Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Seattle Personal Injury Attorney Chris Thayer
Handling Personal Injury Claims in the Seattle Area and Throughout Washington Since 1995

My name is Chris Thayer and I am a personal injury attorney practicing in downtown Seattle. I handle personal injury, medical malpractice and wrongful death claims throughout the greater Seattle area, including Issaquah, Mercer Island and Kirkland.

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Suing for a Concussion

Posted Friday, September 17, 2021 by Chris Thayer

The head is so critical to life and function that any injury to it should be taken seriously. Concussions are sometimes written off as a sports injury or something that can just be iced, but concussions result in real trauma to the brain, and can result in long-term symptoms and consequences that can significantly impact one’s ability to work and even enjoy life. If you have suffered a concussion in an accident or due to someone else’s negligence, you may be unsure of what legal options you have available to you. Concussions can necessitate time off work, resulting in lost wages, in addition to expensive medical bills and rehabilitative therapies. The good news is that you may be able to bring a personal injury lawsuit to recover for the harm that you have suffered.

*Injuries and Accidents That Cause Concussion * There is no limit to the kind of injuries that can result in concussion. Concussions can be caused by blunt force trauma to the head, such as when someone falls and hits their head, hits their head during a car accident, or is punched or struck in the head by another person or object. Concussions can also be caused by a severe jolt or impact to the head or body, such as may be experienced when being tackled, struck, or shaken. The most common causes of concussions in adults are slip-and-fall accidents, and the most common place for these accidents to occur is in parking lots and on sidewalks due to uneven or unstable ground. Other common places for slip-and-fall accidents to occur include slick floors, such as marble or tile floors, slippery surfaces, such as by pools, water features, water fountains, and soda machines, and on stairs.

*Suing for a Concussion * If you are thinking about suing for a concussion, there are a number of factors to consider. First, it is important to understand that in order to have standing to bring a lawsuit, you have to have suffered damages. This means that the harm you suffered must be financially quantifiable. If you do not have any medical bills, lost wages, or costs associated with your concussion, you will not likely have a claim. However, if you have suffered significant damages as a result of your concussion, which can be quantified by bills and lost wages, then you will meet this threshold requirement. It is also necessary that your concussion be caused by the intentional or negligent conduct of another person or party. This is the person or party who you are holding accountable by bringing a lawsuit. The more evidence you have to support that this person acted negligently and that their negligence caused your concussion and subsequent damages, the stronger your claim will be.

*Talk to a Seattle Personal Injury Attorney * If you or a loved one have suffered significant harm due to a concussion that was not your fault, Pivotal Law Group is ready to help. Serving Seattle, Bellevue, Kent, Renton, Burien, Mercer Island, Issaquah, and the greater Washington State area, our lawyers will fight to get you the compensation that you are entitled to. Contact us today to schedule a consultation.