Traumatic brain injuries are devastating, not only for the victim but for his or her family and loved ones as well. In many cases, the loved ones of a brain injury victim must alter their lives to care for the victim— taking time off work to ensure that he/she receives proper medical care, drive him/her to medical and physical and cognitive rehabilitation therapy appointments, and take care of all the things the victim is no longer able to handle on his or her own. The last thing you should be worrying about on top of all this is how you will pay for medical treatment. However, the cost of care for traumatic brain injuries can be exorbitant, often reaching millions of dollars over the course of a lifetime.
If you or your loved one suffered a serious brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligent actions, you are entitled to take legal action to secure compensation from the liable party/parties. The Virginia Beach brain injury lawyers at Breit Drescher Imprevento can help you navigate the legal process. We have more than 30 years of experience and have secured more than $250 million on behalf of our clients. We understand what it takes to win catastrophic injury cases, and we are prepared to fight tirelessly for you and your family.
If you’d like to discuss your case with a member of our legal team, please call our office at (757) 330-4099 and request a complimentary consultation today.
Types of Brain Injuries
Not all head injuries are debilitating, but all head injuries are serious. Even a seemingly minor head injury can result in brain damage. It is important that you always seek prompt medical treatment if you suffer any type of head or brain injury.
The major types of brain injuries include:
- Concussion: Caused by head impact that occurs as a result of sudden acceleration and/or deceleration, concussions typically lead to temporary loss of function. Symptoms of a concussion include dizziness, sleepiness, blurred vision, headache, and nausea. Repeated concussions over time can lead to permanent brain damage.
- Hematoma: When a hematoma, or blood clot, occurs in the brain, it can result in a buildup of pressure. This can, in turn, lead to permanent brain damage. Symptoms typically include loss of consciousness.
- Edema: Edema refers to swelling that occurs at or near the site of a head or brain injury. Because the skull cannot expand to accommodate swelling, edema can lead to pressure buildup in the brain, which may result in serious brain damage.
- Hemorrhage: A hemorrhage is uncontrolled bleeding. When this occurs in the brain, whether as a result of external or internal head trauma, it can lead to irreversible brain damage. Symptoms often include nausea, vomiting, and severe headaches.
- Diffuse Axonal Injury: Diffuse axonal injuries (DAIs) are relatively common and extremely serious. DAIs often occur as a result of sudden acceleration/deceleration, which can cause abnormal tissue damage in the brain. DAIs often result in coma.
- Skull Fracture: A skull fracture occurs when external objects penetrate the skull or severe impact causes the skull to break or crack. Because the skull is not able to absorb this impact, skull fractures often result in severe brain injury.
There are many other types of brain injuries, ranging in degrees of severity. In almost every instance, head and brain injuries require immediate medical attention, as well as extensive, ongoing treatment. In many cases, victims of traumatic brain injuries will require lifelong care.
How Our Firm Can Help
Whether you experienced a concussion as a result of a slip and fall accident or your loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury in a car or motorcycle accident, it is important that you speak to an experienced catastrophic injury attorney about your legal options. If someone else’s negligence led to the accident that caused the injury, you shouldn’t have to deal with the physical, emotional, and financial consequences on your own.
The Virginia Beach brain injury attorneys at Breit Drescher Imprevento can help you work to hold the liable parties responsible for your damages. We are committed to helping you secure the maximum settlement you are owed. If the liable insurance company refuses to pay you a fair settlement, we are prepared to take your case to trial.
Contact us online or by phone at (757) 330-4099 today to learn more about how we can help you with your case.