Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury is injury to the brain caused by physical trauma resulting from, but not limited to, car accidents and falls, and assaults. RCW 74.31.010. A brain injury can also occur as the result of repeated head injuries and concussions.

Traumatic brain injury can cause a wide range of functional changes affecting thinking, sensation, language, or emotions. It can also cause epilepsy and increase the risk for conditions such as Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and other brain disorders that become more prevalent with age. The impact of a traumatic brain injury on the individual and family can be devastating. RCW 74.31.005

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The following are symptoms of possible Head Injury Syndrome:

Headache, Dizziness, Visual problems, Fatigue, Sleep Disturbance, Increased Sensitivity to: Noise and Lights, Weight Changes, Loss of senses, Ringing in the ears, Impaired concentration, Impaired memory, Language problems, Reduced performance rate, Reduced efficiency, Irritability, Mood Swings, Depression, Anxiety, and Loss of sex drive.

If you or a loved one has been diagnosed with a brain injury or a brain injury is suspected, please call Habtemariam Law Firm to discuss your case.


Brain Injury Resources and Links:
(The Brain Injury Alliance of Washington (BIAWA), Website: http://www.biawa.org/ Phone: 877-982-4292)
(Washington Traumatic Brain Injury Strategic Partnership Advisory Council, Website: http://www.tbiwashington.org Phone: 877-824-1766)
(Head Injury Hotline, Website: www.headinjury.com Phone: 206-621-8558)
(Seattle Sports Concussion Clinic, Website: uwmedicine.washington.edu/Patient-Care/Our-Services/Find-a-Clinic/Pages Phone: 206-744-8000)
(Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), Website: www.biausa.org Phone: 800-444-6443)
(North America Brain Injury Society, Website: www.nabis.org Phone: 703-960-6500)

It’s possible to start experiencing loss of memory after suffering a traumatic brain injury. It’s important to get treatment quickly because if left untreated your situation may get worse.

We know how serious brain injuries are. Many people suffer a loss of speech and even experience mood swings after suffering an injury. We can refer you to an experienced medical clinic and hospital.

We have included a long list of accredited health care providers that are experienced in treated traumatic brain injuries. Please call us if you need help choosing a health care provider.