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Traumatic Brain Injuries Lawyers

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) have been making the news recently as doctors are discovering the true dangers of the long-term effects. New efforts are being made to prevent brain injuries in sports and recreational activities. However, the most common causes of TBI are vehicle accidents and falls. People injured in these accidents often are unaware that they have a TBI until weeks later. To prove that their injury was caused by the accident, they need a lawyer.

The attorneys at Olive|Bearb Law Group, PLLC, have experience representing TBI victims and their families. We understand that the negligent party's insurance carrier will likely try to deny your claim by saying the injury is unrelated to the accident. Working with medical experts, we can demonstrate the cause of your TBI. With our experience in insurance law, we know how to fight insurance company lawyers. To schedule a free consultation, please call 206-629-9262. You may also contact us online.

Concussions And Mild TBI

A concussion is another name for a mild TBI. As with all brain injuries, you do not have to hit your head directly to suffer a mild TBI. A jolt to the body that causes the brain to bounce against the skull is enough.

People who suffer a mild TBI may not lose consciousness, which means many people do not immediately realize they have a brain injury. A concussion or mild TBI can cause physical symptoms that may include headaches, dizzy spells, exhaustion, nausea and feeling lightheaded. In addition, friends and family may notice personality and cognitive changes such as:

  • Irritability and a short temper
  • Confusion
  • Memory problems
  • Trouble concentrating

If physical or cognitive symptoms worsen and/or personality changes are serious, it is important to get the TBI victim to the doctor for follow-up care. Any additional injuries to the brain or head within a few months of the first TBI are even more dangerous.

Moderate And Severe TBI

More serious TBI causes symptoms that are typically easier to recognize such as severe headaches, a loss of consciousness, more severe memory loss, nausea and vomiting, difficulty speaking and writing, and loss of motor skill. Personality differences may also be more marked.

People who suffer severe TBI will have extreme physical and cognitive symptoms and may become comatose. Depending on the severity of the injury, victims may be in a temporary or permanent vegetative state. The most severe TBI results in death.

By investigating the accident, we will determine who is liable for your losses. You can rely on our compassion and experience during this difficult time. With the help of economists and life-care planners, we will calculate the full value of your losses and vigorously pursue compensation.