Ongoing scientific and medical advancements are now allowing doctors to access more knowledge about traumatic brain injuries (TBI) – what they are, how to diagnose a brain injury, the symptoms, long-term effects and causes. This knowledge not only helps those currently dealing with the effects of brain injuries in gaining better treatment and care, it also provides a better understanding of what kinds of accidents can cause TBI and how to prevent future brain injuries.
Our Washington, D.C., Maryland and Virginia brain injury law firm started helping accident victims in and around the Metropolitan area in 1979. We have seen how a simple fall or crash can result in a lifetime of health issues. For many, the potential complications of suffering a brain injury in a car accident, surgery or workplace accident can be life-altering.
We are committed to getting our clients full financial compensation. If you or someone you love is suffering from a traumatic brain injury, our TBI attorneys are ready, willing and able to fight to get you the compensation you deserve.
Any type of accident in which there is impact, even if it is not directly to your head, could be the potential cause of a TBI. Recent studies of soldiers returning from active duty have shown that even the indirect impact of being near an explosion can cause TBI when no exterior injuries were sustained.
Some of the most common causes of TBI are:
Even a concussion, a minor traumatic brain injury, is serious. Untreated or multiple concussions can result in long-term effects similar to a severe TBI.
If you were injured in an accident and are experiencing symptoms associated with a brain injury, you should see your doctor. Brain injuries are not always easy to diagnose, and medical professionals need as much information as you can give them to properly evaluate you. Most brain injuries need long-term treatment and medical care to give victims the best opportunity to improve their quality of life. Receiving a TBI diagnosis quickly after an accident can mean getting the treatment you need to help improve your brain injury prognosis.
If your injury was caused by an accident that was not your fault and involved the negligence of another person or company, you may be entitled to receive compensation through a brain injury lawsuit. To get the full amount you deserve in a brain injury claim, it is important that you understand and document the total extent of your injuries by visiting a doctor as well as talking to a personal injury attorney about your legal rights as soon as possible.
If you were involved in any type of accident, you should be evaluated for TBI by a doctor right away. The TBI lawyers at Koonz, McKenney, Johnson, DePaolis & Lightfoot, L.L.P. are here to help you if negligence was in any way involved in causing a brain injury. We will work to recover compensation for medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering or other damages from the party responsible for your accident.
We offer free, no obligation consultations. You have nothing to lose in calling our firm for legal advice and brain injury information at no charge. To schedule a free case review with a DC brain injury lawyer, contact us online or call our offices in Washington, D.C. (202) 659-5500, Greenbelt, Maryland (301) 345-5700 or Fairfax, Virginia (703) 218-4410.