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Brain Injuries

Brain Injury Lawyer in Phoenix, AZ

Tireless advocates for traumatic brain injury victims in Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale, Mesa, Tucson and Tempe, Arizona.

If you or someone close to you has suffered the misfortune of sustaining a traumatic brain injury, you need the assistance of an experienced Phoenix traumatic brain injury attorney who knows how to pursue maximum compensation from those responsible. Given the fact that injuries of this type routinely cause dramatic changes in the lives of victims and their entire families, it is important to have aggressive litigators on your side in order to secure the financial resources you are likely to need. At Wattel & York, our experienced and successful Phoenix, AZ brain injury lawyers bring over 60 years of combined experience to bear for each of the clients we serve, pledging to do everything possible to achieve the results you deserve.

Defined as serious damage done to the brain by a sudden blow or impact to the head or by a violent shaking of the head, traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) can also be the result of a penetrating injury to the head causing disruption of normal brain function. Statistics from the Centers for Disease Control indicate that approximately 1.7 million such injuries are suffered each year in the United States, comprising upwards of 30% of all injury-related deaths. In 2012 alone, Arizona saw 1,395 of its residents die due to a TBI.

Traumatic brain injuries can be caused by events such as motor vehicle accidents, sports mishaps and slip and fall incidents. They can also be attributed to forceful, sudden contact of the head with another object or an impact that pierces the skull. TBIs are known for producing profound mental and cognitive impairment, lasting physical disabilities and behavioral changes from which some patients never fully recover. Fortunately, the legal system offers victims of other individuals’ negligent acts the ability to pursue justice and compensation.

If you are in need of a Phoenix injury lawyer with a proven track record of success, we at Wattel & York are ready to fight for your legal rights.


While automobile accidents and slip and falls tend to produce a large number of traumatic brain injuries each year, there are numerous ways in which an individual may sustain such life-changing harm. For this reason, it is necessary to gain an appreciation of the wide range of clinical manifestations such injuries regularly produce for their victims. The main classifications of traumatic brain injuries are:

  • Closed head injuries characterized by torn and bruised tissues and blood vessels
  • Diffuse axonal harm marked by torn nerve fibers
  • Penetrating wounds in which the skill has been broken
  • Primary brain injuries sustained entirely upon impact
  • Secondary injuries that progress and intensify over time

The lion’s share of TBIs tend to result from a small number of event types and there are seemingly endless scenarios in which serious harm to the brain can and does occur, including:

  • Physical/domestic violence
  • Sports injuries
  • Car crashes
  • On-the-job accidents resulting in workplace injuries
  • Shaken baby and other birth injury incidents
  • Slip and fall events

No matter what caused the injury sustained by you or a loved one, it is almost certain that you could benefit from the guidance of traumatic brain injury attorneys in Phoenix, AZ who have dedicated their careers to advocating for the rights of Arizona injury victims. At Wattel & York, our Arizona injury attorneys have a mission to fight for every dollar of compensation to which you are entitled and which you will need as you start the process of recovery and adjustment to the new realities of life. We invite you to draw upon our decades of experience and our record of success in securing positive outcomes for clients throughout the state.


Considering that traumatic brain injuries can and do happen under almost any type of circumstance, it should come as no surprise that the severity, duration and lasting impact on the lives of those affected can also vary dramatically. However, it is important to realize that an alarmingly large number of TBI victims each year do suffer effects that are not only debilitating but potentially permanent in nature. Some of the most common manifestations of TBIs include:

  • Inability to Concentrate
  • Cognitive Impairment
  • Loss of Memory
  • Depression
  • Anxiety Disorders
  • Spatial Perception Difficulty
  • Poor Impulse Control
  • Speech Issues
  • Vision Problems, Including Blindness
  • Seizures


Broadly, a lawsuit brought by a traumatic brain injury victim will rely heavily on the law of negligence. An injured individual will bear the responsibility of establishing that another party was responsible for the harm sustained. The defendant in such a case must be found to have owed a duty of care to the person injured, that he or she breached that duty by not exercising proper care, that the breach produced the injuries and that the injuries are recognized under law. Proving each of these elements is painstaking work. It is necessary to amass a great deal of physical evidence, expert medical testimony, economic loss analysis and effective legal arguments into one cohesive whole.

The Phoenix, AZ brain injury attorneys of Wattel & York have cultivated an extensive network of medical experts, case investigators and legal support staff, all of whom work together to build the strongest case possible on every client’s behalf. We understand the emotional, physical and financial devastation a traumatic brain injury can have on an entire family. That is why we endeavor to provide unrivaled advocacy and service designed to obtain maximum financial recovery.

As a victim of a traumatic brain injury, you may be able to receive compensation for:

  • Past, present and future medical bills
  • Rehabilitation and therapy costs
  • Property damage
  • Lost wages
  • Reduced earning capacity
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress


Some of our clients have been awarded several million-plus dollars for TBI cases where insurance companies only wanted to give small amounts.

  • Case 1 – Offered: $350k / Received: $1 Million
  • Case 2 – Offered: $450k / Received: $1.7 Million

*Past results afford no guarantee of future results because every case is different and must be judged on its own merits.


As attorneys who have spent their careers fighting to protect the rights of injured individuals, our Arizona brain injury attorneys have a first-hand appreciation of the pain, despair and panic a TBI can cause victims and their loved ones. If your injury has left you struggling not only physically but also financially, we want you to know that compassionate assistance is available. Serving Mesa, Chandler, Glendale, Tucson, Tempe and Phoenix, we at Wattel & York invite you to contact us at 877-572-4143 for a free case evaluation. We look forward to conducting a comprehensive review of your case and helping you begin the process of healing. Ask Dave & Mike!

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