Phoenix Brain Injury Lawyer
The brain is a delicate and complex organ. When it sustains an injury, the victim can suffer from many different symptoms, ranging from memory loss to motor function challenges to personality changes. Some brain injury patients fully recover over time while others remain permanently affected and require lifelong medical care. If you or a close relative has suffered a brain injury in an accident in Arizona, the Phoenix brain injury lawyers at Gallagher & Kennedy can help your family hold the at-fault party legally and financially accountable. Contact us to request a free brain injury consultation today.
Why Choose Our Brain Injury Lawyers?
- Our approach to personal injury law begins and ends with you. We will listen carefully to your story and tailor a legal strategy to accomplish your specific goals.
- Our lawyers have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for past clients, including many with catastrophic brain injuries.
- Our firm does not charge a cent in attorney’s or legal fees if we do not obtain a financial award on behalf of the client.
When To Call a Brain Injury Attorney in Arizona
It is extremely important to protect your rights after suffering any type of brain injury in your family. Even a minor injury to the brain could impact the patient’s life. You or a loved one may require expensive surgeries or temporary rehabilitation therapies. The patient may have to stay home from work and miss out on earning opportunities. The physical pain and mental anguish the patient may suffer are also worth a conversation with an attorney. Your family could be eligible for compensation. A Phoenix brain injury lawyer can help you seek restitution from the at-fault party for your injury, whether the defendant is a drunk driver or an incompetent anesthesiologist.
Types of Brain Injuries
Any injury to the scalp, skull or brain is a head injury. One of the most common types of head injuries is a concussion. A concussion can occur from a bump to the head, such as in a slip-and-fall accident, or from the body and head suffering a sudden impact, like in a rear-end motor vehicle collision. Concussions typically go away on their own, as long as the patient does not sustain a second concussion while the first is still healing. The brain can sustain many other types of injuries as well.
- Bleeding in the brain, possibly causing pressure to build up inside the skull. Hemorrhage is uncontrollable bleeding in the brain or the space surrounding the brain.
- Swelling of the brain, causing the brain to press against the inside of the skull. Injuries that cause swelling to the brain are more serious than those that cause swelling to its surrounding tissues.
- Diffuse axonal injury. This type of injury damages the brain’s cells without causing bleeding. It can cause permanent brain cell death and brain damage. Brain swelling may accompany a diffuse axonal injury.
Brain injuries can be open, meaning the injury also fractured the skull, or closed (no skull fractures). Brain injuries can be traumatic or acquired. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) comes from external forces, while an acquired brain injury (ABI) happens internally. Common causes of TBIs include car accidents, sports impacts, violent crimes, and falls. Common causes of ABIs are suffocation, drowning, birth injuries, and anesthesia mistakes.
Ask About Your Claim Today
If a negligent or reckless party caused you or a loved one’s brain injury in Arizona, you may have grounds for a civil claim to damages. A successful claim may result in payment for related health care costs, pain and suffering (physical and emotional), lost wages and/or wrongful death damages. Gallagher & Kennedy’s plaintiffs’ attorneys have the experience and knowledge to build a strong case on your behalf. Speak to a Phoenix personal injury lawyer today about your brain injury claim during a free and confidential consultation. Call us at (602) 530-8400 to request a meeting.