Nationally Recognized Work On Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
When an external force causes harm to the head or body, it can cause a traumatic brain injury (TBI). Prevalent in car accidents and blunt force trauma, these injuries can be very debilitating due to the temporary dysfunction of brain cells.
Our lawyers at Le & Kittleson, Personal Injury Attorneys, in Renton, can help you if you survived a TBI or if you lost a loved one because of a TBI. They have recovered millions of dollars for clients throughout Washington. As your counsel, they will provide not only excellent legal acumen but also compassionate assistance during a challenging time.
Our founding attorney, Edward K. Le, is recognized throughout Seattle, Washington state and the nation for his record of success with brain injury cases.
What Classifies As A Brain Injury?
A TBI can be caused by a forceful blow or jolt to the head or body or an object that pierces the skull and enters the brain. Some types of TBI can cause short-term problems with normal brain functioning, including issues with cognition, communication, memory and muscle movement. More serious TBIs can lead to severe, permanent disability and even death.
What Are The Risks Posed By A Brain Injury?
In addition to the damage caused at the moment of injury, brain trauma causes secondary injuries, which are various 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. Severe injuries can result in bruising, torn tissue and damage to the brain itself. This can result in long-term complications or even fatality.
What Are Some Common Symptoms Of TBIs?
Symptoms of brain injuries can vary greatly from person to person, and the severity of each symptom often depends on the severity of the injury itself. Common symptoms include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Memory difficulties
- Balance issues
- Mood changes
- Behavioral changes
- Sensory disturbances
- Sleep issues
People can also experience problems with speech, such as slurring or difficulty finding words.
It is imperative to remember that some symptoms of TBIs do not appear until days or weeks after the actual injury. Even mild TBIs can result in long-term issues. Read more frequently asked questions about brain injuries.
How Can A Personal Injury Attorney Help A Person Suffering From A Brain Injury?
Whether you are the person with a TBI or the loved one of someone with a TBI, it can be next to impossible to advocate for yourself with the insurance companies for fair compensation.
Our personal injury lawyers will conduct a thorough investigation into the facts of your case to determine all possible sources of additional compensation, calculate the actual value of your claim and keep the insurance company from pressuring you into a reduced settlement. If a fair settlement cannot be reached through negotiation, then our attorneys will be prepared to litigate on your behalf. They will focus on your claim so that you can focus on healing.
What Kinds Of Technology Are Available To Prove A Brain Injury?
Some of the most critical tools used to show brain injuries right now include:
- Computed tomography (CT) scans
- Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) tests
- Positron emission tomography (PET) scans
- Electroencephalography (EEG) testing
- Neuropsychological testing
However, new technology involving brain injuries continues to evolve, as do the tools that are used to provide evidence of a brain injury’s severity.
At Le & Kittleson, our lawyers are focused on getting results and getting our clients the compensation they need. They’re nationally recognized for their skills inside and outside the courtroom, and attorney Lee is even sought out by other lawyers to act as co-counsel on complex personal injury cases.
The Experience And Knowledge To Handle TBI Issues
Our lawyers understand how TBIs and personal injury law intersect. As members of the Brain Injury Alliance of Washington, they are confident that they can provide the knowledge and care needed to handle such delicate and traumatic injuries. When you schedule a consultation with one of our lawyers, you will discuss how your injury has affected your life, and they will help you understand your legal options.