Brain Injury Lawyers in Seattle, Serving Clients and Their Families Who Have Suffered from Serious Head Injuries
A brain injury is one of the most dangerous and life-shattering injuries that a human being can sustain and keep living. However, for many of those who have suffered brain injuries, their standard quality of life is forever altered, as they must now contend with new disabilities and ways in which they navigate the world and relate to people in it. A brain injury patient may lose the ability to speak, hear, see, or understand the world around them, or maybe they may lose the ability to walk or care for themselves. Many victims of traumatic brain injuries (TMIs) require ongoing medical attention, sometimes including long-term supervision and hospital care.
For many brain injury victims, these traumatic brain injuries resulted from no fault of their own but rather because of someone else’s negligence. Suppose a car accident, criminal act, or medical malpractice caused brain injuries in an innocent individual. In that case, it should not be up to the injured victim to pay for any medical bills, lost wages, or other expenses. Unfortunately, oftentimes insurance companies will lowball all head injury victims with their settlements, even in some of the most severe TBI cases.
As the victim of a serious injury, you are entitled to seek compensation for your pain and anguish. If your insurance company, or the insurers of the at-fault party, prove unwilling to cooperate, it may be time to seek the legal services of experienced brain injury lawyers. As your legal representatives, your attorneys will file a lawsuit against the responsible party accountable for your traumatic brain injuries and pursue the maximum compensation available for your personal injury case.
Khan Injury Law has served accident victims across the state of Washington with compassionate, award-winning legal services. We have represented brain injury cases and other types of personal injury claims. We would be honored to represent you and your family so that you may recover the settlement you deserve.
As the victims of a traumatic brain injury, you should not be expected to take care of all of your own medical expenses and legal needs. Even if the brain injury happened to your loved one and not yourself, your time is better spent tending to their personal needs, not navigating the complicated legal system.
You do not need to go it alone. Let us take some of the burdens off your shoulders.
As your brain injury lawyers, we will do our best to represent your needs in and out of the court of law as we pursue maximum compensation for the injuries you have suffered. We will not allow an insurance company to simply offer the lowest minimum settlement for your accident; we will seek the financial settlements that are actually useful to you and your loved ones as you try to get back to living your lives. And should the responsible party prove to be difficult and argumentative about accepting the blame for their role in your brain injuries, then we will use every relevant avenue of the law to hold them accountable.
Khan Injury Law has years of providing award-winning legal representation to accident victims across the state of Washington, with offices in Kent, Seattle, Tacoma, and Tukwila. You may contact our central law office in Seattle to schedule a free case evaluation by calling (206) 589-8958.
What Kind of Accidents Might Cause a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Brain damage can take many forms. Some victims suffer from a new permanent disability, and others’ injuries are more temporary. Sometimes the resulting symptoms of a brain injury are immediately apparent, while other times, it takes days, weeks, and months to realize the severity of the brain injury symptoms. A traumatic brain injury can cause paralysis, holes in a person’s memory, cognitive impairment, and potentially death.
Any accident which involves the head snapping backward or forward on the neck or sees the head itself violently colliding with an outside source can potentially result in serious injury to the brain.
Examples of accidents in which an injury occurs to the brain may include:
- Automobile accidents: A truck, motorcycle, bicycle, or car accident is among the most common ways for the average American to suffer a traumatic brain injury. If the head is violently impacted in a car crash, the brain may suffer damage, resulting in a serious head injury.
- Construction site accident: Construction sites are dangerous both for the workers and any innocent passerby. Whether a piece of mechanical equipment goes awry or a hammer falls from high up above, the chances of sustaining a skull fracture and a brain injury are more elevated than at other locations.
- Criminal acts: While most traumatic brain injuries are the result of accidents and negligent actions, and sometimes a brain injury occurs as a result of a violent criminal act. In addition to having a brain injury case, your misfortune may also be tried in criminal courts.
- Explosions: The detonating blasts of explosions can rock our bodies and our brains, causing damage to sensitive brain tissue.
