Denver Brain Injury Attorney

Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are one of the leading causes of injury-related deaths and permanent disability in the U.S. In fact, every day in the U.S., nearly 140 people die from TBI-related complications, and thousands of others suffer new, nonfatal traumatic brain injuries.1

These traumatic brain injuries, which can range from being mild to severe, can be devastating on a physical, psychological and financial level, changing victims’ (and their families’) lives forever.

At Bell & Pollock, P.C., our Denver lawyers are dedicated to helping TBI victims and their families recover from the damaging impacts of these brain injuries. As experienced champions of the people, our attorneys are skilled at helping TBI survivors secure the compensation they deserve when any type of negligence has contributed to their injuries.

Although no amount of money can ever make up for the permanent damage caused by TBIs – including fatal traumatic brain injuries, financial recoveries can help victims and families get on the path to recovery and healing. These recoveries can also be important to holding negligent parties accountable and gaining some justice.

So, when you are ready to find out more about your options for recovery following any event that caused a traumatic brain injury, simply contact a trusted Denver personal injury attorney at Bell & Pollock. Our lawyers are ready to fight for you.

Traumatic Brain Injury Defined: What Is a TBI?

Traumatic brain injuries refer to any brain damage caused by some external force or blow to the head. This is different than acquired or congenital brain injuries that are caused by disease, birth trauma or genetic factors.

To determine when someone has suffered a traumatic brain injury, various diagnostic tests may be used by medical professionals, including (but not limited to):

  • Imaging tests (like MRIs or CT scans)
  • Intracranial pressure tests
  • The Glasgow Coma Scale test.

Traumatic Brain Injury Symptoms2

Symptoms for traumatic brain injuries can vary widely, depending on where exactly the brain has been damaged and the extent of the damage sustained. The following table presents some of the most common TBI symptoms, based on the severity of the brain injury.

Severity of the TBI Physical Symptoms Cognitive Symptoms Emotional Symptoms
Mild TBIs · Headache
· Nausea
· Vomiting
· Sleeping problems
· Fatigue
· Dizziness
· Coordination problems
· Perception impairments (like blurry vision or ringing in the ears)
· Memory problems
· Difficulties concentrating
· Mood swings
· Increased anxiety
· Depression
Moderate to Severe TBIs · Chronic, severe headaches
· Persisting nausea and/or vomiting
· Loss of sensation in the fingers or toes
· Clear fluids discharging from the eyes or nose
· Seizures
· Persisting coordination problems
· Unconsciousness or coma
·Deep, persisting confusion (which can be linked to serious problems perceiving or interpreting surroundings)
·Difficulties speaking and/or communicating
·Persisting memory impairments
· Permanent mood changes
· Aggression and/or combativeness
· Severe anxiety and/or depression

Regardless of whether traumatic brain injuries are mild or severe in nature, it’s important to understand that:

  • Some symptoms can take days (or longer) to present themselves – especially if a TBI leaves someone in a coma.
  • These symptoms can vary (and be more challenging to detect) in babies and young children who may have limited (if any) ability to communicate what the changes they are experiencing (like headaches, for instance).

How Negligence Can Cause Traumatic Brain Injuries

Traumatic brain injuries can be caused by various events. When negligence is a factor, however, some of the leading causes of TBIs include (and are not necessarily limited to):

  • Falling accidents, including falls from heights and slip-and-fall accidents
  • Auto accidents
  • Other events, such as (but not limited to):
    • Explosions
    • Objects falling onto people’s heads
    • Construction accidents
    • Work-related accidents
    • Attacks or assaults (including those involving nursing home abuse)

Let Us Help You Recover from a TBI: Contact a Denver Personal Injury Attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C.

If you or someone you love has suffered a TBI that may have been caused by the reckless or careless actions of some other party, contact a Denver personal injury attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. to find out more about your options for justice and financial recovery.

Since 1984, our seasoned attorneys have been standing up to even the most formidable opponents, aggressively advocating our clients’ rights and helping them obtain the full amount of compensation they deserve.

Call (303) 795-5900 or email our firm using the contact form on this page to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers. When you meet with us, you will receive uncomplicated legal advice about your case, your rights and your best options for proceeding.

From offices conveniently located in Denver, Greenwood Village, and Steamboat Springs, our lawyers provide the highest quality legal services to injured people throughout the Denver metro area, Arapahoe County, Routt County and the state of Colorado.

1: According to the latest TBI findings from authorities at the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC)

2: More in-depth information regarding TBI symptoms & prognoses is available here.

Contact Us

Call a trusted attorney at Bell & Pollock, P.C. at (303) 795-5900 to get on the road to recovery now. You can also email our firm via the contact firm on this page.

As proud champions of the people, our lawyers are ready to answer your questions, explain the law and your rights, and help you take whatever steps necessary to recover the compensation you’re entitled to. With us in your corner, you can be confident that you have the legal support and representation necessary to successfully resolve your claim.

