Denver Brain Injury Lawyers
Traumatic brain injuries are among the most devastating injuries you can suffer in an accident. If you suffered a brain injury due to somebody else’s negligence, contact Front Range Injury Attorneys for a free case review. We help clients hold the negligent party accountable and recover maximum compensation.
Our Denver personal injury lawyers have experience pursuing negligent parties causing traumatic brain injuries across Colorado. Brain injuries often require highly specialized and extensive treatment to deal with cognitive and sensory symptoms. You may need treatment to relearn everyday tasks and how to perform essential job duties. You need an experienced lawyer who can help make sure you receive the best care for your injury and pursue fair compensation for your accident. Clients choose Front Range Injury Attorneys to help them get compensation for our expertise and experience dealing with traumatic brain injuries.
Why Choose Front Range Injury Attorneys?
At Front Range Injury Attorneys we care about helping our clients throughout their cases. We believe clients are best served when our personal injury attorneys participate in their cases from start to finish. We help our clients get the best treatment for their injuries. By building up your case from the beginning, we build a strong case to get the best results.
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Watch this video to see managing attorney Adam Kielich discuss traumatic brain injury claims and how our law office can help you recover for your losses.
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What is a traumatic brain injury?
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) refers to a head injury resulting in brain damage. A TBI may result from an open head injury (involving a skull fracture or penetration) or a closed head injury. Traumatic brain injuries include concussions and may result in permanent brain damage. Sometimes less severe concussions are called minor traumatic brain injuries (mTBI). These can also result in long term and significant impacts to your cognitive and physical abilities.
There are many misconceptions about traumatic brain injuries. They do not always accompany a loss of consciousness or show immediate symptoms. Brain injuries do not require impact with a hard surface in an accident. Symptoms of a brain injury can vary between people even people involved in the same car accident.
A TBI can go undetected for months, especially when competing with other serious injuries for attention and treatment. It is critical for your well-being that you seek evaluation for any cognitive, sensory, or emotional changes after an accident. Other injuries can cause these symptoms but a brain injury can result in debilitating and even fatal consequences. If you believe you may have suffered a brain injury in an accident, contact our Denver traumatic brain injury lawyers today to discuss your case.
What are the symptoms of brain injuries?
Symptoms of brain injuries can vary between people, in part depending upon the severity and type of brain injury. Your symptoms may emerge immediately after an accident but they may also appear over days or weeks following. Often symptoms involve changes to your cognitive abilities, sensory perception and personality. These often include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Confusion and disorientation
- Dizziness and loss of balance
- Sleeping more or less than usual
- Ringing in the ears
- Slurred speech
- Trouble recalling words while speaking
- Difficulty processing information
- Difficulty recalling how to perform basic tasks
- Concentration problems
- Memory loss
- Blurred vision
- Mood swings and depression
- Vision changes
Types of head and brain injuries
Head injuries generally fall into two main classifications:
- Open head injury: An open head injury involves penetration of the skull. They are easy to detect and the consequences are typically severe.
- Closed head injury: A closed head injury occurs when your brain violently collides with the interior of your skull. Closed head injuries can occur even if your head does not strike an object, such as in a whiplash accident.
There are several types of brain injuries that may result from head injuries. These include:
Cerebral concussion: A concussion is typically referred to as a mild or minor TBI. It is defined as a short term loss of brain function due to head trauma. Concussions range in severity from transient confusion to prolonged periods of unconsciousness.
Cerebral contusion: A bruise to the brain tissue caused by physical compression. These injuries often expand before they begin to heal.
Diffuse axonal injury: Traumatic head rotation can cause a diffuse axonal injury. More than a third of TBI-related fatalities involve this form of brain injury.
Subdural hematoma: After a head impact, a blood vessel on the outer surface of the brain perforates and blood collects between the membranes surrounding the brain.
Epidural hematoma: Bleeding in the middle meningeal artery is caused by skull fractures. This form of brain injury can result in alternating consciousness and unconsciousness.
Intraventricular hemorrhage: In cases of severe head trauma, intracranial bleeding fills the ventricles located in the middle of the brain. Often intraventricular hemorrhages occur with other hemorrhages.
Hypoxia: Hypoxia occurs when the brain cannot obtain enough oxygen. Often this brain injury leads to death.
Common causes of brain injuries
Brain injuries can occur any time your head is struck or violently jarred. Many traumatic brain injuries occur due to negligent or recklessness that is preventable by people and other parties acting in a safe, reasonable manner. The CDC indicates more than 175 people die each day from TBI-related injuries. An even larger number each year suffer brain injuries that while not fatal, lead to lifelong debilitating conditions. More than 220,000 people seek hospitalization for TBIs each year.
Although a shocking number of people suffer TBIs each year, we do not treat our clients as statistics. We focus on our clients as individuals and treat your injuries as a unique experience. Your injuries, treatment needs and the value of your case depend upon the individual facts and circumstances of your accident. As a law firm we seek to understand the causes of this health crisis across Colorado and want to spread awareness to help people suffering with these injuries.
Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 40% of all brain injuries are caused by falls. For adults age 65 and over, falls account for more than 80% of TBIs. OSHA reports more than a third of workplace fatalities involve falls. Slip and fall accidents can lead to traumatic brain injuries when you fall and strike your head.
Impact with objects
The CDC identified strikes by or against an object as the second leading cause of concussions and other traumatic brain injuries. Like slip and fall accidents, you may suffer a TBI due to hazards on someone else’s property. Improperly stored equipment or products can fall and strike you in the head.
Motor Vehicle Crashes
Motor vehicle accidents are the third leading cause of traumatic brain injuries. Auto accidents are common causes of traumatic brain injuries even when your head does not strike an object within the car. The force of even a low speed impact can result in a whiplash motion in your neck which causes the brain to strike the inside of brain. Many people who suffer neck injuries in auto accidents also experience brain injuries. A high speed collision, like many DUI accidents, can result in fatal brain injuries. A TBI can occur due to any kind of auto collision including:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Truck accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Electric scooter accidents
Traumatic brain injuries can result from other causes, such as defective products, sport incidents and violent attacks. If you have suffered a TBI, contact a Denver brain injury attorney at our law firm.
Who can be held liable for my traumatic brain injury?
An important question your lawyer will work to answer is who should be held liable for your TBI. Investigating parties responsible and proving liability are often difficult tasks requiring an experienced brain injury attorney. Particularly for non-car accident claims, these issues involve complex legal questions and factual investigation.
Your Denver traumatic brain injury lawyer at Front Range Injury Attorneys knows how to pursue responsible parties to recover maximum compensation for your personal injury case. Contact us today for a free case review.
Compensation for brain injury claims under Colorado law
Brain injuries can result in substantial financial and health effects for injured victims and their families. Traumatic brain injuries can result in significant medical bills, lost earnings and future lost earning capacity. They can also result in significant physiological effects that radically change your everyday life. Under Colorado law you have the right to seek compensation for your injuries when the negligent or reckless acts of someone else caused your injuries. If you cannot obtain fair and full compensation through an insurance settlement, you have the right to file a personal injury lawsuit. A Colorado jury can award you compensation for both the financial and non-financial impacts of your brain injury. Our Denver, Colorado brain injury attorneys are experienced advocates for our clients and fight for maximum compensation for our clients.
Economic damages include all of the out of pocket costs and financial losses associated with your TBI. These include past and future medical expenses, rehabilitation, cognitive and physical therapy, surgery, home care, medical equipment, lost wages and lost earning capacity. With traumatic brain injury cases it is vital to consider the long term impact on your earning potential and future medical needs.
Noneconomic damages refer to the intangible losses a brain injury victim or you family suffers. Brain injuries can result in a wide range of short and long term effects to your life that do not translate directly into financial losses. These include pain and suffering, mental anguish, loss of cognitive function, emotional and personality changes, loss of consortium, lost quality of life, diminished enjoyment of life and psychological distress.
How do you know what your brain injury case is worth?
The value of your brain injury case depends on many factors. These include the severity and type of injury, as well as any long term or permanent aspects to your injury. The circumstances resulting in your injury can also play a factor in the value of your case, particularly if punitive damages may be legally available on your claim. Generally, the more severe the injury and its effects, the more your case is worth.
Your Denver traumatic brain injury attorney will thoroughly investigate your case and evaluate all aspects of your TBI to determine the value of your case. Our attorneys have experience dealing with TBIs and know how to advocate for the maximum compensation possible under the circumstances and Colorado law. Contact Front Range Injury Attorneys today to discuss your traumatic brain injury case.
Contact a Denver brain injury lawyer today
Traumatic brain injuries can result in long term personal and financial consequences for you and your family. Concussion cases involve complex legal and medical issues. Our Denver brain injury lawyers are highly knowledgeable about brain injuries and here to help you. We help our clients get exceptional treatment and maximum compensation for their injuries. Let Front Range Injury Attorneys help you. Contact our office for a free and confidential case review.
Frequently asked questions
Neurological experts suggest that damage to the brain following a traumatic brain injury is permanent because damaged brain cells are unable to regenerate or repair themselves. Whether the symptoms of a brain injury are permanent is a different question. The brain may rewire itself to perform the same functions through healthy brain cells. Functional therapy may help your brain rewire itself or rewire more quickly. For that reason, we believe clients are best suited pursuing all recommended treatment.
According to neurologists at John Hopkins Medicine, damaged brain cells do not regenerate. Recovery of functions can occur by the brain using healthy areas of the brain to accomplish the same or similar functionality.
According to research at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, a brain injury can lead to later cognitive problems in life. According to their research, even a single head injury can result in an increased risk of dementia later in life.