Virginia traumatic brain Injury attorneys
Helping those with head trauma
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a phenomenon doctors are learning more and more about, and what they’re discovering is disturbing. What’s equally disturbing is exactly how much we don’t know about this type of injury.
More than any other organ in the human body, our brains define who we are. They determine our personalities, our aptitudes, whom we choose as friends, and whom we have successful relationships with. It’s sad to think that blows to the head have the potential to erase who we are and replace us with a person our friends and family haven’t met.
No one is born with TBI; it is acquired through injury. If that injury was brought about by another party’s negligence, compensation is owed to the victim.
If you or a loved one suffers from TBI, you may have grounds for a personal injury claim. To find out more about your legal rights and options, contact the experienced legal team at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Call (804) 413-6777 for a free consultation.
What are the symptoms of a TBI?
TBI and its link to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) have gotten a lot of press in the last few years, mainly because of soldiers wounded by IEDs (improvised explosive devices), the early dementia of ex-athletes like hockey great Stan Makita, and the suicides of former NFL players Dave Duerson and Junior Seau.
And while much is still unknown about the long-term effects of brain injuries, doctors have identified certain symptoms that indicate someone has suffered TBI. If you or a loved one experiences any of these symptoms after a head injury, see a physician immediately.
- Chronic headache
- Trouble concentrating
- Memory loss
- Difficulty sleeping
- Loss of coordination
- Sensitivity to light
What are other causes of TBI?
While blows to the head are the most common cause of TBI, there are other causes as well, including deceleration injuries (diffuse axonal injury), toxic chemicals (lead, carbon monoxide, insecticides), lack of oxygen, brain tumors, infections (encephalitis, meningitis), and stroke.
Can I get compensation for a traumatic brain injury?
A brain injury can affect every aspect of a person’s life. If your TBI can be linked to the negligence of another party, you can seek compensation for your losses, including:
- Present and future medical bills
- Pain and suffering
- Mental trauma and emotional duress
- Lost wages from missed work
- Loss of career or earning potential
- Costs of therapy and rehabilitation
- Costs of assistive equipment
- Household and vehicle modification (wheelchair ramps, lifts, etc.)
- Cost of in-home care (nurses, etc.)
- Permanent disability
- Damages for loss of joy of life
- Cost of institutionalization if necessary
- Wrongful death damages
Can a personal injury attorney help me?
A brain injury affects more than just the victim - it affects the victim’s friends and entire family as well. For them, watching a loved one deteriorate following a TBI can seem worse than death.
That’s why you should call GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys today. It is free to meet with us. Call (804) 413-6777 for your free case evaluation.
- One veteran’s story: A heroic recovery from traumatic brain injury
- 111 N.F.L. Brains. All But One Had C.T.E. - The New York Times
- Dorsett, Others Show Signs of CTE
- Brain Injury Association of America
- Traumatic Brain Injury - MedlinePlus
- Traumatic Brain Injury - Mayo Clinic
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- Safety Education
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- Annual Coat Drive
During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
- Hands-on Service
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- Supporting Local Schools
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