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Millions of people suffer brain injuries every year

Accidents that result in some form of head trauma are more common that one would think. Brain injuries often occur due to automobile accidents, sports injuries and falls -- among other things. Millions of Americans across the country suffer brain injuries every year, quite of few of them reside in South Carolina.

Millions of people suffer brain injuries every year

Accidents that result in some form of head trauma are more common that one would think. Brain injuries often occur due to automobile accidents, sports injuries and falls -- among other things. Millions of Americans across the country suffer brain injuries every year, quite of few of them reside in South Carolina.

South Carolina wrongful death: Man recently killed in car crash

Tragically, far too many fatal car accidents occur in South Carolina every year. While accidents do happen, many of these incidents are highly avoidable. When a loved one is lost in a collision due to the actions of another, it is completely understandable for surviving family members to desire answers as to the cause of a crash. If negligence is suspected to have contributed to the loss of life, obtaining compensation may be possible. A wrongful death claim, if appropriate, can provide just that -- if successfully managed.

South Carolina wrongful death: Man recently killed in car crash

Tragically, far too many fatal car accidents occur in South Carolina every year. While accidents do happen, many of these incidents are highly avoidable. When a loved one is lost in a collision due to the actions of another, it is completely understandable for surviving family members to desire answers as to the cause of a crash. If negligence is suspected to have contributed to the loss of life, obtaining compensation may be possible. A wrongful death claim, if appropriate, can provide just that -- if successfully managed.

What is comparative negligence in personal injury cases?

If a person suffers an injury in an accident and chooses to seek compensation for said injury, a lot of factors are taken into consideration before it is decided whether compensation will be granted. South Carolina, like many other states, has contributory and comparative negligence laws. These laws can make it difficult to receive what one might consider full compensation for injuries suffered in an accident.

What is comparative negligence in personal injury cases?

If a person suffers an injury in an accident and chooses to seek compensation for said injury, a lot of factors are taken into consideration before it is decided whether compensation will be granted. South Carolina, like many other states, has contributory and comparative negligence laws. These laws can make it difficult to receive what one might consider full compensation for injuries suffered in an accident.

What are symptoms of brain injuries and how are they diagnosed?

In our post from Sept. 23, 2014, we discussed some of the consequences associated with head injuries. This week, we'd like to go into further detail about the symptoms of brain injuries and how these injuries are diagnosed. As a significant number of South Carolina residents suffer head injuries every year, it is important to understand how to recognize symptoms and learn what is necessary to gain a proper diagnosis.

What are symptoms of brain injuries and how are they diagnosed?

In our post from Sept. 23, 2014, we discussed some of the consequences associated with head injuries. This week, we'd like to go into further detail about the symptoms of brain injuries and how these injuries are diagnosed. As a significant number of South Carolina residents suffer head injuries every year, it is important to understand how to recognize symptoms and learn what is necessary to gain a proper diagnosis.

How are wrongful death actions and survival actions different?

South Carolina residents who have lost a loved one at the hands of another individual may choose to file a wrongful death claim on behalf of the deceased. These claims can be filed against the individual deemed responsible or that person's estate -- should they also not survive the incident. In a wrongful death claim, both pecuniary and punitive damages may be sought. In some cases, survival actions may also be filed.

What are the consequences of serious head injuries?

South Carolina residents who have been injured in an accident may experience any number of serious injuries. Head injuries are of significant concern, as the results can have life-altering effects on the victim. As with any other injury, the consequences associated with head injuries can vary based on the severity and type of injury suffered.

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