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Hidden Injuries after a Car Accident

After a car accident, you may notice some injuries immediately. A broken bone, a cut, a bruise, or other types of damage can cause severe pain and have obvious symptoms. However, some injuries may not show symptoms until hours or even days after the crash.  From internal bleeding to traumatic brain damage, hidden injuries after

What Is a CTE Brain Injury?

Chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) is a brain disease that affects people who have suffered from repeated traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), particularly among people who play sports. CTE is a progressive disease and does result in death. If you or a loved one suffered a CTE brain injury, you could experience serious physical, emotional, and financial

How Do You Identify a Brain Injury After a Slip and Fall?

Slip and fall accidents can happen at any time, in any place. Hazards like spilled liquids, improperly stored equipment, uneven surfaces, and more can lead to serious accidents and severe injuries, including traumatic brain injury (TBI). If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, it can be difficult to know whether you have

Acceleration and Deceleration Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) send thousands of people to the hospital every single year. Damage to the brain can result in life-threatening complications and permanent disabilities, severely impacting victims’ lives. Many of these injuries occur during motor vehicle collisions. Acceleration and deceleration brain injuries are especially common in car accidents. These injuries can lead to

Delayed Concussion Symptoms

All types of brain injuries are serious medical emergencies, including concussions. Considered to be a milder brain injury, concussions occur when we sustain a bump, blow, or jolt to the head. Without prompt treatment, concussion symptoms can worsen and even become life-threatening. However, many people with concussions do not experience symptoms for hours or even

Coup-Contrecoup Car Accident Brain Injuries

  Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) affect thousands of people each year. These injuries usually occur due to a violent blow or jolt to the head, or when an object penetrates the skull. TBIs often result in permanent complications and can be fatal without prompt treatment. There are many types of TBI, including concussions, contusions, and

What Is an Anoxic Brain Injury?

  An anoxic brain injury is a serious condition caused by oxygen deprivation to the brain. Our brain controls our body’s most important functions and relies on oxygen to survive. After approximately four minutes of oxygen deprivation, our brain cells start to die, and we can experience severe, permanent brain damage. If you or someone

What Happens If A Concussion Is Untreated?

A concussion is a traumatic brain injury that occurs when you suffer any intense trauma to the head, such as a violent blow or shaking during a car accident. The signs and symptoms of a concussion can be subtle, and it can be difficult to know if you should see a doctor after a head

SEEKING WITNESSES: Teenager Paralyzed in SUV-versus-Pedestrian collision

Colburn Law needs your help investigating a Range Rover-versus-Pedestrian collision in Issaquah, Washington. The crash occurred at 9:19 p.m., Saturday, March 14, 2020, on Issaquah-Hobart Road South near the 12200 block.  As a result of being hit by the SUV, the 15-year old pedestrian was transported to Harborview Medical Center with critical injuries, including a

Secondary Brain Injury Prevention

Brain injuries are some of the most serious conditions we can develop after an accident. While mild forms of brain injuries can heal relatively quickly, moderate to severe injuries can lead to severe, lasting complications and can often be fatal. One type of brain injury that can be especially dangerous is a secondary brain injury.