According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, there were 69,000 TBI-related deaths in 2021. These injuries can significantly affect the lives of survivors and their families. Brain injuries can affect people in different ways and have different severities. They can lead to temporary or long-term health problems. Treatment can be extensive depending on how the injury impacts your life. You should speak to a Virginia personal injury lawyer about your legal options.
Brain injuries can result from blows or jolts of the head. Injuries can be open or closed. Some brain injuries can lead to traumatic brain injury, which can cause lifelong pain. Some types of brain injuries include:
This is not an exhaustive list. You might experience a brain injury not listed here. To assess the type of brain injury you are suffering from, seek medical attention immediately. You should also speak to a Virginia brain injury lawyer to evaluate damages and legal options.
Due to the potential severity of a brain injury, many people assume that these injuries only happen in rare situations. However, a brain injury can occur in nearly any accident, including the following:
Military service is another common cause of brain injuries. These cases are handled slightly differently than other personal injury cases involving brain injuries. If someone was negligent, leading to the accident that caused your brain injury, you should seek legal guidance. Discuss your options with RVA Personal Injury Lawyers today.
Brain injuries have various symptoms. Sometimes a person can fall into a coma or vegetative state. These conditions can lead to life-threatening complications. Some brain injuries only affect one area of the brain. The symptoms of a brain injury will also vary significantly by person and injury severity. Some signs that a person could be suffering a brain injury include:
Diagnosis of a brain injury can involve imaging scans like MRI, X-ray, or CT scans. Doctors may also administer neurological exams. Treatment for a brain injury will vary on these findings, but might include rehabilitation, medication, surgery, and therapy. You might be eligible to recover compensation for these expenses through a personal injury lawsuit, but you must speak to a Virginia brain injury attorney.
A brain injury often has severe consequences for victims. There is the possibility that life as you know it changes. When someone’s negligence led to your injury, they should be held accountable. You can start a claim by contacting RVA Personal Injury Lawyers at (804) 915-1611 today.
There are many personal injury lawyers in Virginia, but we believe that we stand out for several reasons:
We have a deep understanding of the legal and insurance systems in Virginia and will use this knowledge to get justice on your behalf.
Sharif Gray has a proven track record of success in securing millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for his clients. We will work tirelessly to get you the compensation you deserve.
We understand that every case is unique and we take the time to listen to your story and understand your needs and goals. We will work with you to develop a customized legal strategy to get the justice you deserve.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid. You can rest assured that we are working hard to get you the best possible result.
The statute of limitations is two years for most personal injury, medical malpractice, and wrongful death cases in Virginia.
For most cases, you must file a lawsuit within that time frame. But there are exceptions. Give us a call at (804) 915-1611 to discuss your options.
In Virginia, the jury considers the following factors when deciding the amount of a verdict:
(1) Any bodily injuries sustained and their effect on health according to their degree and probable duration;
(2) Any physical pain and mental anguish suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;
(3) Any disfigurement or deformity and any associated humiliation or embarrassment suffered in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to suffer in the future;
(4) Any inconvenience caused in the past and any that probably will be caused in the future;
(5) Any medical expenses incurred in the past and any that may be reasonably expected to occur in the future;
(6) Any earnings lost because of being unable to work at their calling;
(7) Any loss of earnings and lessening of earning capacity, or either, that may reasonably be expected to sustain in the future; and
(8) Any property damage sustained.
Virginia Model Jury Instruction No. 9.000: General Personal Injury and Property Damage
There is no cap on damages in most personal injury cases. But there is a cap on damages in medical malpractice cases.
There is also a cap on punitive damages.
Your personal injury lawyer should pursue the full and fair value of what was taken from your health and quality of life.
Sharif Gray has won millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, and he is known for taking cases to trial.
We are not settlement lawyers. We are committed to trying cases well. Because of that, we do not handle hundreds of cases at a time. We are selective in the cases we take so we can get justice for the people we represent.
Nothing until we win your case.
We work on a contingency fee basis, which means that we don’t get paid unless you get paid.
If we resolve your case before filing a lawsuit, we charge a fee of up to 33.33% of the recovery. After a lawsuit is filed, we may charge a fee of up to 40% of the recovery.
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