Virginia Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys 

Recovering the Maximum Fair Compensation for TBI Victims
in Virginia Beach, Richmond & Portsmouth

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can completely derail the course of a life. From everyday independence to dreams of the future, the abilities of victims of TBI are often compromised by the long-term physical and cognitive effects of their injury. 

When you or a loved one experience such a devastating injury, it can justifiably cause feelings of indignation, especially if the TBI was the preventable result of someone else’s negligence or actions. The Virginia TBI lawyers at Breit Biniazan will help you direct your feelings and our fierce advocacy towards those who deserve it. Together, we’ll help you receive fair compensation so that you can build your new life. 

If you or a loved one experienced a TBI as a result of someone’s actions or negligence, we can help. Call (855) 212-8200 for a free and confidential consultation.

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What Is a Brain Injury? 

Our brains are our most complex, and arguably most important, organ. Despite being protected by our skull, they are also incredibly sensitive. So when there is a sudden blow, bump, or jolt to the head, or when the skull is penetrated, it can easily result in an injury to the brain. 

Because the brain is integral to our lives, even a mild brain injury can have lasting impacts on our ability to live independently. More severe traumatic brain injuries can lead to disabilities, coma, or even death. 

Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

If you understand the immediate symptoms of a TBI, you will be able to react quickly to get the appropriate medical attention. Some symptoms are more long-term and may affect the victim for the rest of their lives. 

Symptoms can range dramatically depending on the injury, but commonly include: 

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Nausea
  • Headaches
  • Dizziness
  • Vision or hearing problems
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Speech problems
  • Fatigue
  • Amnesia
  • Issues concentrating 
  • Behavioral changes
  • Memory problems
  • Language/speech problems
  • Balance problems
  • Sensory/smell problems
  • Seizures
  • Cognitive difficulties

Types of Traumatic Brain Injury

TBI can range from mild concussions to life-threatening injuries. Brain injuries are difficult to spot or diagnose with the naked eye, and they can escalate quickly. 

There are two main categories of traumatic brain injury: 

  • Closed brain injury: These injuries occur when the skull is not penetrated. The brain is instead injured when it is shaken against the skull, resulting in bruising or tearing. 
  • Penetrating brain injury: These injuries occur when the skull is penetrated, damaging the delicate brain within. 

There are many different types of injuries that can occur within these two categories, ranging in severity and consequence. A small selection of these injuries include: 

  • Concussions
  • Hematoma
  • Edema
  • Hemorrhage
  • Diffuse axonal injury
  • Skull fracture
  • Hypoxic and anoxic brain injuries
  • Brain ischemia

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries 

TBIs can occur in what would normally be considered safe activities, especially if those around us aren’t paying attention or are negligent in their responsibilities resulting in an accident.

Common causes of TBI include: 

Statute of Limitations for TBI in Virginia

The statute of limitations refers to the amount of time a victim has to file a claim after an injury. According to section 8.01-243 of the Code of Virginia, those who experience TBI have up to two years from the date of their injury to file a claim. This is also true for family members of those who died as a result of a TBI. There are exceptions for children, who may have longer to file. 

Damages Awarded for TBI in Virginia

While TBI may begin as a physical injury, the consequences can be mental, emotional, and financial. The law accounts for these varying effects of TBI, and if you or a loved one experienced a TBI as a result of someone’s negligence or actions, you can pursue compensation.

Identifying which damages apply to your case is complex, but it is easily navigated with the help of a TBI attorney like those at Breit Biniazan. 

Damages awarded may include: 

  • Special damages, which account for the economic costs of a brain injury, like medical bills or lost wages
  • Future damages, which accommodate for the long-term costs of a permanent disability caused by a brain injury
  • Compensatory damages, which compensate for pain and suffering caused by a TBI
  • Hedonic damages, which account for the loss of your former quality of life
  • Punitive damages, which may be pursued when the negligent party’s reckless behavior led to your TBI 

Building Your Virginia TBI Case 

Just like brain injuries themselves, TBI cases are complex. Our attorneys will build a comprehensive case that anticipates the defense’s excuses and presents an argument for your compensation that no one could deny.

We’ll build your case step-by-step: 

Step 1: Gather Evidence

If your TBI was caused by an accident, we’ll return to the scene to build a picture of the events. Using photos, evidence, and other insights, we’ll do everything we can to understand and document the events that led to your injury. 

Step 2: Conduct Interviews

We’ll identify and interview anyone who may be able to attest to your injury and its surrounding events. This may include witnesses, people who know the defendant, and yourself. 

Step 3: Consult Experts

The TBI attorneys of Breit Biniazan will consult with experts across different fields, from medical experts who can analyze the extent of your injury, to forensic scientists who can reconstruct your accident. 

Step 4: Present Your Case

Once we’ve compiled evidence and testimony, we’ll combine them with our legal expertise in order to aggressively advocate for you in the courtroom. We’ll anticipate the defendant’s defenses and excuses and present the facts, helping you receive the compensation you deserve. 

Choosing an Experienced Brain Injury Lawyer in Virginia

When it comes time to file a TBI case, whether for you or a loved one, you should find a TBI law firm that will stand up to those who wronged you with tenacity and without intimidation. Breit Biniazan is such a law firm. 

We understand the wide-sweeping challenges posed by a traumatic brain injury, and we want to ensure you receive justice. That’s why we operate on a contingency basis. You won’t pay us anything until we win your case, so you can focus on recovering instead of expenses. 

The lawyers of Breit Biniazan are known for their fierce representation, and we won’t rest until you win fair compensation for your TBI. 

Call Breit Biniazan at (855) 212-8200 for a free, confidential case evaluation today.

Virginia Traumatic Brain Injury Lawsuits FAQs

Why should I hire an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney?

As with all personal injuries, in a TBI case, you need to prove that a person’s negligence or actions led to your injury and damages. Because TBI are difficult to diagnose or measure, it can be hard to prove the guilty party’s role in your injury. On top of that, TBI can affect your memory, speech, and other facilities that would help you communicate about your injuries in a case. Navigating all of these difficult factors requires the legal expertise of traumatic brain injury attorneys like those at Breit Biniazan. 

Why do I need a lawyer who has handled brain injury cases in the past?

Brain injury cases are complex and difficult to prove, requiring not only knowledge of the law but also an understanding of brain injuries, their causes, and the long-term consequences. Our experienced lawyers understand these different aspects of a TBI case because we’ve fought—and won—these cases before. We also understand when to tap into the knowledge of experts, and we have a wide network of medical and investigative professionals ready to help. 

What is the most common type of mild brain injury?

Concussions are the most common type of mild brain injury, accounting for three out of every four TBI. However, concussions should be taken seriously because one concussion makes the victim more susceptible to others, and their cumulative damage can cause brain damage. 

After I hit my head, the emergency room sent me home, and now I feel even worse. What should I do?

Brain injuries are difficult to diagnose or measure, and symptoms may continue to evolve for days following the injury. If your symptoms continue to worsen, instead of improve, return to the ER. 

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