Traumatic Brain / Head Injury

A blow to the head or sudden movement of the head can result in traumatic brain damage or a head injury. A traumatic brain injury can occur even if there’s no loss of consciousness. Often misunderstood, misdiagnosed or mishandled; 90% of people who suffer a concussion aren’t actually “knocked out.” Head injuries require specialized diagnostic and treatment techniques to address the cognitive, functional, and emotional effects. Whether catastrophic or mild, brain and head injuries can affect every aspect of your life at home, at work, and in your relationships.

Building a case for your traumatic brain or head injury

Building a case around a brain injury is a unique process because the trauma can be much more complex, nuanced and difficult to prove than another injury, like a broken arm or leg.  Insurance companies often exploit this, especially when the victim may have a reduced capacity to advocate on their own behalf.

We specialize in TBI cases

Our firm is nationally recognized as award-winning experts in brain injury law and for our advocacy for victims and survivors.  We helped craft the nation’s first return-to-play law, inspired by our client Zackery Lystedt, to protect young athletes from concussions.  The Lystedt Law went on to pass in all 50 states and was even adopted and endorsed by the NFL.

From our work with the Brain Injury Alliances of Washington, to our protective care for our clients who have suffered a brain injury, we not only know how to structure your case but we understand brain and head injury at the medical level.

Our clients get access to a pool of knowledge, community resources and a level of collaborative care that other firms simply can’t offer during and long after their case is resolved.

Is A Concussion A Traumatic Brain Injury?

Yes, a concussion is a type of brain injury. If you have been concussed, your brain has been injured.

Does Someone Need To Lose Consciousness For Them To Have A TBI?

No, a person can remain conscious while experiencing a concussion. We look for altered states of awareness as a sign of Traumatic Brain Injury.