We Stand and Fight on the Side of People Injured Because of Negligence
When you suffer a serious concussion, inner ear injury, or traumatic brain injury (TBI), the consequences can be severe and life-changing. The identification and effects of TBI are better understood today than ever. The brain is a vital and fragile organ, thus, TBI can result in long-lasting cognitive and physical impairment--sometimes catastrophic injury or death. If you have been injured through the negligence of another, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact us online or call 425-576-8150 to speak with a Kirkland, WA, traumatic brain injury lawyer.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs in varying degrees when sudden trauma causes damage to structures of the brain. TBI can occur by blunt force, cranial penetration or rapid acceleration/deceleration motion. Thus, impact to the head is not necessary to sustain a brain injury. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, falls and motor vehicle accidents account for more than half of the TBIs in the United States. While auto accidents are self-explanatory, some of the situations that can lead to TBI from falls include:
- Elevated work sites, such as booms, scissors scaffolding or mast lifts
- Improperly maintained stairway, walkways, parking lots
Many times, these situations are found at a person's job. It is important to contact an attorney so that you know what your rights are in regard to your employment following a fall.
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Common signs and symptoms of TBIs include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Blurred and irregular vision
- Ringing in the ears
- Behavioral or mood changes
- Memory and concentration problems
- Persistent headaches
- Vomiting or nausea
- Dilation of one or both pupils
- Slurred speech
- Imbalance and dizziness
- Numbness of the extremities (arms, legs, hands, feet)
- Weakness in arms and/or legs
- Convulsions or seizures
Some individuals might also develop peripheral or central vestibular disorder. If you are experiencing these symptoms following a head injury, it is important to seek both medical treatment legal advice, in that order.
If You Have Been in an Accident and Suffered a Head or Brain Injury Contact Our Law Firm--We Will Help You Understand Your Rights and Options.
From our offices in Kirkland, personal injury lawyers Elizabeth and Matthew Quick represent clients in King County, Snohomish County and communities throughout the Seattle metro area and Puget Sound region. Contact us by e-mail to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Kirkland traumatic brain injury lawyer today.