OUR EXPERIENCED TEAM FIGHTS FOR YOUR LOVED ONE’S FULL COMPENSATION

If you have a loved one who has suffered a brain injury, personal care and management of that individual’s health regimen probably dominates your waking hours. The team approach we take at Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler PLLC can relieve you of the responsibility of seeking compensation for your loved one. When you put our team on your side, you can tend to your loved one’s immediate needs, while we fight to eliminate your financial burdens. We are committed to providing aggressive advocacy for actionable cases of brain injury, including damage resulting from:

  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI) — This results from an impact to the skull, a penetration of the skull or severe shaking that tears brain tissue. Common causes include car accidents, explosions and falls.
  • Edema — Swelling of the brain that follows head trauma can be more dangerous to the brain than the initial blow. Negligent treatment of a head wound at the ER can allow edema to cause greater damage.
  • Hypoxia — Lack of oxygen can destroy brain cells. An anesthesia error during surgery can induce hypoxia sufficient to cause brain damage.
  • Infection — Viral and bacterial infections can cause encephalitis, a dangerous swelling of the brain that contributes to the destruction of brain cells. A doctor’s failure to diagnose an infection can be grounds for malpractice.

 

UNDERSTANDING THE PROGNOSIS FOR A BRAIN INJURY PATIENT

Key to recovering fair compensation is clear knowledge of the extent of the damage. A distressing aspect of brain injury is that brain cells, once destroyed, do not regenerate, and the degree to which undamaged areas of the brain can compensate for that loss is impossible to gauge. Brain injury patients are likely to experience:

  • Cognitive deficits — Confusion, shortened attention span and memory problems
  • Motor deficits — Poor balance, spasticity, tremors, paralysis, loss of endurance and weakness
  • Perceptual or sensory deficits — Changes in sensory experience, loss of sensation or hypersensitivity in body parts, vision problems
  • Communication and language deficits — Aphasia, apraxia, slowness of speech, problems reading or writing
  • Functional deficits — Trouble with everyday activities and organization, inability to drive
  • Social difficulties — Self-centered behavior, difficulty making/keeping friends, boundary issues
  • Regulatory disturbances — Fatigue, sleep disruption, dizziness, headaches, loss of bladder or bowel control
  • Personality or psychiatric changes — Apathy, lethargy, anxiety, irritability, moods swings, loss of inhibitions, angry outbursts
  • Traumatic epilepsy — Major and minor seizures

Our personal injury attorneys work closely with your medical team to ensure we have a detailed understanding of your loved one’s condition.

 

GOING BEYOND THE LIMITATIONS OF MEDICAL DIAGNOSTICS IN BRAIN INJURY CASES

In milder cases of brain injury, medical diagnostics may show normal brain function even though the patient is experiencing real and significant symptoms. Under those circumstances, testimonial evidence from medical professionals, family members, friends and co-workers become vitally important to establishing a damage claim. We assemble the testimony necessary to present a complete and vivid account of your loved one’s life before and after the injury event so the defendants, judge and jury appreciate the human toll that justifies a damage award.

 

Let our team of experienced trial attorneys manage your brain injury litigation in Tacoma

A permanent spinal injury requires compensation for your lifetime. The dedicated lawyers of Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler PLLC are committed to securing the maximum damage recovery possible. Call 253-383-5388 or contact us online to arrange your free consultation.

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At Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler PLLC we have the skill and experience to take on a wide range of personal injury cases throughout Washington state. From motor vehicle accidents to workplace injuries – our reputation and success rates keep opposing counsel on edge.

