Accidents that Can Lead to Traumatic Brain Injury
There many different ways in which the brain can be harmed and there are many different types of accidents that can lead to traumatic brain injuries. Our Virginia personal injury lawyers have represented clients harmed in a variety of accident types that resulted in a TBI, including:
- Motor vehicle accidents;
- Slip and fall accidents;
- Commercial vehicle crashes;
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents;
- Medical malpractice cases;
- Pool and water-related accidents;
- Sports-related accidents; and
If you have suffered a TBI and you believe that your injury would not have been incurred but for the wrongful actions of another party, please call us for a free consultation today.
The Effects of a TBI
A traumatic brain injury can result in physical, sensory, cognitive/mental, and emotional symptoms. While some of these symptoms may be temporary, others may be long-lasting or even permanent. For example, a TBI could affect an individual’s ability to process or learn new information, think clearly and logically, solve problems, speak and communicate, control their emotions, balance, sleep, and more. This could mean that a person is unable to return to work, care for a child, or even care for themselves. A serious traumatic brain injury may necessitate a live-in nurse or caretaker, changes to one’s home, extensive medical and therapy expenses, and more. These are all not only expensive, but can be challenging to deal with psychologically too. There is no doubt that a TBI can result in a diminished quality of life for both the affected victim and their immediate family members.
Damages Recoverable in a TBI Personal Injury Claim
If your TBI would not have occurred but for the failure of another party to exercise a reasonable duty of care, you maintain the right to file a personal injury claim against the party and seek damages for the full extent of your harm. Our lawyers can help you to understand what your case is worth and prove the value of damages suffered, including:
- Medical expenses, both present and future;
- Lost wages, both present and future;
- Other economic expenses, such as the costs of hiring a caretaker, making physical changes to a home, paying for therapy and rehabilitation, etc.;
- Noneconomic losses, such as the value of diminished quality of life and relationships, pain and suffering, loss of happiness, and more.
In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you must bring forth your claim within two years of the cause of action. If you wait longer than two years, you will be barred from recovery.
You Deserve the Best Legal Representation Available
When your brain is severely injured, your life can be significantly impaired. When a TBI does not result in death, it can result in serious complications that forever change the course of an individual’s, and their family member’s lives.
If you have suffered a TBI due to negligence, our lawyers want to help you. You deserve the best legal representation available – our lawyers have a track record of success and a history of recovering large settlements for our clients. We are passionate about what we do and promise to always work hard for you.
To schedule your free consultation with our skilled Virginia Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys, please visit one of our Richmond offices in person, send us a confidential message, or call us directly at 804-261-1001.