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Cognitive Deficits
Cognitive Deficits

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Attorney at Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers

Virginia Attorneys Working for Clients Suffering Head Injuries in Accidents Leading to Cognitive Deficits

Assisting those needing a lifetime of care in Norfolk & Virginia Beach due to the negligence of another

“Cognitive deficit” is an umbrella term referring to a wide range of brain impairments experienced by people who have suffered head trauma, chemical exposure or birth defects. Those who exhibit serious signs of cognitive deficit may have suffered irreversible damage, requiring significant long-term care and the inability to maintain an income or support themselves.

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers represents clients in accidents who have suffered such serious brain injuries and need compensation for comprehensive and extensive care. If a loved one shows signs of cognitive deficits or has been diagnosed with some form of brain trauma, we can explain your legal options against the insurance company for the person or company who caused the traumatic brain injury.

What is a cognitive deficit?

A cognitive deficit refers to impairment in a person’s intellectual ability. It covers a wide array of symptoms and conditions, ranging from common learning disabilities to profound behavioral impairments to severe head injuries. Typically, a cognitive deficit is indicative of reduced brain function.

What are some signs of a cognitive deficit?

There are a number of ways that experts diagnose cognitive deficits. A few indications of impaired brain function include:

  • Impaired short-term memory
  • Reduced reading and mathematical comprehension
  • Reduced motor skills
  • Difficulty with auditory learning
  • Difficulty with verbal communication
  • Depression
  • Anxiety

The severity of these conditions corresponds to the nature of the brain injury suffered or the source of the cognitive deficit. Some signs can be very minor or subtle, while others are much more obvious and profound.

Contact us for legal assistance for someone suffering with cognitive deficits arising from an accident or incident caused by someone's careless actions

Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers provides legal support and assistance to people who have suffered a serious brain injury leading to cognitive impairment who may be entitled to compensation. Our clients are not billed until they receive a settlement or verdict. Contact us at 757.455.0077 or online to schedule an appointment for a free consultation.

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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