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More than 2.5 million cases of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are diagnosed each year. It doesn’t take a major auto accident for this condition to develop—it happens even in the most seemingly minor situations. For those affected, there’s no going back, but a Denver brain injury attorney at Manning Law can help recover the compensation you deserve.
Brain injuries are often catastrophic, meaning they have long-term or permanent effects on victims. A traumatic brain injury could cause long-lasting damage, with effects such as cognitive challenges and motor function disabilities. With such a physically and psychologically damaging injury, it is imperative to hire an attorney to represent you during the claims process. Your Denver brain injury attorney can take the legal burden off your shoulders and prevent an insurance company from taking advantage of you in the fight for fair financial compensation.
Traumatic brain injuries are caused by external sources of harm, such as blunt force trauma to the head and skull. Acquired brain injuries are caused by internal sources of trauma, such as a loss of blood or oxygen getting to the brain’s cells. Examples of traumatic brain injuries are concussions, edema (swelling), hemorrhage (bleeding), contusions, diffuse-axonal injuries and coup-contrecoup injuries.
There are also open vs. closed head injuries. An open head injury means the skull has been compromised, such as a penetrating brain injury. Examples include brain injuries from gunshot wounds or stabbings. A closed head injury does not compromise the skull but still injures the brain, such as by causing it to bounce around inside the skull. Even brain injuries that are classified as “minor,” such as a mild concussion, can have serious ramifications on a victim.
In truth, the symptoms and disabilities associated with traumatic brain injury exist on a broad spectrum. Your traumatic brain injury will likely express itself in a way that’s completely different than someone else’s. No matter your situation, the implications of a traumatic brain injury (or a spinal cord injury) can have a dramatic effect on your life.
The brain is a complicated organ, especially when it comes to diagnosing injury. The symptoms associated with traumatic brain injury rarely show up right away. It could be hours, days, or even weeks after a car accident that you start to realize that something is wrong. Common symptoms include headache, dizziness, confusion, memory loss, loss of consciousness, nausea, vomiting, seizures, and clear fluid draining from the nose or ears.
Don’t wait for your body to forcefully tell you there’s a problem. If you’re involved in any kind of car accident, it’s important to seek medical attention right away. Adrenaline at the scene of the accident may mask pain temporarily, which is why it’s important to involve a doctor early on. Seeking medical treatment is actually a prerequisite step for moving forward with any sort of personal injury claim, and the longer you wait, the less effective you’ll be.
When dealing with traumatic brain injury, the process to seek a claim is decidedly more difficult than a simple medical examination. Insurance companies often employ their own doctor expert witnesses and experienced legal professionals to build a case that the pain you or a loved one are experiencing is not their responsibility.
It’s also important to realize that the road to recovery from a traumatic brain injury isn’t easy or short. Victims of a traumatic brain injury often require years of expensive treatments and intensive physical therapies. For your best chance at getting through it without additional suffering, you need an experienced Denver personal injury lawyer in your corner. Manning Law has had successful results bringing about favorable outcomes for the families we help who are dealing with traumatic brain injury.
A brain injury can occur in many different types of accidents in Denver. Any type of bump or blow to the head can result in a traumatic brain injury that comes with life-changing symptoms. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common causes of traumatic brain injuries are:
Many of these common causes are preventable accidents that can lead to personal injury claims in Colorado. Our Denver car accident attorneys have handled numerous accident cases which resulted in brain injuries varying in severity. If you or a loved one was diagnosed with a brain injury after any type of accident or incident in Denver, contact us to find out if you have grounds to file a claim.
A brain injury claim allows you to seek financial compensation for the damages that you suffered due to an accident. These can be economic and noneconomic damages (tangible or intangible). Obtaining a full and fair compensatory award can make it easier for you to move forward with your life after sustaining a traumatic brain injury, such as paying for future necessary medical treatments.
The compensation that may be available includes:
The value of your brain injury claim will depend on its specific factors, such as the severity of the brain injury, your diagnosis and prognosis, your age and overall health, and the amount of insurance coverage available. Consult with a skilled Denver brain injury attorney about the potential value of your brain injury case before accepting an insurance settlement.
The sooner you involve legal counsel, the better you’ll be able to fight for your rights with your insurance company. Manning Law has decades of experience with winning cases and is prepared to support you. Our attorneys also handle personal injury cases in Aurora, Centennial, and Highlands Ranch. When you’re ready to talk to a Denver brain injury attorney, click here for a free consultation or call (720) 515-3191.