Traumatic brain injury, or TBI, can result in any time you experience a blow to the head. Traumatic brain injury may be caused by an open head wound in which the skull is penetrated, or from a closed head wound in which the brain is bumped and bruised. Regardless of the cause, a traumatic brain injury may have an ongoing and sometimes permanent effect on your daily life, including affecting your ability to work and support yourself.
If you experienced a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence or wrongful behavior of another person, business, or other organization, you deserve to be compensated for the harm that you suffered. Traumatic brain injury can change your life. You may need ongoing therapy, lifetime medical care, and other accommodations. You may even suffer a permanent reduction in income or be unable to work at all. At Levine Law, our Denver injury attorneys will help you to take action and obtain compensation for all of your costs and losses after you have suffered a traumatic brain injury.
Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries can arise from many types of accidents, including:
- Auto accidents
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip and falls
- Construction accidents
- Ski accidents
- Workplace accidents
In many cases, it may not be immediately clear that you suffered a traumatic brain injury. For example, you may hit your head and believe that you simply have a headache that will go away. In reality, you may have suffered a concussion, bleeding of the brain, or bruising of the brain, all of which are types of traumatic brain injury.
Many mild concussions heal fully in time, but in other cases, brain injuries have severe, lasting, and ongoing effects. A person who has suffered from a traumatic brain injury may experience a change in mood and personality. He or she may become easily fatigued, may have difficulty concentrating, and may suffer from a number of different cognitive impairments. The effects of the traumatic brain injury may last for days, years, or a lifetime. There may be no effective way to provide complete treatment and ensure a full recovery. Survivors of TBI and their families often have to manage the consequences of a brain injury for the rest of the injured person's life.
A Denver Injury Attorney Can Help
If you or a loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury due to another's negligent or careless behavior, you should not have to bear the financial or physical costs of the injury on your own. The person or entity responsible should compensate you for medical costs, lost income, pain and suffering, and emotional distress.
Our attorneys can help you to determine what your legal rights are and who you should pursue a claim against after you've suffered a traumatic brain injury. At Levine Law, our legal team will assist you with every step of your TBI case, from gathering evidence to negotiating a settlement to fighting for your rights in court. To learn more about how we can help you, give us a call any time at 303-333-8000 or contact us online. Your consultation is free.