Top Northern Virginia Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
The traumatic brain injury lawyers at Gammon & Grange, P.C., are committed to helping you receive the compensation you need to be able to afford access to the best rehabilitative therapies available after a head injury. Contact us to be connected with a specialized northern virginia brain injury attorney. We look forward to speaking with you!
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.
If you think your loved one may have suffered a brain injury in an accident, contact the attorneys of Gammon & Grange, P.C. We offer a free initial consultation to discuss your case and answer your questions. With offices in McLean and Leesburg, our lawyers represent families throughout Virginia.
Symptoms Of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Brain injury may result from head trauma or hard whiplash that causes acceleration/deceleration of the brain inside the skull. The victim may or may not experience a period of unconsciousness and may not even realize that he or she has suffered an injury. Family members are often the first to notice that their loved one is not the same after an accident.
Symptoms of traumatic brain injury include:
- Sleeplessness (or sleeping more than usual)
- Difficulty following directions
- Cognitive difficulty
- Irritability and other personality changes
- Sensitivity to light or sound
Brain injuries may not be visible on an MRI or CT scan. You may need a neuropsychologist to assess your loved one using a series of tests.
While some symptoms may diminish with time and therapy, others may be permanent. Our brain injury lawyers will work hard to help you obtain the compensation you need to deal with the issues your family is facing.