Diligent Virginia Beach Brain Injury Lawyers Help Injured Clients Get Compensation
Experienced Virginia attorneys serving the Hampton Roads area handle TBI cases
Traumatic brain injuries can have long-term physical and psychological effects. When victims suffer these head injuries due to someone else’s negligence or willful misconduct, compensation might be available. Our Virginia Beach brain injury lawyers at Ernest Law Group, PLC help people who are facing extensive medical treatments and rehabilitation take legal action. We represent clients throughout the Hampton Roads area, including Virginia Beach, Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Newport News, Hampton, Suffolk and Northern Virginia..
What is a traumatic brain injury?
A traumatic brain injury occurs when a blow to the head or body damages brain cells or tissue. In mild cases, the brain may only be temporarily affected. However, more serious incidents might inflict permanent damage, resulting in lifetime consequences for the victim. If you think you may have a TBI, see a doctor at once. Our attorneys can help you evaluate your legal options.
Signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries
Traumatic brain injuries have a variety of symptoms. What effects you may experience depend upon the severity of your injury. Here are some of the signs that may indicate a TBI:
- Nausea or vomiting
- Ringing in the ears
- Speech issues
- Blurred vision
- Coordination, balance and mobility issues
- Loss of consciousness
- Seizures or convulsions
- Clear fluid draining from ears or nose
Don’t overlook these symptoms, even if you otherwise feel all right. Brain injuries can be difficult to detect and problems might show up over time even if they are not apparent at first. In your examination, doctors might use a CT scan that takes multiple X-rays and/or perform an MRI exam that uses radio waves to detect any brain trauma.
What are the effects of TBI?
You could experience physical, mental, emotional and behavioral problems following a TBI, such as:
- Chronic headaches
- Memory loss
- Balance problems
- Inability to focus
- Depression and anxiety
- Mood swings
The long-term consequences of a traumatic brain injury can change your life forever. We work diligently help you hold the party who caused your injury accountable for your short- and long-term harm.
Common ways brain injuries happen
Traumatic brain injuries can occur in vehicle accidents, falls, recreational activities and other types of incidents. Bicycle and motorcycle accidents can be extremely dangerous, even if the victim is wearing a helmet. Pedestrians who have no protection and bus passengers who might be thrown around the cabin also face extra danger. Falls on unsafe surfaces frequently lead to a TBI. Construction sites are also filled with hazards, including objects dropped from a high location. When you have a TBI from an accident, we can help determine who is at fault so you can collect payment from the party that caused your injury.
Who might be responsible for your traumatic brain injury
There are many potential defendants in a TBI case. If you fell due to improper safety precautions at a store, you could potentially file a premises liability claim against the store owner. If you were in an accident with a commercial truck, the truck driver and trucking company may be liable. Our experienced Virginia Beach truck accident lawyers can investigate in that situation. However, your TBI happened, we will thoroughly examine the evidence to support your legal position that the at-fault party violated their duty of care. Though some cases go to trial, many TBI lawsuits settle once the defendant and their insurer understand the evidence that would be brought against them in court.
Contact a compassionate Virginia Beach brain injury lawyer for a free consultation
Our attorneys at Ernest Law Group, PLC in Virginia Beach assist individuals in the Hampton Roads area who suffered traumatic brain injuries in accidents caused by the negligence of other parties. To set up a free consultation, please call 757-289-2499 or contact us online.