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If you’ve been involved in a car wreck or some other type of accident, you may have incurred a serious head injury which could lead to a traumatic brain injury. Unfortunately, brain injuries routinely fail to be diagnosed promptly and you could develop a permanent, debilitating condition stemming from the traumatic brain injury.

I’ve written articles about traumatic brain injuries and I’ve been a personal injury lawyer for over 20 years. Our firm, which deals exclusively with personal injury, has represented clients dealing with serious conditions stemming from these types of injuries. For example, we represented a client who had an engine valve hit him right in the head. The extent of his brain injury was not fully determined until visiting multiple doctors, including a neuro-psychiatrist.

Even if you haven’t been involved in a car wreck or some other serious accident, traumatic brain injuries can result from accidents in recreation. An estimated 300,000 sports- and recreation-related head injuries of mild-to-moderate severity occur in the United States each year, according to the Brain Injury Association of Virginia (VA).

Signs and symptoms associated with head injuries can develop immediately after the injury or can take days or weeks to appear, as mentioned above. Here are some tell-tale signs/symptoms to look out for:

•Blurred vision
•Sensitivity to light or noise
•Lack of energy
•Concentration or memory problems

About the Editors: Shapiro, Cooper Lewis & Appleton personal injury law firm is based in Virginia (VA), near the NE North Carolina (NC) border and handles car,truck,railroad, and medical negligence cases and more. Our lawyers proudly edit the Virginia Beach Injuryboard, Norfolk Injuryboard, and Northeast North Carolina Injuryboard as a pro bono public information service. Lawyers licensed in: VA, NC, SC, WV, DC, KY.


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