Fort Collins TBI Lawyers
The brain is so much of who and what humans are, as a species and as unique individuals with different abilities, talents, personalities, and intellects. If our brains make us who we are, what happens if a part of the brain is damaged? If you or someone you care for has suffered a brain injury at the hands of someone’s negligent actions, contact a Fort Collins brain injury lawyer.
If you or someone close to you has survived a traumatic brain injury (TBI), you know that they can be extremely disorienting. You are not yourself; things that were once easy for you may now seem almost impossible; your memory fails you, your head aches, and your once sunny personality has taken up residency on the dark side. And these are only a few of the changes you might be feeling. It’s almost as if you are another person altogether. You may become depressed, anxious, always on edge. Food tastes different, vision is blurred, and you are oversensitive to every small sound.
Of course, you may not have all of these symptoms, or you may have an entirely different set of problems. The exact symptoms of a brain injury depend on the severity of the injury and the part of the brain affected. Brain injuries can potentially affect physical, cognitive, and psychological functioning, sometimes to the extent that the victim is never able to return to work or function independently. Not only that, even if you appear to have recovered, there is recent medical evidence showing that brain injuries draw on your cognitive reserves, which may predispose you to dementia later in life.
An American suffers a TBI every 15 seconds, and about 5 million people in the United States are coping with life after an injury to the brain. They happen most commonly as a result of motor vehicle accidents, workplace accidents, sports, violent attacks, and falls, and are often caused by a negligent, careless, or reckless act (or failure to act) on the part of some individual, company, or other entity. If it can be proven that your injury was caused by another’s wrongdoing, you have the right to pursue a claim to recover your damages in a legal action. You should not attempt to do this without being represented by a highly experienced injury lawyer in Fort Collins, CO who is thoroughly familiar with brain and other catastrophic injuries, and who understand the potential long-term consequences of a TBI.
Types of Head Injuries
Injuries to the brain often come in two stages. Primary brain damage occurs immediately and may include contusions or bruising to the brain, hematomas where blood pools either inside the brain or between the brain and the skull, or lacerations, which are tears in the temporal or frontal lobe of the brain’s blood vessels. Symptoms include:
- Contusions or bruises where the impact caused the brain to slam into the skull bones.
- Hematomas or pools of blood inside the brain or between brain and the skull.
- Lacerations or tears of the frontal lobe, temporal lobes, or blood vessels
- Diffuse axonal injury when the impact damages connecting nerve fibers in the brain, causing unconsciousness, coma, and very often, death.
- Secondary brain damage that develops over time as complications of the injury includes
- Diminished blood flow resulting in insufficient oxygen to the brain
- Low blood pressure
- Intracranial pressure
- Herniation of the brain
Brain Injury Assistance
At the personal injury law firm of Tenge Law Firm, LLC, we are accustomed to helping clients with catastrophic, life changing injuries, including injuries to the brain. Because we limit our practice to personal injury law exclusively, we have developed a level of expertise that would not be possible without our intense focus in this specific area of law, and we have a long record of successful recoveries in high value cases. Todd Tenge consistently receives the highest ratings from clients and peers and has an enviable record of obtaining excellent results for his clients, both in and out of court.
For compassionate, personalized, and dedicated representation in the Ft. Collins, Colorado, area, contact for a free consultation. Legal time restrictions apply, so don’t risk losing your right to a monetary recovery. Call the Tenge Law Firm, LLC today.
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