Traumatic brain injury is sometimes referred to as a silent epidemic because, following an accident, a brain injury can be hard to diagnose. The symptoms may be hidden for an extended period, particularly for people suffering from a brain injury that is in the "mild" category. Although you, your family, and your friends may know something is not quite right, it can be enormously challenging to prove to insurance adjusters and juries that you experienced a traumatic brain injury at someone else’s hands. This puts the victim of a traumatic brain injury that is in the mild category in a difficult situation, in which the ability to obtain adequate compensation for the injury is in doubt.
Defendants and the insurance companies fail or refuse to compensate victims of traumatic brain injury for a number of reasons:
- The brain injury was not diagnosed within days after the accident;
- The brain injury was caused by something other than blunt force trauma, such as a deceleration or whiplash-type injury, making the insurance adjuster doubt that the injury came from the accident;
- The brain injury is in the mild category, making the insurer doubt that the injury will require ongoing costly medical treatment; and
- The brain injury resulted from a closed head injury, and CT Scans and other diagnostic tests/scans do not provide conclusive evidence of a brain injury.
When compensation is denied by an insurance company to a traumatic brain injury victim, it is often necessary to obtain advice from a Virginia brain injury lawyer who can assess the case.
Did a Richmond accident cause your brain injury?
What causes a traumatic brain injury? Several types of accidents that lead to traumatic brain injuries. Some of these include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle crashes
- Truck collisions
- Workplace accidents
- Slip, trip, and fall incidents
The variety of ways that a brain injury can happen makes serious brain and spine injuries even more complicated for juries to understand and reward. Many people believe that you must have blunt force trauma to the head in order to receive a brain injury, but this is not correct.
If you believe you or a loved one have suffered a traumatic brain injury, a Virginia brain injury lawyer can help you or your loved one focus on recovering from the injury instead of fighting a complex battle against an insurance company and the people who caused the injury. The Mottley Law Firm's office is located in Richmond, Virginia, but Kevin Mottley accepts cases from all parts of the state and even cases from other states with court approval and an affiliation with local counsel in other jurisdictions.
The Mottley Law Firm is a small, boutique civil litigation practice, meaning that it only accepts a handful of cases every year. If your matter is of the type that the Firm handles, and the Firm agrees to handle your case, you can be assured that Kevin Mottley will give the case his personal attention.
Contact Richmond injury lawyer Kevin Mottley by calling (804) 930-1022.