Phoenix Brain Injury Lawyer

Brain injuries are some of the most devastating injuries you can experience. If somebody else is responsible, a brain injury lawyer in Phoenix can help. 

Brain injuries can stem from a variety of different accidents. Sadly, the results are often similar: hospitalization, emergency room visits, physical or cognitive therapy, and in some severe cases, death. When you or a loved one suffers a traumatic brain injury, a complete recovery may not be possible—but you can get justice. A Phoenix brain injury lawyer can help you secure the compensation you deserve

Common Types of Brain Injuries and Their Causes 

Traumatic brain injury is the result of an externally applied physical force. The cause of these types of brain injuries differ from others caused by degenerative diseases, exposure to toxic substances, or similar reasons. 

One primary factor distinguishes two different types of traumatic brain injury: open or closed injuries. Open TBI injuries occur when the skull is fractured, often resulting from the forceful impact of hitting one’s head on the ground or suffering a penetrative injury from a bullet, knife, or similar sharp object. 

Closed injuries refer to injuries in which the skull is not fractured. One example of a closed head injury would be a concussion, which can range from minor to major in severity and impact. Although these injuries may seem less damaging than open-head injuries, they can also lead to dangerous bruising or swelling. 

Some of the most common causes of severe brain injury include: 

  • Falls from heights
  • Slips-and-falls
  • Sports injuries
  • Car accidents
  • Physical assault
  • Bullet or knife wounds

Can I File a Brain Injury Claim?

Brain injury claims, similar to any other personal injury claim, center on a few fundamental points. These aspects must be proven if your case is to be successful:

  • The at-fault party owed you a duty of care
  • The at-fault party failed to uphold their duty of care
  • You suffered damages 
  • Your damages were caused by the negligence of the at-fault party

In order for your brain injury claim to be successful, it’s necessary to prove each of the elements using the evidence from your case. Given the inherent difficulty of proving the elements of personal injury, many victims feel compelled to partner with an experienced attorney who can help them investigate and structure their brain injury claims. 

Deadline to File a Brain Injury Claim

In Arizona, the statute of limitations sets a deadline on when exactly you can file your brain injury claim. In Arizona, the statute of limitations on personal injury claims is generally two years. 

In certain circumstances, this deadline may be different, or even modified by the date of discovery. If you’re worried about the impact of the statute of limitations on your claim, a brain injury lawyer in Phoenix can help you work on filing a claim within your unique timeline. 

Contact a Brain Injury Lawyer in Phoenix

Zachar Law Firm, P.C. will closely review your case and work tirelessly to help you maximize your potential brain injury settlement—and they offer free consultations to get started. 

Call 602-494-4800 or fill out the form below to contact a Phoenix brain injury lawyer. 

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