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The most severe and life-changing injury an individual can experience is a traumatic brain injury. The effects are devastating to the victim and the family members as they grapple with decisions seemingly out of their control.
The legal team at The Law Offices of John Phebus wants the public to know and understand the laws and the process involved in the most severe of personal injury claims. If a loved one sustained a brain injury in the Surprise area, please contact The Law Offices of John Phebus today at 623-847-7117 or complete our contact form to schedule a free consultation with a skilled personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
The legal professionals collectively have over 20 years of experience representing the citizens of Surprise in personal injury claims. The founding attorney, John Phebus, is a past president of the West Maricopa County Bar Association and the current chair of the Criminal Justice Section of the State Bar of Arizona. Mr. Phebus brings his experience, expertise, and resources to every client’s case to maximize the value of a claim.
The Surprise brain injury attorneys at our law firm understand the seriousness of a traumatic brain injury on the victim and the supporting family members. Every potential client is offered a free consultation. Our law firm’s goal is for a potential client to understand and feel comfortable with the legal process before any commitment is made as to representation.
Every case is about what is best for the client.
Brain injuries are the most traumatic of claims in a personal injury case. Personal injuries result from the intentional or negligent acts, or the failure to act, of another. Brain injuries can result from concussions left untreated or not treated properly. The most common causes of brain injuries are:
The drivers and passengers of any motorized vehicle can experience brain injuries in accidents at high and low speeds. Those in a boat, or on a bicycle or motorcycle, are the most vulnerable as they are the least protected. The riders in a car are strapped in and have safety equipment around them to protect at impact. It is rare for those in a car to be thrown out of the vehicle.
Motorcyclists, bicyclists, and boaters have less-to-no protection from being thrown out of or off the transport mode.
A person can fall victim to a brain injury from violence at the hands of another during a robbery or a violent assault. This is an intentional act, and the person responsible for these actions would face criminal charges in addition to the personal injury claim at the civil level.
This injury happens to the brain upon a sudden external assault to the head. Traumatic brain injury is a broad term to describe the array of injuries and damage that can happen to the brain. Damage can be either focal, meaning confined to one area, or diffuse, meaning more than one area is impacted. The severity of an injury can range from mild to acute.
A primary injury to the brain is considered complete at the time of impact, like at the time of an accident or a fall. A secondary injury is a change over time after the primary injury. These symptoms become evident when the changes occur in the blood vessels, chemicals, or tissue within the brain causing further injury.
The long-term effects of a brain injury upon a person will depend upon the location of the trauma. If the impact was to the frontal lobe, then the effects can include:
These effects can lead to dangerous and risky behaviors.
If the impact occurred to the left side of the brain, then the effects can include problems with:
An impact on the right side of the brain can cause problems with:
A personal injury claim involving a brain injury is technical and complex. Due to the possible long-term medical care and damage, gathering evidence and determining the claim’s value will take expertise, experience, and resources to defend.
A Surprise brain injury attorney at The Law Offices of John Phebus will represent your case to its fullest extent as the client and family members focus on care and recovery.
If you or a loved one has experienced an accident that resulted in a traumatic brain injury, please contact The Law Offices of John Phebus today at 623-847-7117 to schedule a free consultation. A Surprise brain injury attorney will assist you or your loved one in examining the case and seeing what compensation is available.