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Brain Injury Seizure Lawyers in Seattle

Help for Victims of Post-Traumatic Seizures

brain injury seizure scanA brain injury seizure is one of the scariest, most traumatic head injury accidents that a person can suffer.  Injuries to the brain cause coma, and greatly impact a person’s ability to recover from the accident.

Most people do not realize that anyone who goes without oxygen for four minutes or more will be left with long-term brain damage.  Also, each part of the brain has its own set of risk factors for suffering traumatic brain injury seizures.  Therefore, brain injury seizures depend greatly on which part of the brain has received the injury.

Have you or a loved one suffered a serious life-changing traumatic brain injury seizure?  Did you lose someone you love to this kind of accident?  Are you dealing with horrendous medical bills?  And rightly scared for your future?

Let Premier Law Group help!

Clearly brain injuries change people’s lives.  In addition, brain injury seizures have long-lasting impacts and side effects that make recovery extremely difficult.  These injury accidents lead to life-changing situations for the whole family.   For example, most brain seizure injury victims can never drive again, nor return to work.   If the brain seizure injury accident was caused by someone’s negligence, you need an attorney as your claim partner.   Premier Law Group’s expert personal injury lawyers know the best next steps.  We negotiate on your behalf, while the accident victim focuses on recovery.  Let us collect all the accident evidence, determine negligence and fault, and manage the claims process for you and your loved ones.

Call Premier Law Group today at 206.285.1743 for a FREE Consultation!

What is a Brain Trauma Seizure?

Brain trauma seizures are also known as post-traumatic seizures (PTS).  These electrical events occur in the brain and cause a range of serious symptoms.  For example, during and after seizures, victims are dizzy, confused, and don’t recognize their surroundings.  In addition, victims who have more frequent and longer lasting seizures require constant care due to intense pain and debilitating side effects.

By and large, brain seizures happen in the first few days or even weeks after the original brain injury.  But, this is not always is the case.  The scary fact is that some accident victims suffer brain injury seizures months or even years after the brain injury.

Symptoms of Brain Injury

In the immediate aftermath of a brain injury accident, victims are not aware of the significant signs of brain trauma.  That’s why it’s so important that people you love be around you, after suffering a traumatic brain injury.

Brain injuries cause symptoms that are observed by loved ones.   These symptoms include the following:

  • Extreme sleepiness, dizziness or exhaustion
  • Nausea and/or vomiting
  • Sound and/or light sensitivity
  • Noticeable change in attention span, speech patterns, and other normal functions
  • Dilated pupils in one or both eyes
  • Migraine headaches or headaches that get worse
  • No interest or curiosity in things the victim loves – children, pets, tv shows
  • Confusion, disorientation, extreme sadness or depression

If you or someone you love shows these symptoms following a brain injury, immediately get medical help.  Victims suffering traumatic brain injury symptoms need follow-up injury diagnosis and treatment.

How Can You Tell if Someone Has Had a Post-Traumatic Seizure?

There are some tell-tale signs that a brain injury victim will display, immediately following a brain injury seizure.  The following are indications that immediate medical care is needed:

  • Staring into space at nothing, not engaged with their surroundings
  • Smacking their lips, chewing “air”, and fumbling around
  • Repeatedly shaking or stiffening the head, body, arms, legs, eyes, or other body parts
  • Seeing things, having visions, smelling and tasting things, and feeling things that no one else around is seeing, smelling or experiencing
  • Sudden bouts of dizziness and extreme tiredness
  • Loss of speech and an inability to understand what other people are saying.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury

doctor diagnosing a traumatic brain injury TBITraumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as any sudden injury that bumps, jolts or shakes the brain inside the head.  There are many different causes of TBIs and equally different levels of injuries.  For example, “closed head” injuries are lumps and bumps where no skin is broken.  And there are “penetrating head” injuries where something breaks through the skin and into the skull.

Some of the most common causes of closed head TBI include:

Penetrating traumatic brain injuries are caused by the following:

  • Hit by bullets or shrapnel
  • Hit on the head with a weapon – a hammer, baseball bat, etc.
  • Other head injuries that shatters the bones of the skull and penetrate the brain

There are also many other injury accidents caused by natural disasters, and explosions that cause both closed head and penetrating head TBIs.

What Seizures Mean for Victims and Their Families

Victims with brain injury seizures do not know when a seizure is going to happen.  Victims have no control over when they happen or how long they last.  During a seizure, victims cannot talk, and they lose control of their bodily functions, including bladder and bowel.  Oftentimes, seizure victims bite their tongues and insides of their mouths.

