Northern Virginia Brain Injury Lawyer
Brain Injury Statistics
Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are among the most common types of injury in Virginia and nationwide. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 1.7 million people across the United States suffer from a traumatic brain injury every year, and this type of injury is found to be a contributing factor in one out of three injury-related deaths throughout the country.
The most common causes of TBI include falls (35.2 percent), motor vehicle accidents (17.3 percent), being struck by or against objects (16.5 percent) and assault (10 percent). Locally, the Brain Injury Association of Virginia reports that 186,000 Virginians have suffered a TBI and are now living with the symptoms. In 2009 there were 5,452 people statewide who were hospitalized for a head injury and 1,360 died. The two leading causes of brain injuries in Virginia are reported to be falls (53 percent) and traffic collisions including car accidents, motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, bicycle accidents and pedestrian accidents (33 percent).
Compensation for Brain Injury Victims in Arlington, Alexandria, and Fairfax
A brain injury can happen to anyone in virtually any type of accident. They happen at school, on the job site, at home and on the road. At Chaikin, Sherman, Cammarata & Siegel, P.C., we help people from all walks of life to pursue compensation for the impact that a brain injury has had on their lives. Whether you were injured in a car accident, or truck accident, if your child was injured in a sports accident, or if you slipped and fell as a result of a property owner’s negligence, we urge you to contact us now for a free consultation with a Northern Virginia personal injury lawyer.
As two of our partners are founders and current president and vice president of the Brain Injury Association of Washington, DC, you can be sure that we take these types of cases to heart. Our goal is to see that you receive monetary damages to offset your medical expenses and lost income, as well as noneconomic damages for your pain, suffering and emotional distress.
Contact us for a free case evaluation now to find out
how much your claim is worth and to get the process started.