While any type of personal injury is serious, one to the brain can be catastrophic. The brain is a complex organ that controls every other part of the body. When something damages the brain, its cells may be unable to ever fully recover or recuperate – leading to long-lasting symptoms and health problems for the survivor. If you or a loved one has a brain injury from an accident in Phoenix, Arizona, contact the brain injury lawyers at Gerber Injury Law for a free consultation. A negligent party may owe your family compensation.
Why Choose Our Attorneys?
- Our Phoenix personal injury lawyers have 22 years of experience assisting clients with cases. Our experience can enable us to build a stronger brain injury claim on your behalf.
- Our law firm has obtained over $55 million in results on behalf of clients, including six-figure settlements and verdicts for catastrophic injuries.
- Our attorneys can go up against defendants at trial during brain injury cases, if necessary. We do not settle for lowball offers if we believe a trial will obtain better results.
- We take personal injury cases on a contingency fee basis, meaning you pay nothing unless we win.
How a Brain Injury Lawyer Can Help
A Phoenix brain injury lawyer can perform the tasks necessary to recover compensation from the person or party that caused your accident. These tasks can include analyzing the facts of your case, investigating the accident, obtaining medical records, proving fault and fighting for maximum compensation. A lawyer can handle settlement negotiations and speak to insurance claims adjusters to make sure they do not take advantage of you. A lawyer can also represent you in court if a personal injury trial is necessary for a fair recovery.
Types of Brain Injuries
A personal injury accident could lead to many types of brain damage. The brain is sensitive and easily susceptible to injury. Different types of trauma to the brain can injure its cells, tissues and other structures in various ways. The type of injury, its severity, and the area of the brain impacted can all determine a patient’s symptoms and prognosis. However, any type of brain injury requires immediate medical attention. At Gerber Injury Law, we take clients with all types of brain injuries to assist them with personal injury claims in Phoenix.
- Diffuse-axonal injuries
- Coup-contrecoup injuries
- Skull fractures
- Shaken baby syndrome
- Penetrating injuries
- Open or closed head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Acquired brain injuries
A traumatic brain injury is one that occurs from trauma to the head and brain, such as a bump or sudden impact to the head in a fall. There are mild TBIs, moderate TBIs, and severe TBIs. An acquired brain injury occurs due to internal injuries, such as a drowning incident cutting off the oxygen supply to the brain. An open head injury compromises the skull, such as through fracture or penetration. A closed head injury impacts the brain without piercing the skull. You can count on our Phoenix traumatic brain injury attorneys for aggressive legal representation with any type or degree of brain injury in Arizona.
Common Causes of Brain Injuries in Phoenix
At Gerber Injury Law, our plaintiff’s attorneys have experience with many different types of accident cases. We can help survivors of brain injuries file claims against defendants in Arizona after car and truck accidents, workplace accidents, construction accidents, dangerous premises incidents, and more. Certain kinds of accidents in Phoenix are more likely to cause brain injuries than others.
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Struck-by objects (blunt force trauma)
- Violent crimes and assaults
- Sports accidents
- Military attacks/explosion blasts
- Medical malpractice
- Swimming pool accidents
- Suffocation or asphyxiation
- Chemical exposure
- Birth injuries
- Defective products
Our compassionate Phoenix brain injury attorneys can handle tort claims involving negligence, such as poor child supervision at a daycare center. We can also represent clients during brain injury cases involving intentional injuries, such as victims of gunshot wounds. We can handle product liability claims, workers’ compensation claims, insurance bad faith and many other types of cases. Gerber Injury Law is a full-service law group that focuses exclusively on personal injury.
Long-Term Effects of Brain Injuries
Most patients fully recover from minor brain injuries, although an injury such as a concussion could take several months to completely heal. No two brain injury victims are alike, however. Some TBI victims may heal from minor brain injuries without lingering TBI symptoms while others may notice headaches or other issues months after an accident. Some injuries can cause permanent disabilities or decreased brain function. Severe brain injuries are more likely to have long-term physical, emotional and cognitive effects. Some common traumatic brain injury symptoms are:
- Severe headaches and migraines
- Visual problems
- Sleep disorders
- Severe confusion
- Memory loss and other cognitive problems
- Seizures or epilepsy
- Mood swings
- Progressive brain damage
- Permanent brain damage
- Difficulty speaking
- Difficulty concentrating
- Psychiatric problems
- Personality changes
- Depression or anxiety
The potential for long-term effects is one of the reasons it is important to hire an Phoenix brain injury attorney to take care of your TBI lawsuit for you. Too much depends on the outcome of your case to risk taking it on alone. Settling for a low settlement could mean paying out-of-pocket for your future medical expenses, such as if your condition changes and you need surgery. With a lawyer from Gerber Injury Law by your side, you can rest assured you receive the highest possible compensatory award for your brain injury claim.
In the event of a tragic wrongful death case, we can fight for the justice of your loved ones and financial compensation for your family.
The average brain injury costs survivors and their families thousands of dollars in medical bills alone. Add in lost wages, property damage repairs, future medical costs, and legal fees and the economic value of a brain injury can be immense. Noneconomic damages can also factor into a claim, including physical pain and suffering, chronic pain, nerve damage, disabilities, long-term symptoms, lost quality of life, diminished enjoyment of life, loss of consortium, emotional distress, and mental anguish.
These are all compensable damages in a civil claim in Arizona. The damages you are eligible to recover will vary according to how much the brain injury impacted you. The overall value of a brain injury in Arizona will depend on the circumstances unique to your case. In general, your case will be worth more if you have a catastrophic injury. However, we believe all brain injury cases are worth discussing with an attorney. At Gerber Injury Law, we can evaluate your claim honestly and accurately.
Contact a Phoenix Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer Today
If you or someone you love suffered a brain injury in an accident in Phoenix, contact the attorneys at Gerber Injury Law. Ken Gerber has a passion for helping others and using his knowledge of personal injury law to hold negligent parties accountable. Our lawyers may be able to achieve a positive settlement or verdict on your behalf. Discuss your case in detail with a Phoenix traumatic brain injury attorney today. We accept clients in Phoenix, Mesa, Scottsdale, Avondale, Peoria and Surprise, Arizona.
Call our law firm today at (623)486-8300 for a free case evaluation to discuss your legal options.