A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from a sudden jolt or blow to the head, often due to preventable accidents. Moderate to severe traumatic brain injuries can lead to long-term or permanent impairments and health complications. TBIs can cause physical and cognitive disabilities, impair communication and social skills, and alter emotions and behavior. TBI victims who suffer severe injuries face a long road to recovery, including extensive medical treatment and rehabilitation.
At Swenson & Shelley, our Utah TBI lawyers support accident victims throughout their recovery by pursuing the compensation they need to move on with their lives. Call or contact us today for a free consultation with a skilled traumatic brain injury lawyer.
Types of Accidents Leading to Traumatic Brain Injuries
Common examples of motor vehicle accidents that can cause traumatic brain injuries for accident victims include:
Truck accidents – Victims involved in collisions with commercial trucks have a higher risk of suffering TBIs. Truck accidents can cause TBIs when crash victims hit their heads on something in the passenger compartment or simply from the force of impact itself. A collision may also eject vehicle occupants, causing TBIs after hitting the windshield or the ground outside.
Motor vehicle accidents – Like a tractor-trailer crash, a car accident can leave motorists with severe traumatic brain injuries. Rapid jerking or twisting of the head can also shear and damage brain tissue. Debris or shrapnel produced in a car collision can penetrate the skull and cause physical damage to the brain.
Motorcycle accidents – Because motorcycle riders lack the protection of a car frame around them, they face a significant risk of suffering traumatic brain injuries, especially if thrown from their bikes. Riders can best protect themselves from TBIs in an accident by wearing a DOT-approved helmet. However, failing to wear a helmet will not affect the outcome of a traumatic brain injury claim in Utah.
Filing a Legal Claim for a TBI in Utah
Utah law allows victims of accidents who suffer traumatic brain injuries to pursue claims against the party(s) at fault for the accident. A legal claim can compensate a TBI victim for medical bills, lost income, pain and suffering, and other losses.
Pursuing a TBI claim in Utah involves several steps, beginning with an initial consultation with a TBI lawyer. Your attorney will begin investigating your case to secure evidence and identify the party(s) who may be liable for your injuries and losses. They will also file insurance claims or demand letters to start negotiating a settlement in your case. If the insurance company or at-fault party won’t agree to a fair settlement, your TBI lawyer can file a lawsuit and take your case to trial.
How Swenson & Shelley Can Help
At Swenson & Shelley, we understand the life-altering consequences that a traumatic brain injury can have on a person’s life. If you’ve been hurt, our legal team will build a strong TBI claim that accounts for the full extent of your losses, including your anticipated future needs. Best of all, we can do all this work with little disruption to your life. While we handle the legal formalities, you can heal.
Swenson & Shelley focuses exclusively on catastrophic injury cases and has extensive experience demanding compensation for Utah accident victims, both through settlement negotiations and at trial. We also have considerable firm resources to manage the complexities of severe injury claims, including connections with leading expert witnesses who can help us build persuasive cases.
Learn more about how we can help in a free initial consultation. Call or contact Swenson & Shelley now to speak with a trusted traumatic brain injury attorney.