Washington Brain Injury Lawyers Pursue Payment for Victims

Port Orchard firm handles cases when negligence leads to head trauma

Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) can result from auto accidents, falls and other types of incidents, usually due to a blow to the head. Victims of TBI can experience a wide range of symptoms. In the most serious cases, many fall into a coma. Alternatively, TBI victims can seem relatively healthy just after the incident but still be dealing with the effects of the accident weeks, months or even years later. GSJones Law Group, P.S. in Port Orchard represents Washington State residents who are suffering from a traumatic brain injury caused by someone else’s carelessness or intentional misconduct. No matter how complex a case might seem, we have the skill and determination to secure appropriate compensation for medical bills, lost income and the other damages that you or a loved one has incurred. 

Classifications of TBI severity

A traumatic brain injury can involve a broad range of specific conditions. In some cases, the perceptible effects of a TBI disappear after a few moments. In others, blows to the head cause catastrophic injuries that change a victim’s life forever. When determining the potential value of a TBI claim, a threshold concern is determining where the specific injury fits within these categories:

  • Mild — A concussion or another type of brain injury that causes only a brief loss of consciousness, or no loss of consciousness at all, is characterized as mild. Other effects might include dizziness, nausea and temporary memory loss. These injuries are serious and should be examined by a doctor as soon as possible. 
  • Moderate — When a moderate TBI occurs, the victim could be unconscious for 24 hours or longer. An image of the brain should be taken to identify the presence of bleeding, contusions and other signs of trauma. 
  • Severe — Long-term loss of consciousness often means permanent harm has occurred. Severe traumatic brain injuries can render a victim comatose and disrupt the brain’s sleep/wake cycle. 

Whatever the extent of harm might be in your case, our attorneys will assemble the factual and expert evidence needed to demonstrate the short- and long-term consequences stemming from the accident. 

Types of accidents that trigger traumatic brain injuries

There are numerous ways in which someone can suffer a traumatic brain injury. Some of the most common causes of TBI claims are:

  • Vehicle crashes
  • Slip and fall incidents
  • Physical assaults
  • Workplace accidents
  • Sports and other recreational activities

Whether the incident that led to your TBI falls into one of these categories or not, our firm will make every legal effort to hold the liable parties accountable. 

Establishing liability in claims arising from blows to the head

Litigating a TBI claim can be complicated. Unlike other personal injury cases, the effects might be difficult to discern. In some cases, the full extent of the harm might not be readily apparent for several years. There also situations where brain damage accumulates over time rather than as the result of one specific event. Accordingly, you should retain a lawyer who has successfully handled these cases previously. This includes retaining experts who can draw a link between the defendant’s negligence and physical mental and emotional problems suffered in the present and future. 

Contact an experienced Washington attorney to discuss a traumatic brain injury claim 

GSJones Law Group, P.S. in Port Orchard advocates for victims of traumatic brain injuries in Kitsap County and other Washington State communities. For a consultation regarding the type of compensation you might be able to obtain through a verdict or settlement, please call 360-876-9221 or contact us online.