Car Accident Lawyer Handling Concussions and Brain Injuries
A Vancouver, WA attorney who has the experience you need to get results
Many people suffer concussions and other types of brain injuries in car accidents. These can be very serious injuries with lifelong consequences. If a negligent driver caused your injury, you deserve financial compensation, but the legal process can be complicated. That’s why you need an experienced Vancouver, WA car accident attorney to fight for you.
At The Scott Law Firm, PLLC, we understand the impact a brain injury can have on your life. It can affect you physically, emotionally and financially. You may temporarily be unable to work or take pleasure in everyday activities. Medical expenses can become overwhelming. Attorney Colin Scott can help.
How does a concussion happen in a car crash?
During a car crash, the force of impact can cause your head to whip violently back and forth very rapidly. Your head may hit the windshield or steering wheel. In either case, you can sustain a concussion or traumatic brain injury (TBI) when your brain hits the inside of your skull.
What are the symptoms of concussion?
Symptoms of brain injury can include headaches, confusion, nausea or vomiting and, in more severe cases, problems with speech or coordination. Some victims may experience loss of memory, mood changes, depression or anxiety. Symptoms may appear immediately after the accident, while others may not appear until the next day or even longer.
How do I know if I have a concussion?
It’s very important for accident victims who suffered a head injury to be evaluated by a medical professional as soon as possible. A doctor may administer the Glasgow Coma Scale. Imaging tests may be necessary, such as a CT scan or an MRI. Treatment may involve rest, medication, rehabilitation to relearn skills and, in some cases, surgery.
We understand the high cost of concussions and traumatic brain injuries
Medical expenses for treating a brain injury can add up very quickly and become overwhelming. If you were hurt by a negligent driver, you shouldn’t have to pay for someone else’s mistake. A driver may refuse to accept responsibility for causing the crash, however. The driver may deny doing anything wrong at all – even if that driver was speeding, texting or operating recklessly.
Insurance companies are supposed to help after you’ve been injured, but their main concern is protecting their profits. They will try to pay you less by questioning the seriousness of your injuries or the need for certain types of treatment. They have lawyers to help them look for ways to limit your compensation.
Fighting for the compensation you deserve
That’s why you need an experienced car accident lawyer who knows how to fight back. Attorney Colin Scott began his legal career right here, in the Pacific Northwest, more than fifteen years ago. He fights for the rights of injured people who have been hurt through no fault of their own.
Colin knows how to build strong cases that insurance companies must take seriously and fights aggressively for his clients – either through a negotiated settlement or a jury verdict. This includes compensation for all current and future medical expenses related to your injury, as well as lost wages and other damages, including pain and suffering.
If you were hurt in a Vancouver car accident and suffered a concussion or another form of traumatic brain injury, it’s important to get legal advice as soon as possible. Contact us to schedule a free consultation with an experienced car accident attorney.