Brain Injuries

Brain Injury Lawyer

More than 1.5 million people suffer traumatic brain injuries every year. Of those, 50,000 people will die from their brain injury while another 80,000 will have long-term disabilities as a result of their brain trauma. The brain is one of the most important and fragile organs in the human body. Auto and motorcycle accidents are by far the most common cause of brain injuries in Utah. However, other personal injury factors such as slip and fall accidents, sports injuries, physical assault and industrial or occupational accidents can also cause brain injuries.

Traumatic Brain Injuries Can Cause Serious Disorders

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBI) can cause serious medical disorders such as skull fractures, repeated seizures, amnesia, brain hemorrhage, and subdural hematomas. Less severe brain injuries can have less obvious symptoms that could come and go as time passes. The symptoms themselves, however, can still be crippling in their effects, especially when multiple injuries occur. These symptoms can include, but are not limited to:

Brain Injury Symptoms

  • Loss of memory
  • Dizziness/ balance difficulties
  • Ringing in the ears (tinnitus)
  • Alteration of the sense of taste and/or smell
  • Impaired judgment
  • Blurred vision
  • Reduced attention and concentration
  • Difficulty making decisions
  • Depression
  • Personality changes

Retaining one of the experienced Utah traumatic brain injury attorneys at Christensen & Hymas can help ease the pain and strain involved when you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury. When a person sustains a brain injury, often the entire family suffers alongside, financially, medically and socially. In those cases where others are at fault in causing the injury, it is important to retain effective legal representation. Contact a competent and caring brain injury attorney so you and your family can receive reasonable financial compensation for the harm. Fair compensation, in turn, offers the best possible chance for recovery and adjustment on a long-term basis.

Personal injury attorneys Ken Christensen and Russ Hymas know the laws relating to personal injury in Utah, particularly concerning brain injuries. While we cannot undo the harm that has been done, we can provide your family with a sense of security and comfort. We can help you gain the knowledge that you can receive compensation to help cover the costs of current and future medical bills relating to the injury. And with offices in Salt Lake City, Bountiful and Orem, chances are good we are right next door. Call Christensen & Hymas today at (801) 506-0800.

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