Traumatic Brain Injuries
Motor vehicle collisions are a common cause of traumatic brain injuries, but these serious conditions can result from any incident involving the head, including falls and physical assaults. Traumatic brain injuries can have devastating and life-altering consequences for both the victims and their families. Individuals who sustain traumatic brain injuries may require life-long medical care, leaving them with anxiety and worry for the future. Who will cover the mounting medical bills? Who will pay for future care? Will life ever be the same?
During the frightening and stressful time after your injury, it can feel as though you have more questions than answers. We at Allen & Allen understand that, without warning, your life has been changed forever. Our mission is to help protect you during your recovery as we fight to protect your rights and obtain the financial compensation you deserve.
The Life-Changing Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
The symptoms of severe traumatic brain injury include seizures, subdural hematomas, brain hemorrhages, and/or amnesia. These symptoms are often identified in the immediate aftermath of a motor vehicle collision and may be readily apparent. The symptoms of mild traumatic brain injury can be much harder to recognize.
Many physicians use phrases such as “closed head injury” or “post-concussion syndrome” to describe mild traumatic brain injuries. Some of the common symptoms associated with mild traumatic brain injury include:
- Loss of memory
- Impaired judgment
- Difficulty with balance
- Blurred vision
- Reduced attention and/or concentration
- Difficulty with decision making
- Alterations of the sense of taste and/or smell
- Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
- Personality/mood changes
- Difficulties with multi-tasking
These symptoms are warning signs that you should seek immediate medical attention. Even if you think you may have suffered a mild or more common injury such as a concussion, prompt diagnosis and treatment are essential to making the best possible recovery. No traumatic brain injury should be taken lightly—the long-term effects of brain damage can be devastating.
Know Your Rights
Under Virginia law, you may have the right to recover monetary damages if you have been injured due to the negligence or recklessness of another person. Damages may include reimbursement or compensation for:
- Current medical costs
- Future medical costs
- Pain, suffering, and inconvenience
- Lost wages
- Loss of economic opportunity
Before speaking with any insurance company representatives, you can help to protect yourself by contacting an attorney at Allen & Allen to discuss your situation. If you have a case, our experienced attorneys can help you:
- Recover damages you are entitled to from the negligent person’s insurance company.
- Pursue any applicable uninsured or underinsured motorist coverage and medical payments coverage from your own insurance company.
- Obtain a fair settlement offer for damages through negotiation.
- Collect evidence that may need to be presented to protect your claim to appropriate financial compensation for your injuries.
Why Choose Allen & Allen?
While the circumstances behind every traumatic brain injury are different, one fact holds true for all—the right attorney is a necessity to ensure you receive the support you need.
Allen & Allen is a family firm built on compassionate service and aggressive advocacy. We are committed to protecting our clients throughout their recovery and will fight for your fair treatment and compensation.
No matter how severe your injury may be, an attorney can help you to navigate the intimidating field of insurance claims to make sure you recover the compensation you deserve. You can discuss your unique situation at no cost by calling us today.
Start Rebuilding Your Life
You don’t have to shoulder the financial burden of an injury that was caused by someone else’s negligence. Let us help you collect the compensation you deserve by holding the person who caused your injuries accountable. At Allen & Allen, our team of experienced lawyers and in-house investigators use their skills to collect evidence and build a solid case on your behalf while you focus on your recovery.
If you or a family member has been injured, don’t wait to contact a lawyer. Don’t wait to begin rebuilding your life.