Virginia/Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Truck/Tractor-Trailer lawsuits and Other Accidents With Brain Injury/Closed Head Injury | Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp

Virginia/Carolina Personal Injury Lawyers Discuss Truck/Tractor-Trailer Accidents and Brain Injury/Closed Head Injury Cases

My colleague, Rick Shapiro, posted a new article discussing how our personal injury lawyers have extensive experience in handling brain injury/closed head injury personal injury cases, having handled and tried to verdict several substantial brain injury cases including a record personal injury case in Northern Virginia that resulted in a $46 million verdict in 2000 (a lawyer with our firm was one of two attorneys representing a gas station worker who suffered a brain injury and massive orthopedic injuries — see “record verdict” under the case result section on this website). As in our case of a gas station worker who had the building walls crumbling around him, there are often no fractured skulls, no blood around the head, and many times is no initial diagnosis of brain/closed head injury, whether at the emergency room or soon thereafter. How do our experienced personal injury lawyers assist a family with these type cases?

Read the full article to learn more.

Traumatic brain injury/closed head injury is a difficult medical diagnosis, sometimes even difficult for a doctor who specializes in brain injury (See our FAQ’s section). For this reason, a protocol of various tests is normally appropriate: CT scans of the brain, MRI of the brain, and neuropsychological tests are done to evaluate whether a closed head injury may actually be a traumatic brain injury with permanent consequences.

In a truck, semi/big rig and tractor-trailer cases, aviation/aircraft cases, in any case where a substantial traumatic impact occurs, brain injury also is something that may occur. Certainly, the impact of a 18 wheeler/tractor-trailer on a car can be tremendously catastrophic and has a well-known history of causing brain injury. Naturally, falls from heights including aircraft/airplane crashes also are well known to be associated with brain injuries in survivors.  An experienced personal injury lawyer must spend weeks or months organizing the medical exhibits to present them not only to a jury, but in an effort to settle the case often these exhibits must be presented to the insurance company adjusters or to the corporate lawyers who will be making a decision on settling in resolving a brain injury/closed head injury case.

If we can help you or a family member with this most difficult and complex type of personal injury claim, please contact us today via toll-free phone or our quick contact form.

Shapiro, Washburn & Sharp personal injury law firm is based in Virginia practicing primarily in the southeastern U.S. and handles only injury law, including car, truck, railroad, and medical negligence cases and more.  The firm’s website is:, the firm edits two injury law blogs:  Virginia Beach Injuryboard & Norfolk Injuryboard, and also hosts a video library covering many FAQ’s on personal injury subjects.