The needs and personalities of traumatic brain injury (TBI) victims can change dramatically after an accident occurs. Brain injury victims may need to rely on others for daily functions and hygiene. Seemingly small tasks, such as tying shoes or walking to the bathroom, become difficult or impossible for victims to do on their own. Some may not be able to return to work or will have very limited options in the workforce, often facing discrimination during the hiring process and on the job.
Families may have a difficult time recovering after a loved one suffers a brain injury, especially when it happens to the main income provider. The financial stress placed on a household can cause mental and emotional anguish, crippling the family. When brain injury accidents happen because of someone else’s negligence or misconduct, the anxiety of recovery is compounded by anger and frustration.
The costs of treatment for brain injuries can be overwhelming, often involving surgeries; intense medication; hospital stays; physical, speech, and vocational rehabilitation; orthotic devices and wheelchairs; and other expenses. The medical bills mount while victims are out of work recovering, possibly unable to return to their jobs.
When you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury because of someone’s negligence or misconduct, contact the Norfolk brain injury lawyers at Lowell Stanley Injury Lawyers. We have the knowledge and experience necessary to get the compensation you need. Make recovery your focus, not the costs of recovery.
Types of Brain Damage
Even a seemingly minor head trauma can have permanent, life-altering consequences. There are two types of brain damage that result from head injuries:
- Primary Brain Damage
Occurring at the moment of impact, primary brain damage occurs when neurons and brain tissue are torn and destroyed by a blow to the head. Side effects are often immediate and may include loss of consciousness. Primary brain damage often occurs before victims can receive medical treatment.
- Secondary Brain Damage
Swelling and bleeding following the moment of trauma can increase pressure within the skull and deprive the brain of oxygen, which can result in severe medical complications, such as respiratory failure and death. Modern medical care focuses on treatment and prevention of secondary brain damage.
At Lowell Stanley, our Norfolk brain injury lawyers understand the significant physical, emotional, and financial effects that TBIs can have on victims and their families. We’re here to fight for the compensation you need for your pain and suffering, lost wages, and medical bills—even if it means taking your case to court.
Get Help From The Hammer
Insurance companies try to offer fast settlement claims to minimize profit losses. But brain injuries take time to heal, and you shouldn’t accept a settlement offer before speaking with us. We can evaluate the true cost of you or your loved one’s injuries—such as long-term care expenses and future lost wages—to help you get the money you need to take care of your family.
From our office in Norfolk, we serve clients throughout Virginia, including Virginia Beach, Hampton Roads, and Williamsburg. Contact Lowell Stanley to get The Hammer on your side—just dial (757) 459-CASH or complete our free online form to get started with your claim today.