Brain injuries are some of the most devastating conditions that can result from an accident. Treating an injury to the brain can take time and is often extremely difficult. Even with extensive medical care, a victim may never show any signs of recovery. To assess the damage caused by the injury and project future medical needs and expenses, you or the person you love will require a Phoenix brain injury attorney that has experience with this kind of serious injury. The personal injury attorneys at the Torgenson Law have the knowledge and experience to help you obtain the compensation you need. Call (602) 759-0012 today and schedule a free and confidential consultation.
A brain injury, or commonly referred to as a traumatic brain injury (TBI), is most often caused by a sudden blow or impact to the head. The resulting damage can severely interfere with body functions. There are two main types of TBI:
Closed Head Injury – Occurs when the head suffers a concussive or forceful blow (e.g. car accident or fall).
Open Head Injury – Occurs when a foreign object enters or penetrates the skull. This type of TBI is often associated with violent injuries (e.g. physical assault). However, an open head injury can also occur when the skull fractures, causing bone fragments to enter the brain.
The leading causes of TBI are:
Both types of TBI may result in vastly different symptoms depending on the severity of the injury, what part of the brain was affected, and many other factors. These symptoms can include any combination of the following:
Significant trauma to the brain can be very unpredictable. Although individuals may undergo the same type of accident, the level of damage and the body’s reaction to it can be different. Some people may naturally recover within a few days or weeks, while others may experience repercussions for the rest of their lives.
Brain injuries can lead to serious side effects and can alter a person’s life completely. No matter the severity involved, you may be entitled to receive compensation. However, obtaining a large enough sum to cover your current and future hospital fees, therapy sessions, long-term medical care, loss or lack of income, pain and suffering, and more, can be difficult without the assistance of a lawyer. Insurance companies tend to look out for their own interests, and would rather pay the minimum possible amount or deny an injury claim altogether. Having professional legal representation will ensure that the insurer takes you seriously and that you are properly compensated.
Our law firm understands the hardships that you and your family may already be facing, and we are committed to resolving your case with an end result that is in your best interests. Schedule your free initial consultation with a traumatic brain injury lawyer in Phoenix today.