomas has extensive knowledge on the effects of a TBI, what resources are available to survivors, appropriate treatment methods, and much more. Thomas has devoted his career to helping those impacted by catastrophic injuries and is committed to helping them restore their quality of life.
Beyond being a brain injury specialist, Thomas is also a member of the American Association for Justice's Traumatic Brain Injury Litigation Group and a board member of the Brain Injury Association of North Carolina. He has presented at numerous conferences for traumatic brain injury survivors, their caregivers, and other brain injury specialists like himself. Thomas’s knowledge extends to the whole team and their desire to help those that suffer a serious injury. If you or a loved one are suffering from a traumatic brain injury, Henson Fuerst is here to help.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are typically caused by direct trauma to the head but can also be the result of oxygen deprivation or a forceful impact to the body that causes the brain to shake inside the skull.
Common injury-causing events include:
It is imperative to know what to look out for when head trauma initially occurs, especially in the context of high-impact sports. Sports-related head trauma is one of the leading causes of a traumatic brain injury. Too often, concussions and other head injuries are dismissed by athletes and coaches as “getting your bell rung.” Unfortunately, you can’t “walk it out” or “shake it off” when it comes to mitigating a traumatic brain injury, which is why all head injuries and concussions should be taken seriously.
Overlooking concussions is likely to lead to a traumatic brain injury and a potential lifetime of care. Following a TBI, some of our clients have had to learn how to walk, talk, and feed themselves again. Some are not able to work and depend on loved ones to tend to their every need. Others experience distinct and long-term changes in mood and personality, jeopardizing their existing relationships.
As the victim of a traumatic brain injury (TBI), it’s important to consider how the location of the injury in the brain can affect the symptoms and problems that may result.
There are five primary sections of the brain: parietal, frontal, occipital, temporal, and cerebellum. Each area controls specific brain functions. Therefore, the location of an injury in the brain is highly predictive of the types of problems victims of TBIs may experience. For example:
- Injury to the Frontal Lobe: This type of injury may affect your ability to focus, organize, and plan. It may also cause mood or personality changes.
- Injury to the Temporal Lobe: This type of injury may impact your memory.
- Injury to the Cerebellum: This type of injury may impact your balance and equilibrium. It may also affect your motor skills.
- Injury to the Occipital Lobe: This type of injury may impact your vision.
- Injury to the Parietal Lobe: This type of injury may affect your visual attention, perception, and sense of touch.
It’s rare that the effects of an injury are limited to a single, focused part of the brain or a single type of symptom. The delicate nerves of the brain, which allow various parts of the brain to communicate with each other, can be easily damaged and torn.
Signs and Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
The effects of a brain injury can vary from person to person. Some may experience severe symptoms, whereas others will experience none at all. Among the most common signs and symptoms of a TBI are:
- Blurred or double vision
- Difficulty concentrating or speaking
- Difficulty walking or coordinating fine movements
- Excessive fatigue
- Excessive sleepiness
- Immediate and persistent headache
- Loss of consciousness
- Memory loss
- Vomiting or feeling nauseated
If you experience any of these symptoms, we recommend you seek medical attention right away.
We Will Put You First
There is a different set of obstacles at every stage of recovery from a traumatic brain injury. At Henson Fuerst, we'll leave no stone unturned when it comes to your case and your recovery. Contact us today by calling 919-781-1107 or submitting a free consultation form online.
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