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brain injury law: PROTECTING the rights of the injured

The Smith Law Center represents victims of mild, moderate and severe traumatic brain injury. Led by attorney Stephen M. Smith, the Smith Law Center is nationally-recognized as a successful and caring firm that brings lasting results to its brain injury clients. Brain injury is devastating, life changing, and often not obvious to the casual observer. In fact, traumatic brain injury is known as the “silent epidemic” and “invisible injury” because even victims are often unaware of the damaging side effects. Stephen Smith, Esq., is an internationally-renowned expert in traumatic brain injury litigation. He leads and assists with lawsuits across the United States and the world.

anoxia & hypoxia

Brain anoxia and hypoxia are types of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) that have been associated with Cerebral Palsy and other birth trauma. Brain anoxia occurs when the brain is completely deprived of oxygen while brain hypoxia happens when the brain’s oxygen supply is partial but not enough to maintain normal function.

acquired brain injury

Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is a form of TBI. As the name implies, ABI is an acquired condition that occurs with sudden, jarring physical trauma. Depending on the circumstances, ABI injuries can range from mild to severe and affect one or more areas of the brain.


coma & severe brain injury

Severe brain injury occurs when a prolonged unconscious state or coma lasts days, weeks, or months. It is categorized into subgroups with separate features.


not hours.



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Cerebral palsy

Cerebral palsy is a movement disorder caused by damage to a developing brain. When a child’s brain or its oxygen supply is compromised during birth, the damage may lead to cerebral palsy. This is medical negligence. Our team provides skilled representation as well as resources and helpful information for families affected by cerebral palsy. We accept all kinds of cerebral palsy cases, including:

ataxic cerebral palsy

Quadriplegic Cerebral Palsy


not options.



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Chemical Exposure

We represent those injured by exposure to dangerous chemicals, such as harmful ingredients in household cleaners, paints, adhesives, laundry detergent, plastics or pesticides. Chemical exposure victims and their families should contact the Smith Law Center to learn more about their legal options if they have succumbed to illness or death due to a commercial product.


Toxic Molds

Toxic mold is an ongoing problem in new construction today. We represent clients whose health has suffered due to exposure to toxic molds such as aspergillus, fusarium, penicillium, stachybotrys, and other mycotoxins.


Defective Products

If you have suffered personal injury due to a defective product or malfunctioning equipment involving aircraft, automobiles, boats, gardening equipment and many other consumer products, compensation may be available for your losses.


Maritime injuries

Seamen and maritime workers have unique rights they can exercise under the law when suffering a personal injury aboard a maritime vessel. Before accepting any worker’s compensation settlements from your employer, contact the Smith Law Center for a free, full review of your personal injury claim.


Medical Malpractice

We offer comprehensive representation for medical malpractice claims, including: failure to diagnose an illness, anesthesia errors, failure to prevent infection, leaving a medical device implanted after surgery, surgery without informed consent, organ failure, birth injuries, cerebral palsy, late diagnosis resulting in a diminished chance of survival, misdiagnosis, brain damage from improper care and anoxic brain injuries.


Prescription Drugs

We offer legal representation for individuals who have suffered harmful side effects due to the prescribed use of drugs like Accutane, Arava, Baycol, Bextra, Celebrex, Cytotec, Enbrel, Ephedra, Fen Phen, Ketek, Lotronex, Meridia, Oxycontin, Prempro, Premarin, Propulsid, Rezulin, Serzone, Thimerosal, Vioxx and other dangerous prescription drugs.




“We take
it personally.”

Howard Smith  |  co-founder

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Transportation Accidents

The DMV reported 127,375 auto accidents in Virginia for 2017. If you or a loved one has been injured in any type of transportation accident, the Smith Law Center offers free, private legal consultations to discuss your rights and potential for compensation. Contact us to book yours at (757) 244-7000.


Auto & motorcycle accidents

Auto and motorcycle accident victims have many concerns following a car crash involving injuries. Our attorneys are experienced at negotiating auto insurance claims and investigating vehicles for the possible defective manufacturing. Each case is carefully screened to ensure even undetected injuries, such as brain injuries, are not overlooked.


Plane Crashes

If you or a loved one has endured a plane crash, don’t allow your family to go without an attorney who can guide you through the legal aftermath. We can help secure you and your loved ones the just compensation you deserve for your pain and suffering.


railroad accidents

The U.S. had 6,842 railroad accidents in 2017 (Federal Railroad Association). Whether you were a passenger or operator on a subway or other locomotive, if you’ve been injured on a train, we can help. Contact us today for a free consultation about your rights as a railroad accident victim.


Tractor Trailer & Truck Accidents

Tractor-trailer and other truck accidents are a significant source of brain and spinal cord injuries, since these vehicles weight up to 80,000 lbs. and nearly always overpower smaller vehicles in a collision. Our attorneys have extensive knowledge and experience with the catastrophic injuries sustained in these types of collisions.


wrongful death

Wrongful death can be the unimaginable result of medical malpractice, car accidents, plane accidents, brain injury or other instances of negligence on behalf of another. At the Smith Law Center, we work tirelessly to secure the financial future of wrongful death survivors.



client matters.


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