Traumatic Brain Injuries
Do you need a brain injury lawyer in Richmond?
At The Gee Law Firm we understand that traumatic brain injuries are among the most severe and debilitating injuries that someone can face.
Every year, approximately 2.5 million people sustain a head injury. Among all age groups, motor vehicle accidents were the third overall leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths.
Almost everyone in his or her lifetime will sustain some form of head trauma. Most of these injuries are minor because the skull provides protection to your brain. However, learning to recognize a serious head injury from a minor injury can save someone’s life.
A traumatic brain injury can be broadly defined as any trauma or blow to the head that causes an alteration to brain function. However, the attorneys at The Gee Law Firm know that definition does not do justice to the pain and misery that these injuries can impose. Talk to a brain injury lawyer in Richmond if you feel you have been affected by a brain injury accident.
A head injury can be classified as two of the following:
In a closed head injury, the head is struck against a blunt force object. For example, as a result of another vehicle colliding with the rear of your vehicle, the impact forces your head to hit the steering wheel. That would be classified as a closed head injury.
In a penetrating head injury, an object moving at a high velocity breaks through the skull and enters the brain. An example of this is if you’re traveling down the highway and another vehicle unlawfully merges into your lane of travel forcing your vehicle off the road into a fence. There is a possibility that a fence post can penetrate your windshield and into your skull.
Some traumatic brain injuries can result in prolonged or non-reversible brain damage. This can occur as a result of, but not limited to, bleeding inside of the brain, damaged nerve cells or even an infection.
Traumatic brain injuries can range in scope from mild to severe. The signs and symptoms of a head/brain injury may occur immediately or develop slowly over several hours. Moderate to severe brain injuries typically refer to injuries that have the following characteristics:
- Moderate brain injury is defined as a brain injury resulting in a loss of consciousness from 20 minutes to 6 hours and a Glasgow Coma Scale of 9 to 12
- Severe brain injury is defined as a brain injury resulting in a loss of consciousness of greater than 6 hours and a Glasgow Coma Scale of 3 to 8
A brain injury lawyer in Richmond could help you get compensation as a result of your accident.
Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms can include, but not limited to:
- Personality changes
- Memory Loss
- Difficulty sleeping
- Cognitive or learning deficits
Diagnostic studies such as MRI’s and CT Scans are helpful in determining the nature and extent of a head or brain injury. A delay in recognizing these symptoms can be harmful or even fatal. You must consult with a physician right away if you are experiencing any of these symptoms.
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When your injury is caused by someone else’s negligence you have a right to pursue justice and compensation for your injuries. Our attorneys will thoroughly investigate your case to determine the liability against the negligent parties involved. If you need A brain injury lawyer in Richmond, if you need an experienced trial lawyer who understands, please call The Gee Law Firm, P.C. at (804) 226-4111 for a free case consultation.