Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Seattle WA Attorney
In 1989, Roger moved to Seattle with his family joining the litigation team at Riddell Williams. In 1991 Roger began practicing as a King County prosecutor. For the next 24 years, he led Washington State in investigating, charging and convicting the region’s most despicable criminals, trying more than 100 significant cases including aggravated murder, organized crime, and financial fraud.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention attributes traumatic brain injury (TBI) to 30 percent of all injury-related deaths. Every day, 138 Americans die as a result of injuries that include TBI. If you are fortunate enough to survive your injuries, you may face short-term or even potentially lifelong health issues.
A traumatic brain injury is any head trauma that disrupts normal brain function. While not all blows to the head result in injury, it is also true that when they occur the severity of those injuries isn’t always detected in the immediate aftermath. That means if you suffer a head injury, it is important to take it seriously and seek immediate medical attention.
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How a Head Injury Claim Must be Proven
To file a head injury lawsuit, the plaintiff has to have suffered trauma due to another person’s or entity’s negligence. This may be the result of a traffic collision, on-the-job injuries, slip and falls, or in the care of a medical facility, among other possibilities.
If the basic criteria for a head injury claim is met and a claim is pursued, an attorney must prove the following to show that the the accused was negligent:
Duty of Care
In other words, the defendant had a legal duty to exercise a reasonable level of care to prevent the harm that occurred.
Breach of Duty
Once the duty of care is established, your attorney must show that the defendant breached that duty.
Next, your attorney must prove that the defendant’s negligence is what caused the head injuries, or any other injuries or harm that is included in the case.
*The attorney must prove their client was harmed or injured as a result of the defendant’s actions.
If you have indeed suffered a head injury
If you or someone you know has suffered a head injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may have legal recourse to recover compensation for those injuries. Attorney Roger Davidheiser understands the impact these injuries can have on people’s lives. Just as importantly, he understands how those injuries should be compensated for and how to construct a case that will win his clients their justified compensation.
If you have experienced head trauma, your first course of action should be to seek medical attention. But remember that you have the legal right to be compensated when your life has been impacted by an injury caused by someone else’s negligence. If you are looking for a traumatic brain injury attorney in Seattle Wa then look no further.
*Note: Damages are not restricted to financial harm. Yes, a plaintiff can seek restitution for medical expenses and lost wages. But a claim can also include pain and suffering, and the inability to take part in certain activities.
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.