Yakima Brain Injury Lawyers
For many families, brain injuries can be scary, confusing, and complicated. While most head trauma victims will seek immediate medical attention, and many will recover after a period of time, others experience more severe brain injury with long-term implications.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) describe a traumatic brain injury as a blow, jolt, or even hard bump to the head, or a penetrating injury that disrupts the normal function of the brain. TBI victims may or may not experience a loss of consciousness. Common symptoms include memory loss, confusion, difficulty with speech, blurred vision, or other impairments affecting thinking, movement, sensation, or personality.
The CDC estimates that head injury cases affect approximately 1.5 million people in the United States each year. Cases can range from a mild traumatic brain injury after an older adult or a young child takes a fall, to a more serious brain injury such as those resulting from an auto accident, trucking accident, vehicle collision, motorcycle accident, falls from a height, workplace injuries or sports activities. The top three most common causes of traumatic brain injuries are vehicle collisions, including car accidents, firearms, and falls. According to federal statistics, young adults and the elderly are at the highest risk of suffering a brain injury.
Not only can this type of personal injury affect the quality of life for the injured person – brain trauma can have a huge impact on caregivers and family members as traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients recover and adjust to life after their injury.
Why Should You Hire a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney?
You don’t have to walk this journey alone. Brain injury is a complex area of personal injury law and medicine that requires an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney and a team of advocates who will provide you the steady support, compassion, and expert legal representation you need during this challenging time.
Eastern Washington’s top brain injury attorneys at Abeyta Nelson Injury Law firm have more than 100 years of combined experience handling brain injury lawsuits. We know how to work with insurance companies, how to get your outstanding medical bills paid for you and your loved one, and recover past and future loss of earnings and compensation for pain and suffering and loss of enjoyment of life. Most importantly, however, our personal injury lawyers know which medical experts are qualified to diagnose and treat your injury. With offices in Yakima, Ellensburg, and Sunnyside, we work with neurosurgeons, neurologists, psychologists, physical, occupational, and speech therapists, and other medical professionals across the state to be sure you get the treatment you need to help you recover.
When brain injury victims have long-lasting symptoms or when their disabilities are permanent, our personal injury attorneys work with a team of vocational rehabilitation experts, life care planners, and economists to determine the extent of the brain damage and what financial help you will need in order to help you and your family cope with the lifelong effects of a brain injury.
Our legal team knows brain injury law. Call the law offices of Abeyta Nelson Injury Law today for a free case evaluation with an experienced traumatic brain injury lawyer. We take your brain injury personally.