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If a member of your family has suffered a traumatic brain injury, the lawyers at our Salt Lake City firm can provide you with valuable counsel. A traumatic brain injury is one of the most severe injuries that a person can suffer, as it often not only robs the victim of his or her independence, but of the very traits that make that person who he or she is. Victims of brain injury are often unable to care for themselves or earn a wage, and their personalities may be so dramatically altered as to render them strangers to their own family. If your family has been dealt this blow, we can help ensure that your family is justly compensated for your losses. In the case of brain injuries, a guardian, spouse, or adult child of the victim can file on his or her behalf. To learn more about your rights, we encourage you to schedule a consultation with our traumatic brain injury lawyers today. Our Salt Lake City law firm serves clients from throughout Utah and surrounding areas.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injury is one of the most serious personal injuries a person can endure. Failure to diagnose a brain injury and order proper diagnostic testing, like CT scans or MRIs, can lead to further damage to the brain and permanent injury. Mr. Norman Younker has worked with many brain injury clients and their families to help them receive due compensation for their injuries.

Traumatic Brain Injuries

A traumatic brain injury differs from brain injuries caused by disease or a degenerative condition in that is specifically results from trauma of some sort. Any trauma to the head, such as a collision, blow to the head, or penetration of the skull by a foreign object, can result in brain injury. In moderate cases, brain injury may result in symptoms including headaches, ringing in the ears, dizziness, fatigue, mood changes, and problems with memory and attention. In severe cases, traumatic brain injury can drastically impact a person's mental capacity, leaving him or her unable to maintain an independent lifestyle, care for him or herself, and maintain employment. Sadly, the mental impact often leaves the victim in a state that is unrecognizable from his or her former self.

Potential Damages

In cases involving traumatic brain injury, our lawyers will aim to recover damages sufficient to cover a lifetime of care costs. To accurately determine what the financial needs may be in such cases, we work with economists and medical experts to evaluate potential earning capacity, loss of future wages, future medical expenses, and future care costs to maximize damages for the victim and his or her family. To ensure that we recover just and fair financial compensation for our clients, we prepare every case for trial and never settle for a quick settlement.

In addition to compensation for financial losses, we will strive to recover damages for non-financial loss as well. This can include pain and suffering and loss of consortium. As these losses are impossible to quantify, we will take many things into consideration when seeking damages for non-financial loss, including the impact the injury has had on you and your family, and the impact that damages will have on the defendant.

Determining Liability

In order to recover damages in a traumatic brain injury case, the lawyers at our Salt Lake City firm will work alongside experts in the fields of accident reconstruction and medicine to establish liability. Once liability can be established, a claim can be filed against the liable party or parties for financial compensation. Determining liability will depend in part on the cause of the accident. Under some circumstances, the cause of the accident can play a role in the outcome of your claim. For example, in medical malpractice cases in the state of Utah, compensation is capped at $450,000, regardless of loss. Determining the cause and establishing liability are key to a successful recovery.

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

A number of external factors can result in traumatic brain injury. Some of the most common causes of TBI include:

These causes contribute to impact loading (contact) or inertial loading (non-contact) on the brain, which results in tissue damage and often permanent injury. Once the initial injury has transpired, secondary injuries may occur over an extended period of time, and it's very possible that a victim's condition can worsen over time rather than improve.

Contact Our Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers

We encourage you to seek legal counsel from our group of traumatic brain injury lawyers today. At our Salt Lake City law firm, we have the resources necessary to take on any defendant. Our personal injury group, led by Mr. Norm Younker, has decades of experience handling these cases and are uniquely qualified to handle your claim. Rest assured, you can trust us to work diligently on your behalf and to provide you with unwavering representation. To arrange a consultation, contact Younker Hyde Macfarlane via email or phone.

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They were extremely knowledgeable, extremely helpful experts. The team helped me with all aspects of my case, including medical and financial, and understood that it affected more than me but also my family.

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