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Helping Victims of TBI in Norfolk, VA

When you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you need an experienced attorney who can help you understand your legal rights and options. At Kalfus & Nachman PC, our Virginia traumatic brain injury lawyers have been helping victims of serious injuries for over 40 years. We know how to build a strong case on your behalf and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.

Call (855) 880-8163 or contact us online today to schedule a free consultation with our Norfolk brain injury attorneys.

What is Traumatic Brain Injury?

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of brain injury that occurs when an external force causes the brain to become damaged. This can happen in a variety of ways, including in car accidents, falls, and sports injuries. TBI is a serious condition that can result in long-term or permanent damage, including cognitive, physical, and emotional impairments.

There are three main types of traumatic brain injury:

  • Mild TBI: Also known as a concussion, mild TBI is the most common type of brain injury. It is often caused by a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and neck. Mild TBI can cause temporary changes in brain function, including headaches, confusion, and memory problems.
  • Moderate TBI: This type of brain injury is characterized by a loss of consciousness for up to several hours. Moderate TBI can cause long-term or permanent physical or cognitive impairments.
  • Severe TBI: This is the most serious type of brain injury and is characterized by a loss of consciousness for more than 24 hours. Severe TBI can cause long-term or permanent physical or cognitive impairments.

Common types of brain injuries include:

  • Concussion: A mild form of TBI caused by a blow to the head or violent shaking. Symptoms can include confusion, memory problems, and headaches.
  • Contusion: A bruise on the brain's surface often caused by a direct impact to the head.
  • Coup-Contrecoup Injury: This injury occurs when the force of an impact causes the brain to move within the skull, resulting in contusions on both the side of the impact (coup) and the opposite side (contrecoup).
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury (DAI): This type of injury involves widespread damage to nerve fibers in the brain, typically resulting from rapid deceleration or rotation of the head. It can lead to coma or severe impairment.
  • Penetrating Brain Injury: This type of injury occurs when an object, such as a bullet or a sharp object, penetrates the skull and damages brain tissue. The severity depends on the location and extent of the injury.
  • Hypoxic-Ischemic Brain Injury: Hypoxia occurs when the brain doesn't receive enough oxygen, and ischemia occurs when blood flow to the brain is restricted. These injuries can result from various causes, such as near-drowning, cardiac arrest, or respiratory failure.
  • Shaken Baby Syndrome: Infants and young children are particularly vulnerable to brain injuries when violently shaken. This can cause bleeding, swelling, and damage to the brain.
  • Anoxic Brain Injury: Anoxia is a complete lack of oxygen to the brain, which can result from various conditions like suffocation, carbon monoxide poisoning, or severe asthma attacks. Anoxic brain injury can have serious consequences, especially if oxygen deprivation lasts for an extended period.
  • Encephalitis and Meningitis: Infections of the brain (encephalitis) or the membranes surrounding the brain and spinal cord (meningitis) can lead to inflammation and damage to brain tissue.

What are the Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injury?

It is not uncommon for the symptoms of TBI to be delayed, meaning they do not appear until days or even weeks after the injury occurs. This is why it is so important to seek medical attention after any type of head injury, even if you do not think it is serious.

Some of the most common symptoms of TBI include:

  • Headache
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Difficulty sleeping
  • Feeling tired or fatigued
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Changes in mood or mood swings
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Memory problems
  • Sensitivity to light or sound
  • Loss of consciousness
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Clear fluids draining from the nose or ears

If you or someone you love has suffered a blow to the head or a violent shaking of the head and neck, it is important to seek medical attention right away. Even if you do not think the injury is serious, you should still see a doctor. If you experience any of the symptoms of TBI in the days or weeks following the injury, you should see a doctor as soon as possible.

How is Traumatic Brain Injury Treated?

The treatment for TBI will depend on the severity of the injury and the symptoms you are experiencing. In some cases, TBI can be treated with medication and rest. In other cases, surgery may be required to repair the damage to the brain.

Some of the most common treatments for TBI include:

  • Medication to control seizures, reduce swelling in the brain, and prevent blood clots
  • Diuretics to reduce the amount of fluid in tissues
  • Physical therapy to help regain lost motor skills and coordination
  • Occupational therapy to help regain the ability to perform daily activities
  • Speech and language therapy to help regain lost communication skills
  • Psychological counseling to help manage the emotional and psychological symptoms of TBI

If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury, it is important to seek medical attention right away. The sooner you receive a diagnosis and begin treatment, the better your chances of making a full recovery.

Can You Sue for Traumatic Brain Injury?

If you or someone you love has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of another person or party, you may be entitled to compensation. This can include compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and more.

At Kalfus & Nachman PC, we handle all types of traumatic brain injury claims, including those involving:

  • Car accidents
  • Truck accidents
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Slip and falls
  • Workplace accidents
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • And more

Our Norfolk traumatic brain injury attorneys can help you understand your legal rights and options. We can investigate the circumstances surrounding your injury, gather evidence, and build a strong case on your behalf. We are not afraid to take on large insurance companies and corporations, and we will fight tirelessly for the maximum compensation you are owed.

How Much is a Traumatic Brain Injury Worth?

The value of a traumatic brain injury claim will depend on a variety of factors, including the severity of the injury and the impact it has on the victim’s life. In general, the more severe the injury, the more the claim will be worth.

Some of the most common types of compensation available in a traumatic brain injury claim include:

  • Medical expenses
  • Lost wages
  • Loss of earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Loss of consortium
  • And more

Our Virginia traumatic brain injury attorneys can help you understand the value of your claim and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed.

How Our Norfolk Traumatic Brain Injury AttorneysCan Help

At Kalfus & Nachman PC, we know how to build a strong case on your behalf and fight for the maximum compensation you are owed. We have been helping victims of serious injuries for over 40 years, and we have a proven track record of success. We are not afraid to take on large insurance companies and corporations, and we will fight tirelessly for you.

When you choose us to handle your traumatic brain injury claim, you can expect:

  • Compassionate, personalized service: We know how difficult it can be to suffer a traumatic brain injury. We will be there for you every step of the way, answering your questions and addressing your concerns.
  • Aggressive representation: We will not back down from a fight. Our attorneys are skilled negotiators and litigators, and we will fight tirelessly for the maximum compensation you are owed.
  • Proven results: We have a proven track record of success. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients, and we can help you, too.

Contact our Norfolk brain injury lawyers today at (855) 880-8163 today to schedule a free consultation.

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    “I highly recommend Kalfus & Nachman. They were on point from start to finish. Their office called me to keep me informed every step of the way. Everyone was friendly and returned calls and e-mails promptly! Very professional!”

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    “They took the time needed to listen and explain the answers to any questions I asked. The follow-up to return my calls was excellent and the results were unparalleled.”

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