West Virginia Brain Injury Lawyers
Experienced Brain Injury Attorneys – Charleston, WV
Personal injury cases involving brain injuries are some of the most difficult and complex cases there are. For example, traumatic brain injuries are often not detected by CT scans, EEGs, some MRIs, and X-Rays, thus they are unlike any other injury and can be difficult to treat and prove.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury because of another’s negligence, having a lawyer on your side who is experienced in West Virginia brain injury law and medicine can make a big difference in the outcome of your case and sometimes even your health.
The brain injury lawyers at West Law Firm have extensive knowledge and experience helping people with brain injuries recover full and fair compensation for their losses while ensuring they get the best possible medical care. We understand that even when there appears to be a lack of physical evidence of the brain injury, brain injuries can still have serious, often permanent consequences as we discuss in another article.
Also, individuals that do not suffer a loss of consciousness or only briefly lose consciousness can suffer permanent cognitive impairment. Proper screening and evaluations for brain injuries are essential in proving the effects and consequences of an injury. Our West Virginia brain injury lawyers work zealously to ensure that each client receives the compensation and medical treatment they need and deserve.
Causes of Brain Injuries
There are many different causes of traumatic brain injuries. Below are just a few examples:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Coal Mining Accidents
- Gunshot wounds
- Blow to the head
- Work-related accidents
- Whiplash injuries
- Flexion extension injuries
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Construction accidents
- Industrial accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
Types of Brain Injuries
The United States Center for Disease Control estimates that 1.5 million people suffer brain injuries each year. Of these people, 50,000 people die and more than 80,000 people are permanently disabled. It is estimated that there are more than 5 million people in the United States living with brain injury-related disabilities. Following is a list of some specific brain injuries.
- Head injuries including skull fracture
- Brain injuries including contrecoup injury
- Focal brain injuries
- Diffuse brain injuries
- Shaken baby syndrome
- Anoxic brain injury
- Hypoxic brain injury
For more information, view our Personal Injury Definitions page.
Symptoms of Brain Injuries
Closed head injuries are physically detectable only in an autopsy. However, a neuropsychologist can evaluate an injury victim and confirm the existence of a traumatic brain injury. He or she will look for symptoms of brain injuries which include:
- Personality changes
- Loss of motivation and mood changes
- Attention deficits
- Frequent fatigue
- Communication issues
- Memory problems
- Loss of sensation
- Loss of muscle coordination
Because an injured person may not remember the accident and may be in denial concerning the accident and his or her injuries, interviews of family and friends are often helpful in identifying the personality changes and other cognitive deficits and impairments caused by the accident. Close friends and relatives can often provide important testimony in court.
Compensation for Brain Injuries
People who have experienced a brain injury because of an accident, negligence, or other wrongful conduct need and deserve to be fairly compensated for their loss. Our West Virginia brain injury lawyer will determine who wrongfully caused your injury and help you recover compensation for:
- Medical bills
- Lost wages
- Loss of future wages and earning capacity
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Other accident-related expenses
Free Consultation with an experienced West Virginia Brain Injury Lawyer
If you or a loved one has suffered an open or closed head injury or a traumatic brain injury because of another’s carelessness or other misconduct, we invite you to call us today for a Free Consultation. We are located in Charleston, West Virginia and proudly serve Beckley, Logan, Huntington, Parkersburg and all of West Virginia. If helpful, we will send an experienced West Virginia brain injury lawyer to your home, hospital or any other location to discuss your claim. Call us today toll-free at 1 (877) 943-9378.