If you or a loved one has been suffered a sudden or traumatic injury, contact us today for a free consultation. Since 1948 we have represented clients in the Spokane area.
What is a traumatic injury?
A traumatic injury is a physical injury which requires immediate professional medical attention. Falls and vehicular accidents are common causes of traumatic injuries.
Types of traumatic injury
Here are some examples of traumatic injury:
- Back injury
- Broken legs
- Bone fractures
- Burn injury
- Crush injury
- Electrical injury
- Gunshot wounds
- Spinal cord injury
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Frequently Asked Questions:
What makes an injury a traumatic injury?
Any serious injury that requires immediate medical attention to avoid death or permanent injury. Traumatic injuries typically require extensive medical care and often an extended stay at the hospital and often a longer road to recovery.
Who can I sue if I received a traumatic injury in a car wreck?
Washington law allows you to sue anyone who negligently caused you injury. In a car accident, this is the driver who failed to use reasonable care due to others on the road. Once it is determined that the driver was negligent, and his or her negligence caused your injury, then you are entitled to compensation.
How long do I have to file a traumatic injury claim?
In Washington state, the statute of limitations for any personal injury suit is three years from the date of the injury. If this deadline is missed, then it’s possible that your right to recover any compensation is gone as well. Talk to an attorney soon if you think you are close to missing any deadlines.
Traumatic injury lawyer
In many cases, such as car accidents, someone’s negligence likely contributed to your injuries.
While getting properly compensated for minor injuries can be straightforward, when serious injuries are involved, an experienced personal injury attorney can drastically improve the compensation awarded. Contact us today for a free, confidential consultation.