Researchers in Denmark have found that those who suffer from traumatic brain injuries are at nearly double the risk of suicide as those without TBIs. The study, published in the medical journal JAMA, looked at data culled from 35 years of suicides and those with a history of traumatic brain injuries. The researchers also discovered […] March 11, 2020 READ MOREHow Long Will A Virginia Personal Injury Claim Take?
Many of our clients are eager to learn how long their personal injury claim will take. Unfortunately, there is no quick or easy answer to this question. Here’s how the average timeline often works out: Initial consultation. When a potential client schedules an initial meeting with our team, they share their story and learn of […] January 08, 2020 READ MOREDo I need to hire a personal injury lawyer?
A: No. You are not required to hire a personal injury lawyer to make a claim. However, you need to be careful not to sign away your legal rights with the other insurance company for a small settlement. If you agree to a settlement and sign the release papers, you cannot ask for more money […] January 03, 2020 READ MOREResearch Seeks to Shed Light on Students with TBI
Two new studies could help reveal the full impact of traumatic brain injuries in children and teens. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control announced two new cooperative agreements with researchers studying return to school programs for students with TBI. The first awardee seeks to better understand how students with TBI perform academically when compared with […] October 11, 2019 READ MORETraumatic Brain Injuries in Children
Parents spend countless hours and dollars trying to protect their children from harm. All too often, though, kids find themselves involved in serious accidents. What might start out as a harmless trip to the skating rink or soccer field can sometimes result in a life-changing traumatic brain injury. According to the Brain Injury Association of […] June 05, 2019 READ MOREBrain Injuries Caused by Car Accidents
Auto accidents are one of the leading causes of brain injuries. The brain can be damaged either from an accident that causes an object to pierce the skull or from an impact causing the head to violently hit an object. How auto accidents can injure the brain According to the Brain Injury Institute: “The greatest […] October 18, 2018 READ MOREMental Health Technician Charged in Teen’s Death
A Norfolk teen has died at a Loudoun County behavioral health facility. The teen was found unresponsive and not breathing back in November, 2017. While the identity of the victim has not been released, we know that an autopsy has revealed he died from positional asphyxiation. Police believe the mental health technician’s restraint techniques may […] January 18, 2018 READ MOREBrain Injury Awareness Month March
It’s March – Brain Injury Awareness Month. It’s the time of year when many of us are hitting the highway for a spring break road trip or to visit grandparents for Easter. Which is why the timing is so perfect for Brain Injury Awareness Month. You may not know it, but car accidents are among […] March 16, 2016 READ MOREWhat 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 […] May 27, 2014 READ MOREHow common are brain injuries in the United States?
Brain injuries are more common than most people realize. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control estimates that such injuries contribute to 30 percent of all injury deaths. Each day, more than 150 people die from injuries that include traumatic brain injury. Anyone who takes a blow to the head in a car accident, in […] May 27, 2014 READ MORE