Head trauma in a traffic accident, slip-and-fall accident or workplace injury often results in injuries that are not obvious to others. Bleeding inside one's brain is not visible to other people in the same way that an amputation or a dramatic dog bite or burn injury is. Nonetheless, the consequences may be greater over a lifetime.
A brain injury victim's head injury may seem to have healed after a period of time, but he or she, family members, co-workers and friends may notice lingering evidence of brain damage such as migraine headaches, difficulty concentrating, distractibility, irritability or personality change.
After a closed head injury, an accident victim often faces challenges verifying brain damage that is not easily detectable in standard diagnostic tests such as MRI or CT scans. Therefore, in addition to getting medical tests to confirm visible physical damage after a concussion, brain contusion or brain bleed, a closed head injury victim should undergo evaluation by a neuropsychologist and/or psychiatrist. A doctor who works with many head injury victims can evaluate and document evidence that an accident victim has suffered cognitive losses or other lasting damage.
Neuropsychologists can also provide or prescribe very effective therapies for closed head injury patients. The National Resource Center for Traumatic Brain Injury in Richmond, Virginia, can be a valuable resource for closed head injury victims in our area. Lawyers at Gammon & Grange, P.C., are committed to helping you obtain the compensation you need to be able to afford access to the best rehabilitative therapies available after a head injury.
Northern Virginia Closed Head Injury Attorney
Our law offices in McLean, Virginia, offer free, confidential consultations and information for people who have suffered from workplace accidents or car accidents resulting in brain injury. Contact Gammon & Grange, P.C., at 703-761-5000 or send an email to schedule a free consultation. We are prepared to help you pursue maximum available compensation after a closed head injury.