Washington DC Brain Injury Lawyer


A brain injury has the potential to completely alter the course of a victim’s life, as well as the lives of their loved ones. The brain is a sensitive and complex organ that controls much of the body’s functions. Disruptions to even a small area of the brain due to a heavy blow, oxygen deprivation, drug interaction, or another kind of injury can have a significant or fatal effect. Brain injuries can be caused by a wide range of accidents, and if someone else is responsible for that accident, the victim is often entitled to compensation through a personal injury claim or lawsuit. 

After a brain injury, victims and their loved ones have a lot of responsibility that they must take on, and taking the extra steps to find a law firm that is ready to take their case can sometimes feel like too much. Unfortunately, many people settle insurance claims for far less than they actually deserve, only to learn after the fact that they were entitled to much more substantial compensation had they worked with an experienced lawyer. This is why connecting with a lawyer is one of the best ways to take this important step and fight for your rights as a victim.

Contact Balkin & Mausner To Speak With a Brain Injury Lawyer in Washington DC For Free

When you request a consultation with our law firm, you will be connected with a personal injury attorney who is ready to take on your brain injury case today. During your free initial consultation, you will be able to speak with our team about your unique situation and get specific legal advice about how best to move forward. Simply knowing that there is a professional out there who will fight for your best interests can provide enormous relief for the victim and their loved ones as they try to make sense of the aftermath of this tragic and avoidable situation.

Many people initiate an insurance claim with the idea that they will hire a lawyer if they think they will need to go to court. But most personal injury lawyers will begin a claim with the primary goal of settling the case before filing a lawsuit becomes necessary. By working with a lawyer from day one, you are improving your chances of getting the money you deserve while taking a tremendous amount of responsibility off of your plate so you can stay focused on recovery.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

There are a number of ways that people can suffer from brain injuries, and the following examples are only meant to provide a few common examples seen in personal injury cases. Whether or not you see your situation mentioned below, we encourage you to request a consultation with an attorney so you can go through the specific details of your case to get a clear sense of how you can move forward. 

Car and Truck Accidents

There were 22 fatal car and truck crashes in Washington DC in 2019, but this only tells a small part of the overall crash data in the District. A brain injury has the potential to change a victim’s life forever, and even a low-speed impact can lead to serious or permanent brain damage under the right circumstances. If you have suffered from any sort of trauma to your head during a car accident, get medical attention immediately to ensure that you are getting the care you need to avoid the potential of any long-term brain injury problems. 

Motorcycle Accidents

Motorcycles do not provide any structural safety like a car or truck, and the risk of head injuries in a motorcycle crash is significant. Washington DC requires motorcycle helmets for riders of all ages, and helmets are shown to decrease the risk and severity of injuries by about 72%. However, riders are still at risk of a head injury even if they wear a helmet. So in accidents that someone else caused, injured motorcycle riders are likely entitled to compensation for their damages.

Medical Malpractice

When visiting a medical professional, you should be able to expect that their years of training and experience will help to keep you safe from avoidable injuries, but even doctors make mistakes that can have serious consequences. Things like dangerous drug interactions, accidental loss of oxygen to the brain, and more can all cause permanent brain damage. In the event that the professional’s negligent behavior caused the accident, the victim is likely entitled to compensation through a medical malpractice claim or lawsuit.

Slip and Fall Injuries

Property owners are responsible for the conditions on their property, and therefore responsible for the safety of legal visitors to their property. This means that hazards like wet floors, icy walkways, uneven flooring, and other issues that could cause someone to fall must be addressed as soon as possible. A common accident stemming from premises liability issues is a slip and fall, which can lead to problems like broken bones or brain injuries like concussions.

Bicycle Accidents

Bicycles, like motorcycles, do not offer any sort of built-in protection for a rider, meaning that the only safety devices a cyclist has are what they wear. A bike helmet is an important part of keeping safe in an accident, because even a low-speed collision can cause a rider to hit their head on a vehicle, curb, or another obstacle, greatly increasing the risk of a serious or fatal head injury. 

Get The Legal Support You Deserve, With Ease

Contact the team at Balkin & Mausner today or submit a request right from our website to be connected with a lawyer in Washington DC as soon as possible. Once you have a lawyer focusing on your case, you can prioritize your medical care and getting your life back on track after suffering in an accident that someone else caused.