Peoria Brain Injury Attorneys
Brain injuries are some of the most devastating injuries that can occur when someone else is negligent or careless, whether that person was driving a car or commercial truck, managing property, or providing medical care.
Victims or their family members should give serious thought to discussing the injury with a qualified attorney. The licensed Peoria brain injury lawyers at Phillips Law Group offer a free consultation to see if you may be eligible to seek compensation for the potentially extensive damages from your brain injury.
For more than 27 years, we have been representing Arizona injury victims, recovering more than $750,000,000 in compensation. We obtained $3.1 million for an auto accident victim who suffered brain trauma, along with $3 million for a victim of medical malpractice who suffered brain damage. Founder Jeffrey Phillips is a member of the National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers – Top 25.
The consultation is free and there is no obligation to take legal action. We are not paid unless our clients receive compensation.
Call Phillips Law Group today at 1-800-706-3000.
How Do I Know If I Have a Brain Injury Case?
It is very important to discuss the situation with a licensed attorney, as there are many factors to review to determine if you have a viable case against the person or party responsible for your accident and resulting injury.
Our Peoria brain injury lawyers need to determine if we would be able to prove the four elements of negligence, which are:
Duty of Care Owed to You
The at-fault party had a legal obligation to act the way a reasonable person would in a similar situation to help prevent you from getting injured or being put in harm’s way.
Duty of Care Was Breached
The at-fault party did not uphold his or her legal obligation to you. This may have been because of negligent actions or a failure to act, which can also be a type of negligence. Drunk driving is a clear example of breaching a duty of care.
Your Injury is Linked to the Breached Duty
There must be a clear link between the breach of duty and you suffering an injury. Without a clear link showing one thing caused the other, there is no case.
Damages Were Suffered
You must have damages from your injuries, often including medical bills, lost wages, lost earning capacity, and pain and suffering, to name a few.
Unsure if you may have a case? Schedule your free consultation to learn more.
Damages from a Traumatic Brain Injury Accident
Brain injuries range in severity, which affects the value of a victim’s damages. Some victims may need round-the-clock care and supervision, while others may need medications to help manage things like pain and depression, along with physical therapy.
Each case is different and so is its value. Some of the damages victims of traumatic brain injuries may be able to claim in a lawsuit include:
- Medical equipment (wheelchairs and crutches, etc.)
- Physical therapy and rehabilitation
- Prescription medications
- Home modifications
- Vehicle modifications
- Expenses for funeral or burial if the victim died in the accident
- Lost wages for missed time from work after your injury
- Lost enjoyment of life (inability to participate in leisure activities you once enjoyed)
- Lost earning capacity if you can no longer work or must change careers
- Cost of future medical treatment to manage your condition and symptoms
- Lost companionship if the injury hurts your relationship with your spouse
Once you resolve a case, either through a jury verdict or settlement, you may be unable to pursue more compensation from at-fault parties. That is why it is so important your claim is for the full value of your damages, both now and in the future.
For over 27 years, Phillips Law Group has been pursuing maximum compensation for Arizona injury victims.
How Much Time Do I Have to Take Legal Action?
While the standard deadline is two years from the date your accident happened, there are exceptions, depending on the specifics of your claim.
For example, you may not have discovered the brain injury right after the accident. In these cases, the two-year clock will not begin to run until the day you discover or should have discovered your injury. If you were minor at the time of the injury, you have two years from your 18th birthday to file.
Sometimes the deadline is much sooner – you must provide notice of claim to a government entity within 180 days of the accident.
The clock could already be running on your claim and once it runs out, you may lose the right to file a claim.
Call us anytime, 24/7 to set up your free legal consultation. 1-800-706-3000
Benefits of Hiring a Licensed Attorney
There are many advantages to hiring an attorney to represent you and manage your claim or lawsuit. First and foremost, hiring a lawyer allows you to focus on your treatment, which is the most important thing during this difficult time. While there may be no way to reverse a brain injury, appropriate treatment could help prevent things from worsening.
Victims may not know many claims handled by attorneys result in more compensation for victims than claims not handled by attorneys. There are many reasons for this, such as experience. At Phillips Law Group, we have a proven track record of obtaining hundreds of millions in compensation for a variety of claims, including brain injury claims. We understand the severity of these injuries and how to calculate the full value of the damages victims have or may suffer.
We deal with insurance companies all the time. We know how they operate to try to reduce the value of claims. We know how to investigate accidents to obtain evidence of negligence and link the accident to our client’s injuries.
While we settle many cases, we are always prepared to take your case to court, if necessary.
Our Peoria brain injury lawyers are here to help you.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
There are various kinds of brain injuries that can range in severity, depending on how extensive the damage is. No matter the type of injury you suffered, you should discuss it with an attorney because you may have a case for compensation.
This occurs when someone is hit in the head or shaken so hard it causes the brain to shake inside the skull. There is a common misconception that it is not a concussion unless the victim loses consciousness. However, this is not always true. People could suffer a blow to the head and feel dazed but not lose consciousness.
This is bleeding in the brain that results from a blow to the head. Small contusions may heal on their own, but larger ones may require surgery to be removed.
Diffuse Axonal Injuries
This often occurs after the head is shaken violently or turned in such a way the brain lags behind the movement of the skull. This often results in tearing of nerve tissues in the brain. This can release other chemicals causing further injury to the brain. This injury disrupts normal functioning of the brain and could result in permanent damage.
Traumatic brain injuries are generally classified as either mild, moderate or severe. A severe injury is life-threatening and may leave victims in the hospital for a long time. Moderate injuries could cause cognitive or behavioral impairments for months or even be permanent. Mild injuries often do not result in a loss of consciousness and scans of the brain may appear normal.
Symptoms to Watch For
There are many symptoms that may indicate a brain injury, particularly if you sustained a blow to the head or were violently shaken around.
- Loss of consciousness, even for a brief moment
- Trouble with balance and coordination
- Feeling confused
- Severe headaches
- Loss of memory
- Slurring your speech
- Personality or behavior changes
- Trouble seeing clearly
- Feelings of confusion or disorientation
If you or your loved one experiences any of these symptoms, seek immediate medical treatment. If you wait, things could get much worse and the injury could become more severe.
Call a Peoria traumatic brain injury attorney today at: 1-800-706-3000
Common Reasons Brain Injuries Occur
These injuries after often the result of hits while playing sports, such as football. They can also happen in soccer, lacrosse, baseball and basketball.
Brain injuries often happen in motor vehicle accidents, including those involving commercial trucks or buses.
Construction accidents, slip and fall accidents, medical malpractice, defective products are other reasons these injuries happen.
In any of these situations, victims may have legal options.
Call Phillips Law Group’s Peoria Brain Injury Lawyers Today
A brain injury could affect you for years to come and potentially the rest of your life. You or your loved one may struggle physically and psychologically and need ongoing medical treatment to manage your symptoms.
If negligence was involved in your injury, you may be eligible to seek compensation for the damages you have already suffered and may suffer in the future. These are complex cases that can be managed by a qualified attorney.
Our brain injury attorneys have decades of combined experience. Founding partner Jeffrey Phillips and his firms have represented more than 155,000 consumer clients and recovered in excess of $750 million in compensation. Phillips has served as lead counsel in more than 40 jury trials.
Your consultation is 100 percent free of charge. If you hire us, there are no upfront fees for our services.
Learn more about how we may be able to assist you. Call 1-800-706-3000.