Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can be caused by direct impact, penetration of the skull or acceleration alone. If you or a loved one has suffered TBI you need a personal injury attorney to ensure you get the compensation you may well need the rest of your life. Contact McKell Christiansen, 801 798 9000 for a free consultation. Michael McKell is an experienced personal injury lawyer.

Brain injuries are a major cause of death and disability. Approximately half of severely head-injured patients will need surgery to remove or repair hematomas or contusions. Disabilities resulting from a TBI depend upon the severity of the injury, the location of the injury, and the age and general health of the individual.

Some common disabilities include problems with cognition (thinking, memory, and reasoning), sensory processing (sight, hearing, touch, taste, and smell), communication (expression and understanding), and behavior or mental health (depression, anxiety, personality changes, aggression, acting out, and social inappropriateness).

More serious head injuries may result in stupor, an unresponsive state, but one in which an individual can be aroused briefly by a strong stimulus, such as sharp pain; coma, a state in which an individual is totally unconscious, unresponsive, unaware, and un-arousable; vegetative state, in which an individual is unconscious and unaware of his or her surroundings, but continues to have a sleep-wake cycle and periods of alertness; and a persistent vegetative state (PVS), in which an individual stays in a vegetative state for more than a month.

If your loved one suffered a serious TBA and will need lifetime care and support you need an aggressive attorney to fight for your right to compensation for that care and support. Call and talk to Michael, 801 798- 9000

If you or your loved one have lost motor function, cognitive function or suffered social, emotional or behavioral effects from TBI you should contact a personal injury attorney who can navigate the insurance and medical paperwork for you; leaving you free to concentrate on healing or caring for your loved one. Michael McKell is a skilled personal injury attorney who is not afraid of insurance companies and has the perseverance necessary to bring your case to a successful conclusion.

You or your loved one may need continued assistance and therapy. Physical therapy, speech therapy, recreation and occupational therapy cost a lot of money. Michael will make sure those costs are covered in your settlement.

You don’t always need to file a lawsuit to receive compensation for your TBI. Michael is a skilled negotiator. He will work with the insurance company but he isn’t afraid of filing a law suit on your behalf if the insurance company offer won’t cover your medical expenses and other costs related to the TBI.
McKell Christiansen, PLLC work on a contingency basis. They don’t get paid until you are paid.