Traumatic Brain Injury

Our Lawyers Know the Impact TBIs Have on Victims and Their Families

by Staff Blogger | September 19th, 2019

When people experience blows to the head, whether it’s due to motor vehicle accidents, slip and falls, sports injuries, and even physical violence, they’re at risk of suffering traumatic brain injuries (TBIs). TBIs can range from minor concussions to severe injuries that result in life-threatening complications and lifelong disabilities.

At Skolrood Law Firm, we’ve seen how serious TBIs can be for victims and their loved ones. Even relatively minor TBIs can affect victims enough to make it difficult or impossible for them to work due to impaired cognition, concentration, and fine motor skills. More severe TBIs not only rule out working, but they also may necessitate specialized healthcare, including around-the-clock medical supervision. The costs associated with TBIs can be enormous, especially when the victim was the primary income earner for their household.

If you or someone you love suffered a TBI because of someone else’s negligence, you deserve compensation for what you’ve gone through. Your livelihood may be permanently affected, and you may deal with complications such as impaired movement, personality and cognitive changes, and reduced independence for the rest of your life. Unfortunately, insurance companies rarely give TBI victims the money they need for their injury related expenses, including their current and future medical bills and lost wages—not to mention their pain and suffering.

Our Roanoke brain injury attorneys want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today for a free consultation.

What Types of Accidents Can Result in Traumatic Brain Injuries?

by Staff Blogger | July 25th, 2019

The human brain is the most complex organ in existence. But it’s also one of the most vulnerable. Although it’s protected by the skull, the brain can be easily damaged during accidents.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke brain injury lawyers know how devastating traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are for victims and their families. People who suffer TBIs often experience life-changing disabilities and problems with cognition, behavior, and fine motor skills. They may be unable to work for the rest of their lives, and they may also need medical care from highly trained nurses and specialists.

TBIs can be caused by a variety of accidents, including:

  • Auto accidents—Car crash victims may experience TBIs due to impacts with hard surfaces or even due to their brains moving inside their skulls, resulting in bleeding and tissue damage.
  • Motorcycle accidents—TBIs are common with motorcycle accidents. That’s because even helmeted motorcyclists are at risk of suffering severe head injuries when they’re thrown from their bikes during crashes.
  • Medical malpractice—TBIs can occur as a result of medical mistakes, including errors during surgery, administering the wrong dosages of medications, or oxygen deprivation.

If you or someone you love suffered a TBI, it’s important to have a law firm on your side that knows what you’re going through and knows how to build a claim that will maximize your chances of getting compensation. Contact us today to find out how we can fight for your rights to the money you deserve.

What Compensation Is Available for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims?

by Staff Blogger | June 6th, 2019

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) often have devastating consequences for victims and their loved ones. People who suffer TBIs may experience a wide range of debilitating symptoms, including physical symptoms such as headaches, nausea, and impaired motor skills and coordination. They also may develop cognitive deficits, including impaired memory, judgment, and personality changes.

The challenges associated with TBIs can be significant for victims and their families. Their physical and mental impairments may make it impossible for them to work, and when they’re not earning the paychecks their loved ones depend on, it can be difficult for them to keep up with their bills and daily living expenses.

In addition, many TBI victims require frequent medical care and attention, with some needing around-the-clock supervision. Paying for those treatments without a steady income is often out of reach for many victims and their families.

At Skolrood Law Firm, our Roanoke brain injury attorneys believe that victims shouldn’t have to pay for their own TBI-related expenses out of pocket. We also believe they should get maximum compensation for what they’ve gone through—especially when their injuries occurred due to someone else’s negligence. That’s why we fight to help victims get the money they need for their medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

If you or someone you love suffered a TBI, we want to hear from you. Contact us today to find out how we may be able to help your family.

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.