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Head and Brain Injuries

Competent Hampton Attorneys Investigate Sources of Recovery for Brain Injury Victims

Compassionate Virginia lawyers fight for full damages for clients in Newport News and vicinity

Any injury to the head or brain must be considered serious, because these injuries often involve long recoveries and may affect victims for a lifetime. At Forbes & Broadwell, our Hampton attorneys have more than 50 years of combined experience successfully handling personal injury cases on The Peninsula and beyond that involve these serious and often catastrophic injuries. Our team has the available resources and background to estimate long-term medical care and other expenses. If an accident involving someone’s negligence has left you or a loved one with a head or brain injury in Newport News or York County, we will press for the compensation your injuries deserve.

Serious injuries with a range of symptoms

Head and brain injuries can result in permanent disability and extreme incapacity. Even though these are often severe and permanent injuries, the full extent of the damage may not be immediately apparent following an accident. Victims often have symptoms that range from mild, such as headaches or temporary loss of consciousness or blurred vision, to severe, including convulsions, seizures, confusion, and coma. TBIs may affect motor function, cognitive ability and social interactions.

TBIs and other head injuries can affect your brain cells temporarily or cause permanent physical damage. Such injury can lead to job loss, an inability to maintain relationships, and other long-term harm. Diagnostic testing, surgery, medication, 24-hour care and long-term rehabilitation expenses can be extensive, especially if the disability is permanent.

Common causes of head and brain injuries

Head and brain injuries are often due to someone else’s negligence or reckless action. In addition to falls and sports injuries, some causes of these injuries include:

  • Car accidents — Head-on collisions, rollovers, rear-end crashes and other types of car accidents can result in severe brain injuries when the victim’s head receives a traumatic jolt or blow.
  • Motorcycle accidents — Even riders wearing helmets can suffer head injuries when they are ejected from their motorcycles after a car or truck hits them.
  • Medical malpractice — Brain injuries, including those during childbirth, can result from surgery and other medical procedures where the patient is deprived of oxygen.
  • Defective products — The flawed design or manufacture of products – such as airbags that don’t deploy properly or bicycle helmets that crack on impact – can lead to head and brain injuries.
  • Violence, explosions, or combat injuries — Traumatic brain injury can be caused by a violent blow to the head during a fight or by a bullet, skull fragment or other object that penetrates the brain.

If another person or company has caused you or a family member to suffer a head or brain injury, you may have a claim against one or more parties. There are several ways to pursue compensation depending on the cause of the injury. These include filing an insurance claim, negotiating a settlement or going to court. Our firm has assisted head and brain injury victims throughout The Peninsula and Tidewater for more than two decades and will investigate all sources of recovery, which may include claims against more than one party. We will also enlist the help of medical experts to accurately determine the damages that will adequately account for your long-term needs.

Contact our Hampton attorneys for help with a head or brain injury claim in Virginia

If you or a family member has suffered a brain injury in a Newport News accident due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, we can help you hold them accountable for your losses. Please call 757-637-6835 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation at our Hampton office.

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