Seattle Traumatic Brain Injury And Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers
At Menzer Law Firm, PLLC, we routinely represent individuals injured in accidents in Seattle, King County and the state of Washington. We handle cases involving auto accidents, pedestrian and bicycle accidents, medical malpractice, and nursing home negligence and abuse.
In these types of cases, you may suffer moderate injuries from which you will fully recover. Or, in more severe circumstances, you may suffer significant and catastrophic injuries that will impact you the rest of your life, including a traumatic brain injury (TBI) or spinal cord injury.
If you are diagnosed with a brain or spinal injury after an accident that was someone else’s fault, call our spinal cord injury lawyers right away. When you are coming to terms with the lifelong effects of brain or spinal trauma, it is essential that you work with an experienced legal team who will fight hard to recover the maximum compensation possible for your physical, psychological and financial injuries.
You can reach our Seattle brain and spinal cord injury lawyers by calling 206.970.2685 or by submitting your information through our online form.
We Handle Cases Involving All Types Of Brain Injuries
Our veteran personal injury lawyers are here to help if you or a loved one have suffered from a/an:
- Open or closed head injury: Brain injuries are often associated with skull fractures and penetrative head injuries. They can also occur without such injuries to the skull.
- Mild traumatic brain injury (TBI) – concussion: A TBI, which is caused by a sudden and significant force upon the head, is measured on a scale of mild, moderate and severe. A concussion is the mildest form of TBI but can still have lasting consequences.
- Moderate-to-severe TBI: The more serious a TBI is, the more severe your symptoms may be and the longer it may take for you to recover. You also are more likely to suffer from long-term or permanent side effects. A severe TBI can lead to permanent cognitive and physical disabilities, a coma, a vegetative state and even death.
- Anoxic brain injury: You may suffer brain damage if you do not receive any oxygen for four minutes or longer.
- Hypoxic brain injury: You may suffer a brain injury if you receive too little oxygen for four minutes or more.
- Hemorrhage: A trauma may cause uncontrolled bleeding within your skull or brain.
- Hematoma: A trauma may cause blood clots to form outside the blood vessels in your brain.
- Diffuse brain injury: A trauma can cause injury to a widespread area of the brain.
Brain injuries can have lifelong impacts. They can lead to cognitive difficulties, personality changes, physical limitations and much more. You need to work with a Seattle brain injury attorney who will fight hard for you to receive full and fair compensation for all your injuries.
Were You Diagnosed With A Spinal Cord Injury?
One of the most severe injuries you can suffer in an accident is a spinal cord injury. Your spinal cord consists of nerves that carry messages between your brain and body. It is covered in three layers of protective tissue, known as the meninges, and runs through the center of your spine protected by your vertebrae.
Spinal cord injuries are referred to as “complete” or “incomplete.”
- An incomplete spinal cord injury means that the movement, sensation and other functions of the areas of your body below the injury site are affected. How and to what degree they are affected varies greatly from person to person. You may lose the ability to move some parts of your body yet retain sensation. You may lose sensation in some body parts yet be able to move. You can suffer some loss of both sensation and motor function. One side of your body may be affected more than the other.
- A complete spinal cord injury means that all sensation and motor function in your body below the injury site are lost.
Quadriplegia refers to the loss of sensation and function in your arms and hands, torso, legs and feet, and pelvic organs. Paraplegia refers to paralysis that impacts your trunk, pelvic organs, legs and feet.
In addition to total or partial loss of feeling and movement, there are many other side effects of a spinal cord injury, including:
- Inability to control your bladder and bowels (incontinence and retention)
- Sexual dysfunction
- Exaggerated reflexes and muscle spasms
- Nerve pain, pins and needles, numbness and/or burning sensations
- Difficulty breathing
- Difficulty swallowing and coughing
- Inability to regulate your blood pressure
- Low blood pressure
- Inability to sweat below the injury site
- Difficulty regulating your body temperature
Let Our Spinal Cord Injury Lawyers Fight For Your Brain Or Spinal Cord Injury Compensation
When you are diagnosed with a brain or spinal cord injury, it is important to contact a lawyer who is experienced in these areas as soon as possible.
If another person’s carelessness, recklessness or intentional misconduct led to this injury, then you have the right to pursue compensation through an insurance claim and/or personal injury lawsuit.
At Menzer Law Firm, PLLC, we understand that a brain or spinal cord injury can impact every aspect of your life. That is why we work very closely with you and your medical providers to gather detailed evidence of the type and extent of your injuries.
We will demand that you receive the maximum compensation for your:
- Past and future medical expenses, including seeking treatment at a specialty hospital
- Lost wages and reduced earning capacity
- Other financial expenses relate to the injury, including home renovations and transportation
- Physical pain and suffering
- Emotional distress and mental anguish
- Loss of normal life
- Reduced quality of life
- Loss of consortium (the spousal relationship)