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Understanding Traumatic Brain Injuries

Impactful Consequences of External Forces

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), resulting from external forces or head impacts, encompass a wide range of severity, from mild concussions to severe, life-threatening conditions. These injuries often stem from accidents, falls, sports incidents, assaults, or any event causing a sudden jolt or blow to the head. 

Classifying TBIs by Severity

TBIs are broadly categorized into three types: mild, moderate, and severe. A mild TBI, commonly known as a concussion, involves brief consciousness loss or disorientation. A moderate TBI includes prolonged unconsciousness, memory loss, and cognitive impairment. Severe TBIs result in extended unconsciousness or coma, often leading to lasting cognitive, motor, and sensory impairments.

Symptoms and Long-term Effects

A Wide Array of Indicators

Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can manifest in various ways, including loss of consciousness (in some cases), headaches, dizziness, nausea, cognitive difficulties, mood changes, and sleep disturbances. The effects can be enduring, with some individuals fully recovering over time, while others face permanent disabilities requiring ongoing care and support.

Why Choose Our Oregon Personal Injury Firm for Traumatic Brain Injury Cases?

Defending Insurance Companies for 50 Years

The first rule of a successful negotiation is: Know Your Opponent. In an injury case, your opponents are (1) the insurance industry, and (2) their highly skilled defense law firms.

Fortunately for Spooner Staggs clients, no law firm knows the insurance industry better than we do―we spent 50 years as one of the insurance industry’s top defense firms for their biggest, toughest cases. We’ve walked in their shoes, analyzed thousands of cases for them, and encouraged fair outcomes for hundreds, perhaps thousands, of TBI-related accidents and injuries.

This rare experience has given us an insider’s knowledge and understanding into how the insurance industry analyzes, evaluates, prices, and settles cases. We’ve walked in their shoes, so we know all their tools, tricks, and techniques. We know the buttons to push and the levers to pull to motivate them to settle cases more quickly and for more money.

With an unparalleled understanding of insurance companies cultivated through years of defending them, we bring a uniquely powerful advantage to those seeking justice after a traumatic brain injury.

Fierce Oregon TBI Trial Lawyers

Boasting a track record of successful jury trials that few Oregon firms can equal, we are relentless advocates for our clients. We are always ready to take cases to trial, ensuring that our seriously injured clients receive genuine justice.

Insider Knowledge

Understanding the mindset of insurance companies is crucial when seeking fair compensation. We possess a nuanced insight into how insurers operate, evaluate cases, and make settlement decisions. This knowledge allows us to strategically leverage that insight to ensure our clients receive the maximum settlement for their devastating injuries.

Trial Mastery

In an era where fewer cases proceed to trial, we stand as fierce and effective trial lawyers. With a track record of successful jury trials that few law firms in Oregon can equal, we’re ready to expertly take your case to trial if necessary. Our commitment to real justice for seriously injured accident victims sets us apart from “paper tiger” lawyers who shy away from the courtroom.

Seeking Compensation for Traumatic Brain Injuries

Navigating Complexity for Just Compensation

In TBI claims, assessing the injury’s complexity and causation issues is pivotal in seeking compensation from the responsible party. If negligence or wrongful actions caused the TBI, pursuing a personal injury claim against the at-fault party’s insurance company can cover medical expenses, lost wages, pain and suffering, and ongoing care and rehabilitation needs.

Contact Us for Dedicated Legal Representation in Portland, Salem, or Across Oregon

With a five-decade history of defending personal injury claims, including those involving traumatic brain injuries, we leverage our inside knowledge to assist those who have suffered TBIs due to others’ negligence. If you or a loved one has experienced a traumatic brain injury, call us to discuss your case with one of our friendly, caring, and experienced attorneys.