Closed head injuries are extremely serious because it is sometimes difficult to know when a brain injury has occurred and because even a seemingly minor brain injury can have a long-term negative impact on a person's quality of life.
Approximately 1.4 million American adults experience a traumatic brain injury annually. These brain injuries account for 1.1 million emergency room visits, 235,000 hospital stays, and 50,000 deaths.
All Head Injuries Require Immediate Medical Attention
Brain injuries can be caused by multiple types of trauma including sports related injuries, assault and battery, slip and falls, and car accidents. Car accidents are a common cause of mild traumatic brain injury because of the forces that are exerted on the head and neck during a collision. Brain injuries can range from mild to very severe. Each type of injury creates unique health problems. Appropriate diagnosis and medical treatment are critical to recovering from a brain injury.
Concussion is the most common and least understood type of brain injury. The temporary disruption of brain function following a concussion is usually temporary, though the victim should be closely monitored. It can take several months to a year to heal from a concussion. For some people, the symptoms of concussion never fully resolve, and they deal with lifelong consequences. Concussions are often missed by doctors at the emergency room. In many cases, car accident victims become aware of their concussions after they leave the ER. Symptoms may show up in the days and weeks following the crash. Sometimes family members are the first to notice a difference. They might notice forgetfulness, moodiness and unusual irritability. Sometimes people don't notice they have experienced a cognitive drop-off until they return to work or start doing things that engage their executive functioning. Even one concussion increases a person's chances of developing dementia later in life.
The term cerebral contusion refers to a bruised brain. This condition is usually caused by direct skull trauma, such as a blow to the head or bumping the skull while falling. It's a localized injury which means any long-term impact will be directly related to that part of the brain.
Diffuse Axonal Injury
This type of injury occurs when the brain's neurons are damaged in an accident. It's most commonly seen in cases that involve the victim being shaken or suffering from whiplash. It's extremely common in both domestic abuse and car accident survivors. A diffuse axonal brain injury can result in permanent damage.
When the blood vessels in the brain break and blood pools, the victim develops an intracranial hematoma, if treatment isn't sought immediately, the pressure can lead to permanent damage and even death.
Nothing is simple when it comes to brain injuries. The activity in our brain shapes our ability to reason. It is where personality develops and where we control our emotional reactions. Even a minor disruption can significantly impact the victim's response to the world. A seemingly minor brain injury can create problems with motor skills, reasoning, and interpersonal skills.
In worst-case scenarios, a brain injury can be fatal, even ones that seemed relatively minor when the injury occurred.
What Are the Symptoms of a Brain Injury?
One of the challenges this Denver law team has encountered is that each brain injury is unique. The severity of the brain injury and the region where the injury occurred play a considerable role in what symptoms victims develop. Symptoms may start to show up hours, days or even weeks later.
Symptoms commonly associated with mild traumatic brain injuries include fatigue, difficulty focusing, blurry vision, vertigo, balance issues, foggy thinking, difficulty remembering things, light sensitivity, poor ability to multi-task, and overstimulation.
Anyone seeking the services of our Denver law firm will benefit from a brain injury lawyer who fully understand the legal issues victims of brain injuries struggle with while they're on the road to recovery. We understand the challenges connected with diagnoses, obtaining both short- and long-term care, and the financial hurdles created by a single brain injury. We are a Denver legal team that wants to help.
Denver Brain Injury Victims Deserve Compensation
Anyone who has sustained a brain injury due to someone else's negligence deserves financial compensation. We're the Denver law firm that fights for each victim. We will not rest until we have recovered the compensation our clients deserve to help put their lives back together after a traumatic brain injury.
This Denver legal practice is dedicated entirely to personal injury law, including brain injuries. We are devoted to each of our clients; we refuse to settle for anything less than what each case deserves.
It doesn't matter if you suffered a minor or severe brain injury. We want to hear from you. Contacting us will immediately alert us that you require a Denver personal injury lawyer. In addition to helping you get the compensation you deserve, we'll always treat you with the respect, compassion, and dignity.
If you have suffered a head injury because of another person's negligence, you will need an attorney who understands traumatic brain injury, where to seek proper medical treatment, and how to present evidence of head injuries to the insurance companies for compensation.
If you require help, call The Max Law Firm. I have experience handling cases involving various types of head injuries. I also have jury trial experience on numerous traffic collision cases including vehicular homicide, vehicular assault, careless driving causing death, reckless driving, and driving under the influence. Furthermore, having worked closely with traffic reconstruction experts, police officers, and medical experts to help juries understand the cause and severity of the victim's injuries and the importance of holding the liable parties accountable.
The Max Law Firm has the experience and determination to help you pursue the compensation your head injury case deserves. Call 720-699-8268 today for a free consultation.