South Hill Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

While there are many reasons someone might experience a traumatic brain injury, sometimes it’s the result of someone’s carelessness. For instance, perhaps a victim falls on someone’s poorly maintained property. Other times, it’s the result of someone’s maliciousness – such as physical assault. If you or a loved one have been a victim, please reach out to a South Hill traumatic brain injury lawyer for legal help.

A skilled lawyer can hear what happened and assess if you’re able to take legal action, such as filing a lawsuit.

How Does Washington State Law Define a TBI?

Washington State defines a TBI as such:

“Traumatic brain injury” means injury to the brain caused by physical trauma resulting from, but not limited to, incidents involving motor vehicles, sporting events, falls, and physical assaults. Documentation of traumatic brain injury shall be based on adequate medical history, neurological examination, mental status testing, or neuropsychological evaluation. A traumatic brain injury shall be of sufficient severity to result in impairments in one or more of the following areas: Cognition; language memory; attention; reasoning; abstract thinking; judgment; problem solving; sensory, perceptual, and motor abilities; psychosocial behavior; physical functions; or information processing. The term does not apply to brain injuries that are congenital or degenerative, or to brain injuries induced by birth trauma.

If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI because of someone else’s negligence, you could be eligible for compensation.

TBIs are Often Life-Changing, Costly Events

A traumatic brain injury has serious consequences for the victim, often with long, uncertain recovery times and outcomes. The necessary medical and rehabilitative care can be extremely expensive. How expensive? The CDC estimates that the total lifetime economic impact of a TBI can be more than $75.6 billion dollars, when accounting for the impact to a victim’s family, community, and society.

These expenses can include:

  • Emergency care
  • Hospitalization
  • Rehabilitative care and physical therapy
  • Short-term or permanent disability
  • Loss of income
  • Funeral expenses

Additionally, there can be heavy impacts if a spouse or child needs to become a primary caregiver. This could further reduce a family’s income.

How a Personal Injury Lawyer May Help

There are many different types of lawyers, practicing different types of law. At Ladenburg Law, we work exclusively with personal injury victims. Our passion is helping victims win meaningful compensation to cover medical bills and lost wages. Here are a few things to understand about working with our team:

  • You pay nothing upfront. That’s right – our team works entirely on a contingency basis. In other words, you only pay us if we’re able to win you a settlement.
  • We’ll manage the claim and negotiations process on your behalf. When we step in and take on a victim’s case, we handle all the legal aspects involved. This could mean filing a claim, negotiating with the insurance company, building your case, and communicating with the at-fault party’s legal representatives.
  • We have extensive courtroom experience. In the event our negotiations stall or we feel it’s in your best interest to file a lawsuit, we’ll be prepared. Our attorneys are well-respected by our peers and judges.

Most important, you should understand there’s no risk to reach out to our team to hear what happened and see if we can help. Either way, you’ll walk away with valuable legal information about your case.

Scheduling a Free Case Review

We hope that we’ve encouraged you to reach out to a South Hill traumatic brain injury lawyer from our team about what happened. As a reminder, there is no cost to have one of our lawyers hear what happened to you. To get started, call our offices and ask for a free case review.

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