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Bellevue Brain Injury Attorney
A brain injury is any type of damage to the brain, including loss of oxygen, swelling, and bleeding. Brain injuries can impact every aspect of a victim’s life, from cognitive abilities to motor skills. If you or a loved one received a brain injury in Bellevue because of someone else’s negligence, contact the Bellevue brain injury attorneys at Colburn Law. We can discuss your Bellevue brain injury case with you for free.
Why Choose Colburn Law?
- We offer no-cost legal consultations, and will come to your home or hospital room if you cannot make it to our office.
- We operate on a contingency-fee basis. This means you will not pay a dime if we do not secure you financial compensation.
- We have years of experience handling personal injury claims in Bellevue, and direct experience handling brain injury lawsuits.
- We have secured millions of dollars in settlements and verdicts for our clients in the past, through strategic and aggressive representation.
Why Do You Need a Bellevue Brain Injury Lawyer?
A brain injury can change your life. As a brain injury survivor, you may face challenges such as relearning how to talk and eat, adapting to life in a wheelchair, or finding a new career because of your disabilities. If someone else’s negligence or recklessness caused your brain injury, a lawyer can help you fight for fair compensation from the responsible party. An insurance company may try to lowball your settlement offer, but a Bellevue brain injury lawyer can make sure no one takes advantage of you. Hiring an attorney can help you with the complex litigation process.
Proving Negligence and Fighting to Get You Compensation
It is your burden as a plaintiff to prove with a preponderance of the evidence that someone else is responsible for your damages. To qualify for compensation for a Bellevue brain injury, your lawyer must prove someone else’s negligence. This may involve accident investigation, eyewitness interviews, re-creating the incident, and/or hiring experts. Your lawyer will need to show a judge or jury the defendant owed you a duty of care, failed to fulfill this duty, caused your accident, and that the accident caused your brain injury. Proving negligence can be difficult without assistance from a lawyer.
Types of Brain Injuries
There are several types of brain injuries. A diffuse-axonal injury can result from violent rotational forces, such as those in a car accident, motorcycle accident or truck accident. A hematoma, or bleeding in the brain, can occur from blunt force trauma. A contusion, or bruise of the brain tissue, can occur when the brain strikes the inside of the skull.
All of these traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) may be open or closed. An open head injury means the outside force fractured the skull and may have pierced the brain. A closed brain injury involves damage to the brain without a skull fracture. An acquired brain injury (ABI) occurs when the brain loses its supply of blood or oxygen, such as in a birth injury.
Causes of Brain Injuries
Any incident involving a blow to the head can cause a traumatic brain injury. The most common causes of TBIs are motor vehicle accidents, falls, and acts of violence. Common causes of acquired brain injuries include drowning, anesthesia errors, and birth injuries. Identifying the main cause of your or a loved one’s brain injury is one of the first steps toward obtaining compensation. A lawyer can help you with this task while you focus on healing.
Choose Colburn Law For Your Case!
Brain injuries vary from person to person. Two people could have the same type of brain injury, yet experience different symptoms. It is important to discuss your unique case with an attorney in Bellevue. A consultation with a lawyer can give you information about your specific injury, rights, and legal options. You may have grounds for a personal injury claim against another person, company, or entity. You could qualify for compensation for your damages. Contact Colburn Law today to request your free case review in Bellevue.