Virginia Brain Injury Lawyer

Traumatic Brain Injuries Often Result in More Compensation

by Staff Blogger | November 23rd, 2020

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we believe that all preventable injuries are unacceptable. That’s especially true when they’re caused by someone’s negligence. But not all injuries are created equal, and that fact is why certain injuries bring more or less compensation in settlement claims than others.

Of all the injuries victims can suffer in car accidents, motorcycle accidents, and bicycle accidents, for example, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most devastating. People who suffer TBIs often never fully recover, and if they do, they aren’t the same people they were before their injuries.

People who suffer TBIs may experience a wide range of complications, including:

  • Cognitive disabilities—TBIs can make it more difficult to think clearly. That can cause victims to regress in their careers or lose their ability to work altogether.
  • Physical disabilities—When the parts of the brain that control movement and coordination are damaged, victims may have difficulty walking, talking, or even dressing themselves.
  • Emotional disabilities—TBIs can damage parts of the brain that are responsible for regulating emotions, behavior, and stress. People who suffer from this complication may undergo profound personality changes or experience unpredictable mood swings.

Many TBI victims suffer these complications in addition to other injuries that they incurred during their accidents. In these cases, we work hard to ensure they get a fair chance of getting the compensation they’re owed. That often means enough money to pay for lifelong rehabilitation and even live-in care.

Did you or someone you love suffer a TBI due to someone else’s negligence? Our Virginia brain injury lawyers want to help you get every penny you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

What Determines How Much Compensation You Get for a TBI?

by Staff Blogger | September 21st, 2020

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we believe that all innocent victims of accidents and injuries deserve compensation. And the amount of compensation they receive should be equal to the amount of disability, lost wages, pain, and suffering they’ve experienced. Few injuries can affect all of those factors quite like a traumatic brain injury (TBI).

When you contact our Virginia brain injury lawyers, we’ll work hard to get you maximum compensation for all the ways your TBI has affected your life. The amount of money you can get depends on several factors, such as:

  • Your level of disability—TBI victims can experience varying levels of disability. Some may suffer from minor physical ailments such as headaches and sensitivity to light, while others may experience significant loss of fine motor skills and cognitive ability.
  • Your cost of medical care—TBIs are among the most expensive injuries to treat, as they frequently require brain imaging and extensive physical and mental rehabilitation. In some cases, victims may even require the assistance of live-in nurses and caregivers.
  • Your pain and suffering—People who suffer TBIs almost always end up with permanent effects. Those effects can significantly impact their daily lives, including their independence and ability to enjoy hobbies, and even their ability to interact with friends and loved ones.

When we build your claim, we’ll look at all of these factors to determine how much money you’re owed. Then, we’ll aggressively push the at-fault party and/or their insurance company to pay you every penny you deserve. Don’t settle for anything less than the full amount of compensation—contact us today for a free consultation.

4 Aspects of Life Affected by TBIs

by Staff Blogger | July 27th, 2020

When it comes to feeling the effects of an injury long after it occurred, few are as disruptive to daily life as a traumatic brain injury (TBI). That’s because the brain controls so many aspects of the body, and damage to it can also result in significant behavioral, psychological, and cognitive changes.

People who suffer TBIs may struggle with the following burdens for years, or even the rest of their lives:

  1. Thinking—TBIs can make it difficult for victims to think clearly. They may become deficient in areas of cognition where they were once strong, such as abstract concepts, pattern recognition, mathematics, and more.
  2. Sensation—TBIs can affect victims’ ability to see clearly or walk in a straight line. They also may experience synesthesia, or the blending and confusion of their senses. That means they may “hear” colors or “see” sounds.
  3. Language—TBI victims may struggle to find the right words in conversations. Damage to language processing centers in their brains can also make it difficult for them to express themselves effectively to others.
  4. Emotion—TBI victims may be emotionally unstable and have volatile mood swings, and they may suffer from prolonged depression and anxiety. They also may display inappropriate reactions and emotions to certain events and in social situations.

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we know that TBIs often change lives forever—both victims’ lives and the lives of their loved ones. They can make it impossible to work, and victims often need expensive medical care and rehabilitation.

That’s why our Virginia brain injury lawyers work hard to help victims get maximum compensation. If you or someone you love suffered a TBI due to someone else’s negligence, we want to help. Call today for a free consultation.

Many Accident Types Can Result in Traumatic Brain Injuries

by Staff Blogger | May 18th, 2020

At Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers, we know that all injuries have the capacity to change victims’ lives forever. Whether it’s broken bones, cuts and contusions, or soft tissue damage, injuries can result in big medical bills and pain that makes it difficult or impossible to work. However, few injuries affect victims as profoundly and permanently as traumatic brain injuries (TBIs).

