Get Answers to Your Most Commonly Asked Questions About Injury, Criminal, Divorce and Civil Law in North Carolina.

Questions about an important legal matter involving an injury claim, a criminal charge in state or federal court, a divorce or custody issue or a civil litigation case?  We answer many of your questions here.  This is not intended to be a substitute for legal advice.  It is designed to give you the information you need to get started and to be knowledgable about the process so that you can make good decisions about your case going forward.

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  • I was in a car accident where I hit my head. I have headaches. My wife says it has affected my mood. What is going on?

    I was in a car accident where I hit my head.  I have headaches.  My wife says it has affected my mood.  What is going on?


    We are learning more and more about Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs).  NFL players who have had concussions are having all kinds of problems.  The science, diagnostic procedures and treatment is improving daily.


    Any time there is an impact to your head, you are at risk for a TBI.  Historically, many of these injuries go undiagnosed and cause problems that can last a lifetime.  Now, we all know to look for them.


    TBIs can affect people in different ways.  They can affect your mood, sleep, vision and memory.  They can affect your relationships and your quality of life.  A TBI can affect you in other ways, as well.  These affects can be permanent.


    In an injury case or claim, the important thing to remember is that these types of injuries must be properly diagnosed, documented and treated.  If they are not, it will diminish your claim and your prognosis.  Sometimes brain injuries are missed altogether by medical professionals who are looking for other more visible types of injuries.


    If you were in an auto accident and think you may have a TBI call (877) 593-4233 for more information.

  • What is a TBI and will it affect my injury claim?

    TBI is a traumatic brain injury.  It typically results from trauma or impact to the head but can be caused by other means.  It can result from an open or closed head injury.

    TBIs can affect people in may different ways, such as:

    • mood swings
    • aggressive behavior
    • violent outbursts
    • memory problems
    • sleep problems
    • speech problems
    • vision problems
    • personality changes
    • seizures, and
    • other problems

    These problems can be life-changing for victims and their famillies.  People who suffer from TBI may not be able to return to work, may need daily or long-term care and may require additional support and services.  This reduction in income and increase in expense can be difficult for the strongest individuals and families.

    Get the Compensation that you will need and that you deserve.

    These are difficult cases.  You will need money to offset the lost income and to pay for these important services in order for your family to survive in the coming months and years.

    Speaks Law Firm helps injured people get through difficult times in their lives.  Our North Carolina traumatic brain injury lawyers and attorneys know personal injury law in auto negligence and premises liability cases.  We know how to get the compensation that you and your family will need after a traumatic brain injury.  Clarke Speaks is the author of The North Carolina Auto Injury Book, has experience working for insurance companies, has been a speaker at events for the North Carolina Bar Association and has represented people with serious injuries for almost 20 years.

    Call us at (877) 593-4233 or (910) 341-7570 and put our knowledge, skill and commitment to work for you.