Utah Brain Injury Attorneys
If you have received a traumatic head injury after being seriously injured in an accident, you need to consult with our experienced Utah brain injury attorneys right away. It is an unfortunate fact that many people in Utah get brain injuries every single year. It is even more unfortunate that the injuries can possibly result in death or permanent disability. Traumatic brain injuries happen when people get into auto accidents, slip and falls, sports accidents, and more. If you have suffered a brain injury, we want to express our sympathy to you. Brain injuries can create some severe, serious, and long-lasting complications and side-effects. You may experienced brain bleeds or bruising, and loss of memory among other things.
At Swenson and Shelley, our Utah brain injury attorney is here to help you get the fullest and fairest amount of compensation possible. We will represent you with strength and experience to get the best result. We know this cannot reverse your injury, but we want to do everything possible to help you. We will strive to get you an award that covers your medical bills, lost wages, and any other expenses that relate to your injury.
Symptoms of Brain Injuries
Sometimes the person who has a brain injury will not know right away that they have it. It is not always immediately apparent. If you have even the mildest of symptoms, it is always wise to get it checked out as soon as possible. You may experience changes in mood such as depression and anxiety, nausea, dizziness, confusion, change in sleep, passing out, and other changes in controlling your body.
It is frightening to think, but there are instances where there will be quite a long time before the injured victim realizes they have a brain injury. If you have any suspicion you have a brain injury or you have been involved in an accident that may have caused a brain injury, you need to seek emergency medical attention. This is not something you should delay. You do not want to risk worsening your condition. If you even think it’s a small chance, you need to get to a doctor.
Tips for a Successful Claim
In Utah, if you want to bring a claim, you need to do so within 4 years from the date of your accident. If a medical malpractice incident caused your injuries, you have 2 years from the date of your accident to bring the claim. It is best to not wait as to preserve your evidence from the scene of your accident as well as get information from the witnesses as soon as possible so that you have their clearest memories. Always act as fast as possible in the event of a brain injury. That goes for medical attention and finding the right attorney.
Something else you should be aware of when bringing your claim is that the liable party’s insurance company is going to reach out to you and try to get information in the form of a recorded statement. If you are being called by the insurance company, make sure that you do not say anything to them. You have no legal obligation to take their call. You can, however, tell them that any questions they have should be directed to your attorney who will take care of it for you.
With a brain injury, there are many possible accidents that could have caused it. For your own particular accident, you need to figure out who is the liable party. If you were hurt in a slip and fall, you need to alert the property owner to your accident so that they have record of your accident. If it was an auto accident, you need to get the insurance information from the other driver who hit you. Whoever was liable for the accident, that person needs to be held responsible for your damages.
On the scene of the accident, either do this yourself or have someone else do it for you; collect evidence. You want the names and contact information from any and all witnesses. You also want to take photos of what caused your accident. For instance, if there were loose wires that you tripped and fell on, take a photo of that. Always keep in mind that you should never say it was your fault. Not on the scene, and not later on the phone with the insurance company. If it’s not your fault, but you wrongly blame it on yourself, then you might ruin your chances at full and fair compensation.
Call Our Office Today for a Free Consultation
If you need an experienced Utah brain injury attorney, please call our office today to set up a free consultation. You want to make sure you hire an attorney right away so that you have the best chance at getting the most compensation possible. We want to make you a priority and support you through this whole process from start to finish. We are eager to take your call.