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.
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
It 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.
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.
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