Traumatic brain injuries are some of the worst injuries we see as personal injury lawyers who help people after they have been hurt in car, truck and motorcycle wrecks.
Recently, we were able to help a young man who suffered a brain injury when he was hit by a red light runner in Virginia Beach. Cases like this are always very sad. Our client had his whole life ahead of him and was struck by a pickup truck driver who initially claimed to police that his brakes failed at the intersection of Independence Boulevard and Virginia Beach Boulevard. In a subsequent deposition, he admitted this was a false statement. The injury left our client, who was 21 at the time, with a permanent traumatic brain injury, almost constant headaches, as well as cognitive impairments and headaches. He also suffered knee, arm and neck injuries.
All cases are different and we cannot guarantee the same result in another case, but we were able to secure an $815,000 settlement for our client at mediation. The case was recently featured in Virginia Lawyers Weekly. I was ably assisted in this case by my law partner Jim Hurley and Norfolk attorney Howard Copeland.
No amount of money can make up for a permanent injury but the compensation system is designed to help those who have been injured due to the fault of another to rebuild their lives. If you suffer a permanent injury, you will likely have long-term medical needs. Our client had previously planned his career as a truck driver, but the accident meant he will be unable to pursue this career, reducing his earning capacity by almost $20,000 a year.
During the case the doctors who were hired by the defense attempted to downplay the injury. They admitted that the plaintiff had a concussion, but claimed that he was healed within six weeks. They dismissed any pain and suffering after six weeks as an exaggeration.
Earlier this year our Virginia Brain Injury Lawyers ran a series of articles about traumatic brain injuries on our website. If you suffer a brain injury you may end up with a range of cognitive defects. We looked at a number of other complications such as the fact that a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can cause speech and language disorders and a traumatic brain injury can impair your sex drive.
These are very real and terrifying problems that may change your life. That’s why if you are injured due to the fault of another person, you need to recover the most and look at all of the parties you can recover from. Call Cooper Hurley Injury Lawyers for a free consultation after a traumatic brain injury at 757.455.0077 or see CooperHurley.com. At Cooper Hurley your injury is our fight.