Scottsdale Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
The damage from a traumatic brain injury can affect victims for the rest of their lives. They often face physical, cognitive and emotional challenges, in addition to the financial trouble created by expensive bills for treatment.
If your accident was caused by negligence and could have been avoided, you may be able to seek financial compensation. Our Scottsdale traumatic brain injury lawyers are here to discuss your situation in a free legal consultation.
The attorneys at Phillips Law Group have assisted many brain injury victims over nearly three decades. We have obtained more than $750 million for our clients, including compensation for a motorcycle crash victim with a brain injury ($7.65 million recovery). We also obtained $3.1 million for a victim with a broken neck and brain trauma.
Contact us today so we can determine if you have a case. There are no upfront fees for our services – we do not receive payment unless you are compensated.
Schedule your free legal consultation: 1-800-706-3000
Definition of a Traumatic Brain Injury
When brain function is disrupted by a blow to the head, the victim has suffered a traumatic brain injury. While there are many different brain injury diagnoses, they are generally classified as one of two kinds of injuries:
Closed Head Injuries
When the blow to the head does not penetrate the skull, or the head is shaken so much that it causes injury, it is called a closed head injury. In severe cases, the brain is knocked against the skull, causing lifelong cognitive problems.
Open Head Injuries
If the skull is pierced with an object, it can cause the brain to bleed and do significant damage. Individuals who suffer these injuries often have a higher fatality rate than those who suffer closed head injuries.
One of the problems with attempting to diagnose the damage done by an open head injury is that the object that pierced the skull may be metal. If that is the case, the victim cannot go into an MRI machine because the magnets in the MRI machine would pull on the object.
Signs of a Brain Injury
When a person suffers from a traumatic brain injury, it is not always obvious. They may feel fine at first and then begin to suffer different symptoms. Some of the symptoms and signs of a traumatic brain injury include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Sudden aggressive behavior
- Sudden speech issues
- Difficulty seeing clearly
- Random and painful migraines
- Loss of memory
- Lost sleep
- Trouble walking
These are some signs to be aware of after getting into an accident or being attacked by someone. When experiencing even just one of these symptoms, it is important to get checked out at the hospital for possible brain injuries. Medical professionals can perform different tests and scans to find out what is going on.
The more severe the symptoms, the more likely you have a severe brain injury. However, if left untreated, it is possible a minor brain injury could get much worse.
Call our Scottsdale traumatic brain injury lawyers today for a free consultation. 1-800-706-3000
Can I Recover Compensation for My Brain Injury?
You may be able to recover compensation for your traumatic brain injury if you can prove that you sustained the injury because of another’s negligence. Your attorney must prove four elements to establish negligence:
- Duty of care – This means there was a legal duty to act with reasonable care to prevent injury to someone else. For example, doctors have an obligation to provide care that is consistent with accepted medical standards.
- Breach of duty of care – This means the at-fault party did not act reasonably, as the duty of care required him or her to do.
- Link to damages – In other words, your injuries would not have happened without negligence occurring.
- Existence of damages – You need proof of damages from your injuries, like medical bills, documentation of pain and suffering, employment records, etc.
You can learn more about whether you may have a case by contacting Phillips Law Group’s Scottsdale traumatic brain injury lawyers for a free consultation.
We are ready to help you during this difficult time.
How Much is My Case Worth?
If you have a case, determining what it is worth requires careful analysis. Our attorneys know each injury is different and we know how extensive the damages from a brain injury can be, both for victims and their families.
Determining the value of a case on your own is very difficult because of how many factors are involved. Our firm has a proven record of recovering fair compensation for injury victims.
Schedule your free legal consultation. Phillips Law Group: 1-800-706-3000.
What is the Statute of Limitations for My Case?
In Arizona, you generally only have two years from the date of the accident to file a personal injury claim against the liable party.
It is important to note there can be exceptions to this two-year deadline. The discovery rule says the two-year clock on a claim does not start until the date the victim discovers the injury or should have discovered it.
There are also exceptions for claims against the government and minors, which can be discussed with one of our experienced Scottsdale traumatic brain injury lawyers.
What Can the Phillips Law Group Team Do to Help?
Our team of legal professionals wants to help you during this difficult time. While there are no guarantees, victims who hire trusted attorneys tend to recover more compensation than those who do not.
If you have a claim and hire our firm, we are prepared for the complex issues that can come up in a brain injury claim. We have the resources to thoroughly investigate the cause of your accident and can work with industry experts to help bolster your claim. We know medical experts may be necessary to help establish a strong link between the injury and the accident.
You can also benefit from referring insurance companies to us so we can communicate with them. Insurance companies like to try to trick accident victims, knowing they are vulnerable because of their injuries and financial issues created by the situation. One of the most important things you can do to protect your claim is to refer the insurance company to your attorney to help avoid being manipulated by them.
Our firm has dealt with many insurance companies and we are prepared for their tricks. We know how to protect a claim and negotiate for fair compensation. We have obtained more than $750 million over 27 years.
What Causes a Traumatic Brain Injury?
Traumatic brain injuries are usually the result of a blow to the head, which can occur in many situations:
- Car accidents - The force of impact of one car hitting another can jolt a person forward, causing that person to hit their head against the airbag, windshield, or even the ceiling of the vehicle.
- Fights/attacks – The fight could be part of a crime or something that happens because people are under the influence of alcohol. Someone could get hit in the head in the fight or even fall and suffer a brain injury. During the fall, the victim could hit his or her head on a sharp object that could pierce the skull, resulting in a brain bleed.
- Slip and fall accidents - If someone slips and hits his or her head hard on the floor or on any other object, it can cause internal bleeding and other injuries.
Contact Our Scottsdale Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
Talking to a lawyer after a traumatic brain injury can be an important step in the recovery process. You can find out your possible legal options and rest assured your lawyer can deal with the complex legal process.
Our Scottsdale traumatic brain injury lawyers understand the stress that comes with a traumatic brain injury. For over 27 years, we have been representing victims of catastrophic injuries and have established a record of obtaining fair compensation – more than $750 million recovered.
Founder Jeffrey Phillips has been lead counsel in over 40 jury trials and obtained verdicts in several Arizona counties. He is also a member of the National Brain Injury Trial Lawyers – Top 25.
Contact our legal team today to schedule a free legal consultation. There are no upfront fees and we do not get paid unless you receive compensation.
There is no risk in calling today to discuss your injury. The consultation is confidential. Call 1-800-706-3000