Head, Brain, and Concussion Injury Attorney
Injury attorney Bill Coats helps people suffering from head, brain, and concussion injuries after an Everett accident
After 20 years' experience, Bill Coats knows that one of the most common injuries his clients suffer after an Everett accident is a head, brain, or concussion injury. The violence of any physical force can impact the brain, causing a wide range of injuries that can result in permanent disability, seizures, memory loss, headaches, loss of taste or smell, double vision, speech impairments, anxiety, and depression. One of the leading causes of head, brain, and concussion injuries is motor-vehicle accidents.
Common types of traumatic head and brain injuries from Everett accidents:
- A concussion is caused when the brain receives trauma from an impact or a sudden momentum or movement change. The blood vessels in the brain may stretch and cranial nerves may be damaged.
- A contusion is a bruise (bleeding) on the brain.
- A coup-contrecoup injury occurs when the force impacting the head is not only great enough to cause a contusion at the site of impact, but also moves the brain and causes it to slam into the opposite side of the skull, which causes the additional contusion.
- Penetrating injury to the brain occurs from the impact of a sharp object that forces hair, skin, bones and fragments from the object into the brain.
Throughout Bill Coats' 20 years of experience as an Everett personal injury attorney, he knows that head, brain, and concussion injuries frequently are caused by collisions involving motor vehicles, including:
Everett head, brain, and concussion injury victims have resources available to help them move forward
After an accident, injured people and their attorneys need information as they prepare the insurance claim. Here we offer links to various organizations, including:
The Everett Police Department usually produces a traffic collision report after an injury crash. This report is a crucial piece of information needed to determine liability in a pedestrian collision. Contact us for help finding a report.
The Everett Fire & Rescue Department often will respond to the scene of an injury collision, and they also produce important reports that will support your insurance claim.
The Washington State Patrol is the repository for the state's collision records. The agency receives all Vehicle Collision Reports from law enforcement officers at the state, county, city, and town levels, along with civilians that report their own collisions. These reports are written for each vehicle collision resulting in injury or death of any person, or damage to property to $1000 or more. Go here to request a copy of a traffic collision report.
The region's major hospitals include:
- Harborview Medical Center;
- Providence Regional Medical Center;
- Swedish Hospital;
- University of Washington Medical Center;
- Overlake Hospital
These medical facilities will provide copies of your medical records and bills following treatment, which will be needed to fully support your claim. Bill Coats and his team will obtain copies of these reports as they work up your personal injury case.
When an accident results in serious head, brain, or concussion injury, Everett attorney Bill Coats can help
When an injury is serious or a death occurs, contact Bill Coats to manage the financial recovery process by launching an insurance claim. Major injury or wrongful death claims are complicated and are hard to manage without legal help. Bill's years of experience enable him to efficiently and thoroughly manage your case to achieve the full settlement you are entitled to.
Since Bill Coats Law offers a no-cost consultation and works on a contingency basis, meaning that there are no up-front costs and all fees are paid when the claim is settled, there is no downside to contacting us immediately, to learn more about your rights and options.