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Brain Injury

Aggressive Phoenix Litigators Fighting for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims

Committed representation from compassionate personal injury attorneys helping Arizona families

The American Medical Association classifies severe brain trauma as a catastrophic injury. As personal injury lawyers who have spent years advocating for brain injury victims, we agree with this assessment. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can have life-altering effects on a victim, as well as the victim’s family. In the most severe cases, your family may be left to deal with the heart-wrenching reality of a comatose child or a single parent who is no longer able to financially provide for the household. The compassionate Phoenix catastrophic brain injury lawyers at Plattner Verderame, P.C. understand the tragedy of these injuries, which is why we work hard to secure the compensation that these victims need and deserve.

Understanding the severity of a brain injury

The seriousness of a brain injury can vary greatly depending on the location of the trauma within the brain. Catastrophic incidents affect one or more major functions of the body and significantly disturb the victim’s ability to perform daily activities. A period of unconsciousness lasting more than 48 hours triggers the classification as a severe injury, along with seven or more days of memory loss. This level of catastrophic injury generally requires hospitalization to treat the initial symptoms and long-term rehabilitation in an effort to restore normal brain functions. In general, the longer the state of unconsciousness and memory loss, the longer the effects of injury will last.

For some victims, a TBI can ultimately prove fatal. According to the Centers for Disease Control, TBIs account for about 30% of all injury-related deaths in the United States each year. When these tragedies occur, our dependable Phoenix personal injury attorneys aggressively pursue wrongful death claims on behalf of the family. We understand the hardship of losing a loved one, particularly when the loss was caused by the negligence of an individual or company. That’s why we are passionate about holding all responsible parties financially accountable for their negligence.

$25 million award: Auto crash involving a catastrophic brain injury to a small child. 2014.

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Causes of catastrophic traumatic brain injuries

Statistically, brain injuries are most often associated with motor vehicle wrecks and falls. We most frequently handle catastrophic brain injury cases that are caused by the following:

If a TBI is left untreated, it could lead to permanent brain damage. Other causes include untreated infections in the brain or blood stream, or a penetrating wound that move through the skull and into the brain itself.


Count on the personal injury law firm that is always trial-ready

With exceptional industry professionals, we provide you with a comprehensive evaluation of the injury-causing event. Once we identify all responsible parties, our skilled Phoenix brain injury lawyers go after them with the knowledge and integrity you should expect from a law firm. While many of our cases end in successful settlements, we make no assumptions. From the start of our representation, we put in the time and effort to prepare for litigation. We do this for two reasons:

  • We want to ensure that we are more than ready should your case require intervention from the courts.
  • Defense counsels often base settlement offers on what they think will happen at trial. Our preparation allows us to better advocate and negotiate on your behalf, so we can secure the high-level compensation your traumatic brain injury requires.

Types of Cases We Handle

Our attorneys handle a variety of cases, including:


Call our Phoenix catastrophic brain injury lawyers today for a free and confidential consultation

Contact Plattner Verderame, P.C. today to talk with one of our attorneys about your legal options following a catastrophic brain injury for you or a family member. We handle brain injury cases on a contingency-fee basis. So, there is no need to worry about upfront costs. You owe us nothing unless we obtain a verdict or settlement on your behalf. Call us at 602-266-2002, toll free at 888-657-3573, or contact us online.