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Charlotte Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys

Cases that involve traumatic brain injuries can be one of the most challenging types of personal injury claims. Unlike those who suffer from broken bones or torn muscles or ligaments, many traumatic brain injuries do not have “objective evidence” of injury that might show up on an MRI. Diagnosis can only be based on “subjective” symptoms. Regardless of whether there is objective evidence of injury or only subjective evidence, brain injury cases can involve a range of problems that can permanently change a person’s life and cause significant financial difficulties.

Insurance companies often claim that an injured person is exaggerating or making up a condition because there is no “objective evidence” of an injury. However, there is clear neurological evidence that many traumatic brain injuries cannot be detected on MRIs or other diagnostic tests. At Maginnis Howard Charlotte, our experienced attorneys can help you fight the baseless claims of the insurance company and get the compensation you deserve.

Mild Traumatic Brain Injuries

A mild traumatic brain injury typically involves (1) a brief loss of consciousness or alteration in mental state and (2) neurological deficits. These deficits often include cognitive and behavioral changes. Folks with mild traumatic brain injuries might also experience headaches, dizziness, fatigue, sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound, emotional changes, nausea, and a variety of other symptoms. Mild traumatic brain injuries are frequently diagnosed through neuropsychological testing. A speech pathologist may also be involved. MRIs and CT scans are often not sensitive enough to see any physical changes in the brain. Diagnosis must be made based on subjective complaints and observations of behavioral and cognitive changes by friends and family. The symptoms often gradually lessen over time and usually resolve within one year. Sometimes, however, the symptoms can be permanent.

Moderate and Severe Brain Injuries

Moderate and severe traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can cause similar problems as mild TBIs, but the symptoms may last longer and be more severe. The symptoms may also worsen over time. In many cases, there is objective evidence of injury on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Moderate and severe TBIs differ from mild TBIs in that they typically involve a more prolonged loss of consciousness or period of amnesia.
Our attorneys are here to assist you, regardless of whether you have suffered a mild, moderate, or severe traumatic brain injury. We understand the severity of such injuries and are ready to work closely with neuropsychologists, economists, vocational rehabilitation professionals, and your doctors to determine the full extent of your personal and economic damages. Our team will advocate aggressively on your behalf to ensure that your rights are fully protected.


In traumatic brain injury cases, various types of damages are available to you. The goal of the law is to make you financially “whole” as much as possible. Recoverable damages include compensation for past and future medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, scarring, and disability.

Charlotte Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys

Maginnis Howard offers free consultations for personal injury cases that involve traumatic brain injuries. We understand that your injuries may have left you disabled, so we are willing to travel to meet with you. Additionally, we offer a contingency fee agreement, meaning you will only have to pay attorney fees once we recover a verdict or settlement on your behalf. To schedule a consultation or speak with a Charlotte Traumatic Brain Injury attorney over the phone, please visit our contact page.