A severe seizure leaves the victim exhausted, confused, and unable to stand or walk.  Some prescription drugs do help people manage their seizure symptoms.  But these medications are known for causing serious side effects, like the following:

  • Sleepiness and fatigue
  • Dizziness and loss of balance
  • Uncontrollable trembling
  • Double vision
  • Confusion and inability to concentrate

It’s easy to see that it is nearly impossible for brain injury seizure victims to drive or operate any vehicle, even a bicycle.  In fact, some states require physicians to report patients who have had seizures to the Department of Motor Vehicles.

Example:

For example, Washington State does not require physicians to report seizure patients to the DMV.  But Oregon, California, Montana and Nevada revoke physicians’ licenses if they do not report seizure patients to their DMV’s.  As a caveat, these states do have “seizure free” periods.  In other words, victims must be “seizure free” for a designated period of time.  In some states, it is 3 months while others, it’s 6 months.  Regardless, a doctor has to provide a certification of the seizure free period to that state’s DMV.

Other safety concerns for brain injury seizure victims include the following:

  • Victims need someone with them when they are in water – bath tub, pool, lake, ocean
  • Seizure victims should never climb ladders, roofs, trees and any other tall objects
  • Caregivers should never put anything in the seizure victim’s mouth – you can get bitten
  • Also caregivers need to make complete notes about the seizure – date, start time, ending time, and what happened during the seizure
  • Victims do need to alert people around them to your seizure potential and tell them what to do if you have a seizure

If you or your loved one has suffered a brain seizure injury caused by someone’s negligence, it is important to find a legal partner to help you get the compensation you deserve.

Why Choose Premier Law Group To Handle My Case?

It’s no surprise that victims and their families need legal help after a brain seizure injury accident.  There are many compelling reasons that require the help of an experienced personal injury attorney.

For example, you may not receive any insurance claim monies for your injury.  Or the negligent party’s insurance claims agents may be denying your claims.  You and your family do not know what your next steps should be.  Meanwhile your condition has worsened, the medical bills are piling up, and you are unable to work and take care of your family.

Getting Legal Help

Anyone who suffers brain injury seizures just want the symptoms to go away.   You want a clean bill of health, and be able to move on, living your life.  But brain injuries do just the opposite.  They change your life.

In fact, brain injury seizures prevent you from living the life you had prior to the accident.  The seizures and myriad of other symptoms get in the way of regaining health and a full recovery.

Our experienced attorneys have firsthand experience, helping those with brain injuries in accidents caused by other’s negligence.   We help you find the best medical care who will guide you through recovery.  While you work with the medical team, and focus on regaining your health, we work on gathering the accident details.  Our goal is to get you fair compensation from the people who caused your injuries.

Don’t sign off on an insurance claim until you talk with us.  Focus on healing, and let your lawyer collect evidence and handle the claim details.

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Bellevue and Seattle Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers

Bellevue and Seattle Brain Injury Attorneys 

Brain injuries are among the most painful and costly injuries somebody can endure. These are often considered head injuries and are usually caused by some sort of accident and can result in loss of movement, speech, cognitive function. Traumatic Brain Injuries can drastically change the quality of life. When they are suffered as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is critical to speak to an experienced brain injury lawyer as soon as you can. At Premier Law Group, our Bellevue and Seattle traumatic brain injury attorneys have a wealth of experience handling serious injury cases. We know that head and brain injuries oftentimes produce medical bills and treatments that can last an entire lifetime. That is why it is important not to settle quickly for less money than you deserve. If you need any advice on your potential case, give us a call at 206-880-7416 for a free case evaluation.

What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Around 1.5 million Americans suffer some sort of brain injury each year. These injuries are caused by a direct blow to the head that is strong enough to break through the skull and damage the brain. The majority of brain injuries are caused by car accidents, but anything that produces a hard knock to the head (sports, slipping and falling, etc.) can as well. These injuries are very serious and can lead to death. If a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence that has led to their death, this would be considered a wrongful death case. If you would like more information about how our Seattle, Bellevue, and Renton brain and head injury attorneys can help you out, Call us Now.

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Brain Injuries in Bellevue

Traumatic brain injury is suffered when the head is hit in a very forceful way. This can happen when the head hits an object or something penetrates the skull. This is why brain injuries are so common in car accidents. Your head is vulnerable to hitting the side of the car forcefully, and shards of glass from the windshield or windows may penetrate the skull. Not all brain injuries are the same, though. They vary in extent, from affecting one region of the brain to affecting multiple regions of the brain. Proper treatment may be able to allow for recovery, but that is not always the case. 

