Brain Injury

Petersburg Brain Injury Lawyer

It’s truly breathtaking what the human brain is able to accomplish. This is an organ that regulates most everything we do our nervous system, our muscles, our memories, and even breathing itself. Therefore, an injury to the brain is likely to have a significant impact on the life of the injured person. What happens when that injury is the fault of someone else? In a just world, that “someone else” (or their insurance carrier) will foot the bill for recovery and other damages. And while we may not live in a just world, our experienced Petersburg brain injury lawyer is determined to fight for equity and fairness on behalf of every client who comes through our door. 

Cuthbert Law Offices serves clients across Virginia from our Petersburg office. We’ve been helping people fight for fair settlements since 1977 and we want to help you next. 

Call (804) 485-2555 or reach out here online today

The Leadership You Can Trust

Cuthbert Law Offices has been fighting for clients across Virginia since 1977. We understand how to investigate, negotiate, and—when necessary—litigate a brain injury case. Clients that will rely on the settlement to care for them for a long period of time know that they can trust us for guidance. 

Seeking Compensation for Brain Injuries

At Cuthbert Law Offices, we understand the devastating impact that brain injuries can have on individuals and their families. If you or a loved one have suffered a brain injury due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, you may be entitled to compensation. Our experienced brain injury attorneys are dedicated to fighting for your rights and helping you receive the financial support you deserve.

When pursuing a brain injury claim, it is important to consider the following:

  • Medical expenses: Brain injuries often require extensive medical treatment, including surgeries, rehabilitation, and ongoing therapy. We will work to ensure that all your medical expenses are accounted for in your claim.
  • Lost wages: Many brain injury victims are unable to work or return to their previous level of employment. We will seek compensation for lost wages, both past and future, to help alleviate the financial burden.
  • Pain and suffering: Brain injuries can cause physical pain, emotional distress, and a significant decrease in quality of life. Our attorneys will fight to recover damages for your pain and suffering.
  • Long-term care: Severe brain injuries may require long-term care and assistance. We will work to secure compensation for any necessary future care, ensuring that your needs are met.
  • Proving negligence: To successfully pursue a brain injury claim, we must establish that another party was negligent or at fault for the accident or incident that caused your injury. Our legal team will gather evidence, interview witnesses, and consult with experts to build a strong case on your behalf.

Consequences of Brain Injuries

The types of brain injuries are extensive, involving everything from a concussion, to a wound where the skull is damaged, and the brain exposed. As such, the possible consequences of an injury are numerous. Generally speaking, though, the following can result from traumatic brain damage: 

  • Persistent headaches. 
  • Confusion and memory problems. It’s not uncommon for someone who has suffered a serious fall to go through a brief period of memory loss. Depending on the severity of the injury, that loss could go on for a long time, if not permanently. 
  • The loss of physical coordination. This can include having convulsions and muscle spasms. 
  • Slurred speech
  • Blood clotting—this makes brain injury victims more vulnerable to a stroke. 
  • Problems with bowel and bladder function. 
  • Difficulty with sexual function. 

It should be noted that these are not only consequences, but warning signs. It’s possible that, after a fall or collision, the injured person was able to get up and walk away. Perhaps it was later that these signs started to manifest themselves. It’s imperative to get looked at by a doctor as soon as possible. The first reason is, of course, for one’s own health. It’s also important from a legal perspective. To get a settlement, a Petersburg brain injury attorney must connect the injury with a specific event. The longer the time window gets between that event and the diagnosis, the more difficult it may be. 

Put over 45 years of experience in your corner when you work with Cuthbert Law Offices. Call (804) 485-2555 or fill out our online contact form today.