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If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury after an accident, contact Earl and Earl, PLLC as soon as possible.

Catastrophic brain injuries are a uniquely sensitive practice area of personal injury law. Unfortunately, many people who suffer a serious accident will consequently suffer a traumatic brain injury. These injuries have long-lasting, debilitating effects that are often permanent. If your loved one has suffered a catastrophic brain injury, their entire wellbeing and future quality of life may be at stake.

The leading causes of traumatic brain injuries are car accidents, serious falls, and assault or otherwise being struck to the head with force. These are commonly occurring practice areas of personal injury law, but not every personal injury attorney in Denver covers traumatic brain injuries as well. If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, please call Earl and Earl, PLLC for a thorough and experienced personal injury representation. WIth a traumatic brain injury, everything is at stake.

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What are the symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries?

When you suffer extensive damage to the head, the symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury may be immediately imminent, or slightly delayed. Even if you feel that your injuries are minor or even non-existent at first, It’s incredibly important to seek medical attention right away if you suffer any of the following symptoms after an accident or injury:

  • Difficulty remember short term or long-term events
  • Disorientation
  • Confusion
  • Blurred vision
  • Headaches and sensitivity to light
  • Dizziness or vertigo
  • Vomiting or persistent nausea
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Unconsciousness
  • Difficulty forming a sentence and speaking coherently
  • Inability to focus
  • Emotional irritability
  • Insomnia

These symptoms are gravely serious and can be extensively debilitating if not treated with proper care. Because of the high-risk nature of traumatic brain injuries, you need to connect with a lawyer who’s trained to handle these cases.

If you suffer any of the symptoms above, a traumatic brain injury lawyer will factor in every issue of your case to ensure you’re receiving the highest amount of compensation possible.

What are the risks associated with traumatic brain injuries?

If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, there are varying degrees of the injury that have different associated risks and rehabilitation periods.

If you have a mild traumatic brain injury, you may be advised to rest and take over the counter medication to offset the pain of headaches and migraines. You may experience minor, but not debilitating sensitivity to light or other visual stimuli. Always remember to closely monitor your symptoms and follow your health care provider’s professional advice. If you feel that your symptoms are worsening, only a medical professional can help.

For those who have suffered a traumatic brain injury on a more severe scale, your traumatic brain injury may be classified as moderate, or even severe. If you have a moderate or severe traumatic brain injury, you may have to spend extended time in the hospital. Extended hospital stays are a crucial part of recovering from a traumatic brain injury because your body and progress need to be closely monitored every day. In the hospital, you will receive around the clock medical care such as blood pressure monitoring, imaging tests, and other health care practices that will ensure your body is functioning at its peak potential and that your symptoms are not worsening.

Regardless of the degree to which you have been injured, every individual traumatic brain injury requires medical care and a constant supervision of symptoms. When you take time off of work to let your body heal, the repercussions can be costly.

What kind of compensation can I receive for a Traumatic Brain Injury?

 Medical care such as hospitalization, prescription drug costs and doctor visit copays can be factored into your compensation plan. For those who have suffered an accident or assault and have consequently experienced a traumatic brain injury, the costs can be overinflated and grow bigger over time. For those who suffered a traumatic brain injury due to the negligence of another party, it’s crucial you connect with a qualified lawyer who can fight to have you properly compensated. You shouldn’t have to be burdened with the high costs of medical care, prescription drugs and doctor copays all because of someone else’s improper conduct.

Long-term Medical Care
Traumatic brain injuries are unique in that they usually cannot be resolved quickly by medical care, medication or even a simple surgery. Traumatic brain injuries require long-term medical care as they affect the day-to-day functions of your brain and can lead to additional medical issues down the road. It’s impossible to know just how much money a traumatic brain injury will cost you over time. That’s why you need an experienced attorney who can figure long-term medical care costs into the proposition of your case.

Lost Wages
An individual simply cannot work when they’re recovering from a traumatic brain injury. Rest and medical care are of the utmost importance in a situation like this. Some employers offer sick pay, but not all. You deserve to be paid for wages you miss from staying home to get well. You shouldn’t have to panic that you’re missing out on work when you have to take care of yourself, and Earl and Earl, PLLC are sensitive to this issue.

Rehabilitation
Your brain is the most important organ in your body. If you lose functionality of parts of your brain, even only temporarily, a medical professional will advise that you undergo rehabilitation in order to re-learn certain bodily functions. This can be costly, and a long-term commitment. You deserve adequate compensation.

Physical or Occupational Therapy
Many traumatic brain injury patients must attend physical or occupational therapy in order to regain control over their physical movement. Traumatic brain injuries can affect the way you walk, talk, and function overall. If someone else’s negligence caused you to lose control over these important functions, a medical professional may advise physical or occupational therapy. These costs can add up over time, and you deserve compensation that covers at least a percentage of these costs.

Pain and Suffering
Pain and suffering are often overlooked by attorneys who don’t thoroughly investigate the details of every case. If you’ve suffered a traumatic brain injury, you become unable to spend time with loved ones, care for your children, or otherwise live life to your fullest potential. The depression and anxiety that arise with a debilitating injury such as these are not to be discredited or overlooked. Earl and Earl, PLLC are sympathetic to these injury victims and will fight to earn you the financial peace of mind you rightfully deserve.

How can Earl and Earl, PLLC fight for my rights after a traumatic brain injury?

Your personal injury attorney will help compile all necessary evidence and documentation associated with the accident. This includes your medical history and documentation of any procedures or treatment you have undergone following your personal injury accident. It’s important to enlist the help of a traumatic brain injury attorney, because it can be difficult to stay on top of filing and organizing your legal paperwork, especially if you’re nursing an injury or caring for an injured loved one.

With the proper documentation thoroughly completed and filed, your lawyer will address the facts of your accident and build a case for defense. Only a personal injury lawyer is skilled in court room negotiation as it pertains to a traumatic brain injury accident. While the option does exist to defend yourself in court without the help of a legal advocate, it’s crucial to remember only a qualified attorney has the highest level of personal injury law education and decades worth of experience practicing it. Always turn to a lawyer in the event that you become seriously injured.

For those who have suffered traumatic brain injuries or have a family member or loved one who has, remain calm and remember that adequate help is available to you.

Call Earl and Earl, PLLC if you or a loved one are the victim of a traumatic brain injury

Recovering after a traumatic brain injury does not have to be as daunting as it may seem. With proper legal advocacy, you can rest assured knowing you’re well taken care of and that your case is in the hands of professionals who are concerned with and committed to your wellbeing. Not all personal injury lawyers in Denver have experience with the practice area of traumatic brain injuries, but Earl and Earl, PLLC does.

Contact Earl and Earl, PLLC at (719) 900-2500 as soon as possible after your accident. We have locations in Denver, Colorado Springs, Castle Rock, Pueblo and Grand Junction, Colorado. We are proud to serve traumatic brain injury victims and their loved ones all over the state of Colorado. A traumatic brain injury doesn’t have to cost you your life. Our goal is to help you regain your peace of mine, recoup financial losses, and help get your life back to normal as soon as we possibly can.