Virginia Beach Lawyers Get You the Support You Need Following Accidents with Head Injury
Assisting people who suffer serious head injury caused by the fault of others
Head trauma is not to be taken lightly. Damage to the skull, the underlying muscle and other parts of the cranium can result in lifelong defects that require extensive rehab at significant cost. If you or a family member has recently suffered head trauma, you may need compensation to cover your expenses and huge loss of quality of life.
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers represents Virginians suffering from the aftereffects of head trauma. We work to get our clients the best possible outcome for their case, understanding that they may require lifelong care.
Head trauma has many sources
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) tracks incidences of head trauma and brain injury every year. According to its estimates, more than 1.7 million people suffer significant head trauma every year in the United States. The primary causes are:
- Falls — Falls happen every day, and most people escape serious injuries from them. Some falls, however, have severe and long-lasting ramifications. Head trauma from falls accounts for 35 percent of all brain injuries annually.
- Vehicle accidents — Americans, on average, suffer several car accidents over the course of their lifetime. Even a minor fender bender can create enough force to result in head trauma. As a result, motor vehicle accidents comprise 17.3 percent of all brain injuries.
- Blows to the head — The CDC survey tallies “struck by/against events,” a broad category of personal injury causes. Blows to the head account for more than 16 percent of traumatic head injuries. They are the leading cause of head trauma among children.
- Assaults — Most people consider an assault to be synonymous with a punch or kick, but an assault can be any unwanted physical contact with another person, so it comes in many forms. Assaults account for 10 percent of all brain injuries.
If you have been involved in any incident that is the fault of another person and believe you are suffering the effects of head trauma, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
The effects of head trauma are frightening
Head trauma refers to damage to the skull and the brain that it protects. The Brain Injury Association of America lists the potential consequences of head trauma, which include:
- Visual-spatial impairments
- Visual memory deficits
- Decreased control over body movements
- Decreased awareness
- Difficulties in understanding language
- Depression and anxiety
- Slurred speech
- Impaired logic
Major head trauma can result in an inability to live independently, requiring permanent care and rehabilitation, which comes at significant cost.
Contact us if you or a family member has suffered an accident resulting in head trauma
Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers has years of experience working with clients who have suffered significant head trauma. We understand the frustration and uncertainty that come with personal injuries, and our goal is to get you the best compensation possible. To schedule an appointment for a free consultation, contact us at 757.455.0077 or online.