Mesa Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Severe brain injuries can result in life long complications and have a significant effect on the quality of life for victims and their families. Often, medical expenses and ongoing treatment costs can be prohibitive and result in some victims not being able to receive a high standard of care.
At Phillips Law Group, we understand the difficulties that traumatic brain injury victims and their families face, and we have direct experience handing cases involving these types of injuries including a $7,650,000 recovery for a motorcycle accident victim that suffered a skull fracture and brain injury, a $3,100,000 recovery for an auto accident victim that suffered brain trauma and a broken neck and a $2,163,000 recovery for a crash victim that sustained a brain injury, spinal injury and a broken neck.
Our Mesa traumatic brain injury lawyers charge no upfront fees if we take on your case and we only get paid when we obtain a recovery on your behalf. To speak with a lawyer today, call 1-800-706-3000 or complete the "Free Case Evaluation" form on this page and a representative from our law office will contact you shortly.
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What Is A Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a type of head injury that causes a disruption to the function of the brain. Commonly, there are two forms of brain injuries:
Closed Head Injuries
These types on TBI's are usually the result of a blow to the head of the victim or as a result of the head being shaken in a violent motion. The motion can be so severe that the brain is knocked against the inside of the skull. The side effects of a closed-head injury can result in life-long psychological and cognitive impairment.
Some causes of closed head injuries can include automotive crashes, workplace injuries, slip and falls, and sports-related incidents.
Open Head Injuries
Also known as penetrating injuries, open head injuries occur when the skull is penetrated by an exterior object with great force.
Victims that suffer open head injuries caused by an object traveling a high velocity tend to have a higher fatality rate compared to those that suffer an open head injury due to a low-velocity impact.
When determining the extent of a traumatic brain injury, medical facilities will commonly use CT scans and/or x-rays in an effort to identify the extent of the damage. MRI's can also be used however, any embedded objects in the brain must not be made of metal due to the magnetism used by the MRI machine.
Symptoms of A Traumatic Brain Injury
There are three classifications of traumatic brain injuries, including:
Mild Traumatic Brain Injury
Mild traumatic brain injuries commonly result in the victim being unconscious for less than half an hour. A concussion is an example of a mild TBI. Symptoms of a mild TBI may include:
- Blurred vision
- Mood changes
- Memory loss
- Sensitivity to light
- Loss of sleep
Despite being referred to as a "mild" injury, these types of injuries can still pose a significant threat to the wellbeing of the victim.
Moderate Traumatic Brain Injury
When a victim passes out and loses consciousness after an initial head trauma, this may be classified as a "moderate" traumatic brain injury. Symptoms may include:
- Slurred speech
- Weakness in fingers and toes
- Fluid from ears and nose
- Agitated mood
- Repeated vomiting
Victims may also have a feeling of confusion, with symptoms appearing anywhere from hours to days after the incident.
Severe Traumatic Brain Injury
Head injuries that are classified as "severe" tend to result in the victim being unconscious for extended periods of time, with the potential for the victim to sustain a serious, life-long brain injury.
Common symptoms of an individual suffering from a severe traumatic brain injury include:
- Tinnitus (ringing in the ears)
- Unable to balance
- Having seizures
- Blurred vision
- Dilated pupils
- Difficulty speaking
- Difficulty walking
Identifying any of these signs in an accident victim and calling 9-1-1 can help to ensure that they are given medical treatment as soon as possible.
Do I Have A Case?
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury due to the negligence of another individual or as a result of a defective product malfunctioning, you may be eligible to file a damages claim.
However, when pursing a damages case, it must be proven that the victims' injuries were the result of negligence. To accomplish this, the attorney representing the plaintiff must prove:
- Duty of Care - is an obligation that the defendant has a duty to act responsible and in a manner that would not expose him/herself and other people to injury and/or harm. An example of this may be a Doctor has a duty of care to perform medical tasks in a manner that is consistent with the standards of the greater medical community.
- Breach of Duty - it must be established that the defendant did NOT act in a reasonably responsible manner and therefore, acted negligently.
- Causation - it must be established that the negligent actions by the defendant were directly responsible for the injuries that were sustained by the plaintiff.
- Damages - it must be established that the plaintiff suffered economic and/or non-economic damages that were due to the actions performed by the defendant.
To learn more about your options and if you have grounds to pursue a damages claim, contact the team at Phillips Law Group today.
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What Is the Value Of My Case?
Determining the value of a case without knowing the specific details involved can be difficult however, at Phillips Law Group we understand that accident victims and their families often have many questions about their potential lawsuit. We can help to provide the answers which begins with us reviewing the details of the claim.
To start that process, speak to a lawyer at our firm by calling 1-800-706-3000 or complete the "Free Case Evaluation" form on this page.
Is There A Time Limit to File A TBI Case In Arizona?
Yes. In Arizona, there is a two year statute of limitations for personal injury claims. This means that the plaintiff must file the lawsuit no later than two years after the date the incident occurred.
However, there can be instances that may permit this deadline to be extended or shortened.
For example, under the "Discovery Rule", a plaintiff may have the deadline extended as they were not aware that they were injured until a period of time after the incident.
Another example may be if the victim was under the age of 18 years old when they suffered a brain injury. In that instance, the victim may be eligible to wait until he/she turns 18 years old, before the two-year deadline applies.
If you are unsure when your incident took place or if you have a case, we recommend contacting a brain injury lawyer from Phillips Law Group for your free consultation. Failing to file your claim within the correct period of time can result in the plaintiff losing their right to do so.
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Why Should I Hire A Lawyer?
When injury victims hire a lawyer to pursue a compensation claim on their behalf, the amount of financial compensation is greater when compared to those that do not hire a lawyer.
Traumatic brain injury cases are often complex and time consuming. If required, we may utilize the services of industry experts to help us build a stronger argument for your damages claim. An example of this may be to use a medical expert to help us establish a connection between the incident and how that incident caused and/or contributed to some or all of damage that was inflicted on the victim. This is known as "causation".
Additionally, due to the potentially significant damages involved in a TBI lawsuit, insurance companies that are working on behalf of the at-fault party, often become involved in proceedings quickly. Insurance companies may also pressure brain injury victims and their families for statements about the incident, and to sign various documentation and waivers.
It is very important to consult with a licensed attorney before replying to any requests/demands from an insurance company.
At Phillips Law Group, we handled cases against insurance companies on a regular basis and are aware of the tactics that they use in an effort to close the claim as quickly and cheaply as possible. Should you decide to hire our law firm, as we build your case we can protect you from their inquiries and handle all of their questions on your behalf.
Contact A Mesa Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Knowing who to contact after someone that you love has been injured can be a difficult task. As medical bills begin to add up and lost wages start to have an impact on financial stability, injury victims and their families are often unsure who they can trust.
For more than 27 years, the team at Phillips Law Group have been helping to provide a voice for victims throughout Arizona, having represented more than 155,000 consumer clients. Our lawyers have recovered more than $750,000,000 in compensation on behalf of our customers and we charge no upfront fees if we take on your traumatic brain injury case.
Our founder - Jeffrey Phillips - is an award winning trial attorney that has served as lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials, having won cases throughout Arizona including Maricopa County, Pinal County, Pima County, Mojave County and more.
To speak with a lawyer today about your potential traumatic brain injury lawsuit, call our law firm at 1-800-706-3000 or, fill out the "Free Case Evaluation" form on this page and a representative will be in contact with your shortly.
There are no upfront fees, your initial consultation is free and we only get paid when we win.
Phillips Law Group - Ph: 1-800-706-3000.