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Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer

Car accidents, sports injuries, and falls can lead to traumatic brain injuries that can change a person's life forever.

A traumatic brain injury lawyer can achieve justice for victims of head injuries caused by third-party negligence.

Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, serving all of Utah, is ready to pursue the justice you and your family deserve.

Secure Compensation for a TBI Contact Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, Today

A traumatic brain injury is one of the most severe injuries that a person can suffer. In many cases, it not only robs the victim of their independence, but also the very traits that make that person who they are. The financial cost of coping with these losses is immense. If your loved one has suffered a TBI due to the negligent actions of a driver, a property owner, or another party, you may be entitled to compensation that can make a significant difference in your family's financial situation for the rest of your lives.

Our brain injury lawyers are proud to serve all of Utah from our office in Salt Lake City. We can review your case for free and help you rebuild your life in the wake of a TBI. Reach out to us today:

(801) 335-6467

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How Does a Traumatic Brain Injury Occur?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) results from trauma to the head, such as a collision, blow to the head, or penetration of the skull by a foreign object. Common causes of traumatic brain injuries include:

If the incident that resulted in a head injury was due to someone else's negligence, the victim and their family can file a personal injury claim.

Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Be Life-Changing

Traumatic brain injury is one of the most serious personal injuries a person can endure. Our attorneys have worked with many brain injury clients and their families to help them receive due compensation for their injuries.

Understanding the Effects of a TBI

Traumatic brain injuries can make everyday life more difficult and significantly alter the trajectory of a person's life. Depending on the severity of a traumatic brain injury, the affected person can experience a range of symptoms:
 

Mild Brain Injuries

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Confusion
  • Memory loss
  • Changes in vision

Moderate Brain Injuries

  • Any symptoms of a mild brain injury
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Dizziness
  • Fatigue
  • Mood changes
  • Problems with speech
  • Problems with memory
  • Inability to concentrate

Severe Brain Injuries

  • Any symptoms of a moderate brain injury
  • A completely different personality
  • Unusual behavior
  • Loss of coordination
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Slurred speech
  • Coma
  • Death
Once the initial injury has transpired, secondary injuries may occur over an extended period of time, and it's possible that a victim's condition can worsen over time rather than improve. This is why it's important to seek medical treatment immediately and contact an attorney.

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Matt Cook

2022

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My family had the pleasure of working with this firm following a tragic event. The firm was very good about answering our questions and explaining the process. Attorneys John Macfarlane and Mckay Corbett were empathetic and fought hard for our case. The paralegal Jill Bedford was also a true joy to work with. I recommend this firm to anyone who needs attorneys who will fight for your case like it’s their own family.

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Laura Gray

2021

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I worked with John Macfarlane and his team in regards to my claim. My year old son was injured at daycare and there was an incident at the hospital where he received care as well. It was tough but once I contacted Younker Hyde Macfarlane, they all worked together to make this an easy process. What a relief! They were all great at responding back to my emails, phone calls, and answered any questions I had with complete transparency. They were all great!

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How Our Utah Attorneys Can Help After a Traumatic Brain Injury

While the symptoms of mild traumatic brain injuries (concussions) typically clear up within three months, serious TBIs can result in the inability to maintain an independent lifestyle or work for the rest of the victim's life. Affected individuals often require round-the-clock care from a loved one or professional. Expenses add up, and you shouldn't be responsible for them. Our brain injury attorneys can:

Determine Liability

In order to recover damages in a traumatic brain injury case, our lawyers 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.

Explore Avenues of Compensation

In cases involving TBI, our lawyers will aim to recover the amount of damages needed to cover a lifetime of care and accommodations. In addition to compensation for financial losses, we aim to recover damages for non-financial losses like pain and suffering and loss of consortium. 

Calculate Damages

Our goal is to reach an outcome that allows you to rebuild your life while remaining financially stable and maintaining the best possible quality of life. Our brain injury lawyers can work with economists and medical experts to evaluate lost earning capacity, loss of future wages, future medical expenses, and future care costs. This will help us determine your financial needs and know the amount of restitution we must recover.

Filing a Claim in Utah

Our lawyers aim to recover enough compensation to cover a lifetime of care costs.
Our lawyers aim to recover enough compensation to cover a lifetime of care costs.

Who Can File a Claim?

If you've suffered a TBI, you can file the claim yourself if you're able. If your loved one has suffered a brain injury like a closed head injury that has resulted in symptoms like memory loss or serious cognitive disability, their guardian, spouse, or adult child can file on their behalf.

How Long Do I Have to File?

The statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim in Utah is four years. Though this may seem like a lot of time, you should speak to an attorney as soon as possible to set yourself up for the best chance of success. Our attorneys can lead your brain injury case, ensure all documentation is filed correctly and on time, and even take your case to court if necessary.

What If My Loved One Died?

According to the CDC, there were 64,362 TBI-related deaths in 2020. If your loved one has succumbed to a brain injury, you have our deepest condolences. You can help restore a sense of normalcy and achieve justice by filing a wrongful death claim on their behalf. Utah gives a victim's loved ones two years to file a wrongful death claim.

"They really set us at ease." Let Our Lawyers Guide You Through the Process

The firm was a pleasure to work with, very professional, responsive and really helped us through the process.  This was a first time experience for us and they really set us at easy through entire process and help us reach an agreeable settlement.  We would highly recommend Yonker Hyde Macfarlane. PLLC.
Greg Furness
Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC

At Younker Hyde Macfarlane, PLLC, our attorneys have decades of combined experience in complex cases. We represent clients in all types of personal injury cases, with a special focus on medical malpractice claims. Our firm is associated with the following professional organizations:

  • Utah Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Salt Lake County Bar Association
  • American Trial Lawyers Association

To schedule an appointment, please contact us online or call (801) 335-6467.

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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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