Virginia neurological brain injury attorneys
The human brain is remarkable. Beyond controlling our body movements and regulating our internal organs, the human brain originates artwork, technology, architecture, literature, music and more.
Our brains are amazing, but they are also delicate. Many factors can cause a person’s brain to stop functioning properly. Infections, diseases, accidents, chemical exposure, and environmental factors can all contribute to neurological injuries.
A neurological brain injury can cause cognitive damage and physical disabilities that require lifelong medical treatment and in-home nursing care.
These injuries can be overwhelmingly expensive. If you or a loved one is experiencing neurological injuries, the experienced Virginia personal injury lawyers at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys can help.
GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys helps advocates for our friends and neighbors throughout Virginia, from Gloucester to Charlottesville, to Northern Viriginia. We’ve recovered significant settlements for our clients.
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Our brains are encased inside a heavy skull, but a sharp blow to the head or upper body can still cause serious damage. Explosions, car accidents, physical assault, and gunshot wounds can all result in trauma that injures the brain.
Another serious threat to our brains is oxygen deprivation. An accident that prevents the brain from receiving oxygen for just a few minutes can cause permanent damage. Infections such as encephalitis and bacterial meningitis also harm brain tissue.
Environmental hazards that may cause brain damage include chemicals and airborne pollutants. Paint and toys that contain lead are harmful, especially for children. Fortunately, laws were passed several years ago to remove lead from our environment, but paint with lead can still be found in older houses.
Genetic disorders, strokes, tumors, aneurysms, and diseases such as Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s also cause neurological damage.
Factors that contribute to neurological brain injuries include:
- Loss of oxygen
- Physical injuries
- Near drowning
- Smoke inhalation
- Environmental hazards
- Infections and diseases
- Birth injuries
- Pesticides and other chemicals
See your doctor right away if you think you are experiencing physical or cognitive issues. Your doctor may use advanced diagnostic tests to discover the source of your problems. This could involve CT scans, MRIs, X-rays, blood work, EEGs, a mental status questionnaire, and other tests.
Symptoms of neurological damage include:
- Memory loss
- Unexplained pain
- Loss of balance
- Loss of vision
- Hearing loss
- Disrupted sleep
- Muscle weakness
- Breathing problems
- Difficulty speaking or reading
Because the brain is fragile, damage to brain tissue is often irreversible. Victims of brain injuries may require extensive medical treatment. They may lose the ability to care for themselves, having to rely on family members and nurses for support.
The following types of treatment are often prescribed for patients with neurological brain injuries:
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Rest and relaxation
- Assisted living care
- Medical devices
- Occupational therapy
- Emotional counseling
The experienced litigators at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys will investigate the cause of your injuries and file a claim or a lawsuit against anyone whose negligent behavior contributed to the harm you have suffered. This will help you get the money you need to take care of yourself and your family.
The following parties may be held liable for damages caused by a neurological brain injury:
- Careless drivers
- Businesses that pollute the environment
- Manufacturers of unsafe products
- People who commit acts of violence
- Businesses with inadequate worker training and poor safety protocols
- Swimming pool owners who don’t install a fence with a self-latching gate
At GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys, we consider it a calling to help people who have been harmed by the careless actions of others. If somebody hurt you, we want to hear about it.
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Prevention, empathy, and diligence are hallmarks of everything we do at GibsonSingleton Virginia Injury Attorneys. Our community can see these ideals lived out in our work to prevent personal injuries from happening.
- Safety Education
GibsonSingleton launches “Texts=Wrecks” campaign to reduce the number of people injured or killed by distracted drivers.
- Annual Coat Drive
During the fall, our team works to distribute coats to people in need in our community.
- Hands-on Service
John and Ken join the Gloucester Point Rotary Club in cleaning up the community.
- Supporting Local Schools
The Gibson family participates in Gloucester’s Botetourt Elementary Shuffle fundraiser.