From Charlottesville, Virginia

Covering the state of Virginia, Wilson & Hajek, a personal injury law firm, is centrally located in Charlottesville, Virginia. Francis Hajek is an experienced Virginia personal injury attorney and lawyer who provides aggressive representation and personal service to his clients who have suffered injuries. Since 2007, he has been listed in Best Lawyers in America.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Traumatic Brain Injury, More Of A Problem Than You Think

One of my daughters attends Western Albemarle High School. Western is located in Albemarle County, Virginia, about 10 miles from Charlottesville. Last year, its football team had an outstanding season and the question is, how is it going to do this year. Now how does this tie in with traumatic brain injury, Well, I read that one of the potential stars on the team was suffering from a concussion and was going to have to sit out some games and it reminded me of a statistic from the Brain Injury Association of America. Someone suffers a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) every 21 seconds. Further, the costs of such TBI problems is estimated to exceed 35 billion dollars annually. These mind boggling statistics include undiagnosed cases of TBI that are often looked at as just being concussions. And, recent studies have shown a link between football head injuries and TBI. A focus of these studies has been helmet safety and whether today's helmets help to prevent TBI or whether they contribute to TBI cases. These are complicated issues. At Wilson & Hajek, our lawyers have significant experience handling TBI cases. We have worked closely with the leading medical professional in the field to help our clients get the right treatment and then to present their cases effectively in the courtroom. If you have any questions about TBI, please call us. We are happy to talk to you and help as we can. In the meantime, let's hope that all the young men and women who are playing sports this year are fortunate enough to avoid any injury. Go Western!

Wilson & Hajek, LLC, a personal injury law firm
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Serving Virginia, including Albemarle, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Louisa, Madison, Nelson, Orange, Staunton, Waynesboro

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