Traumatic Brain Injury: Do You Know What You’re Entitled To?
Research from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicates that brain injury is the cause of almost a third of injury deaths. There are two types of brain injury, traumatic and non-traumatic, and because these injuries are so catastrophic, verdicts and settlements can be very high. Let’s look at traumatic brain injury, what it means, and what kind of compensation you’re entitled to seek.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) indicates that the injury resulted from an external cause, such as penetration by a foreign object, a blow to the head, or violent shaking. Concussions, diffuse axonal injuries, and hemorrhaging (bleeding in the brain) are all examples of TBI. For people with a traumatic brain injury, symptoms can include:
- Difficulties with balance, vision, and hearing
- Memory loss
- Difficulty concentrating and reasoning
- Difficulty speaking or “finding the right word”
- Lack of bodily coordination
- Weakness in the arms and legs
- Emotional problems, mood swings, aggression
If you’ve sustained a traumatic brain injury, either because of an accident or through medical malpractice, you have the right to seek compensation. That’s because a TBI can cause many different issues that affect your quality of life. You may experience a diminishment of your physical capacity or issues with your psychological or emotional wellbeing. You may not be able to function as you did in the past, whether that means you’re unable to work, your capacity to work is diminished, or you can’t function as you once did in your everyday life.
The financial consequences of a traumatic brain injury can be devastating, and they frequently continue long-term. It’s important to get every bit of compensation to which you are entitled before the statute of limitations runs out because you’re not likely to be able to go back to court and ask for more money. An experienced, knowledgeable attorney will work with you to help you seek compensation for damages that include medical and rehabilitation expenses, lost wages, lifestyle modifications, and pain and suffering.
If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury, don’t delay in calling the experienced team at the Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers. Since 1990, the Law Firm of Kevin Paul Childers has been committed to providing important legal guidance. We pay close attention to each case, giving one-on-one treatment to each of our clients because every case is unique. Our lawyers are among the best in Virginia, and we’ll put our more than 100 years of collective experience to work for you. We work hard to achieve the best possible results for every client we represent, so contact us for a free case analysis or call (703) 636-2182 today.