Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injuries Change Victims’ Lives Forever

by Staff Blogger | April 11th, 2019

At Skolrood Law Firm, our attorneys are dedicated to helping innocent victims get compensation after they suffer injuries that affect their ability to work and earn a living for their families. Many injuries can result in temporary or permanent disability, but traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are unique due to their capacity to cause permanent personality, cognitive, and behavioral changes in victims.

People who suffer TBIs can experience a wide range of side effects and complications. Some victims may experience only minor effects, while others may experience profound difficulties in everyday life. It’s not uncommon for TBI victims to require assistance with day-to-day living tasks, while others may need around-the-clock care and supervision.

The stress that TBIs put on both victims and their loved ones can be overwhelming, especially when victims were the primary income-earners for their households. The costs associated with TBIs, including rehabilitation, can be enormous and difficult to manage on a reduced family income.

If you or someone you love suffered a TBI because of another person’s or party’s negligence, you deserve maximum compensation. Our Roanoke traumatic brain injury lawyers know what you’re going through, and it’s our goal to help you get the money you need for medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Don’t trust just any law firm with your family’s recovery after such a serious injury. Contact us today for a free consultation, and let us put our experience to work for you.

Why TBI Victims and Their Families Need Legal Representation

by Staff Blogger | February 7th, 2019

Whether they’re due to auto accidents, motorcycle accidents, work-related accidents, or even acts of violence, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are often lifechanging for victims and their families. That’s because injuries to the brain can cause dramatic changes in everything from fine motor skills and balance to memory and cognition.

It’s common for TBI victims to face huge medical bills for hospitalization, surgery, and rehabilitation. Many may also require in-home care and even around-the-clock supervision and assistance from nurses and other medical professionals. Working a full-time job often becomes difficult or impossible for TBI victims, which means they no longer have the opportunity to earn an income for their families.

Like all personal injury victims, TBI victims who were harmed because of someone else’s negligence can file compensation claims to get money for their injury-related expenses. However, pursuing compensation after a TBI can be extremely difficult. That’s because victims are often unable to complete many of the steps necessary to complete a claim on their own, and their loved ones may be too busy and exhausted from caring for them and managing their households to take on the task themselves.

That’s where we come in. At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke brain injury lawyers assist TBI victims and their loved ones as much as possible. From collecting evidence to prove negligence caused the injury, to calculating how much money victims deserve, it’s our goal to take the stress of the claim off the shoulders of victims and their loved ones. Call us today for a free consultation.

Brain Injuries Affect Every Aspect of Victims’ Lives

by Staff Blogger | December 20th, 2018

Due to sports-related conditions like chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE), there’s more awareness about brain injuries than ever before. Researchers have discovered that even minor brain injuries can cause victims to suffer permanent damage to vital parts of their brains that are responsible for everything from their personalities to their fine motor skills and decision-making abilities.

While CTE is often caused by repeated blows to the head, a single head injury can result in serious brain damage—especially if it occurs during an auto accident, motorcycle accident, or truck accident. And while the severity of brain injuries can vary from incident to incident, even seemingly minor concussions can have long-lasting impacts on victims’ lives.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke brain injury attorneys are here to help anyone whose life was forever altered by a preventable brain injury. The costs associated with brain injuries are often more than families can afford, especially if the victims were primary income-earners for their households. That’s where we come in—we do everything in our power to help victims and their loved ones get maximum compensation for their injuries.

After an injury that wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for medical bills and rehabilitation costs—especially if you’re not receiving the paychecks your family depends on. Let us fight for you to get the money you deserve. Call today for a free consultation.

TBI Victims Deserve Lifelong Compensation

by Staff Blogger | October 11th, 2018

The brain is the most important organ in the body. It’s the seat of consciousness and controls both a person’s intellect and his or her personality. When it gets damaged due to an accident, violence, or a disease, it can forever change a victim’s life.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke brain injury lawyers know how devastating traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are for both victims and their families. Moderate to severe TBIs can cause immediate, profound, and often permanent disabilities in victims, making it difficult or even impossible for them to live independently.

But new research proves that even relatively minor TBIs can have long-lasting impacts on victims. Simply put: any incident that damages the brain can be potentially devastating both in the short term and long term for victims.