- Infections: If an infection reaches the brain, it can cause serious damage to a person’s brain cells.
- Medical negligence: We trust our doctors to provide our care and make us well again. However, there are seemingly countless examples of medical malpractice across the country every year, some such cases resulting in serious brain injury.
- Oxygen deprivation: When oxygen is restricted, it stops the blood flow to the brain, which can cause brain damage.
- Pedestrian accidents: With no protection from the oncoming force of the speeding vehicle and no way to protect themselves when they come hurtling back down to earth following impact, pedestrians are at elevated risk of suffering a traumatic brain injury in an accident.
- Physical violence: Abusers and those who use violence to control and manipulate others are among the lowest of the low in our society. Unfortunately, many victims of domestic violence may suffer a traumatic brain injury at the hands of their abusers, especially if the attacker targets the victim’s head.
- Pollution and exposure to dangerous substances: Allowing hazardous substances into our bodies can have dire consequences, including causing damage to the brain in some cases.
- Slip and fall accidents: When an individual slips/trips and falls onto the hard ground, they may not have time to protect themselves. Gravity and physics cause many people to fall on their heads, which naturally may result in a serious head injury. If a slip and fall were caused by a walkway that was not properly maintained, with no signage notifying others of the danger, then there may be a strong case to file a personal injury claim.
- Sport-related injuries: Sports are huge in America and around the world, with many of our children signing up for sporting activities for school and fun. But sports can be dangerous. American football has been rocked by the evidence of the dangers of concussions, while other sports put athletes in danger in other unique ways.
- Stroke: A stroke can lead to soft tissue death when blood flow does not make its way to the relevant area of the brain. A stroke can be caused by trauma or a hemorrhage.
- Suicide attempts: Suicide often results in temporary restriction of oxygen and blood flow, which can cause lasting brain injury.
- Workplace accidents: Many places of business are so laser-focused on making a profit that they fail to look out for the safety of their workers, which can, unfortunately, result in a traumatic brain injury occurring in an accident.
What Are Different Types of Brain Injuries and Brain Damage Symptoms?
There are numerous types of brain injuries. The most common among them are concussions, which we used to think were commonplace and nothing to fear. Still, we now know can cause serious cognitive impairment and other challenges in a person’s life, like memory issues.
An anoxic brain injury is caused by restricted blood and oxygen flow to the brain, which can result in the death of brain cells and reduced mental status.
A hematoma is the clotting of blood vessels outside of the brain, which can cause dangerous pressure on the brain.
A hemorrhage is uncontrolled internal bleeding. When this bleeding occurs in or around the brain, it can be dangerous.
An edema is swelling on the brain caused by head trauma. If the swelling does not receive immediate medical attention, the brain will press against the confines of the skull, potentially causing permanent disabilities.
If a head trauma is bad enough to cause a skull fracture, then this will leave the brain exposed to a traumatic brain injury. A penetrating brain injury such as this can be especially life-threatening.
Diffuse axonal injuries are not caused by bleeding or swelling but by slow, creeping death on a cellular level. It is like, bit by bit, the condition is turning out the lights within the brain.
Can Traumatic Brain Injury Victims Recover Financial Compensation in a Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Suppose an accident victim suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence or criminal acts. In that case, it may be possible for the victim to recover financial compensation to pay for any lost wages, emotional distress, loss of quality of life, and past or future medical costs.
Our law firm has past success helping clients in personal injury cases recover the maximum compensation for their pain and suffering. We will use the evidence related to your accident, your medical records, and any expert testimony to help support your traumatic brain injury case in a court of law.
Schedule a Free Consultation with an Experienced Brain Injury Lawyer at Khan Injury Law Today
If you or a family member have suffered a brain injury as the result of negligence or violence, you are entitled to pursue compensation. You should not have to pay the medical bills for injuries that you suffered through no fault of your own. And you should not have to fight for this settlement while you are in a state of recovery.
Let us help you.