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Accidents That Result In Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury

Recovering from a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI) is unpredictable and can be frustrating. If you or someone you love is suffering from a TBI accident injury, let our personal injury and catastrophic injury attorneys at Albiston Brannon & Gilbert, PLLC, work to recover damages on your behalf, so that you can focus on your physical recovery. From our offices in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, we strive to secure the financial compensation that you deserve for your accident injuries. 

Common Causes Of Traumatic Brain Injuries In The Workplace

A traumatic injury to the brain can occur whenever someone experiences a hit, jolt or blow to the head, causing damage to the brain. Common causes of TBIs and concussions in the workplace include:

Our attorneys understand the processes of diagnosis and treatment for complex traumatic brain injuries. Symptoms of TBIs can include changes in cognitive abilities, emotional states, sensory perception and speech. The road to recovery can be long and unpredictable, leaving sufferers of TBIs to experience frustration, hopelessness and depression.

Filing A Personal Injury Claim For A TBI

A TBI can be devastating, both emotionally and financially, for the accident victim as well as their family. With recovery from a TBI being unpredictable, it is important to seek the advice of experienced personal injury attorneys before settling any sort of catastrophic injury claim for a TBI. We want to help you make sure that your rights are protected and you get the compensation you deserve. Securing your financial future for yourself and your family will allow you to focus your energy and efforts on your physical recovery.

Consult With A TBI Attorney Today

Our personal injury lawyers at Albiston Brannon & Gilbert, PLLC, offer a free initial consultation and case evaluation. At this appointment, we can answer any questions that you have and tell you more about what we can do to help you with your case. To schedule your free evaluation, call us at 757-346-1427 or send an inquiry through our website form.

  1. What is a traumatic brain injury (TBI)? Answer: A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden blow, jolt, or penetrating injury to the head disrupts normal brain function. TBIs can range from mild concussions to severe injuries with long-term consequences.
  2. What are common causes of traumatic brain injuries? Answer: TBIs can result from various accidents, including car accidents, falls, sports injuries, workplace accidents, assaults, and medical malpractice incidents.
  3. What are the signs and symptoms of a traumatic brain injury? Answer: Symptoms of a TBI can vary depending on the severity but may include headaches, dizziness, confusion, memory problems, mood changes, sensitivity to light or noise, nausea, and loss of consciousness.  Our law firm once represented a man who suffered a diffuse axonal injury, which is a form of traumatic brain injury; fractured C-4 vertebrae; two tracheotomies; nose reconstruction; neurological tremors; urinary problems; erectile dysfunction; memory loss; and problems with walking and stability.
  4. How are traumatic brain injuries diagnosed? Answer: TBIs are typically diagnosed through a combination of medical history, physical examination, neurological tests, and imaging studies such as CT scans or MRIs.
  5. What are the long-term effects of a traumatic brain injury? Answer: Long-term effects of TBIs can include cognitive impairment, memory loss, motor function deficits, mood disorders (such as depression or anxiety), personality changes, and increased risk of neurodegenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s.
  6. Can I file a personal injury claim for a traumatic brain injury? Answer: Yes, if your TBI was caused by the negligence or wrongful actions of another party, you may be entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim. An experienced attorney can evaluate your case and advise you on your legal options.
  7. What damages can I recover in a traumatic brain injury case? Answer: Damages in a TBI case may include medical expenses, lost wages, loss of earning capacity, pain and suffering, emotional distress, rehabilitation costs, and long-term care expenses.
  8. How long do I have to file a lawsuit for a traumatic brain injury? Answer: The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury lawsuit varies by state but is typically between one to six years. It’s crucial to consult with an attorney as soon as possible to ensure you don’t miss any deadlines.
  9. Do I need an attorney for my traumatic brain injury case? Answer: While it’s possible to handle a TBI claim on your own, having an experienced personal injury attorney on your side can greatly increase your chances of obtaining maximum compensation. An attorney can navigate the legal process, gather evidence, negotiate with insurance companies, and represent you in court if necessary.
  10. How much does it cost to hire a personal injury attorney for a traumatic brain injury case? Answer: Most personal injury attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, meaning they only get paid if you win your case. There are typically no upfront costs, making legal representation accessible to anyone who has suffered a traumatic brain injury.