When an external force causes harm to the head or body, a brain injury can occur. Prevalent in car accidents and blunt force trauma, these types of injuries can be very debilitating, due to the temporary dysfunction of brain cells.
In addition to the damage caused at the moment of injury, brain trauma causes secondary injury, a variety of events that take place in the minutes and days following the injury. These processes, which include alterations in cerebral blood flow and the pressure within the skull, contribute substantially to the damage from the initial injury.
More serious injury can result in bruising, torn tissues, and other physical damage to the brain itself. This can then result in long term complications, and can even be fatal.
As members of the Brain Injury Association of Washington, our lawyers are confident that we are able to provide the knowledge and care needed to handle such a delicate and traumatic injury.