D.C. Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys Seek Damages for Accident Victims
Experienced lawyers represent clients in the area who’ve suffered head injuries
If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI) in a car accident, a fall, a contact sport, or any other incident, the extent of the harm may not be readily apparent, but the effects could be long-lasting or even permanent. If your head injury was caused by someone’s negligent or reckless actions, you may have a right to seek compensation. The attorneys at Law Offices of John Lopatto have experience representing clients in the area and throughout District of Columbia who’ve sustained TBIs. We have the background and resources to seek damages that fully account for your losses in the short- and long-term. Our attorneys understand the complexities of these cases and will work to obtain compensation that addresses your needs now and in the future.
Skilled advocates understand the complexities of head injuries
TBIs occur when the head violently and suddenly hits an object or when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain tissue. In open-head injuries, the skull is fractured. In closed-head injuries, the skull is not fractured, but these injuries can be even more serious because the brain may swell or blood clots may form under the skull, without any outward sign.
Brain injuries are classified as mild if the victim loses consciousness or is disoriented for less than 30 minutes. But even when MRIs and CAT scans are normal, and the patient appears outwardly healthy, TBI victims may suffer debilitating symptoms such as these:
- Severe headache
- Confusion and difficulty remembering events
- Lightheadedness and dizziness
- Blurred vision or tired eyes
- Numbness or weakness on one side of the body
- Ringing in the ears
- Bad taste in the mouth
- Unusual tiredness
After any impact to the head, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Even an injury with relatively minor symptoms can lead to serious consequences if left untreated. And because these injuries can result in long-lasting damage that affects your ability to perform everyday activities, it is important to retain an experienced personal injury attorney who has handled traumatic brain injury claims. When you seek the counsel of Law Offices of John Lopatto, you can count on us to represent and protect your interests against insurers whose goal is to pay you as little as possible.
Knowledgeable advisers represent victims of serious harm
Severe brain injury is classified as loss of consciousness for more than 30 minutes and memory loss that lasts longer than 24 hours. But within this category, victims can suffer a wide range of impairments:
- Speech and language deficits such as difficulty speaking, reading or writing
- Memory loss
- Partial or total vision loss
- Loss of the sense of touch, smell or taste
People who’ve sustained a severe TBI often suffer deficits that are permanent, affecting their ability to hold a job and support themselves and their families. They may also require lifelong care, at a great cost. At Law Offices of John Lopatto, we understand the consequences of these injuries and the need for compensation that addresses not only medical treatment and long-term care but also financial loss when victims can no longer work. We consult with medical experts who can detail the extent of your injury and deliver compelling testimony as we press insurers for the full value of your claim through settlements or in court.
Contact skilled D.C. personal injury attorneys for a TBI claim
If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury caused by someone’s negligence, Law Offices of John Lopatto can help you seek full, fair compensation that accounts for the harm you’ve suffered. Call our Washington office at 202-899-5873 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.