Glendale Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Traumatic brain injuries may cause permanent disability and life-altering side effects. The cost of treating these issues can quickly skyrocket, which is why victims and their families should consider talking to an attorney about eligibility for pursuing compensation.
If your traumatic brain injury was caused by another person’s negligence, our experienced Glendale traumatic brain injury lawyers can determine if you may be entitled to pursue compensation in a free legal consultation.
Over more than 27 years, Phillips Law Group has helped many Glendale area victims recover compensation for their traumatic brain injuries (TBI). This includes a recovery of $7,650,000 for a motorcycle accident victim who suffered a TBI and $3.1 million for a car accident victim who suffered brain trauma. Partner Jeffrey Phillips is a member of the National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers – Top 25 and the Motor Vehicle Trial Lawyers Association – Top 25.
Your consultation is free and there is no obligation to take legal action if you have a case. There are also no upfront fees to pay – our attorneys are paid only if we recover compensation on your behalf.
Call Phillips Law Group today at 1-800-706-3000. Our firm can be contacted any time.
Do I Have a Case for Financial Compensation?
Each traumatic brain injury is unique and affects each victim in different ways. This is why it is important to review your injury with a trusted Glendale traumatic brain injury lawyer. Our attorneys can determine if you may have a valid claim for compensation.
One of the factors we must consider is whether it can be proven your injury was caused by someone else’s negligent actions. Four elements of negligence must be supported by evidence to prove your claim is valid.
- Duty of Care: Another person owed you a legal duty of care to take reasonable actions to prevent harm to you.
- Breach of Duty of Care: That person failed to uphold their duty of care to you.
- Breach and Injury are Linked: Because of that person’s failure to uphold his or her duty of care, you were injured.
- Damages: Because of your injury, you suffered damages such as medical costs, lost wages, and pain and suffering.
There are numerous examples of negligence that could lead to a brain injury, including but not limited to:
- Failure to equip workers with proper safety equipment on a jobsite
- Improper loading of cargo into a semi-truck
- Disobeying traffic laws, causing a car or motorcycle accident
Our attorneys can review the circumstances of your accident to determine if the four elements of negligence were present.
Your attorney can also examine other important factors, such as the severity of your traumatic brain injury and the symptoms you are experiencing.
We are here to help during this difficult time.
What Is My Case Worth?
It is very difficult to determine an accurate value for your claim on your own, because of all the factors involved. This is why it is generally a good idea to work with an experienced attorney.
Victims of a traumatic brain injury may be able to pursue many types of damages, including:
- Medical costs for past, present and future treatment
- Medical assistive equipment
- Physical therapy
- Lost wages
- Lost earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Pain and suffering
If you have questions about how much your claim is worth, contact Phillips Law Group’s Glendale traumatic brain injury attorneys for a free consultation.
How Can Phillips Law Group Help Me?
Insurance companies often contact injury victims soon after they get hurt. They may try to pressure you or your family into making statements about the accident, signing medical releases, or even accepting a quick settlement. They are looking for any way to avoid providing fair compensation or to simply deny your claim altogether.
This is one reason many injury victims chose to be represented by a licensed attorney. Phillips Law Group has served Arizona injury victims for more than 27 years, fighting for compensation for their damages. We know how insurance companies operate after an accident and can deal with them on your behalf to protect your claim, if you have a valid case.
The legal process is complex and time-consuming, and you should be focused on your medical treatment. You can allow our attorneys to handle each step of the legal process. We know how to thoroughly investigate and gather evidence of negligence.
Our firm also has access to industry experts who can help us strengthen your case, if we need them. For example, we may need the services of a medical expert to establish the full extent of the damage from your brain injury.
We have represented thousands of injury victims in Arizona and have recovered fair compensation for many traumatic brain injury victims. This includes:
- $2,163,000 for a traumatic brain injury, broken neck and spine injury in an auto accident
- $815,000 for a traumatic brain injury, coma and fractured neck in an auto accident case
- $613,000 for a traumatic brain injury and head injury in an auto accident case
How Long Do I Have to Take Legal Action?
