Absolutely and it happens all the time. What’s important is not whether you lose consciousness, but whether you suffered an injury and the injury occurs when your head rattles around and your brain rattles around inside of it. Not everyone loses consciousness, not everyone knows if they did or not, but you can still suffer a brain injury.
No. You need someone who is experienced. Not just experienced in personal injury but somebody who’s experienced in brain injuries because they’re different and they require a extra touch and special care. You need an attorney who has been doing this for a period of time, who’s handled other cases. Who knows how to deal with the insurance issues, the medical issues that you’re facing and knows how to get you the very best recovery possible.
You can still bring a claim for a brain injury case in Washington, even if you’re partially at fault. Washington has very good law about what lawyers call comparative negligence, which is the idea that more than one person can be at fault for an injury. For example, you could find the driver of the car that harmed you might be 90% at fault and you would be 10% at fault and if that happened, the only effect is that it would reduce your claim by 10%. You still have a good claim.
If the brain injury was a result of someone else’s harm and someone else’s wrongful conduct, yes, you can. You can be compensated for your injuries, and there’s a whole variety of things you can be compensated for. It depends on the facts and the circumstances of the specific case, so it’s best to contact a lawyer who is experienced in brain injury to help you navigate the process.
The easiest thing of course is to ask them. Ask them what their experience is. Ask them about the types of cases that they’ve done, what they understand about it, and how they can specifically help you. I trust you’re looking at websites first and you’re looking around otherwise before you talk to an attorney, so look at the websites. Look and see what kind of cases they do. Look and see if they have spoken on this topic, if they have attended seminars on this topic, if they’re involved in their national and state associations. That’s really important. Find out what their other clients have said who had brain injuries. Have they helped them? Talk to the attorney. Don’t be shy about asking questions. It’s fine. You should do that.