Benefits of Hiring a Brain Injury Attorney

Hiring an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney can actually help in this process. Many Doctors are much more willing to work on patients for no upfront cost if they have one. This is because they know that if you have an experienced Bellevue or Seattle injury attorney, you will have a better shot of getting you the money you need for your bills than if you tried to do it without one. Premier Law Group is the only law firm in Seattle that connects you to an attorney immediately so we can do a free review of your TBI case. We also have a Zero Fee Guarantee, which means you pay nothing unless we win your case. We also 

Who Pays for the Recovery From a Traumatic Brain Injury

The costs associated with having a TBI can be immeasurable. From hospital bills, property damage, on-going care, and even travel expenses, the bills pile up quickly. Who will pay for all of this?  Typically Insurance companies for the person responsible will pay for these things. However, they will often want to settle your claim quickly and you will not get the money you deserve or even what you need. A lump sum upfront may seem like it will be enough, but the ongoing care you or your family member will need is usually not determined for years.

Don’t Settle With the Insurance Company Without Calling Us

 Don't Settle With the Insurance Company Until You talk to an AttorneyIt is also very important that you do not settle right away with the insurance company if you have any reason to believe that you may have suffered a brain injury. Sometimes the injury can result even without the head striking anything. In severe whiplash cases, the brain may strike the interior of the skull – causing brain injury as a result. The effects of brain injuries differ depending on the accident, but some common ones are loss of consciousness, amnesia, and concussions. The medical bills will stack up if you or a family member goes through an injury as bad as these. And, if the accident was caused by someone else, the brain injury lawyers at Premier Law Group are here to help you recover the money you need.

Types of TBI Compensation

Because of the complexities of traumatic brain injuries, there are many layers of expenses that can be included in compensation. 

Medical Bills

This is the most obvious and likely the largest expense because treating a brain injury typically results in long hospital stays intensive care, and sometime life-support. 

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

These include things that your medical insurance may not cover as well as travel expenses and many other expenses incurred related to the injury.

Pain and Suffering

This can include anything from actual pain and suffering to loss of enjoyment and quality of life.

Loss of Income or Wages 

Because of Hospital Stays, Doctor’s Appointment, and even short or long-term disability you are likely to lose income from your brain injury.

Loss of Consortium

Losing relationships that were important to you or your loved one is often a side effect of traumatic brain injuries. 

How Premier Law Group Will Help You Get the TBI Settlement You Deserve

The first step we will take is helping you decide whether you even need a lawyer – if you can settle your case on your own, our free book can help provide the guidance you need to do just that. For more complex cases, you will want to have an attorney to get the best settlement possible. Remember, the trauma you experience right after car accidents can be the tip of the iceberg. After you have fully healed, you will know about the full nature and extent of your injuries. Permanent damage may not be discovered for years down the line. Insurance companies will pressure you to settle before you know the full extent of the impact of an accident. 

That’s not right, and we will stand up for you! We will:

  • Listen carefully to your needs, questions, and concerns about the traumatic brain injury lawsuit process
  • Handle ALL the legal issues so you can focus on healing
  • Deal with the insurance companies – sometimes there is more than one!
  • Order all medical records and bills related to your injuries
  • Walk you through the litigation process so you fully understand what is happening
  • Communicate with you regularly so you know how your case is progressing

Call at 206-880-7416 for a free immediate case evaluation with a TBI Lawyer

Why Your Attorney Should Be Experienced in Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury | Do I Need an Experienced Attorney?

I suffered a traumatic brain injury in my accident. Does it matter if my attorney has experience with this specific type of injury?


 
 

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Traumatic Brain InjuryWhatever type of case you have it’s a good idea to hire an attorney who’s experienced and knowledgeable about those types of cases. Now that’s especially true with a traumatic brain injury case. That’s because the symptoms and signs of a traumatic brain injury can be hidden or difficult to detect. It’s crucial that your attorney helps you get the right care and the right evidence to prove your traumatic brain injury.

The Premier Law Group specializes in brain and spinal cord injury cases. Our attorneys have many years of experience fighting insurance companies to gain fair settlements. If we need to fight for you in court, we are experts there, too. If you have suffered brain trauma because of another person’s mistake, you deserve to be made whole – and Premier Law Group will fight with you and for you to see that justice is served.

Read more about how we can help with your case.

Four Facts to Help You Choose a Child Brain Injury Lawyer

A brain injury in a child can be a terrifying situation as a parent. Dealing with a child brain injury lawyer may be the last thing on your mind as you do everything you can to nurse your child back to health. Sadly, traumatic brain injury (TBI) in children is a common result of accidents involving motor vehicles. The uncertainty about how your child will recover can be stressful enough, but you must also think about all of the costs associated with medical care and other types of assistance to help your child recover. This is a burden that you must carry because of someone’s carelessness. To help you get the financial compensation you deserve, you must find and hire a qualified brain injury attorney.