TBI victims can file claims against persons or parties who cause them to suffer cognitive disabilities for a variety of damages, such as:

  • Medical bills—People with TBIs often need immediate and critical medical attention, as TBIs can be fatal if they aren’t treated. Victims may require brain surgery, prolonged hospital visits, and rehabilitation to regain some of their independence and motor skills.
  • Lost wages—TBI victims are frequently left permanently disabled, and that means they can no longer receive the paychecks their families depend on. Even victims who have disability insurance may receive only a fraction of the money they used to earn.
  • Pain and suffering—TBIs can make it impossible to enjoy certain parts of life that previously brought victims joy. In addition, victims also frequently suffer from physical symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and sensitivity to light and noise.

We’re here to help you or your loved one get the money you deserve after your TBI. Call today for a free consultation.

Why Do You Need a Lawyer after a Traumatic Brain Injury?

by Staff Blogger | August 2nd, 2018

Brain injuries can affect every part of your life. They can affect your ability to get out of bed and dress yourself, your ability to work and earn a living for your family, and even your ability to communicate with your loved ones.

At Skolrood Law Firm, we’ve seen firsthand how devastating brain injuries are for victims and their families. When traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) cause victims to lose their independence or make them rely on in-home nurses and healthcare aides, the expenses can be enormous and more than many families can afford.

That’s why it’s our goal to help victims and their loved ones get the compensation they deserve after such profound injuries. When you call our team of Roanoke brain injury lawyers, it’s our goal to help you by taking the following steps:

  • We’ll calculate how much the TBI will cost your family. Our lawyers won’t just fight to get you the money you deserve today—we’ll fight to get you the money you deserve in the future, too. That includes current and future lost wages and medical bills.
  • We’ll negotiate with the insurance company. Insurance companies are in business to make big profits, and that means they’re always looking to pay as little as possible to claimants. We know their tricks, and we won’t give up until we get an offer that’s fair for you.

TBIs are serious injuries that can have serious consequences on your family’s future. Get the experienced legal representation you deserve to maximize your chances of receiving full compensation. Call today for a free consultation.

How Do Traumatic Brain Injuries Affect Victims?

by Staff Blogger | May 31st, 2018

When an accident or injury causes damage to a bodily organ, the consequences can be severe and even life-threatening. But some organs have regenerative capabilities or the option of transplantation in the event of serious illness or injury.

The exception to that rule is the brain. When parts of the brain are damaged during accidents or due to illnesses, victims may not experience significant healing or recovery. That means traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can have profound and lifelong effects on victims.

Some of the most common ways that TBIs affect victims include:

  • Cognitive and personality changes—TBI victims may experience a reduction in their cognitive abilities. They also may experience changes in personality, and their general dispositions may change dramatically. Some victims may experience significant depression and anxiety after their injuries.
  • Reduction in fine motor skills—TBI victims also may find it difficult to complete tasks that were previously easy for them, including driving, getting dressed, eating, and walking. That can make it impossible for some victims to hold down jobs or even live independently due to their newfound disabilities.

When TBIs are severe, victims may require around-the-clock supervision and assistance. That type of care can be expensive—especially when the victim is no longer able to work.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke brain injury lawyers help victims and their families recover the compensation they deserve after TBIs that were caused by another person’s or party’s negligence.

Get in touch with us today for a free consultation to find out how we may be able to help.

What Compensation Is Available for Brain Injury Victims?

by Staff Blogger | April 19th, 2018

Brain injuries affect entire families, and their repercussions can be felt for decades. People who suffer traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) may lose some or all of their independence, and they may need frequent or constant assistance from family members or caregivers.

In addition to requiring expensive medical care, rehabilitation, and living assistance, TBI victims also may lose their ability to work. That means their loved ones often face financial struggles, as they may find it difficult to balance the costs of losing an income while needing to hire nurses or reduce their own working hours to act as caregivers.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke brain injury lawyers want to help victims and their families get compensation for everything they’ve gone through, including:

  • Medical bills—The medical costs associated with TBIs can feel overwhelming and never-ending. Patients often require lifelong care, and they may need around-the-clock help.
  • Lost wages—TBIs often disrupt or eliminate the possibility of working and succeeding in a job or career. That means victims and their families may lose out on decades of income and earnings.
  • Pain and suffering—TBIs have complications that are painful for both victims and their families. Changes in personality and cognition can change family dynamics and create challenging circumstances for everyone.

