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Suffering After a Traumatic Brain Injury? We’re Here to Help

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a complicated injury that can leave you with lifelong disabilities. If you’re struggling with a TBI as the result of the actions or negligence of someone else, an Oregon traumatic brain injury attorney from Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC can help. An experienced lawyer, like those at our Salem law firm, can give you hope for financial security once again.

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Take Back Your Life After a Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury can happen to anyone, and when it does, it can leave lifelong disabilities and other medical issues.

People suffering from a severe TBI often struggle with sleep deprivation, slurred speech, seizures, convulsions, and fluid drainage. On top of that, they can deal with mood swings, behavioral changes, anxiety and depression, and cognitive issues.

Treating those issues isn’t cheap, either. It can cost as much as $400,000 to get the treatment you need to carry on with your life.

That’s why working with a traumatic brain injury attorney is so important. They understand the magnitude of your medical costs and will use experts, evidence, and Oregon legal precedents to get you the compensation you need after a TBI.

Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC Stands By You No Matter What

No matter what happens in the aftermath of your TBI, Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC is here to help. Here’s how one of our traumatic brain injury attorneys will support you in your case.

Step One

Investigate Your Injury

We start by investigating your injury to determine the cause. From there, we can file a suit and provide evidence of what led to your TBI.

Step Two

Negotiate and Receive an Offer

Once we’ve determined the cause of your injury, it’s time to start the legal proceedings. We’ll pair you with a traumatic brain injury attorney who will fight your case and tackle all the legal proceedings. He or she will help secure you an offer for your case.

If all else fails, we’ll take the issue to court to get things settled. We’ll ensure you have the best chance possible for a full and fair offer that matches the severity of your injury.

Step Three

Receive Compensation

Once your case is over, it’s time for you to receive a payout. This will help you move forward with your life and receive the medical care you deserve.

Don’t leave your compensation up to chance. Instead, trust in a team that can get you the payout you deserve for your injuries. Contact Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC to get started.

FAQs About Traumatic Brain Injury Claims

Navigating the world of traumatic brain injury claims can be complicated. Here are a few frequently asked questions to help make things simpler.

Can I file a brain injury lawsuit on behalf of a loved one?

Yes. You do not have to be the injured party to file a brain injury lawsuit. A spouse, child, parent, partner, or anyone with power of attorney can file a brain injury lawsuit on someone’s behalf.

What elements are needed to prove negligence with a brain injury?

Proving negligence with a brain injury in Oregon can be tricky. If you are trying to prove negligence, there are several things that you’ll have to prove:

  • That the individual with a brain injury had a patient relationship with their healthcare provider
  • That the healthcare provider’s negligence led to a breach of duty of care
  • That the victim’s brain injury was a direct result of that breach of duty of care
  • That there were real damages as a result of the victim’s injury

Proving these damages can be difficult. Rather than leaving it up to chance, work with a traumatic brain injury attorney who can help you prove these elements and win your case.

What accidents commonly cause brain injuries?

Many types of accidents can cause brain injuries. Some of the most common incidents include:

  • Car, truck, and motorcycle accidents: accidents involving vehicles and/or pedestrians are one of the most common reasons people develop a TBI
  • Falls: falling down stairs, ladders, or from a place of some height frequently leads to a traumatic brain injury
  • Sports injuries: after vehicle-related accidents, sports injuries are one of the most common ways that people develop a TBI
  • Violence: individuals involved in domestic, sexual, and other types of violence can develop a traumatic brain injury
  • Combat injuries: military zones and hazardous work sites can also lead to a traumatic brain injury

These are just a few reasons you may develop a TBI. Other additional causes could still make you eligible for compensation. Speak to a TBI attorney to see if you may qualify for an award.

My spouse suffered a TBI and he does not act the same. Why?

Any type of brain injury, including TBI, can cause someone to act differently. The injury affects parts of the brain that are in charge of cognition, relationship building, emotional control, and motor skills. As a result, someone with a TBI may not act the same as they did before their injury. Therapy and ongoing treatment can help support a patient’s quality of life. However, some brain damage following a TBI, and the corresponding behavioral change, is permanent.

Is a concussion considered a traumatic brain injury?

Yes. A concussion is a type of mild to moderate traumatic brain injury. If you developed a concussion due to a vehicle accident or other cause by an at-fault party, you may be eligible for compensation via a traumatic brain injury claim.

If you feel that you may have a case, you should speak to a traumatic brain injury attorney. One of the expert lawyers at Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC can help you with your case.

What evidence do I need for a traumatic brain injury claim?

To prove a traumatic brain injury claim, you may be asked to provide many types of evidence, including:

  • Photographs of the accident
  • Eyewitnesses of the event
  • Police reports
  • Medical records
  • X-rays

Depending on your situation and your case, there may be other types of evidence that you can provide. Speaking to the legal experts at Swanson, Lathen, Prestwich, PC can help you navigate what documentation you need to provide.

Client Reviews

Arthur PorterArthur Porter
19:21 04 Jan 23
I was involved in an accident, and was having difficulties dealing with my insurance company.One of my neighbors recommended me to Brian Lathen, after a very prompt meeting I retained his services.Durring a long and tiring process, the staff at Swanson Lathen and Prestwich made me feel so much more comfortable, and helped greatly in getting through it.Along with now having a trusted lawyer/allie to call if anything unexpectedly happens in the future. I feel like I had made a friend.Thank you.
Mindy MichelleMindy Michelle
21:53 15 Dec 22
Swanson Lathen Prestwich is a Godsend!I was in a terrible car crash, literally caused by another person who admitted fault to the police, to their own insurance, to my insurance and I STILL had to fight for fair compensation. Realizing I needed to get a lawyer involved, an acquaintance recommended Travis Prestwich.After meeting Mr. Prestwich, I was immediately at ease. He was very knowledgeable, kind, welcoming and realistic. I appreciated that he actually listened to me and provided information that helped me get into the right mind frame. Travis was very patient and kind and responded to questions rather quickly. I appreciated his realistic approach and learned quickly that other lawyers, judges and community members, highly respect him; which was a huge sign that he was the right person for my situation!His staff, Carrie Meeker and Jennifer Hiser were equally phenomenal during the process! They were also very kind, empathetic, knowledgeable and responded to inquires in a timely manner and were just wonderful to work with. As odd as this sounds, I really enjoyed talking with them and knew that once my case with over with that I would miss all three of them.When the time came, and I had to go through a settlement hearing, Travis was by my side the whole way through. The unknown always frightens me but he found a way to keep me at ease with his calm demeanor. This review doesn’t even do this trio justice! They are wonderful people and did a phenomenal job on my case.I pray I never have to go through this process again however if I do, Travis will be the very first person I call. I HIGHLY recommend Swanson Lathen Prestwich and Travis Prestwich, Carrie Meeker and Jennifer Hiser!! I wish there were more people out there like them! I give them an A+++
04:43 21 Oct 22
Mr. Prestwich and his entire staff were nothing but kind, supportive and professional through the entire process of helping me with my car accident settlement. The outcome was exactly what I had hoped for and it was all because of the hard work that was done by this office.
Captain MorganCaptain Morgan
13:53 17 Oct 22
Myself and my family have worked with Keith Swanson since the late 80's.Unfortunately when an accident occurs you need to make good decisions.You can't go wrong with Keith.He's an amazing man. Honest, straight forward and well respected in the industry.Not to mention one of the best accident attorneys in the profession.Thank you Keith, and Chris.
Nathan CookNathan Cook
00:34 18 Jan 18
Great Services! Helpful reception. Brian Lathen was great and helped a lot.


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