Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer
Serious Personal Injury and Accident Lawyer
Seattle personal injury lawyer Roger Davidheiser has distinguished himself as a champion of people who feel their voice cannot be heard. As one of the nation’s top criminal prosecuting attorneys, Roger brings his trial experience and expertise to those who want their rights protected and just compensation for the injuries that have been inflicted upon them. Roger is with no doubt a successful Seattle personal injury lawyer.
Traumatic Brain Injury
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a sudden physical force put upon an individual. Sometimes the physical and psychological effects are immediate, while in other instances, they develop over time.
Sudden impacts to the head can cause tearing and bruising to the brain, leading to a host of symptoms, such as headache, dizziness, loss of memory and concentration, and seizures. Unfortunately, sometimes the long-term effects are not always anticipated. There could be an initial recovery process that brings the person back to some form of normalcy, but they may still face physical and emotional challenges for the rest of their life.
That’s why it is imperative for victims of serious personal injuries to consult an attorney about their legal rights. You need an attorney who has a full understanding of the nature of these injuries, and just as importantly, how to effectively present your case in a court of law to maximize the compensation you deserve.
When a person or corporate entity is involved in producing a product that is distributed in the marketplace, they remain responsible for any harm that is caused by those products due their own negligence.
Consumers have rights that deserve to be protected and enforced when products cause injuries. Product liability law covers a wide range of claims, including defective vehicles, medical devices, prescription drugs and children’s products.
A Former Client:
- June 24, 2016, Las Vegas, NV
Roger Davidheiser obtained a $2 million award from a Clark County Nevada jury on behalf of a woman run over in a road rage incident in a Target parking lot in Las Vegas. Jean Kohl suffered a traumatic brain injury (TBI), spine and ankle injuries when she was run over by a pickup truck owned by a local business, Dakem and Associates, driven by its employee, Edward Reed. At trial the defense argued that Mr. Reed was justified and acting in self-defense, and that Ms. Kohl and her boyfriend were at fault and caused Ms. Kohl’s injuries because they decided to get out of their car and continue the confrontation. The jury rejected these arguments and found Mr. Reed at fault, the cause of Ms. Kohl’s injuries, and responsible for her damages. The jury found Dakem liable for the conduct of its employee, Mr. Reed. The jury awarded $522,086 in past and future medical costs and $1.5 million in past and future pain and suffering. Additionally, the jury found that punitive damages were warranted. Just before the start of the punitive damages phase of the trial, the case settled for a confidential amount.
Compensation from Criminal Conduct
While victims of crime have their day in court by attempting to criminally prosecute the perpetrator(s) to the maximum extent allowed under the law, the results of their actions can also be tried as a tort case in order to retrieve just monetary compensation.
Criminal and tort cases are two distinct forms of legal practices. However, there are also similarities. Both try to identify the wrongdoer(s), act as a deterrent to others, and come to a conclusion that either exonerates or punishes the defendant for their actions. But when the victim feels they have a just reason to seek financial restitution for the harm that came to them, this is where the criminal case ends, and a tort case begins.
Roger Davidheiser spent many years successfully prosecuting high profile criminal cases. He can bring that intimate understanding of criminal law to bear if your criminal case turns into a tort case that seeks restitution for your injuries or loss. You will not find a Seattle Personal Injury Lawyer with more experience than Roger.
Property owners and managers have a responsibility to keep their premises in safe condition for anyone who may traverse its surfaces. If not, they can be held liable in a court of law.
While the most commonly thought of premises liability cases involve a slip and fall on a property, there are other ways parties can be held legally liable for injury, such as structural defects, fire and smoke, or a security system that malfunctions.
If the owner or property manager fails to maintain safe conditions on their property, and you are injured as a result, you have the legal right to make them accountable for their negligence. These kinds of injury cases are not always easy to prove, so victims need to work with an attorney who has a proven skill set to effectively conduct and win premises liability cases.
No matter what circumstance apply to your personal injury, Roger Davidheiser’s experience and winning track record can help bring you compensation and justice for the wrongs perpetrated by others. Contact us today, and we will be happy to go over the details of your case in a free consultation