We know TBIs, and we know what it takes to win. Call today for a free consultation.

What Compensation Is Available for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims?

by Staff Blogger | February 8th, 2018

When organs are damaged via illness, injury, or other types of trauma, the effects can be devastating for victims. Even minor damage to vital organs can require corrective surgery, hospitalization, and even transplantation.

But the brain is slightly different. When brain damage occurs, the consequences can be permanent and far-reaching on victims’ lives. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can be caused by everything from diseases and illnesses to accidents and acts of violence.

When people suffer TBIs, they may experience cognitive difficulties, changes in personality, and even the loss of their ability to live independently. At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke brain injury lawyers help victims and their families recover compensation for things like:

  • Lost income – Many TBI victims are unable to return to their careers, while some are unable to work in any capacity, resulting in decades of lost pay and earning potential.
  • Medical bills – People who suffer TBIs often need extensive medical care, rehabilitation, and even in-home care from nurses and healthcare workers—all of which can be extremely expensive.
  • Pain and suffering – TBIs are difficult not only for victims, but also for their families. Because victims may need constant care and experience personality changes, their families often find it hard to cope with their new daily lives.

When TBIs occur because of other people’s or parties’ negligence, victims and their families can pursue claims for compensation. Our legal team knows what it takes to build strong TBI claims, and we’re ready to put our experience to work for you. Call today for a free consultation.

Occupations Associated With Traumatic Brain Injuries

by Staff Blogger | January 11th, 2018

In recent decades, workplaces have become more focused on improving employee safety and well-being. Agencies like the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the U.S. Department of Labor have created regulations and guidelines to protect workers while they’re on the job, but serious and even life-threatening injuries still happen daily at workplaces across America.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most devastating workplace injuries, as they can leave victims unable to work and reliant on others for care and basic needs. TBIs are more likely to occur in some occupations than others, such as:

  • Construction – Construction workers are at a higher risk for TBIs than people in many other lines of work. Construction sites are full of heavy equipment and machinery, and workers can be seriously injured by falling objects—even when they’re wearing hard hats.
  • Roofing – Falls are a common cause of TBIs, and roofers are particularly at risk for that type of accident and injury. Unlike construction workers, roofers may not have scaffolding or catwalks to protect them, increasing their chances of falling long distances.
  • Driving – Truck drivers, bus drivers, cab drivers, and delivery drivers can suffer TBIs during traffic accidents. And because they’re on the road all day, their risks of being involved in serious crashes are much higher than people in other occupations.

The Roanoke brain injury attorneys at Skolrood Law Firm know that some workers are more prone to TBIs than others, but we’re here to help anyone who suffered a TBI due to another person’s negligence or carelessness.

Whether you or a loved one is the victim of a TBI, we want to build a claim on your behalf. Call today for a free consultation.

3 Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

by Staff Blogger | August 31st, 2017

Although the brain is protected by the skull, it’s still a highly sensitive and delicate organ. When it gets damaged or injured due to an accident or illness, it can cause debilitating symptoms.

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can cause people to suffer lifelong health problems and neurological effects, including reduced or lost cognitive abilities, chronic pain, amnesia, bowel and bladder control problems, and even paralysis. Many people who suffer TBIs are unable to go back to work, and some even need constant medical care and attention.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention says that three of the most common causes of TBIs include:

  1. Car accidents – TBIs caused by auto accidents are often fatal and account for 17 percent of this type of injury. Car accidents generate huge amounts of force, which can result in a victim’s brain moving inside the skull, causing bleeding and severe damage.
  2. Falls – Slips, trips, and falls account for around 35 percent of TBIs. Among senior citizens 65 years old or older, they account for 62 percent of TBIs.
  3. Accidental blows to the head – Around 16 percent of TBIs are caused by victims striking their heads on objects or being struck by objects. Construction and industrial workers are particularly at risk, especially if they aren’t provided hard hats.

Even minor TBIs have the potential to change victims’ lives forever. If you or someone you love suffered a TBI because of another person’s or party’s negligence, we want to hear from you.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke brain injury attorneys know how devastating TBIs can be—especially if they keep you from earning the paycheck you depend on. Our consultations are always free, and we’re here to speak with you 24/7.