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Brain Injury After a DUI Accident

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There are many problems that can come from being the victim of a drunk driver, but a DUI accident is not just about damage that can be easily seen. There are other issues, such as a brain injury, that can be harder to detect. But these are just as serious–if not more so–than the obvious physical injuries.

March is brain injury awareness month, and it’s an important time to remind everyone that it’s important to get checked out thoroughly after an accident. If you do have a brain injury, an Arizona personal injury lawyer can help you receive fair compensation.

Living with a brain injury can be temporary as the brain can become “bruised” and need time to heal, such as when a person gets a concussion. However, there are more severe, long-lasting problems that can occur when the brain is injured in a serious DUI accident.

If there is permanent injury to the brain, it is possible that the injured party may never recover all of the function he or she had before the injury took place. That can keep the victim from working and can also cause problems in his or her personal life and relationships, including issues as a result from changes in personality.

There are signs and symptoms of brain injury that can appear after a head-on auto collision or a DUI-caused car or bicycle accident. Some of these signs and symptoms may include mild problems such as headache, nausea, and sensitivity to light all the way up through much more serious symptoms such as profound confusion, slurred speech, and convulsions or seizures.

The injury attorneys at Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in Phoenix have significant experience in helping clients who have suffered brain injuries as a result of DUI accidents. If you need help filing a claim for one of these awful, life changing accidents, we are here to help you get the compensation you deserve. Our offices are conveniently located in ChandlerPeoria, and North Phoenix, and we can meet in-person or over the phone or video call.  You can contact us for a free consultation, or read on to find out more.

By the way, we will also help with other problems that have cost you sleep, like getting a rental car very soon and finding a nearby doctor or psychiatrist who can help get your life back on track. Even the best legal team isn’t good enough if your quality of life isn’t sustainable while justice and compensation are on the way. The whole point of legal action is to regain quality of life, so we help you long-term as attorneys and short-term as your go-to people. Our familiarity with the local Phoenix courts makes us confident that we can help you get the best settlement possible.

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DUI Accidents & Brain Injury

A DUI accident injury lawyer will work with you to provide evidence of your brain injury to court. They will also work with the other party’s insurance company to provide you with a fair settlement. Whether you settle out of court or you go through a complete trial, you’ll want a good attorney by your side.

Being the victim of a DUI accident and sustaining a brain injury is a highly traumatic experience. Many people who have these types of injuries don’t realize what has taken place until they start having significant symptoms. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, brain injuries are misunderstood, misdiagnosed, and under-funded when it comes to diagnosis and treatment options.

That is why brain injury awareness month is so important. More people need to know about the problems brain injury can cause and that they should be checked for this type of injury if they have been involved in a DUI accident. Without obvious symptoms, you may not check for a brain injury, even if you have been in an auto accident.

Some of the symptoms can also begin to manifest themselves over time as well, making it harder for them to get notice at the time the accident occurs. By working with an Arizona personal injury lawyer and your doctors, they will document and address your symptoms, which will provide the information and help you need when you request compensation from the other party in the accident.

Conclusion

The more properly documented your brain injury is, and the more severe and permanent it is determined to be, the more compensation you may be entitled to. You do not have to ignore symptoms or hope they will go away. Instead, seek compensation so you can receive what you need to get proper care for your injuries.

At Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm near you, we have more than 15 years of experience helping clients obtain compensation for their personal injuries from DUI accidents in the Phoenix area. When you’re ready to talk, please contact our office to arrange a free initial consultation by phone or at our Chandler office, conveniently located near you.

If you have been in a DUI accident, contact Phoenix Accident and Injury Law Firm in nearby Chandler, AZ to speak with an experienced personal injury attorney. We provide personal injury legal services to clients in your area including ChandlerGilbertMesaScottsdale, Tempe, and Peoria.