Personal injury attorneys dealing with child brain injuries specialize in seeking financial compensation on behalf of their clients by pursuing legal action against the responsible party and their insurance company.

For more information regarding traumatic brain injuries in children and the professionals involved, you can read “Brain Injury in Children A Parent’s Legal Guide” by Jason Epstein. If you need help with a child brain injury case immediately, please contact us right away.

Facts about finding the right child brain injury lawyer for your case

To find the right lawyer, you must take the time to separate the fact from the fiction. Hiring just any attorney will not help you or your child in a situation dealing with a traumatic brain injury. Here are some facts to help find you a qualified attorney:

Fact: Lawyers can advertise themselves. There are virtually no restrictions for advertising an area of focus.
Fact: All lawyers are not the same. The expertise of lawyers varies as much as any other profession. A qualified lawyer will take pride in their skill and continue to study the profession to improve craft.
Fact: A lawyer who is talented in another area of law will not be beneficial for you to hire as a brain injury attorney. Personal injury law is a complex area that requires depth of knowledge and experience, which general practitioners do not have.
Fact: A lawyer who advertises about their experience may not be telling the truth. Lawyer advertisements can exaggerate their qualifications.

How to find the right lawyer for child brain injuries

There are simple steps to take to help you find the right attorney for you. These steps can help you to navigate through the process of finding a child brain injury lawyer.

Begin to gather names from potential attorneys. This step is to help you compile a list of possible attorneys who you think are qualified to handle your case.

Call the attorney’s office and ask for written information. After you have a list, call their office and ask for written consumer information. You will be entering into a very serious contract with whomever you chose; having as much information as possible as you search will only help you.

Narrow down your choices. From the written information, you should be able to choose a few lawyers (3 to 5) to ask additional questions to.

Ask questions. These questions should focus on their experience and their qualifications, as well as their lawyer ratings.

Rank your information. Putting your information in order of what you deem important will help you make an informed decision.

If you need more help finding a qualified child brain injury attorney or have any questions, please contact us.

What sort of treatment is necessary for a traumatic brain injury?

Because there are so many types of traumatic brain injury treatment can vary significantly depending on the damage. If there is bleeding in or around the brain, doctors can perform surgery that will control this. Doctors will also need to monitor and control the pressure on the brain and control the blood flow to and from the brain to ensure that the brain has an adequate amount of blood.

What is a traumatic brain injury and what would cause one.

A traumatic brain injury occurs when the brain sustains a traumatic injury due to an outside physical force. Most often a traumatic brain injury is caused by a severe car accident or a motorcycle accident where the individual is ejected from the vehicle or bike. Other instances that can cause a traumatic brain injury would be a sports injury or a bad fall. A traumatic brain injury happens when a sudden trauma forces the head forward or sideways with extreme force causing the brain to smash into the skull. This movement of the brain can lead to internal tears and even bleeding.

I was involved in an auto accident and I hit my head. Does that mean I have a traumatic brain injury?

I was recently involved in an auto accident and I hit my head pretty hard. I have been having difficulty processing information and I am very tired all the time. Does that mean I have a traumatic brain injury?

No, you could have gotten a concussion during the accident and it’s possible that the difficulties that you are experiencing will shortly go away. As with any sort of brain injury it is very important to see an experienced neurologist who can determine exactly what is causing your symptoms. If it is a traumatic brain injury that is a lot more serious than a concussion and you should consult with an experienced Seattle personal injury lawyer to see if you need help getting an appropriate settlement from the insurance company.

Should I hire a personal injury lawyer if I was involved in a car accident and I have a minor traumatic brain injury?

Almost all personal injury lawyers will give you a free consultation to discuss whether or not you need a lawyer for your case. In this situation it is likely that you will need the help of an experienced Washington State personal injury lawyer because minor traumatic brain injuries can be hard to prove, especially if the imaging done by a neurologist doesn’t show any abnormalities. You need to make sure that you see a qualified physician that knows how to diagnose a minor traumatic brain injury.

Is it difficult to diagnose traumatic brain injury among children?

Yes, it is difficult to diagnose traumatic brain injury at any age. Often symptoms will be masked by other injuries that your child is suffering from like headaches, depression, anxiety etc. Or the physician may focus more on the observable physical injuries like broken bones. In some cases traumatic brain injury may not be diagnosed for weeks or even months after the date of the accident.