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Brain Injury Lawyer | Charlottesville, Virginia

The Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) wasn’t your loved one’s fault, but now you’re left to find a lifetime of treatment and rehabilitation. We can help.

Yvonne T. Griffin – Personal Injury Attorney

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1. Does the type of TBI matter?

Traumatic brain injury falls into two broad categories, each with its own distinctive characteristics. Researchers have classified TBIs as:

  • Open TBI An open TBI results when the skull is fractured or penetrated by an outside force. Damage to the skull usually means there has been a violent act that has also damaged the brain. Such wounds often leave those affected unable to work or generate income — and in need of extensive long-term support and assistance.
  • Closed TBI A closed TBI results from an impact to the head that doesn’t penetrate the skull. Closed TBIs were long thought be less serious than we now know them to be. Recent studies have shown that victims of closed TBIs suffer permanent effects including irritability and memory loss, and their condition may be linked to other diseases such as Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s.

Either form of TBI requires medical assistance, which can be expensive and may not be covered by insurance.

2. Does it matter if the TBI was caused by a minor accident?

TBIs can have many causes, and each carries important legal differences. A minor car crash or something simply landing on your head can result in mild TBI. More severe cases lead to a cause of action for wrongful death.

A few common sources of TBI include:

  • Vehicle Accidents
  • Daycare Accidents
  • Recreation Park Accidents
  • Motorcycle Accidents
  • Slip and fall Accidents
  • Pedestrian Accidents

Any injury to your head or brain caused by someone else’s actions may entitle you to legal compensation. We can explain more.

3. What kind of symptoms should I be worried about?

Open TBI is easily diagnosed, for obvious reasons. But the signs that point to a closed TBI are often much more subtle. Doctors diagnose it through symptoms including:

  • Chronic headaches
  • Seizures
  • Aggressiveness or irritability
  • Fatigue
  • Slurred speech
  • Sluggishness

The greater the injury, the more pronounced the symptoms are likely to be: Mild or moderate TBIs are often accompanied by strong headaches or feelings of fatigue, while more significant TBIs may leave victims unable to speak. And in other cases, symptoms take time to manifest themselves, delaying diagnosis and treatment. That’s why it’s important to see a doctor immediately if you’ve suffered head trauma of any kind, no matter how mild you think it may be.

4. What is your fee structure?

We handle brain injury cases on a contingency fee basis.  We do not get paid a legal fee until your loved one receives a settlement or jury verdict award.

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