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Seattle Brain Injury Attorney

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, you may be struggling with the next steps forward or how to cope with your new life. One of our knowledgeable Seattle brain injury attorney’s can walk you through the process of financial compensation.

Call us today at (206) 489-5140 to speak with one of our personal injury attorneys about your case. We know traumatic brain injuries are life-changing events.

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What is a Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury usually results from a significant blow to the head or jolt to the body. The blow or jolt causes the brain to violently move around inside your skull, causing damage to the brain tissue permanently. Traumatic brain injuries can range from moderate to severe and result in mild cognitive dysfunction, physical impairment, or even death. You or a loved one may be suffering from a brain injury if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Slurred speech
  • Mood changes or mood swings
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Dizziness
  • Blurred vision, ringing in your ears, or changes in the ability to smell
  • Weakness or numbness in your fingers
  • Clear fluids leaking from your nose or ears
  • Unusual behavior

If you are experiencing any of these symptoms it is imperative to seek medical attention immediately. If you leave a brain injury untreated, it can result in death.

Recovering Damages in a Seattle Brain Injury Case

You shouldn’t have to pay for costly therapies and surgeries for a brain injury caused by someone else. A skilled brain injury lawyer can help you seek financial compensation from the party that caused your injury. There are two ways to seek recovery for a brain injury.

The At-Fault Party’s Insurance

If your brain injury occurred during a car accident, a Seattle brain injury lawyer can assist you in recovering from the at-fault party’s vehicle insurance company. Dealing with an insurance company can be stressful and an attorney can handle all negotiations on your behalf. Insurance companies know that you’re in a vulnerable state and will take advantage of that to deny your claim or talk you into taking a lower settlement amount than you deserve.

Here’s the catch, Washington only requires drivers to carry insurance coverage well below the amount you may have to pay for brain injury recovery. Washington only requires the following minimum insurance coverage:

    • Bodily injury liability coverage: $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident
    • Property damage liability coverage: $10,000
    • Underinsured motorist bodily injury coverage: $25,000 per person and $50,000 per accident
    • Underinsured motorist property damage coverage: $10,000 per accident
    • Basic personal injury protection: $10,000 per accident

An at-fault party’s insurance company will do everything they can to convince you to take a lower insurance settlement. With the help of a knowledgeable brain injury attorney, you can recover from the at-fault party’s insurance for more than you would have on your own. A Seattle brain injury lawyer can also help you file a personal injury action against the at-fault driver to recover economic and non-economic damages including lost wages, disability payments, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and much more.

A Personal Injury Lawsuit Against The At-Fault Party

You can pursue a civil action for negligence or personal injury against the at-fault party. An attorney can counsel you through the complex court process. A skilled attorney will help you develop a case that will win you the highest financial compensation award possible. Damage awards are intended to return you to how you were before the accident through financial compensation.

Causes of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can occur in any number of situations. The most common are the following:

  • Vehicle collisions
  • Sports
  • Falls
  • Acts of violence

Brain injuries can occur in any situation involving contact with your head. The second leading cause for traumatic brain injuries are car accidents. It is imperative to wear your seatbelt when in a vehicle to reduce the chance of suffering from a brain injury if you are involved in a vehicle collision.

Recovery for Brain Injuries

Treatment following the diagnosis of a traumatic brain injury will depend on the extent of your brain injury. You or a loved one could experience a variety of treatments and therapies in the hours, days, weeks, and even months following your diagnosis.

  • Surgery. You may need to undergo surgery to remove blood clots, stop brain bleeds, repair skull fractures, or relieve pressure inside your brain to allow it to heal.
  • Rehab. After surgery and in recovery you may experience cognitive and physical changes. You may have to undergo a lifetime of physical therapy, speech therapy, behavioral therapy and more in order to return to a somewhat normal life.

Unlike other injuries from car accidents, brain injury recovery could last a lifetime. On average, brain injury recovery costs $85,000 – $3,000,000 over the lifetime of a patient. Many people who suffer a brain injury can no longer work or no longer work in the job they had before the accident. It can be stressful trying to figure out how to financially recover from a car accident, let alone facing a lifetime of recovery and up to 7-figures worth of medical and rehabilitation bills. A Seattle brain injury lawyer can help.

Contact Our Seattle Brain Injury Lawyers Today

The Seattle brain injury attorneys at The Fang Law Firm are standing by to help you with your brain injury claim. Don’t delay; call The Fang Law Firm today at (206) 489-5140. One of our knowledgeable traumatic brain injury attorneys will walk you through a free case consultation.

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