If you or someone you love has experienced a traumatic brain injury (TBI) because of another person’s carelessness in Snohomish County, you may be able to get a lot of money to help pay for medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other hardships. The experienced Snohomish brain injury attorneys at Walton Law can guide you through the legal process, hold those responsible accountable, and work hard to get you the support you need to recover.

Why Choose Walton Law?

Walton Law is a well-known personal injury and employment law firm located in Snohomish County. Our founder, Christopher C. Walton, is a nationally recognized trial lawyer who has been named a Super Lawyer every year since 2013. We have a strong history of successfully representing clients who have suffered severe injuries, including TBIs. Our dedicated lawyers have obtained significant settlements and verdicts for TBI survivors and their families, giving them the financial security and assistance they need to move forward.

We have offices conveniently located in Mountlake Terrace and Bellingham to serve clients throughout Snohomish County. Our team is willing to come to you for a free consultation wherever is most convenient for you, whether at home, in the hospital, or any other location.

Compensation for TBI Cases

TBIs can lead to enormous medical expenses, lost earning ability, and lifelong physical, mental, and emotional difficulties. If someone else’s negligence caused your TBI, you may be able to recover damages for:

1. Past and Future Medical Expenses

When you suffer a TBI, you may need a lot of medical treatment, both right after the injury and for a long time after. This can include emergency care, hospital stays, surgeries, and ongoing rehabilitation to help with the physical, mental, and emotional effects of the TBI. In severe cases, you may need care for the rest of your life, such as help at home or living in a skilled nursing facility. Compensation for your past and future medical expenses can cover all costs related to the TBI, including hospital bills, doctor visits, medicine, therapy, and any necessary medical equipment or changes to your home.

2. Lost Wages and Reduced Earning Potential

As a TBI survivor, you may miss a lot of work because of your injuries, treatment, and recovery process. Sometimes, the effects of the TBI may keep you from going back to your previous job or may require you to take a lower-paying position because of mental or physical limitations. Compensation for your lost wages can include the money you would have earned if you hadn’t been injured, as well as the loss of your future earning ability if your capacity to work is permanently affected.

3. Pain and Suffering

TBIs can cause severe physical pain and discomfort, both right after the injury and for a long time after. You may have headaches, neck pain, back pain, and other kinds of chronic pain that can greatly impact your quality of life. Compensation for your pain and suffering recognizes the physical distress you have endured and tries to provide some relief for your suffering.

4. Emotional Distress and Mental Anguish

Along with physical pain, TBIs can lead to many emotional and psychological symptoms, such as depression, anxiety, mood swings, irritability, and personality changes. You may experience mental anguish, post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), and other forms of emotional distress that can be just as crippling as the physical effects of the injury. Compensation for your emotional distress acknowledges the mental and psychological impact of the TBI and aims to provide resources for your emotional recovery.

5. Loss of Enjoyment of Life

TBIs can dramatically change your ability to take part in activities you once enjoyed, like hobbies, travel, exercise, or social events. The physical, mental, and emotional effects of the TBI may make it hard or impossible for you to do these activities, leading to a big loss of enjoyment of life. Compensation for this type of loss recognizes the reduced quality of life caused by your injury and tries to provide some relief for your lessened ability to find happiness and fulfillment.

6. Loss of Consortium (Impact on Relationships with Loved Ones)

TBIs can put a lot of strain on your relationships with your spouse, children, or other family members. The physical, mental, and emotional changes caused by the TBI may make it hard for you to maintain the same level of companionship, affection, and support you provided before the injury. Loss of consortium compensates your loved ones for the loss of these intangible but essential parts of their relationship with you.

7. Punitive Damages (In Rare Cases of Particularly Bad Conduct)

In rare cases involving extremely bad or intentional misconduct, the court may award punitive damages to punish the defendant and discourage future wrongdoing. To recover punitive damages, we can help prove the defendant’s willful, wanton, or reckless actions and that they engaged in particularly reprehensible conduct. If awarded, punitive damages can greatly increase the total amount of compensation you receive.

The amount of compensation you can receive depends on how severe your injury is, how much financial loss you’ve experienced, and how strong the evidence is against the responsible party. Our skilled Snohomish personal injury lawyers will carefully evaluate your case to determine the full extent of your damages and fight for the maximum compensation you deserve.

Common Causes of TBIs

TBIs can happen because of many different types of accidents and incidents, but some of the most common causes in Snohomish County include:

  • Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents
  • Falls from heights
  • Sports and recreational accidents
  • Assaults and violence
  • Explosive blasts
  • Workplace accidents
  • Defective products

No matter what specifically caused your TBI, if it was due to someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you may have a valid claim for compensation. Our attorneys can help you investigate the incident, gather evidence, and build a strong case to prove liability.

What to Do After a TBI

If you or a loved one has suffered a TBI in Snohomish County, it’s important to take quick action for your health and legal rights. Here’s what you should do:

  1. Get medical help right away and follow all treatment recommendations.
  2. Keep track of your symptoms, medical care, and other losses related to the injury.
  3. Gather any evidence related to the accident, like photos, witness information, and accident reports.
  4. Don’t give statements to insurance companies or sign anything without talking to a lawyer first.
  5. Contact an experienced TBI attorney as soon as possible for advice on your legal rights and options.

At Walton Law, we offer free consultations to help TBI survivors understand their rights and make informed decisions about their cases. The sooner you contact us, the sooner we can start building your case and fighting for your recovery.

Get Help from a Snohomish County TBI Lawyer Today

Christopher C. Walton, TBI Attorney in Snohomish County

Christopher C. Walton, Snohomish County TBI Lawyer

If you or someone you love has suffered a TBI in Snohomish County, we are here to help. Call us today at (360) 543-1010 for a free consultation with one of our experienced TBI attorneys. We’ll listen to your story, answer your questions, and discuss how we can help you pursue the maximum compensation for your injuries and losses.

Don’t wait – the sooner you call, the sooner we can start working on your case. Call now to take the first step towards justice.

Walton Law, A.P.C. – Snohomish Office Location

6100 219th St SW #480
Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043
Phone: (866) 338-7079