TBIs can occur in a wide variety of accidents. They can happen during car accidents, even when victims are protected by seat belts and air bags. They can occur when victims slip and fall on wet, slick, or uneven walkways. They can affect motorcyclists, even those who wear DOT-approved helmets. They can even change the lives of patients undergoing medical procedures when doctors and surgeons don’t take proper precautions.

Our Virginia brain injury lawyers know how devastating TBIs can be today, tomorrow, and 30 years from now. For many victims, the expenses never stop adding up. They need lifetime care, and they’re permanently disabled. Getting a quick one-time settlement from the insurance company simply isn’t enough to cover their expenses, and yet that’s what adjusters believe is fair. Of course, their goal is to protect their profits—not pay victims the money they need.

Don’t let that happen to you. Our legal team is ready to take your call and put our experience and dedication to work for your family. Contact us today for a free consultation. Your family has suffered one of the most devastating injuries, and it’s our job to get you the money you deserve.

Lawsuits Claim Mold Contamination To Blame For Brain Injuries In Norfolk

by | October 14th, 2013

October 14, 2013

While the Norfolk Brain Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer Stanley concede there can be numerous causes for serious brain injuries, perhaps one of the most uncommon would be mold; however, a U.S. District Judge in Norfolk, Virginia, has stated that a lawsuit alleges mold in military housing was responsible for causing just such an injury.

According to an article from the Hampton Roads Pilot Online, a private company signed a 50-year lease with the Navy in 2005 to privatize housing for military families in the region; however, nearly two dozen cases have been filed against the company alleging they have been negligent in failing to respond to claims of mold in the housing facilities. Complaints claim the mold is the result of “damp indoor spaces” that lack proper ventilation.

Some of the conditions plaintiffs say have resulted from the contamination include memory loss, personality changes, and difficulty concentrating, all of which are signs of serious brain injury.

Attorneys representing the company have stated the claims are exaggerated and added that settlements in the cases are highly unlikely; however, a trial date has yet to be set for the cases.

Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley and his team of Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers recognize the serious harmed caused by both mold and brain injuries. That’s why the firm is hopeful a decision in the case will bring a sense of closure to the incident for the victims.

Family of Norfolk Brain Injury Victim Awarded $10.9 Million In Damages

by | May 20th, 2013

May 20, 2013

A settlement has been reached in a Norfolk Brain Injury Lawsuit that was filed on behalf of a Virginia toddler who was seriously injured after falling at a Virginia Hotel. Reports indicate the child will be awarded roughly $11 million in damages.

The case stems from an incident that occurred on September 4, 2011, at a Ramada hotel in Norfolk. According to the Claims Journal, the child was playing near a railway on the second floor of the hotel when he suddenly went through the barrier and fell roughly one story.

The child sustained serious brain injuries as a result of the fall and will likely require specialized medical care for the remainder of this life due to the injuries.

The child’s parents filed suit against the hotel, claiming it was negligent in failing to better protect its guests from the hazards of a fall presented by the insufficiently protected walkway. Last month, a Norfolk County Circuit Court judge approved the settlement under the stipulations that roughly $4 million of the damages be used to pay unpaid medical bills and attorney’s fees. The rest will be dispersed to the child through a trust fund that was established.

The Norfolk Personal Injury Lawyers with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley recognize the financial strain such a serious injury can place on a family. The firm is hopeful the decision will bring a sense of closure to the incident for the family.

First Lady Announces In Battling Brain Injuries In Soldiers

by los | January 16th, 2012

January 16, 2012

With the war in Iraq officially coming to an end just weeks ago, many soldiers returning home are suffering undiagnosed brain injuries. In an effort to combat the growing problem, WAVY-TV 10 News reports that First Lady Michelle Obama announced a partnership last Wednesday that will promote and cultivate better prevention and care of traumatic brain injuries for soldiers.

Among the most common mental injuries in soldiers is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), a severe anxiety disorder that develops after experiencing a traumatic event.

Dr. Serina Neumann, a doctor at the Eastern Virginia School of Medicine, hopes that her study into better care for PTSD sufferers may benefit from the partnership. She says that PTSD is caused by off-balance circuits in the brain.  This led her to conduct ground-breaking research and produce a device she hopes will become a standard in treatment of the disorder.

The device stimulates certain sections of the brain, thus balancing the off-balance circuits of a PTSD victim’s brain. If approved, her study will begin with 10 to 18 patients.

The Department of Veterans Affairs reports 10-18 percent of Iraq and Afghanistan war veterans may suffer from PTSD. However, claims from veterans for disability benefits due to the condition are often denied.

The Virginia Veteran’s Disability attorneys with Lowell “The Hammer” Stanley understand that suffering from PTSD can be as debilitating as losing a leg or an arm. If you have been denied veterans disability benefits, contact them today for a free initial consultation.