Vancouver Brain Injury Lawyer
Many people suffer brain injuries every day. While most victims recover, some unfortunately go on to experience long-term and life-altering symptoms. If you suffered a brain injury caused by someone else’s negligence or carelessness, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact a Vancouver brain injury lawyer right away so we can evaluate your case and determine if you have a valid claim. If you decide to move forward, we handle every aspect of your legal claim while you focus on your recovery. At Rizk Law, we understand how easily brain injuries can go undiagnosed because symptoms that may not appear until days or even weeks later. We are prepared to fight for your right to the compensation you deserve. We have helped recover millions in compensation for our clients in the Vancouver area and throughout Washington.
Contact us today to schedule a free consultation to find out how we can help you. There is no risk to you, as we charge no upfront fees for our services, and you pay us nothing unless we are able to help you recover compensation for your case.
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Why Brain Injuries Happen
A brain injury is any injury to the brain the affects someone physically, emotionally or behaviorally. Brain injuries can be the result of various types of incidents, including but no limited to:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Bicycle accidents
- Birth injuries
- Construction accidents
- Truck accidents
Depending on the cause, a brain injury can be either traumatic or non-traumatic. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in permanent brain damage that produces lifelong deficits. These types of injuries are not always due to an open head wound, skull fracture or loss of consciousness. TBIs are most commonly caused by falls, motor vehicle accidents or an act of violence.
A non-traumatic brain injury, also known as an acquired brain injury (ABI), is the result of an illness or condition within the body verses a blow to the head. These types of injuries are usually caused by a stroke, hypoxia (lack of oxygen to the brain), brain infections or inflammation and other illnesses such as cancer. ABIs are commonly the result of medical malpractice when a doctor makes a medical error during the course of a patient’s treatment, surgical procedure or fails to diagnose symptoms of distress.
If you or a loved one suffered a brain injury caused by another’s actions, the at-fault party may be liable for your injuries. Your brain injury attorney in Vancouver can analyze the details of your accident to determine if you are owed compensation for your monetary losses and damages.
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Brain Injury Signs and Symptoms
A victim of a brain injury can have physical and mental effects that range from mild to severe. Brain injuries are often called “invisible injuries” because victims may appear fine after an accident but could still have internal bleeding and/or swelling in the brain. It is important to seek medical care as soon as possible after an accident so a doctor can evaluate your injuries and conduct an MRI or CT-Scan to rule out whether or not you have a significant brain injury.
This is especially true if you have suffered a concussion or loss of consciousness anywhere from a few seconds to a few minutes. Not seeking treatment could result in a worsened condition that causes irreversible brain damage, which could affect your cognitive abilities, related to memory, concentration, perception, language and motor skills.
Common signs and symptoms of a brain injury include:
- Trouble concentrating
- Memory problems
- Nausea or vomiting
- Personally changes
- Ringing in the ears
- Anxiety or depression
- Trouble sleeping
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Issues with hearing, taste, smell or sight
- Balancing problems
- Seizures or convulsions
- Slurred speech
- Trouble swallowing
- Sensitivity to lights or sounds
Brain injuries can impact a victim’s family and professional life. If you have been negatively affected by a brain injury, our experience legal team may be able to help get the compensation you need to recover.
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Damages Awarded for Brain Injuries
When a victim suffers serious impairments after a brain injury, there are a wide range of damages that could be awarded through a personal injury lawsuit. These include the following:
- All past, current and future medical costs
- Rehabilitation and physical therapy
- Cost of long-term care
- Lost wages
- Lost earning potential
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of consortium
Those who have lost someone they love due to a brain injury may also be entitled to additional compensation for funeral costs and other expenses associated with the loss of a loved one. The experienced Vancouver personal injury lawyers at Rizk Law can help you throughout the claims process to recover the compensation owed to you.
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How Can a Brain Injury Lawyer Help Me?
It is important that you seek the legal services of a skilled attorney if you or a loved one has suffered a serious brain injury. These types of cases can be complex without knowledge of personal injury laws and how long it takes to file a brain injury claim in Washington state.
Our brain injury lawyers in Vancouver have the resources needed to guide you through every step of the process and will fight for the maximum compensation you are entitled.
Our firm can help you by:
- Thoroughly investigating your accident
- Evaluating the at-fault party’s negligent actions
- Hiring medical experts to analyze your injuries
- Communicating with the insurance company
- Accurately determining the value of your claim
- Negotiating fair compensation for your injuries
- Making sure your claim is filed within the deadline
In Washington State, the statute of limitations to file a lawsuit is three years from the date of your accident or injury. If you miss this deadline, you will lose the right to file a suit and obtain compensation.
Contact Rizk Law for a Free Consultation
If your brain injury was caused by someone else’s negligence, contact Rizk Law for professional legal guidance. We can review your case and discuss the options available to you. If we find that you have a valid claim against the at-fault party, we will aggressively pursue your case to obtain fair compensation.
We work on contingency only, which means there are no upfront costs or fees for our services unless we help you get compensation for your injury. Contact us today for a free, no obligation consultation.
We look forward to helping you. Call 503.245.5677.