The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that 1.7 million Americans suffer from traumatic brain injuries (TBI) each year and 52,000 of those people die from TBI-related injuries. Traumatic brain injuries can range from a mild concussion to living in a vegetative state. Traumatic brain injuries suffered in automobile accidents are often the result of another driver’s negligence, in which case you and your family may be eligible to compensation for your losses. If you or a loved one has suffered traumatic brain injuries or other head injuries in Colorado, you should contact an experienced Colorado traumatic brain injury attorney as soon as possible for a review of your situation.
Damage to the brain caused by a sudden trauma or external force is called a traumatic brain injury. The severity of TBI depends upon the extent and location of the brain damage. Some cases of traumatic brain injury are relatively minor and heal quickly, while other traumatic brain injuries can cause permanent brain damage, disability, or death. When a person dies from traumatic brain injuries, it make be considered a wrongful death, depending upon the circumstances. Traumatic brain injuries may go undetected if there is no visible injury to the head, so prompt medical attention is necessary after an accident. The most common forms of head injuries and traumatic brain injuries from automobile and motorcycle accidents are:
The CDC indicates that falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries followed by motor vehicle accidents, including automobile and motorcycle accidents. Various traumas can cause traumatic brain injuries, including a direct hit to the head or penetration of the brain tissue. Traumatic brain injury can also result without direct contact to the head when the brain bounces within the skull, as is common with whiplash. A broken or fractured skull may also cause traumatic brain injuries.
Traumatic brain injuries can cause severe motor, cognitive, and emotional impairments. The treatment for TBI depends upon the brain areas affected by the traumatic brain injuries. Recovery from moderate to severe TBI can take months or years, if the accident victim recovers at all. Medical costs for rehabilitation or long-term care can create an insurmountable financial burden for the accident victim’s family. Accident victims suffering from traumatic brain injuries may no longer be able to work or attend school, resulting in loss of current and future income.
Traumatic brain injuries and other serious head injuries can cause emotional, physical, and financial devastation to the victim and the victim’s family. If someone else is at fault for your injuries, you and your family may be eligible to receive compensation from the responsible party to cover your medical bills, lost wages, and other losses. An experienced Colorado traumatic brain injury lawyer can work with the other party and the insurance company to achieve a fair settlement on your behalf. This will help relieve the financial burden on your family so you can focus on recovery from your injuries.
The Fowler Law Firm specializes in traumatic brain injury and head injury cases in addition to other Colorado automobile accident-related cases. We work with a select group of clients to ensure we provide all of our clients with proper legal support. We will aggressively pursue a fair and suitable settlement for your traumatic brain injuries. Contact us at (970) 232-3322 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org to find out how we can help you.