Attorney John Cooper Publishes New Book on Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are some of the most serious and complicated conditions caused by car accidents or falls. Virginia attorney John Cooper has represented clients who suffered traumatic brain injuries for decades and has won tens of millions of dollars on their behalf.
Now, he has published The Traumatic Brain Injury Toolkit to help people who may have suffered this debilitating injury. The book, co-authored by Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers attorneys Jim Hurley, Griffin O’Hanlon, and Bill O’Mara, explores many aspects of brain injuries and is intended to assist brain injury sufferers, caregivers, family members, and others.
John Cooper has represented brain injury sufferers for decades where the injury was caused by the fault of another. TBIs are commonly referred to as concussions, and until recently, less was known about the injury. Insurance companies routinely ignored symptoms associated with concussions, such as severe and ongoing headaches, when evaluating cases. Even today, insurers downplay brain injuries sustained after auto accidents, slip and falls, or industrial accidents.
In The Traumatic Brain Injury Toolkit, John highlights how some brain injuries can linger or even prove to be permanent with catastrophic effects on the lives of those who suffer from them. He also discusses mild traumatic brain injuries, which are closed head injuries that are “invisible” and often missed in the emergency room. Notwithstanding the name of the injury, mild TBIs can be extremely serious and result in cognitive memory problems, personality changes, and sleep disruption that can affect a person’s quality of life.
A founding partner of Norfolk-based Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers, John Cooper works with doctors who are highly specialized in treating patients with TBIs in Virginia. These physicians focus their practices on TBI medicine, neurology, and psychiatry. TBI signs and symptoms are discussed thoroughly in the book, which also includes chapters about proving a TBI, testing for brain injuries, TBI litigation, post-traumatic stress disorder, living with a TBI, and support for families and caregivers.
In 2020, John and his team obtained the largest reported recovery in Virginia that year, $6.5 million, for a single car accident victim who was left quadriplegic by a car wreck. John’s other recent results include a $5.8 million settlement for a traumatic brain injury victim and a $4.7 million settlement for an auto accident victim who suffered vision impairment and multiple fractures.
In addition to fighting for TBI victims, Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers also supports and regularly donates to brain injury organizations including the Brain Injury Association of Virginia (BIAV). BIAV provides support and resources to TBI sufferers and their families across Virginia.
You can request a free copy of the Traumatic Brain Injury Toolkit at tbitoolkit.com or call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers for more details. While this book is an invaluable resource to help TBI sufferers and their families, you should always seek a meeting with a lawyer if you believe you suffered a TBI after an accident.