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Prescott Brain Injury Lawyer

Prescott Brain Injury LawyerA brain injury can be one of the most devastating experiences a person will ever endure. Not only must they face the initial trauma—which often involves uncomfortable physical pain and suffering—but a brain injury often affects other aspects of a person’s life, from their employment to their social life. Damage of this nature can also dramatically affect the victim’s family and close friends, who may need to be by their side during rehabilitation and home care. Fortunately, if you or a family member suffered a brain injury due to another’s negligence, you may have recourse to file a lawsuit for financial damages.

No matter the type or severity of the injury, it’s crucial that you contact a knowledgeable Prescott brain injury lawyer as soon as possible after the accident. A seasoned lawyer who understands the ins and outs of Arizona personal injury law can focus on your case so you can put your full attention on recovering. At Jensen Phelan Law Firm, our attorneys have decades of experience helping clients throughout Prescott and the surrounding areas. Call us at (928) 778-2660 for a free consultation.

Common Types of Brain Injuries

The brain controls everything we say, do, think, and feel. When we suffer an injury to this vital organ—which means a change in the brain’s neuronal activity—the effects can be widespread. There are a variety of different kinds of brain injuries that can impact a person after an accident, including the following:

  • Concussion: This is a traumatic brain injury caused by a bump, jolt, or blow to the head or impact to the body that results in the head and brain moving rapidly back and forth.
  • Edema: This is the swelling of the brain that occurs as a result of any traumatic brain injury. Because the skull can’t expand to accommodate the swelling, an edema can cause pressure on the brain.
  • Diffuse Axonal Injury: This is the shearing of the brain’s long connecting nerve fibers that befalls when the brain is injured as it moves and rotates inside the skull.
  • Hematoma: This signifies a collection of blood inside the skull, and it’s most commonly caused when a blood vessel ruptures within the brain due to trauma such as a car accident or fall.

There are several causes of head injury, the most common of which result from violence, falls, or motor vehicle accidents in which the person is either riding in the car or is struck as a pedestrian.

How Brain Injuries Can Affect the Injured

Mild traumatic brain injuries may affect your brain cells temporarily, while more serious traumatic brain injuries can result in bruising, torn tissues, bleeding and other physical damage to the brain. This type of injuries can have wide-ranging physical and psychological effects. Some signs or symptoms may appear immediately after the traumatic event, while others may appear days or weeks later. This is why our personal injury attorneys recommend that you always visit a doctor after any type of head injury to ensure your safety.

A traumatic brain injury can cause the following symptoms: 

  • Headaches
  • Memory loss
  • Changes in your sleep pattern
  • Changes in your senses (especially your sense of smell)
  • Visual disturbances
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Sensitivity to light and sound

In addition to these symptoms, your brain injury may require widespread treatment, extensive testing, and costly medications. Once your initial treatment is complete, your journey may just be beginning as you may require physical therapy and may even need to re-learn how to walk, talk, and eat. To help you properly care for yourself or an injured loved one, our experienced brain injury attorneys will help you pursue compensation that will pay for medical care and other expenses.

Contact the Prescott Brain Injury Lawyers at Jensen Phelan Today

If you or a family member suffered a brain injury in an accident, contact the experienced lawyers at Jensen Phelan as soon as possible to discuss your case. After any kind of traumatic injury, you need a seasoned and tenacious advocate on your side. Compensation for brain injury cases may help pay for medical bills, lost wages, and much more. Insurance companies will do their best to minimize your payout; We won’t let that happen, and we’re dedicated to fighting for your rights.

With over 40 years of experience litigating these types of cases, the knowledgeable lawyers at Jensen Phelan approach each case on an individual basis and serve to help your family financially recover from any neglect or wrongdoing. We strive to build strong relationships with our clients through trust and communication to ensure we fully understand your needs. Contact us online or call us at (928) 778-2660 if you need legal assistance.