Answering Your Questions About Brain Injuries
If you or someone in your life has suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you probably feel overwhelmed. You must navigate not only the physical ramifications of the injury, but also the insurance claims process and other legal issues.
At Le & Kittleson, we understand what you are going through. We have helped hundreds of clients in Washington state understand their rights after a negligent accident caused a TBI. Here, we will answer some of the questions that we hear most frequently from clients.
Q: How do I know if I have a brain injury?
Many people do not realize that they have suffered a traumatic brain injury since the symptoms do not necessarily appear immediately after an injury. The symptoms can include:
- Persistent headaches
- Memory problems
- Clear liquid seeping from the ears or nose
- Change in personality
If you notice these symptoms in yourself or someone you love, consult a doctor as soon as possible.
Q: How does a brain injury affect my ability to work?
A TBI can affect every area of the victim’s life, including their careers. Many TBI survivors experience:
- Physical pain that makes certain tasks impossible
- Memory issues that impair job performance
- Change in personality that affects relations with coworkers and clients
- Brain damage that affects speech, intelligence and other crucial areas
- The need for ongoing medical appointments during work hours
Q: What rights do I have after a brain injury?
If another party’s negligence contributed to your brain injury, you have the right to seek compensation for your damages. By filing a civil lawsuit, you can hold the liable party accountable for their actions and seek the monetary compensation to which you are entitled.
Q: Why should I work with a lawyer if I have an injury?
If you choose not to work with an attorney after an accident, you risk losing significant financial compensation. Insurance companies do not usually offer fair settlements unless an attorney is advocating for you. A lawyer can stand up for your rights as well as help you with the administrative process of filing an insurance claim or a civil lawsuit or pressing criminal charges.
Get More Answers To Your Questions
These are only a fraction of the questions we receive every day. To ask your questions to one of our attorneys, contact our firm in Renton to schedule a free initial consultation. Reach us by calling 425-428-5972, or you can send us an email.