You may think of neck and back “whiplash” injuries as the most common trauma associated with car accidents. But damage to the brain itself can also occur, most commonly when it shifts inside of the skull. This is known as a deceleration injury because the brain accelerates and decelerates different from the rest of the head, and on impact, the brain can keep moving while the skull has rapidly stopped. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) traumatic brain injuries kill 153 Americans each day and account of 30 percent of all injury deaths. Severe brain injuries can inflict a lifetime of health issues.
Because this type of injury is so serious, it is especially important to consult with an attorney if you suffer a TBI from a car or truck collision, slip and fall, dog attack or other personal injury. A good lawyer can help you get the maximum value from your claim by taking into account factors such as:
If you or a loved one has a traumatic brain injury from an accident, Atkinson Law will make sure that the negligent driver, person or corporation is held responsible and that your family receives maximum compensation under Virginia law. At the outset, we will answer any question you may have about any part of a brain injury lawsuit, including:
We also understand the toll that brain injury can take on a family dealing with a loved one who experiences emotional changes, memory loss, mood swings and other challenges of brain damage.