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Brain Injuries
Brain Injuries

I pride myself in helping clients through their toughest times.- Bill O’Mara

Attorney at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers

Virginia Brain Injury Lawyers Seek Full and Fair Compensation for You

Providing compassionate counsel after a catastrophic accident 

Brain injury is one of the most serious injuries anyone can suffer, causing far-reaching and permanent consequences. In tragic cases, brain injuries can result in coma or even death. 

If you or a loved one is coping with a brain injury caused by the negligence or recklessness of another, you need an aggressive legal team to take on the responsible parties and their insurance companies on your behalf. At Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, we take your injury and related needs seriously — we provide experienced counsel for you and your family in a time of crisis. 

Brain injury's impact on quality of life

Often suffered through car accidents or slip and fall accidents, traumatic brain injury (TBI) involves any kind of trauma to the head. No matter what causes TBI, the consequences are life altering. They include:

  • Expensive medical care — Whether your injury requires short-term care in a hospital or long-term care in a rehabilitation facility or your home, you deserve compensation for what are often huge medical expenses.
  • An inability to work — Disability pay, if you have any, covers only a fraction of most people’s income. Being unable to work also affects a sense of well-being and purpose.
  • Quality of life — Following a TBI, you may never be able to enjoy the kind of life you once did, in your career and your personal life. And that consequence deserves compensation. 
  • Impaired concentration and memory — Head trauma can affect your ability to understand and retain information, making it difficult to carry on conversations or read or, more importantly, work. 
  • Pain and suffering — The physical and emotional damage suffered in TBIs may be difficult to quantify but qualifies as an avenue for recovery of damages.

If your brain injury was caused by another person’s recklessness or neglect, or in rare cases by medical malpractice, your suffering demands justice. Each case’s merit is based on its own facts, but our lawyers have proven results. Personal injury attorney John Cooper was a member of the legal team that successfully obtained a $46 million verdict for a client who suffered a brain injury. After the verdict, a new trial was ordered because the judge found the amount to be excessive, and the case was subsequently settled for an undisclosed sum. This remains one of the largest jury awards for a closed-brain injury ever. 

Recovering from brain injury

In most cases, it is impossible to reverse TBI damage. Usually, initial medical treatment focuses on minimizing further damage and may include one or more surgeries or an induced coma. Once a patient has stabilized, medical personnel put together a rehabilitation plan that may include treatment by:

  • Physical therapists
  • Occupational therapists
  • Speech therapists
  • Psychologists
  • Psychiatrists

Specialized treatment is exorbitantly expensive. When you factor in losing the ability to work, necessary home health care, and the suffering of both the injured party and the family, putting a number on fair compensation may seem impossible. Our brain injury lawyers work with your family as if they were our own to fully assess the damages and to fight for every penny you are due.

To get the compensation you deserve following a TBI, contact our veteran attorneys today

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in an accident caused by the carelessness of others, please contact our experienced attorneys at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers today by calling 757.455.0077 to schedule a free case evaluation. Our lawyers can also travel to your home or hospital if you cannot come to us.

John Cooper

John Cooper is a veteran of personal injury law practice in Virginia. A native Virginian, he was raised in Norfolk and Virginia Beach. He has more than 20 years of experience handling personal injury cases and recently handled the largest auto accident settlement in 2010, according to VA Lawyers Weekly. The award provided $3.5 million to a child whose young father died when the vehicle he was a passenger in was rear-ended by a careless truck driver.

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Jim Hurley

Jim Hurley has been practicing law throughout Virginia for more than two-and-a-half decades. During his career, he has tried more than 100 jury trials — a staggering number — and handled hundreds more that were settled out of court. He is guided by the principle that the client is in charge of his or her case and should be kept fully aware of the litigation process. Jim has been awarded an AV Rating by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given, for his practice of law. He was named in Virginia Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015, 2016.

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Bill O’mara

Bill O’Mara started his legal career in 2008, moving back to his home town of Chesapeake, VA. He has practiced in the field of plaintiffs’ personal injury and other litigation. He has gained extensive court room and trial experience, including contested trials before judges and juries across Hampton Roads. In 2014, Mr. O’Mara joined Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers as an associate attorney. He became a partner in 2017.

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