The medical definition of a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is “damage to the brain as the result of an injury.” ( While it sounds like such a simple explanation, this injury is one that can impact you for the rest of your life. It is important to understand TBI and how it will affect you, or a loved one.

What you should know about TBI

Traumatic brain injury results from either a blow to the head or a sudden jerk. When either of these events occurs, it causes the brain to hit the inside of the skull, resulting in damage to the brain. This injury ranges in severity—from minor to severe. Symptoms also vary greatly and may include such things as nausea, headache, dizziness, and fatigue.

It is crucial that you see a doctor if you bumped your head during a car accident. Even though you might feel fine initially, you could have suffered a TBI.

What you should know about your legal rights

If the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be able to pursue damages. An experienced Warrenton personal injury attorney will be able to guide you through the legal process, so that you can focus on your recovery.

To learn more about your options following a TBI, contact the law firm of Dulaney, Lauer & Thomas. We have several offices located throughout the state and can be reached by calling one of these telephone numbers:

  • Warrenton 540-341-0007
  • Culpeper 540-825-6046
  • Front Royal 540-636-7100
  • Charlottesville 434-985-6000
  • Fredericksburg 540-371-8808
  • Louisa 540-967-0660
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Working with Andrew and his team has been--without exception--one of the most pleasant, productive, and professional experiences of my adult life. I was seriously injured in an accident in July, 2018, in Virginia. I was driving a company vehicle that was registered in Maryland, for a company that was based in Wisconsin. And I live in New Jersey, where my personal vehicles are insured. The several jurisdictions involved presented a very unique case that demanded an experienced and nuanced strategy. I found Andrew Thomas (of Dulaney, Lauer, & Thomas) through some online research. And it is noteworthy that Andrew has worked the other side of the aisle--he used to work with insurance companies. Andrew took on my case with the assurance that he would work it with no less energy than he does each of his cases. At each turn, and with each question I had, Andrew and Paralegal Misty kept me informed, returned my calls, provided detailed explanations, and kept me feeling like I was in the loop and there was an eventual end to our journey. Nearly five years after the accident, we settled out of court for a significant sum in recognition of my personal injuries. The settlement was much more than I had expected. And without Andrew & Misty, I am sure the award would have been much less. If you are looking for professionalism, knowledge, dedication, answerability, responsiveness, integrity, and human-level communication from a personal injury attorney--look no further. You have found him. Thank you, Andrew and Misty. Gary Daley
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