In Arizona, personal injury claims must be filed within the statute of limitations. Under this law, victims have two years from the date of the incident to file a traumatic brain injury claim for an injury caused by negligence.
It is important to note that every situation is different. The statute of limitations may start at a different point depending on the specifics of your claim.
You may have more than two years from the date of the accident. If your loved one who suffered the injury is a minor, the two-year clock will not begin to run until he or she turns 18. Under the discovery rule, the two-year clock does not start until the date you discover an injury or should have discovered it.
This is why it is in your best interest to speak with an attorney as soon as possible to determine how long you have to file a claim. If you miss the deadline, your case will likely be barred and you will not be able to pursue compensation.
Phillips Law Group has helped many brain injury victims recover compensation. Phone: 1-800-706-3000
Common Types of Accidents Causing Traumatic Brain Injuries
A traumatic brain injury (also known as a TBI) is any kind of disruption to the brain’s normal functionality. Traumatic brain injuries are most often caused by a blow, jolt or bump to the head. The two classes of traumatic brain injury are:
- Open head injury: This occurs when an object goes through the skull and hits the brain, causing damage to the brain.
- Closed head injury: This occurs due to blunt force trauma to the victim’s head. Due to the trauma, the brain is knocked around inside the skull.
Common types of traumatic brain injury include:
- Coup-contrecoup brain injury
- Brain contusion
- Diffuse axonal injury
- Penetrating injury
Traumatic brain injuries result from many different types of accidents, including:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Commercial truck accidents
- Boating accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Workplace accidents
- Sports accidents
Symptoms of a Brain Injury
Accident victims should always seek immediate medical attention after an injury, particularly if they experience any symptoms of a brain injury, such as:
- Feeling nauseous
- Blurred vision
- Changes in mood
- Loss of memory
- Sensitivity to light
- Slurred speech
Delaying treatment if you have a brain injury could be devastating to your health. The injury could get much worse and result in a much longer recovery period, if a full recovery is even possible.
Contact a Glendale traumatic brain injury lawyer today. Reach us by phone at 1-800-706-3000.
What Steps Should I Take After an Accident?
While your attorney can manage the legal process on your behalf, in the immediate aftermath of an accident, there are some things you can do to help strengthen your claim.
- Seek immediate medical care: Visit the emergency room or your doctor so your injuries can be diagnosed and documented. Make sure to explain how the injuries happened so it will go in your record.
- Stick to doctor’s orders: Follow your doctor’s instructions to help your recovery. Doing this shows you are doing everything in your power to improve your condition, which helps to prove you were injured. Stopping treatment can also lead to your claim being devalued. For example, if you stop treatment, the insurance company may reduce the amount it is willing to pay for medical expenses. The insurer may claim you do not need that extra money because you stopped getting treatment.
- Collect evidence: While at the scene, have someone take photos of the area, or you can do it yourself if it is safe and you will not aggravate your injuries. Collect the names and contact information of all parties involved as well as witnesses.
- Contact a lawyer: There is limited time to take legal action, so it is important to find out if you have a case as quickly as possible. Our Glendale traumatic brain injury lawyers can meet with you for free to discuss your accident and determine if you may be eligible for compensation. If you hire our firm, we can get to work quickly to preserve evidence, investigate the scene, and evaluating your damages.
Contact a Glendale Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Today
Traumatic brain injuries often have life-changing consequences, not only for victims but their families as well. Hiring a lawyer allows victims and their families to focus on what is important – recovery.
Phillips Law Group has been representing injury victims throughout Arizona for nearly three decades. We have represented more than 155,000 clients and obtained hundreds of millions in compensation. Our founder Jeff Phillips has been lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials and has obtained compensation in several Arizona counties.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, contact Phillips Law Group today for a free, no obligation consultation. There are no upfront fees or obligations to file a claim. We are available 24/7 by phone or online.