Salt Lake City Brain Injury Lawyer
Brain and spinal cord injuries are often permanent and cause life-changing effects on both the victim and their family and friends. These injuries are some of the most difficult to deal with.
You are not alone. At Handy & Handy in Salt Lake City, our attorneys provide personal service and direct attention to victims with brain injuries and their families. We understand the challenges you face after a brain injury. Strong advocacy is required to help you and your family address the physical, emotional and psychological impact of this serious injury.
What You Need To Know About Brain Injuries
If you have been involved in an accident where you suffered a blow to your head or brain injury, there are three things you should know:
- How a Brain Injury Occurs
The accident that results in a brain injury does not have to be that severe. Your brain floats in fluid inside your skull, and it does not take much force to cause your brain to hit the walls of your skull and cause a brain injury.
- Common Symptoms of a Brain Injury
Common symptoms of a brain injury include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Convulsions or seizures
- Loss of memory
- Difficulty concentrating
- Vomiting, and
- Blurred vision
The persistent occurrence of any one of these, along with other symptoms, could be signs of a brain injury.
- Get Checked Out by a Specialist
If you suspect that you have suffered a brain injury, you need specific medical attention from a specialist who knows how to diagnose and treat brain injuries. The consequences of a brain injury can be profound, and early treatment can be the difference between short-term or lifelong complications.
Dealing with Insurance After a Traumatic Brain Injury
When dealing with an insurance company after suffering a brain injury, you have to be very careful. Insurance companies frequently employ tricks and traps under the law to limit their liability for brain injuries.
Remember, from the outside, you can’t see a brain injury. So, the insurance company may attempt to minimize the extent and severity of your injury, even though it could have lasting effects on your life and earning potential, and could affect you and your family’s ability to function on a daily basis.
This is why you need a qualified professional to represent your interest. What’s more, you need to be represented by an experienced professional who knows how to handle brain injury cases in Utah.
Brain injury cases are different from ordinary run-of-the-mill personal injury cases. A brain injury can affect you and your family for the rest of your life. So, you need an attorney who can look to the future, and see what choices will need to be made to best take care of your interest and the interest of your family.
Treatment For Brain Injuries
Depending on the nature of your brain injury, it could take months or even years for you to recover and may require special medical treatment to regain your health.
For a sports-related injury, such as a concussion, current guidelines recommend that you sit out of athletic activities for at least three months. This recommended timeframe can vary depending on the severity of your injury.
For more serious brain injuries, your medical needs will depend on the severity of the injury and on the success of the treatment you may receive in the critical period following the accident.
Your medical needs may include:
- Cognitive therapy and retraining
- Home assistance
- Medication for trauma-related depression or anxiety
- Occupational therapy
- Physical therapy, and
- Speech therapy
The Utah brain injury lawyers at Handy & Handy have the resources and experience to help you determine which medical treatment options may be available to you.
Although your doctors will make the ultimate decision concerning which medical care you need, it is our job to make sure you get the care you need to prevent further or permanent injury and allow your brain to heal properly.
Get Support After Suffering A Brain Injury
If your brain trauma was caused by an accident or someone’s negligence, you deserve competent representation from one of our brain injury lawyers to help you get the support you and your family need in this difficult time.
We have experience advocating for victims of brain injuries caused by a wide variety of circumstances, including:
- Car accidents or truck accidents
- Motorcycle or bicycle accidents
- Concussions during sports activities, including NFL games
- Workplace accidents
- Medical negligence or reckless actions
- Unsafe or defective products
Your life is forever changed after a brain injury. We have the skills and resources to carefully evaluate the immediate and long-term impact your injury has on your life. We will work with qualified professionals to evaluate and document the impact of your injuries, and determine what type of legal claim and damages to pursue.
Discuss Your Legal Options With A Free Consultation
You may be eligible to receive compensation to help pay for your medical bills, lost wages and the effects caused by your injury on the enjoyment of your life. You have a tough road to recovery, but our lawyers at Handy & Handy are here to make sure you do not needlessly suffer financially during this time of difficulty in your life.