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Our Utah brain injury lawyers represent people who have suffered brain damage in an accident. Brain injuries come with a high cost, both financially and mentally. You need an experienced attorney who understands the unique issues present in brain injury cases and will fight to get you the help you need.

We’ve represented hundreds of Utah residents get the compensation they deserve after a traumatic brain injury accident. If you’re hurt, we invite you to contact us. See how we can represent you in claiming financial compensation and getting justice for your damages.

What Is a Brain Injury Lawsuit in Utah?

A brain injury lawsuit is a claim for financial compensation brought by the victim of an accident. In Utah, the party who causes an injury through negligence or intentional misconduct may be responsible for paying the victim. When you bring a brain injury lawsuit, you make a formal claim for damages and begin the legal process for compensation.

At Good Guys Legal, we’re not only dedicated to your case, but we are also committed to your recovery. Our goal is to serve every client with compassion, understanding, and integrity. We can help you connect to community resources and get the medical and financial help you need to begin rebuilding your life.

How Can a Brain Injury Lawyer Help Me?

Brain injury cases are complex. It can be hard to know the severity of the injury or the long-term consequences. Understanding and valuing these damages is crucial so the victim can receive the compensation they need and deserve. A brain injury lawyer can work thoroughly on the case to ensure you don’t leave money on the table and that you gather the required evidence to make your claim successful.

At Good Guys Legal, we are committed to helping those with brain injuries in the community receive the help, hope, and healing they need. Contact our team to learn more.

Common Types of Brain Injuries

Brain injuries can happen in almost any setting or activity. They vary in severity, symptoms, and healing time. Although each injury is unique, there are 11 terms to describe brain injury types. These are:

  • Concussion
  • Contusion
  • Penetrating brain injury
  • Coup-contrecoup
  • Diffuse axonal
  • Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
  • Anoxic brain injury
  • Acquired brain disorder (ABD)
  • Second impact syndrome
  • Shaken baby syndrome
  • Locked-in syndrome

If you or a loved one have suffered one of these brain injuries due to another party’s negligence or reckless behavior, you deserve justice. Contact our Utah brain injury attorneys for a free consultation and learn what your case may be worth.

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Brain Injury Lawyers in Utah – Accepting New Cases

Our Utah brain injury attorneys are currently accepting new cases. Receiving financial compensation for a brain injury involves filing a claim and carefully presenting the medical evidence. The damages you deserve may be substantial, but you must bring your claim and prove your case.

At Good Guys Legal, we are experienced litigators. With any complex injury, you need a legal team that knows how to investigate and effectively claim long-term damages, including the pain, suffering, and lifestyle changes that accompany a brain injury. Contact our brain injury lawyers today for a free consultation.

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a sudden trauma to the head resulting in damage to the brain. It may also be called a head injury. This injury may result from a car accident, slip and fall, assault, workplace accident, oxygen deprivation, or sports accident. A brain injury impacts the brain in a way that temporarily or permanently interferes with normal consciousness and brain function.

A person who has sustained a brain injury may experience relatively mild symptoms such as dizziness, fatigue, and headache. Severe manifestations of the injury may include a loss of consciousness, seizures, slurred speech, confusion, loss of coordination, and coma.

What is the difference between a concussion and a contusion?
A concussion results from a blow to the head, which causes the brain to strike the skull. It can cause temporary loss of functioning. A contusion is a bruise to the brain and may include a skull fracture. Both concussions and contusions are serious brain injuries, and both injuries may occur concurrently.

A skull fracture results in damage to the skin and bone of the skull as well as to the brain itself. The severity of the injury and treatment varies with the location of the fracture. Many skull fractures result in mild to severe problems associated with daily functioning such as walking, memory, vision, and behavior.

A coma is a prolonged state of unconsciousness that can last hours, days, or weeks depending on the severity of the brain damage. There is no response to external stimuli and an absence of speech. The victim may appear to be sleeping or in a vegetative state.

Rehabilitation is the medical treatment process that helps an individual reach optimum brain function. Various professional services may be involved, including primary physicians, physical, occupational and speech therapists, neuropsychologists, social workers, therapeutic recreational specialists, and nurses.

In addition to healthcare professionals, family members are also a critical part of any recovery after a brain injury. The effectiveness of care can depend on the assistance and cooperation of the patient and family members. Understanding the needed medical care, needed support from family members and related costs are critical for valuing a brain injury legal claim.

Read more about the University of Utah’s rehabilitation program.

The assistance available for brain injury victims and their families depends on the cause of the injury and the damage. Government disability programs like SSI (Supplemental Security Income) and SSDI (Social Security Disability Income) may be available. If the injury occurs at work, workers’ compensation may apply.

Various non-profit organizations, foundations, community groups, and religious organizations may provide support and assistance. In addition, the victim may qualify to claim financial compensation through a legal action that may cover a range of damages, including medical bills, lost income, household support, mental suffering, and physical pain.

Recovery from a brain injury depends on the nature and severity of the damage and the victim’s treatment. Knowing the prognosis for recovery is an essential part of any legal claim.

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