Don’t delay your recovery for a second longer – and don’t be misguided into thinking that you have to go through the process alone. Our attorneys are here, ready to help – and you won’t have to pay us anything until (or unless) there is a recovery in your case.

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Case Results

WE KNOW HOW TO WIN

CASE: Client was injured by a drunk driver. As a result of the motor vehicle accident, client was rendered a quadriplegic and needed a life care plan.
Outcome: $9,600,000

CASE: Against Insurance company for failure to pay for property damage after a gas and fire explosion.
Outcome: $1,600,000

CASE: Medical malpractice for failure to diagnose a descending aorta aneurism, resulting in death.
Outcome: $1,300,000

CASE: Neck and back injuries from car accident. Client had ongoing symptoms and needed injections for attempted remediation of pain.
Settled for $485,000

CASE: Client was injured in a 2 vehicle collision. She suffered a traumatic brain injury, concussion and multiple injuries to the neck.
Outcome: $6,000,000

CASE: Client was in her car and was T-Boned by a commercial vehicle. Her cerebral spinal fluid leaked and she suffered a concussion and traumatic brain injury with neck and lumbar (low back) injuries. Her neck injury caused radiating pain, numbness and tingling in her arms.
Outcome: $3,400,000

CASE: Client was driving on a rural road when another car crossed the center line and caused a head-on collision in the snow and ice. Client did physical work for a living. Both knees were injured, along with a neck injury.
Outcome: $2,300,000

CASE: Client was driving on South Parker road when another vehicle rapidly changed lanes and rear-ended the client. That vehicle was cited for careless driving. The collision caused a concussion with traumatic brain Injury. Client missed time from work and had a positive correlation between brain scan and neuropsychological test results.
Outcome: $950,000

CASE: Client was rear ended by a dump truck, was then knocked forward and hit another vehicle. Client had a concussion with traumatic brain injury. Client underwent a brain scan which showed hypoperfusion, correlated with her concussion symptoms. Client suffered neck injuries and injuries to her low back.
Outcome: $650,000

CASE: Client was rear-ended. The mechanism of injury from the forces in the collision caused her neck injury and at the same time, damaged her organs inside her throat. Client had swallowing and choking issues.
Outcome: $1,250,000

CASE: Client was in a motor vehicle accident. Both injections in the neck rendered some temporary relief. The Injections were transforaminal epidural steroid injections. Surgery was recommended on the lumbar (low back). The low back was injured by the forces in the collisions.
Outcome: $933,000

CASE: The client was driving in her car and was rear-ended thereby causing injuries to her lower back and neck. Client also suffered a concussion. Client had to undergo facet injections multiple times, through multiple procedures. Client also had cognitive issues which required cognitive training and therapy.
Outcome: $400,000

CASE: Client was entering a highway from an on ramp and was rear-ended by a commercial van. Client tested positive for Thoracic Outlet Syndrome and failed conservative treatment. Client underwent thoracic outlet syndrome surgey, which involved removal of the first rib to attempt to relieve pressure in the thoracic outlet. Client also suffered a back injury.
Outcome: $750,000

CASE: Client was injured by a drunk driver, who crossed the center line of the road. Client underwent multiple surgeries and could not work. Client was late 40s and needed a modified life care plan.
Outcome: $750,000

CASE: Client was rear ended by a tow truck driver who was a diabetic. The diabetic at fault party was a non-compliant diabetic and claimed he had a syncope episode, and was “blacked out”. Client had a preexisting back condition known and the forces from the collision aggravated, or made worse, the preexisting back condition in addition to, causing neck injuries.
Outcome: $350,000

CASE: Client was a passenger in a car where the driver fell asleep on a country road in the early morning hours. The car rolled multiple times. Client had eye injuries, facial injuries and neck and knee injuries.
Outcome: $850,000

CASE: Client was on the job, driving her own car, when she was rear-ended. She suffered a concussion with traumatic brain injury and pursued Workers Compensation Claim.
Outcome: $150,000

CASE: Client slipped and fell on snow and ice in Central City. He suffered back injuries, that did not require injections.
Outcome: $125,000

CASE: Client slipped and fell on snow and ice on a sidewalk in front of a business. She had to have knee surgery and multiple injections in her back.
Outcome: $175,000

CASE: Client was visiting a friend who was renting a house. Client tripped on untreated, dangerous section of deck and injured his back.
Outcome: $150,000

CASE:Client was rear ended and needed fusion spinal surgery. Insurance proceeds were limited.
Outcome: $125,000

CASE:Client was rear-ended and had to have rotator cuff surgery. Insurance proceeds were limited.
Settled for $65,000

CASE:Client was at Denver International Aiport traveling through Denver, slipped and fell and broke her ankle.
Settled for $118,750

CASE:Client was exposed to mold in a multi-family dwelling that was caused by leaking water.
Settled for $125,000

CASE:Motorcycle accident, reconstructive surgery, post-traumatic stress disorder, neurological injuries
Settled for $1,275,000

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