What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

The Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) defines a traumatic brain injury as “a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of the brain.  Not all blows or jolts to the head result in a TBI. The severity of such an injury may range from “mild” i.e., a brief change in mental status or consciousness to “severe” i.e., an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after the injury.  A TBI can result in short or long-term problems with independent function.”

Effects of TBI

The effects of a traumatic brain injury can change your life completely. Even with a more mild case of TBI, the affected person may experience personality changes, memory problems, mood swings, headaches, and difficulty concentrating, and other physical, emotional, or mental issues.

In this way, even a mild injury can have a dramatic effect on your relationships with friends and family, your performance at work, and your ability to live the life you were accustomed to before the injury occurred. More severe TBI can have an even greater impact on cognitive abilities and on the use of your arms and legs. Severe traumatic brain injury may even result in a comatose state or such dramatic physical and mental changes that the injured person must be put into expensive long-term rehabilitative care.

How Our Virginia Brain Injury Lawyers Can Help You

The Virginia brain injury lawyers at our firm work with some of the most distinguished brain injury medical doctors and psychologists across the United States. We know the procedures and testing which can be utilized to level the playing field for our clients. Using testing and diagnostic procedures, we have been able to demonstrate repeatedly the significant impairment suffered by our clients and memory, intellectual function, and behavior.

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