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Bellingham Brain Injury Lawyer
The brain is one of the most important organs in our body, and any damage to it can lead to significant consequences. Unfortunately, traumatic brain injuries can lead to devastating pain and lasting disabilities — and if someone else’s negligence or recklessness is responsible for your injury, recovery can be extremely difficult and painful.
Under Washington state law, you have the right to recover compensation for a traumatic brain injury if someone else is at-fault, and Colburn Law can help. We have represented thousands of clients throughout the state with their personal injury lawsuits, including traumatic brain injury cases.
- Colburn Law operates on a contingency fee basis for maximum affordability. You will not pay any legal fees unless we secure a settlement on your behalf.
- Our lead Bellingham brain injury attorney, Greg Colburn, understands firsthand how a personal injury can affect your life — he suffered significant injury due to subcontractor negligence and experienced the lawsuit process firsthand. We will apply this empathy to each aspect of your case.
- We understand how important direct and honest communication is to strategizing a strong and compelling case. We will keep you up to date on all important aspects of your case, and maintain a direct line of contact from consultation to settlement.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) refers to any head injury that results in a disruption to the brain’s normal functioning. TBIs can range from mild, temporary conditions that take a few weeks or months to heal to severe, permanent damage that leads to the loss of important functions. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, certain accidents lead to higher rates of TBI than others.
- In 2014, falls accounted for 48% of emergency room visits related to TBI. 49% of TBI-related visits for children and 81% of TBI visits for older adults involved falls.
- Striking against an object or having an object strike them accounted for 17% of TBI-related emergency room visits.
- Intentional self-harm that resulted in TBI led to 33% of all TBI-related deaths in 2014.
- Motor vehicle crashes were responsible for 20% of TBI hospitalizations.
What Compensation Is Available for TBI Survivors?
If you are the victim of a traumatic brain injury, you could suffer from both short and long-term physical, emotional, and financial damages. Through a traumatic brain injury lawsuit against the party responsible for your injuries, you can collect economic and non-economic damages to aid in your recovery, along with punitive damages in cases of extreme recklessness, violence, or negligence. Some examples of damages you can claim include the following.
- Past and future medical expenses, including long-term care plans
- Therapy expenses
- Disability accommodations for your home or vehicle
- A live-in caregiver, if necessary
- Lost wages and loss of future earning ability due to the injury
- Pain and suffering damages
- Loss of function and disability
- Emotional distress
- Loss of society and companionship
Why You Should Hire Colburn Law for Your TBI Case
If you are filing a lawsuit against the person or entity responsible for your TBI, you will need an attorney on your side who can advocate for your story. Your lawyer will need to use significant resources to investigate the circumstances surrounding your accident, as well as building a strong and compelling case in your favor. Your attorney will need to have a deep understanding of personal injury law and brain injury case strategies to guide you towards the paths to optimal compensation.
Look no further than Colburn Law to assist you with your Bellingham brain injury case. We balance the resources and power of a large firm with the personalized attention and open communication of a small one. Our attorneys will work tirelessly to help you secure the compensation you need to keep receiving necessary care and treatment.
Contact us today to schedule your free consultation and to discuss your next steps.