The Virginia Department of Public Health* estimates that more than 1,500 Virginians died in 2017 due to traumatic brain injuries (TBI). The leading cause of TBI was firearms, followed closely by motor vehicle accidents and falls. Construction and workplace injuries also account for a large share of TBI injuries. Contact our traumatic brain injury lawyer in Charlottesville today.
The TBI attorneys of Marks & Harrison are committed to holding people accountable when their negligence causes serious and life-changing injuries to others in Charlottesville. If your family is struggling because of the careless or reckless behavior of someone else, call our firm today to schedule a one-on-one free consultation with a Charlottesville brain injury lawyer.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that traumatic brain injuries cause as many as 30 percent of all injury-related deaths in the U.S. each year. This is astounding. It may be why insurance companies fight so hard to defend against head trauma cases. For this reason, it is especially important to hire a law firm that understands these injuries and how they affect people’s lives.
A TBI occurs when there is a trauma to the brain. It can happen in many different ways. It does not always require a direct impact to the skull. Any time that the brain shifts inside the skull resulting in bruising or physical impact to the brain, there is a risk of TBI. In fact, TBI can be caused by:
The effects of a TBI can be life-changing, to say the least. If you have suffered a head injury, then watch out for the following symptoms:
Mild TBI is often diagnosed as a concussion. In more serious cases, however, TBI can involve permanent immobility or even death. After a serious injury to the head, it is imperative to seek immediate medical treatment and follow-up with neurologists and other specialists who are able to properly identify and diagnose TBI.
There are many ways a person can suffer a TBI. Some of the more common causes are:
If you have suffered TBI in an accident of any kind, you may have a right to be compensated. You will need to prove that someone else was responsible for the damage. This can be quite challenging to do without a skilled Charlottesville brain injury attorney by your side. At Marks & Harrison, we give our clients the confidence to pursue compensation by ensuring they have access to high-quality legal advice and representation from start to finish.
In order to hold someone else accountable for the traumatic brain injury which you have suffered in an accident, you must prove that the party was negligence. In other words, you must establish the following elements:
In Virginia, you will have just two years to file suit against the person or company that you believe caused your TBI. If you fail to do so, you may forever lose your right to pursue compensation. The same is true of a wrongful death. If you lose a loved one in Virginia due to a fatal brain injury, you will have only two years from the date of death to bring your lawsuit against the negligent individual or company.
In some situations, the time limit can be much shorter to file a lawsuit. So, it is important that you do not wait too long to talk to a traumatic brain injury attorney in Charlottesville. One of our skilled attorneys can sit down with you and review all the facts of your accident. If you are running short on time, we can offer solutions to help you protect your rights. The consultation is entirely free. You owe us nothing unless we successfully obtain compensation for you.
For more than 100 years, the law firm of Marks & Harrison has tirelessly pursued justice on behalf of injured people throughout Virginia. With offices all over the state, we do everything we can to make access to justice convenient and affordable for our clients. We know that after a serious or even fatal injury, a family can be struggling through a nightmare of medical bills and lost income. Our goal is to ease that burden by pursuing compensation they deserve. This allows our clients to get back to their lives and move forward with their recovery with less stress and less worry.
When you work with us, we will:
If you are suffering after a TBI, or if you are grieving the loss of a loved one after a tragic injury, don’t just speculate about your options or continue to struggle in silence. Contact Marks & Harrison. Let us ease your mind and provide you with options. You’ll never know unless you call, but don’t wait too long. If you miss the deadline, you forever lose your rights. If you are injured in or around Charlottesville, call or stop by our local office to get a free initial consultation with one of our skilled and experienced attorneys today.