Compassionate Legal Representation for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims
A brain injury can change your life forever. If you or a loved one has suffered a mild, moderate, or severe brain injury due to another party’s negligence, seek legal counsel as soon as possible.
So how do you know if you have a case?
PROVING NEGLIGENCE IS CRUCIAL TO A SUCCESSFUL CASE
The first step in deciding whether you have a lawsuit is to determine if the other party owed a “duty of care” and whether they failed to act with reasonable care.
The next step is to prove that certain actions or inaction on the part of the other party directly caused the traumatic brain injury (TBI).
For the Utah courts to hear your case, you must also be able to prove that you suffered injuries or losses that are measurable under the law, such as lost wages or medical expenses.
THE TYPE AND SEVERITY OF TBI CAN AFFECT HOW YOUR CASE IS HANDLED
In general, the best means of collecting compensation for a mild TBI is to pursue a settlement with the insurance company. However, for a more severe TBI, you may need to file a lawsuit to receive the level of compensation you deserve.
What are the telling signs of a TBI?
A TBI INJURY CAN HAVE IMMEDIATE AND LIFELONG SYMPTOMS
Immediately following a head injury, you might experience physical symptoms such as unconsciousness, headaches, nausea, and trouble sleeping.
Some types of TBIs can impair your senses, triggering sensitivity to light, sensitivity to sound, blurry vision, and other changes in your smell or taste perception.
If your brain is damaged during a head injury, your cognitive abilities may also become compromised. Many victims experience difficulty concentrating, mood swings, and other behavioral concerns.
Are You Experiencing These Symptoms?
If you suspect that negligence caused your brain injury, we may be able to help. We offer free, no-obligation consultations and can come to your home or hospital room when you cannot come to us.
Let’s examine the causes of TBI…
THE CAUSE OF YOUR INJURY WILL DICTATE THE COURSE OF YOUR CASE
In order to determine how we will handle your case, we will need to fully understand the cause of your injury. The cause of an injury typically points to the party who is responsible for paying damages.
If you suffer a TBI because of medical malpractice, we may attempt to collect compensation from the hospital, medical provider, or both.
If your injury occurred because of an assault, we may pursue criminal charges.
Our attorneys work with various reconstructionists and experts to determine the exact cause of your injury, which may not be immediately apparent.
VARIOUS TYPES OF ACCIDENTS OR NEGLIGENCE COULD LEAD TO A TBI
Why should you file a lawsuit?
THE EFFECTS OF TBI CAN LAST A LIFETIME
If you suffered a TBI, the injury can affect all areas of your life.
Because the brain cannot regenerate cells like many other parts of the body, most TBI effects can even last a lifetime.
Additionally, many victims need ongoing medical care or rehabilitation to address their injuries. Some even need 24/7 at-home care to help them perform their daily tasks. These services can dramatically increase your living expenses, causing financial hardship for your entire family.
In some cases, TBI victims are unable to return to work, resulting in a dramatic loss of income. So it is absolutely essential to contact a lawyer who can examine the full extent of your injuries and attempt to recover fair, full compensation on your behalf.
What type of compensation can you collect?
TYPES OF DAMAGES YOU MAY BE ENTITLED TO
Compensatory damages are meant to restore any losses you incurred as a result of your injury, including medical bills and loss of wages. They can also include compensation for pain and suffering.
If your injury was caused by the gross misconduct or negligence of another party, a judge might award you punitive damages. These damages are meant to punish the perpetrator and prevent similar incidents in the future.
Utah Brain Damage Attorneys
The full extent of a head or brain injury may not be known immediately following an accident. Because there are deadlines for filing personal injury claims, you should seek representation right away. Don’t wait until your condition worsens to hire an attorney. A head or brain injury is a serious matter.
Our attorneys bring more than 50 years of combined experience to our client work, and we are the only law firm based south of Salt Lake County dedicated solely to personal injury and malpractice law.
We will not hesitate to bring your brain injury case to trial. We are experienced in utilizing medical experts, medical records, witnesses and other resources to prove negligence in your case.
Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton
From left to right: Zeb Weeks, Mark Flickinger, Brett Boulton,
Kevin Sutterfield, Bruce Franson
Our team at Flickinger Sutterfield & Boulton has been representing injured victims throughout Utah for over 25 years. With our team of attorneys, we are equipped to handle a variety of personal injury case.
Our firm is proud to be affiliated with:
- American Association for Justice
- Utah Association for Justice
Request your free consultation online or call our firm at (801) 753-1616 today. There is no obligation to hire, and we collect no fees unless we make a recovery on your behalf.
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