Every year in America, nearly 100,000 people suffer serious brain injuries that require medical treatment and affect their ability to perform everyday activities. According to the Brain Injury Association of Washington, one out of ten people in Washington is affected by brain injury. Traumatic brain injury occurs when an external force causes the brain to shake or bump violently against the skull. The leading cause of traumatic brain injury for adolescents and adults is motor vehicle accidents. Shaken baby syndrome is another unfortunate cause of TBI, and the leading cause of death for infants in the United States. Males between ages 15 and 24 are most susceptible to brain injuries due to their high-risk lifestyles. Children under age 4 and people over age 75 are susceptible to brain injuries as a result of slip and fall accidents.
Soon after an accident or injury, it may be difficult to know whether you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, especially when no visual indications or serious injury exist. Traumatic brain injuries can cause serious complications such as:
- Cognitive – short or long term memory loss; spatial disorientation, difficulty concentrating, communicating or planning; confusion or difficulty remembering events
- Psychological – anxiety, depression, mood swings, agitation
- Physical – seizures; headaches; speech impairment; partial or complete paralysis; vision, hearing, smell or taste loss; unusual tiredness; nausea and dizziness
If any of the above symptoms are present soon after an accident or injury, you should seek immediate medical attention. It is even possible to suffer from a brain injury and still feel fine. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another party you may be eligible to file a lawsuit to recover your losses. Contact an experienced Seattle traumatic brain injury attorney at Wattel & York, Attorneys At Law, today at 877-572-4143.
Some common causes of traumatic brain injury include:
- Physical assault
- Athletic injuries
- Shaken baby syndrome
- Domestic violence
- Bicycle accidents
- Medical malpractice
- Child abuse
- Slip and fall accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
If you’ve been injured in a traumatic brain injury accident, your well being comes first. Your rights come next. The Seattle traumatic brain injury (TBI) attorneys at Wattel & York, Attorneys At Law, have years of experience representing victims of brain injuries. Our lawyers will fight until the end to make sure you receive the full compensation for your losses. It is important to act quickly after you’ve received a brain injury or closed head injury. It is important to seek experienced legal advice before you speak with an insurance adjuster or other insurance company official. Contact an experienced Seattle traumatic brain injury lawyer today to discuss your case at 877-572-4143.
The Seattle traumatic brain injury attorneys at Wattel & York, Attorneys At Law, will help you recover the compensation for the costs that you may incur as a victim of a traumatic brain injury. Following are some of the categories of damages that a traumatic brain injury victim may obtain:
- Medical bills
- Medical monitoring
- Lost wages
- Impairment of earning capacity
- Rehabilitation therapy
- Pain and suffering
- Permanent disability
- Lifestyle changes
- Future damages
If you or a member of your family has suffered a traumatic brain injury in Seattle, Tacoma, or the State of Washington contact the attorneys at Wattel & York at 877-572-4143 for a free legal consultation. Experience is key when it comes to selecting an attorney to handle your traumatic brain injury claim and our attorneys are committed to helping brain injury victims obtain the compensation they deserve. We put our clients first, working to get them the compensation they need to help them live as fully as possible after a brain injury. Acting promptly to secure an effective lawyer’s services after a head injury is important to help protect your rights. Call us today.