Denver Brain Injury Lawyers
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
· Sleeping problems
· Coordination problems
|· Perception impairments (like blurry vision or ringing in the ears)
· Memory problems
· Difficulties concentrating
|· Mood swings
· Increased anxiety
|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
· 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):
- 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.