A serious accident can result in a traumatic brain injury (TBI) that leaves you physically and mentally disabled. Many people who suffer injuries to the brain require extensive rehabilitation and some never recover completely. Since 1986, Virginia’s Hunter Law Firm has fought for the interests of people who sustained brain injuries in car accidents, falls and other incidents caused by the negligent actions of other parties. If you or your family member has experienced a TBI because of someone else’s negligence, we may be able to recover compensation to pay your medical bills and other costs. Look to our experienced lawyers in Hampton Roads for help with your case.
A traumatic injury can be caused by blows to the head from a car accident, fall, sports activity or being caught in between heavy equipment. These catastrophic injuries can also result from objects piercing the brain or a jerking of the head and neck quickly and violently back and forth, known as whiplash. If you have been in an accident and suffered an impact to the head, you should see a doctor promptly. Not all symptoms of traumatic brain injuries are immediately apparent. In addition to a possible TBI, you may also have experienced spinal cord damage from violent jolts. Symptoms of spinal damage can include muscle weakness, breathing problems and paralysis. After you have gotten medical care, our attorneys can advise you about a possible legal claim if negligence was involved in your accident.
Traumatic brain injuries range from mild to severe, and symptoms can include the following:
These are just some signs and symptoms of traumatic brain injuries. There are several others. Depending upon the severity of brain injuries, extensive medical treatment, lifelong nursing care, aid with the basic tasks of daily living and other expensive assistance may be needed. Our attorneys can assess the damages you have suffered based upon your individual situation and pursue compensation for you or your injured family member.
Brain injuries can also occur during childbirth. Oxygen deprivation or trauma to the head and neck may result in injuries. If your child experienced birth injuries and you believe the obstetrician, anesthesiologist, a nurse or other medical practitioner may have been to blame, we can examine the evidence involved and advise you whether you may have a medical malpractice claim.
In Virginia, you generally have two years from the date of an injury-causing accident to file a lawsuit. However, symptoms of brain injuries do not always immediately appear, which means you may have two years from the date you discovered your injuries. In the case of medical malpractice claims related to birth injuries, the statute is generally two years from the date the alleged malpractice occurred.
At Hunter Law Firm in Virginia, our attorneys assist victims of traumatic brain injuries, and other injuries to the head, neck and spinal cord injuries. We serve the Hampton Roads region from offices in Hampton, Newport News, Chesapeake and Gloucester. To schedule a consultation, call our firm at 757-825-0400 or contact us online.