Kent Brain Injury Attorney
Helping Victims of Brain Injuries in Kent and Throughout Washington
If you have suffered a head injury due to someone else's negligence, you deserve fair compensation for your injuries and trauma. At Dore Law Group, PLLC, we believe you should not have to worry about how you will pay for your medical bills or lost wages. Our brain injury attorneys can help you understand your legal options and pursue the compensation you deserve.
What Is Considered a "Serious" Brain Injury?
A "serious" brain injury is one that results in:
- A loss of consciousness of 30 minutes or more
- A coma of 24 hours or more
- A measurable impact to the head resulting in a score of 15 or more on the Glasgow Coma Scale
- Any intracranial hemorrhage or hematoma
- Significant post-traumatic amnesia
If you can prove your injuries fall into this category, you may be eligible for additional compensation.
How Do I Prove My Brain Injury Was Caused by Another's Negligence?
Proving that a brain injury was caused by another's negligence in Washington State involves establishing key elements to support your personal injury claim. Here are essential steps to consider:
1. Seek Immediate Medical Attention
Your first priority should be seeking immediate medical attention. A prompt and thorough medical evaluation not only ensures your well-being but also creates a documented link between the accident and your brain injury. Medical records will serve as crucial evidence in your case.
2. Document the Accident Scene
If possible, document the scene of the accident. Take photographs or videos that capture the conditions, surroundings, and any contributing factors. This can include defective equipment, hazardous conditions, or the actions of the negligent party.
3. Gather Witness Statements
Collect statements from any witnesses to the accident. Witness testimonies can provide additional perspectives and support your version of events. Ensure you have their contact information for future reference.
4. Preserve Evidence
Preserve any evidence related to the accident. This could include damaged property, defective products, or any objects involved in the incident. Do not alter or dispose of evidence, as it may be critical in establishing negligence.
5. Retain Medical Records and Expert Opinions
Gather and retain all medical records related to your brain injury. Additionally, consider obtaining opinions from medical experts who can link your injury to the negligence of the other party. Expert testimony can be powerful in demonstrating causation.
6. Establish Duty of Care
To prove negligence, you must establish that the other party owed you a duty of care. This duty may vary depending on the circumstances, such as a driver's duty to operate a vehicle safely or a property owner's duty to maintain safe premises.
7. Show Breach of Duty
Demonstrate that the other party breached their duty of care. This involves proving that their actions or inactions fell below the standard expected of a reasonably prudent person in similar circumstances.
8. Establish Causation
Establish a direct link between the negligent actions and your brain injury. This is a crucial element of your case. Medical records, expert opinions, and a timeline of events can help establish this causation.
9. Document Damages
Document the damages resulting from the brain injury. This includes medical bills, rehabilitation costs, lost wages, and any other economic and non-economic damages. Thorough documentation strengthens your claim for compensation.
10. Consult with an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
Navigating a brain injury case can be complex, and having legal representation is crucial. Consult with an experienced personal injury attorney who can assess the specifics of your case, guide you through the legal process, and help build a strong case on your behalf.
Successfully proving that your brain injury was caused by another's negligence requires a comprehensive and strategic approach. Working with an experienced attorney can significantly enhance your chances of obtaining fair compensation for your damages.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can occur in many ways, including:
- Car accidents
- Truck accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Sports-related accidents
- Violent acts of personal injury
If you were injured in any of these situations, our brain injury attorneys can help you understand your legal options.
How Our Kent Brain Injury Lawyers Can Help
At Dore Law Group, PLLC, we know how to fight for the compensation you deserve. We can help you fight for the money you need to pay for ongoing medical care, rehabilitative treatments, and other expenses. Call our office today for a consultation about your case.
Call us at (253) 236-3888 or contact us online.
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