Brain Injuries, The Invisible Injury
Whether you are sitting at a bus stop or in a courtroom, you can’t tell if the person three feet from you has a headache. Like a headache, brain damage or a brain injury is often invisible without a clear indication to an outsider of the injury.
Damage To The Brain
Brain injuries occur in varying degree and severity, causing a loss of motor skills in some, speech impediments in others, and even comas or death. Because some brain injuries can require a lifetime of care, it is important that you, and your attorney, fully understand the nature and extent of the injury.
Leading Causes of Brain Damage
Potentially any trauma to the head can injure the brain, including violent head-shakes from accidents where your body suddenly stops, but your brain may crash or be squeezed against your skull. Some of the more common causes include:
- Auto accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Construction accidents
- Explosions from defective products
- Being struck by a foreign object
Symptoms of Brain Injury
Following an injury to the brain, the damage can manifest itself in several forms, including the following:
- Severe brain injury
- Traumatic brain injury – TBI
- Mild traumatic brain injury
- Closed head injury
- Persistent vegetative state
Speak To An Experienced Brain Injury Attorney
When choosing an attorney to represent yourself or a family member, choose carefully. Your lawyer can have a significant impact on whether you recover compensation and its amount. Your attorney should fully understand the nature of the brain injury and foresee all future expenses and necessary care. Without this understanding, they will likely settle for less compensation than what you are entitled to, and it may not be enough to cover future expenses.
Charles G. Monnett III & Associates
At Charles G. Monnett III & Associates, we realize the impact a brain injury has on the whole family, not just the injured victim. We understand the drain on your financial resources, time, emotional and physical energy. Our team is committed to helping brain injury victims and their families restore their lives to the greatest extent possible.
Leading Brain Injury Attorney in North Carolina
Mr. Monnett has served on the Board of Directors of the North Carolina Brain Injury Association for over ten years, and was appointed in 2004 by the Governor of North Carolina to the Traumatic Brain Injury Advisory Council to advise state government about the prevention of TBI and the delivery of services to traumatic brain injury victims. Mr. Monnett also has an extensive network of professionals and experts who are skilled in handling and assessing brain injury.
Successful Brain Injury Cases
Charles Monnett III has over 30 years of experience handling brain injury claims, including brain damage and traumatic brain injury. He understands many of the causes of traumatic brain injury and how to best present your case to advocate your rights.
Three Ways We Can Help You Today
- Help you understand your rights as they apply to your unique case
- Help you to know which medical treatments may be needed
- Help take calls and handle the paper work from insurance companies
I was involved in an accident with an uninsured driver, so I contacted the attorney that i had used in a previous case. I explained to them the situation and they advised me that there was no way that i would be able to recover anything so
In October 2010, my pregnant wife and I were in a horrendous accident in Charlotte, NC, caused by a drunk driver. We were struck head on by the driver travelling at nearly 100mph and sustained many life threatening injuries
Charles Monnett was very helpful and lead me through the whole legality of my case. Charles was always available and informative on this process.