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Client was involved in a high speed collision on Interstate 5 when a driver of a Box Truck fell asleep and crossed over several lanes pushing her vehicle over an embankment. Client sustained traumatic brain bleed, fractured shoulder, hip and knees requiring over three months of intensive care and hospital admission
$525,000
Client was involved in a rear end car accident on the freeway. He sustained a traumatic brain injury that significantly interfered with his ability to be employed.
$300,000
Client was visiting homeowners when homeowners allowed a minor to drive an ATV that collided into the plaintiff while on homeowner’s land without properly supervising said guest. Client sustained traumatic brain injury, left clavicle fracture, left rib fractures, left mandibular fracture and left urethral injury.
$250,000
Client was a pedestrian who crossed at an unmarked crosswalk and was hit by a motorist. We pursued a claim against the City of Tacoma for negligent roadway design. Client sustained traumatic brain injury.
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  • Our experience with Dan Kyler and Vern Harkins was excellent from the beginning and we were very satisfied with the end results.
  • Dan Kyler and Mike Fisher were professional and dedicated throughout the entire process. I would recommend this law firm to anyone.
  • Vern Harkins perseverance and hard work made it possible to get the maximum settlement from the insurance company. I know he had my interest in mind as demonstrated by his actions.
  • Dan Hannula’s hard work helped to settle my auto accident case.
  • Michael was outstanding. He was always professional, prepared, available for questions, and on top of my case. I highly recommend him and will always consider him to be my first choice for legal matters I need resolved.
  • Mr. Fisher has helped me in the past and is very trustworthy and sincere. I would recommend Michael and of course anyone else at Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler.
  • My father was sick and dying, I needed assistance and I need it fast. With a single call to Mr. Fisher’s office, I was warmly welcomed, swiftly assisted and free of the concerns... I am forever grateful to Mr. Fisher for his exquisite services in my time of need.
  • The office staff were courteous, pleasant and kept me informed as to what was going on throughout the whole ordeal.
  • I am extremely satisfied with the service I experienced with this firm and I would recommend them to anyone that needs legal representation. Michael Fisher and his staff are great people.
  • John Wilson demonstrated his professionalism by keeping us current on our case, explaining our options, giving us realistic expectations and demonstrating the highest level of ethics and integrity beyond reproach. We have the highest confidence that we were well represented.
  • I have been a client of Dan Kyler’s since 1996. Having had numerous car accidents, I rely upon the Tacoma auto accident attorneys at RHHK to help me through them. The most obscure questions have been answered and help is given on all levels.
  • Mr. Fisher has helped me in the past and is very trustworthy and sincere. I would recommend Michael and of course anyone else at Rush, Hannula, Harkins & Kyler.
  • Our experience with Dan Kyler and Vern Harkins was excellent from the beginning and we were very satisfied with the end results.
  • The office staff were courteous, pleasant and kept me informed as to what was going on throughout the whole ordeal.
  • Having a motorcycle accident was bad enough, let alone dealing with insurance companies. John Wilson and his staff made everything easy to understand and hassle free.
  • John Wilson demonstrated his professionalism by keeping us current on our case, explaining our options, giving us realistic expectations and demonstrating the highest level of ethics and integrity beyond reproach. We have the highest confidence that we were well represented.
  • Michael was outstanding. He was always professional, prepared, available for questions, and on top of my case. I highly recommend him and will always consider him to be my first choice for legal matters I need resolved.
  • Mr. Fisher is an outstanding lawyer. He’s knowledgeable, responsive, and kept me informed at all times. I would definitely recommend him to anyone in need of a good attorney.
  • My father was sick and dying, I needed assistance and I need it fast. With a single call to Mr. Fisher’s office, I was warmly welcomed, swiftly assisted and free of the concerns... I am forever grateful to Mr. Fisher for his exquisite services in my time of need.
  • Mike Fisher is an example of a quality attorney who sets high standards in servicing his clients in the highest regard as an attorney and he is part of a great firm.
  • Vern Harkins perseverance and hard work made it possible to get the maximum settlement from the insurance company. I know he had my interest in mind as demonstrated by his actions.
  • I am extremely satisfied with the service I experienced with this firm and I would recommend them to anyone that needs legal representation. Michael Fisher and his staff are great people.
  • Having a motorcycle accident was bad enough, let alone dealing with insurance companies. John Wilson and his staff made everything easy to understand and hassle free.
  • Dan Hannula’s hard work helped to settle my auto accident case.
  • John Wilson demonstrated his professionalism by keeping us current on our case, explaining our options, giving us realistic expectations and demonstrating the highest level of ethics and integrity beyond reproach. We have the highest confidence that we were well represented.
  • I have been a client of Dan Kyler’s since 1996. Having had numerous car accidents, I rely upon the Tacoma auto accident attorneys at RHHK to help me through them. The most obscure questions have been answered and help is given on all levels.
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