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Hanover County Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers

Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers in Hanover County

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs) can be just as catastrophic as the name implies. These often are caused by personal injuries, like a car crash, workplace injury, or a slip and fall at your local grocery store. 

At Commonwealth Law Group, we have a deep understanding of the effects a TBI can have on the individual who suffered it, as well as their family. As an experienced team of brain injury attorneys, we can help draft a claim for damages against the person or party that caused your accident. Call us today at (804) 298-2791 to discuss your case.

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What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury, medically referred to as a craniocerebral trauma, occurs due to a violent blow to the head, or a neck injury, like whiplash, in which the head is jerked violently back and forth. TBIs can happen if someone has had multiple concussions, as well, since repeated impacts to the head can worsen the damage of a concussion.

A mild TBI or concussion can temporarily affect the brain cells, thought patterns, and memory. More severe TBIs lead to brain bleeding, torn brain tissue, or even death. People with serious concussions or TBI may have permanent or long-term brain damage. 

TBIs can also be fatal. If your loved one experienced a fatal TBI, the traumatic brain injury attorneys at Commonwealth Law Group could file a wrongful death suit on your behalf.

Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury are wide-ranging and aren’t just physical. People with a concussion or TBI may also experience emotional and psychological symptoms. Some effects appear immediately, while others may take days or weeks to emerge. These can include:

  • Headaches, either persistent or recurring
  • Vomiting and nausea, or changes in appetite
  • Drowsiness and fatigue
  • Difficult speaking or pronouncing words
  • Loss of balance and dizziness
  • Sensory issues: fuzzy vision, ringing ears, changes in smell
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Brief loss of consciousness or feeling dazed and confused
  • Depression, anxiety, or mood swings
  • Difficulty sleeping or disrupted sleep patterns

Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries can lead to permanent personality changes and have significant physical impacts, such as seizures or convulsions, dilated pupils, clear fluid draining from the eyes or nose, or weakness and numbness in the extremities. 

Combative behavior, agitation, and other unusual behavior after a head injury may also indicate a TBI.

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

The Commonwealth Law Group’s team of traumatic brain injury lawyers is experienced in helping people like you who have experienced TBIs from many different causes, and we understand that each circumstance is different. The more common situations where someone could experience a traumatic brain injury include:

These aren’t the only circumstances in which a TBI can happen. Anytime there’s a concussion risk, there's also the risk that a person will develop a TBI. In fact, multiple concussions can lead to a catastrophic, life-changing, or even fatal TBI.

FAQs

Who Is to Blame for My TBI?

If you retain a brain injury lawyer to pursue a claim for damages, the first thing they’ll do is examine the circumstances of your accident to determine who was at fault. It could be the other driver in a traffic collision, the property owner of the store that you slipped and fell in, or the foreman of a construction site.

Oftentimes, your head injury attorney will conduct a personal investigation into your accident to accurately pinpoint who is to blame. At Commonwealth Law Group, we believe in helping you find justice against a reckless or negligent party.

How Much Is My Traumatic Brain Injury Claim Worth?

Every case that our legal team of brain injury attorneys takes is different, from the circumstances to the extent of your injury. Therefore, there is no set dollar amount that each TBI lawsuit is worth. Your head injury lawyer will evaluate the extent of your injuries and their impact on your life. 

For example, you may be unable to work because of problems concentrating. Or, if you experienced a head injury from a sports accident that caused you to be sidelined, we’ll also look at the impact that has on your life.

Personal injury claims and a TBI lawsuit include a suit for compensation for both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages involve helping you recoup the losses from paying medical bills, therapy, or missing work because of the accident. 

Non-economic damages include pain and suffering and emotional trauma from the accident. These damages also include compensating you for a diminished quality of life. Your brain injury lawyer will consider all of these when drafting your claim.

How Long Do I Have to File a Claim for a TBI in Hanover County?

In Hanover County, as in all of Virginia, personal injury claims must be filed within the state’s statute of limitations. Virginia TBI claims must be filed within two years of the date of the accident. Your traumatic brain injury attorney will ensure that your case is filed on time and that all supporting paperwork and hearings are properly submitted.

Do I Need a Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer If I’ve Been Offered a Settlement?

If you've suffered a TBI, the at-fault party’s insurance company may offer you a fast settlement. This looks attractive to many people, especially if you’re out of work and can't pay your bills or are worried about paying for ongoing medical care. 

However, if you take a settlement this early, then the case is closed. You cannot appeal for additional compensation if your condition worsens or your earning ability at work is permanently affected.

A traumatic brain injury lawyer prepares your lawsuit to ask for compensation that can cover these contingencies and the current compensation you deserve. As an experienced team of traumatic brain injury lawyers, Commonwealth Law Group can ensure we ask for enough damages to cover future and current needs.

How Much Will it Cost to Hire a Brain Injury Law Firm?

Many worry about the cost of a Hanover County traumatic brain injury lawyer. At Commonwealth Law Group, we work on a contingency basis, and our legal fees are included in your settlement. We don't get paid if we don’t win your case.

Learn How Our Hanover County Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys Can Help

Our traumatic brain injury legal team works with medical experts to ensure that you have the right diagnosis, exploring the extent of the damage to your neck, back, spine, and brain. We ensure that we can prove that your injuries resulted from your accident. 

Our services include working with neuro-psychiatrists, neuro-psychologists, neuro-surgeons, and neuro-radiologists to ensure that we can reliably prove the injuries to your neck and spinal cord and a TBI. We also handle cases of workers’ compensation and workplace injuries or other insurance claims. 

From initial filing through mediation, the professional traumatic brain injury lawyers at Commonwealth Law Group are on your side and ready to represent you in court. Contact us today for a free consultation about your case. 

“Great law group. Everyone was kind and down to earth. Made me feel like I was their only client. Very attentive to me and my case.”

Karen Jacobs

If you have been injured at work or through the negligence of another individual or entity, contact us at (804) 999-9999 or or use the form below to connect with our legal team. We will fight to get you the justice you deserve.