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Brain injuries are devastating and life-changing. According to the Utah Public Health Indicator Based Information System, traumatic brain injuries are a leading cause of death and disability in the Beehive State.
When a brain injury occurs due to another party’s negligence or recklessness, a brain injury attorney at Valiente Mott can help you receive the compensation you deserve for your injury.
Common Severe Brain Injury Causes
While many severe brain injuries result from motor vehicle accidents, whether involving cars, trucks, or motorcycles, in Utah, that’s the second leading cause of brain injury. The most common cause of a severe brain injury in Utah is a fall, accounting for more than half of such fatalities and injuries.
Other common causes of severe brain injury include:
- Gunshot wounds
- Medical malpractice
Any strong blow to the head can result in brain injury.
Results of Brain Injury
The results of a severe brain injury run the gamut. In some cases, the person will eventually regain most of their normal functioning, although this takes time. In many cases, the victim suffers permanent impairment and can no longer work or care for themselves or others. Since many brain injury victims spend time in a coma, they may endure significant disabilities even after they emerge from this altered state of consciousness.
After a brain injury, many victims suffer long-term effects such as:
- Speech and communication problems
- Issues with reading, writing, and simple arithmetic
- Social impairment
- Personality changes
- Sleep disorders
- Loss of bowel and bladder function
Recovery from a brain injury may take years of medical treatment and rehabilitation.
How to File a Brain Injury Lawsuit
In Utah, the victim of a brain injury must file a lawsuit within four years of the accident date. However, if the accident involved any sort of government entity, the statute of limitations is just one year from the date of the accident. If the person succumbs to their brain injury, family members have two years from the death date to file a wrongful death lawsuit.
Although the time permitted for filing a personal injury lawsuit in Utah is longer than in many states, it is critical to contact a personal injury lawyer as soon as possible. Waiting too long to contact a Utah brain injury attorney may mean that crucial evidence disappears. Your lawyer will determine which parties may prove liable for your injuries and file a lawsuit. You can concentrate on getting well.
Brain Injury Damages
Damages, or compensation, for a brain injury may include:
- Medical expenses, current and future
- Lost wages
- Loss of earning capacity
- Diminished quality of life
- Pain and suffering
Contact a Utah Brain Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you know have suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence or recklessness of other parties, you need the services of an experienced Utah car accident lawyer at Valiente Mott. After we review your claim thoroughly, we will let you know your options.
While most brain injury lawsuits are settled, we will proceed with litigation if the insurance company does not agree to a reasonable settlement. There are no fees unless you receive compensation for your injuries.
Valiente Mott is a law firm dedicated to helping personal injury victims. We handle all personal injury matters, including, but not limited to, car crashes, defective products, and catastrophic injury. We are compassionate, yet aggressive when protecting personal injury victims and families who lost loved ones in fatal accidents. Learn more about who we are.
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