FAQ – Brain & Back Injuries
For more than two decades, the experienced attorneys at Dean Standish Perkins & Associates have been helping accident victims obtain just compensation for serious brain and back injuries. Based in Seattle, we represent clients in King County and throughout Washington state. Here you will find answers to a number of frequently asked questions about brain and back injuries.
What is a spinal cord injury?
Spinal cord injury, sometimes called SCI, refers to an injury to the bundle of nerves contained within the vertebrae of the spine. SCI can cause permanent disabilities, including chronic pain and loss of movement. For more information about the symptoms of spinal cord injuries, please click here.
If you have suffered a spinal cord injury as the result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for the economic (e.g., medical bills, lost wages) and noneconomic (e.g., pain and suffering) damages you have suffered as a result.
Will I be able to walk again?
While there is no cure for SCI, it is important to remember that every injury is different. Many victims see some improvement over time. With the proper care, you may as well. The Seattle personal injury attorneys at Dean Standish Perkins & Associates keep track of recent developments in the treatment of these injuries, and they can guide you toward the medical care you need.
What is a traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic brain injury, also known as TBI, most often occurs when a sudden blow or impact to the head causes a collision between the brain and the skull. Motor vehicle accidents, slips and falls, and falling objects or equipment are common causes of TBI. For more information about the symptoms of traumatic brain injuries, please click here.
If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury as the result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to monetary compensation for your damages.
What kind of medical care do I need?
Treatment and rehabilitation for SCI or TBI focus on preventing further injury and restoring lost function. While a full recovery may be unlikely, with the proper care, in many cases much function can be restored. Our attorneys will fight aggressively to secure a settlement or trial verdict that will cover the full scope of your medical expenses and other losses.
Where can I get legal advice regarding my injury?
The Seattle personal injury law firm of Dean Standish Perkins & Associates offers free consultations to SCI and TBI victims. If you or a member of your family has suffered a catastrophic injury in an accident, contact us today to learn what options might be available for pursuing just compensation for your losses.