Traumatic Brain Injury - Washington
Traumatic Brain Injury
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a disruption in the normal functioning of the brain that is caused by a sudden, external physical force. TBIs can range from mild to severe and are classified as either open or closed-head injuries. They occur in all sorts of accidents, including motor vehicle collisions, falls, and sports-related head impacts.
TBIs can be especially dangerous because often the person may not realize that they are injured. Symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) include headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision or tired eyes, and ringing in the ears.
The symptoms of a more severe TBI may include any of those listed above as well as loss of consciousness for a period longer than 30 minutes, amnesia for more than 24 hours post-injury, nausea and vomiting, seizures, or convulsions.
What Should I Do After a TBI?
The first thing anyone should do upon suspecting a TBI is to seek medical attention. A prompt doctor’s assessment is essential to not only mitigating potential damage but also confirming the diagnosis.
If your doctor diagnoses you with a mild traumatic brain injury, they may recommend rest and over-the-counter medications for pain and inflammation; however, more severe TBIs require much more serious treatment. Depending on the severity of the injury, your doctor may prescribe rehabilitation such as physical therapy or occupational therapy to help you return to and maintain normal activities.
Why You Need a TBI Lawyer
Traumatic brain injuries are an unfortunate reality for many individuals in Washington, often occurring without notice. Often, people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury are unaware that they have been injured. Many symptoms of traumatic brain injury are difficult to assess for the person who is injured. Rather, friends and family are often in the best position to say that the person is not the same. People suffering from traumatic brain injuries frequently experience symptoms that interfere with their careers, family relationships, and friendships. Traumatic brain injuries can be subtle, but that does not mean that they are minor injuries. Those faced with the unexpected, high costs of recovery can benefit from having a traumatic brain injury attorney in their corner.
An experienced brain injury lawyer can help protect your rights and pursue the compensation you need. They can assess the situation, advise on legal options, and help you recover the full extent of what was lost. They may also be able to secure financial compensation for long-term care, medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
Our Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
Many of our cases involve traumatic brain injuries, so we’re experts in the matter. Every lawyer in the firm has extensive trial and litigation experience, so we’re not afraid to file a lawsuit when an insurance company is not offering adequate compensation for your injuries. We are experts at maximizing recovery for injured people who have suffered a traumatic brain injury.
What to Expect When You Hire Maxwell Graham
The first step is a free consultation to get to know you. We will help you navigate all the necessary paperwork to skillfully represent you during negotiations. Our team ensures you avoid common traps that may hinder your recovery. We will gather and analyze crucial evidence, leaving no stone unturned.
Your well-being is our priority, and we are here to guide you every step of the way.