TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY
Why Hire a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is the result of a sudden blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head or body, which causes the brain to violently impact the skull. Traumatic brain injuries can cause serious complications such as cognitive, behavioral, communication, and/or sensory processing problems. Sometimes in more serious cases a traumatic brain injury can result in a coma, vegetative state, or death. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, you may be eligible to make a claim or file a lawsuit to recover your losses. Contact Gray today to speak to an experienced Virginia traumatic brain injury attorney who can evaluate your case.
Why Hire a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Injuries that damage the brain are some of the most devastating for one to suffer. Things get even more difficult when the cause of the injury is due to someone’s fault since proving fault is not usually easy. Gray Broughton Injury Law is experienced in such cases of brain injury and strives to provide justice to affected individuals by ensuring they receive the best legal representation and compensation.
Hiring a traumatic brain injury attorney is very crucial as Gray Broughton Injury Law explains:
1. To avoid being taken advantage of
Getting a brain injury can get serious and even result in memory loss. Your concentration can, also, be affected. When the brain cannot focus or recall crucial information, it can be quite difficult for one to defend themselves as they may not reveal the most crucial information required. Having a trusted attorney ensures that regardless of whether you are incapacitated emotionally or mentally, you will receive the best representation. The lawyer will work to your best interest.
2. The cases of traumatic brain injury are quite complex
Cases involving traumatic brain injury are known to be quite difficult to solve. This can be owed to the fact that the injury is not that obvious as any other physical injury. Brain injury is quite difficult to prove, and this presents difficult medical and legal issues. Providing proof of brain damage requires expert representation to ensure that the desired outcomes are achieved.
3. An attorney can help familiarize you with your legal rights
The accident is not usually the end of the problems. It usually just marks the beginning. A lot of chaos usually follows the accident. One has to deal with the insurance company, in addition to knowing how to pursue justice for the injury. Knowing your legal rights can be a bit difficult and stressful but having a legal attorney who understands your rights can make things a bit easier for you. With an attorney, you can understand the components of your case clearly.
4. Attorneys help you deal with your insurance company
Insurance claims are usually a headache. It is worse for traumatic brain injury cases since it is a bit harder to prove that brain damage has occurred. Since insurance companies are in business and they want to limit their costs, they tend to push people to accept low settlement offers and even make the claim process unnecessarily difficult. With a lawyer, you can have the confidence that your insurance claim case is being handled in the best way possible.
5. The cases are quite costly
Proving brain damage requires the input of medical, scientific, legal, and financial experts. All these persons have to be compensated for the services they offer making the case quite expensive. It can be a bit hard for someone to have all these people compensated and that is where the attorney comes in. The attorney can help you sort out these persons by drafting a good payment plan hence giving you room to focus on your healing.
6. An attorney will provide you with an ideal opinion on what your compensation is worth
It is quite difficult to know the amount of compensation you will receive for the traumatic brain damage you have experienced. The attorney normally is responsible for spearheading the negotiations on your behalf to ensure that you get the maximum compensation possible. However, the amount of compensation you will receive is dependent on other factors and having an attorney will help you know just what amount of settlement you should expect.
7. Seeking other sources of compensation
In some cases, it may be possible to for a casualty of a traumatic brain injury to be compensated by more than just one insurance company. Having a skilled lawyer will help you realize all the possible compensation options available and pursue them for you.
8. Having an attorney can help you heal faster by giving you peace of mind
Having a traumatic brain injury is devastating, and if one, also, has to focus on their case, they may not heal fast. One needs to focus on their healing after the accident, and that is where a traumatic brain injury attorney comes in. Having a skilled attorney by your side allows you to pursue justice for the damage done to you while ensuring that your mind is at peace for you to recover faster.
9. An attorney can make the case move faster
Cases of traumatic brain injury can last for a long time given the fact that there are many aspects that have to be proved. With an experienced attorney, your case can be sped up if the attorney ensures that all the elements of the case are obtained fast enough. The faster the case is solved, the better for you as that gives you peace of mind and time to recover peacefully.
A traumatic brain injury can result in very serious consequences. Having legal representation by an expert attorney will ensure that your rights are not abused, you receive maximum compensation and, most importantly, you have peace of mind for you to heal properly.
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What Types of Accidents Can Lead to Brain Injury?
Some causes of traumatic brain injury caused by the negligence of another party:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Truck accidents
- Physical assault
- Slip and fall accidents
- Child abuse
Signs and Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury
Not all brain injuries are readily apparent, even when caused by an accident with obvious head injury. An accident victim who has had a closed head injury may not feel symptoms of brain injury immediately. Certain symptoms of brain injury should prompt an immediate evaluation for brain damage, and a subsequent call to a Virginia brain injury lawyer. Some symptoms include:
- Blurry vision
- Dizziness or lack of balance
- Difficulty concentrating
- Diminished senses of hearing, taste or sight, or ringing in the ears
- Slurred speech
- Loss of coordination
- Inability to find words or convey thoughts
- Paralysis of any body part
- Mood changes
Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims
Let Gray assist you or your loved one maximize your recovery as a victim of a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic Brain Injury victims may be recover damages for the following
- Medical bills
- Medical monitoring
- Lost wages
- Impairment of earning capacity
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Adaptive Technology
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Lifestyle changes
- Future damages
I’ve Been in an Accident. Now What?
Being in an accident is frightening. If you’ve been involved in or witnessed an accident, take a deep breath and take the following actions:
- Make sure everyone is okay. In the event of injury, call 911.
- Call the police. You will need to file a police report to make a claim with your insurance company even if you just want to cover the repair of your own vehicle.
- Take photos of the scene. It’s important to have photo evidence of the damage to your vehicle, and if you have any visible injuries, you should document those as well.
- Provide an accurate statement to the police officer. It’s important to only give the facts when speaking to the police. If you are unsure about your injuries or the cause of the accident, say that you are unsure. It’s important that all records of your accident are accurate.
- Get Medical Attention. You may be in shock and unaware of any injuries following a crash. If you were in a high impact collision, you may be at risk for a concussion or other brain injury.
- Call Gray. Contact us for a free case evaluation. There is no obligation. If you retain us, we’ll help you file an insurance claim and advocate for you to make sure you receive the compensation you deserve.
How Much does a Brain Injury Lawyer Cost in Virginia?
We handle all cases on a contingency fee basis. This means you pay no legal fees unless we recover money for you. If we are successful, then we take a percentage of the recovery. This way, our interests are aligned. Our goal is always to maximize your recovery. Additionally, we will evaluate your case for free, so do not hesitate to call us and ask us any questions you would like!
Gray focuses his attention on personal injury. We can dedicate our wealth of experience and resources to your case. If you’ve been injured in a motorcycle accident, you may feel you have limited options for paying your bills and keeping your family afloat. Our Virginia law firm is happy to guide you through the process of civil litigation and help you receive compensation for damages. We help our clients get settlements to pay for past and future medical bills, lost wages, losses in earning capacity, and damages such as emotional anguish and pain and suffering.
We offer our undivided and personalized attention to all of our clients. If payment is a concern, we offer services on a contingency-fee basis, which means you’ll only owe legal fees if we recover for you.
To learn more about how we can help, contact us to set up a free initial consultation.