There is no such thing as a minor brain injury. All injuries involving the head, neck or brain are serious medical issues with uncertain prospects for recovery.
The good news is medical science has come a long way when it comes to treating brain injuries. However, there is much that remains unknown. Even concussions, which often have been treated as a mild or moderate head injury, have been found to have long-term side effects and ramifications, particularly if suffered repeatedly.
Whether diagnosed in the immediate aftermath of an injury accident, or identified weeks or months after symptoms begin to appear, head injuries have an uncertain prognosis, an uncertain course of treatment, and an uncertain outcome. Because of the high cost of medical care, and the uncertainty of long-term consequences, seeking early consultation with an experienced Denver personal injury law firm is best done as soon as possible after injury occurs.
Insurance companies will assign these cases to senior insurance adjusters, investigators, medical and financial experts, and attorneys, in an attempt to limit liability and the costs of such claims. Seeking and advice and guidance of an experienced brain injury law firm can protect your rights while allowing you to focus on recovery.
A traumatic brain injury is caused by trauma, as a result of a traffic accident, sporting injury, assault, or other traumatic event. Common TBIs include:
A victim may suffer loss of muscle strength or motor control, changes to personality, loss of senses, or other symptoms. Long-term care may include occupational, speech and physical care, as well as long-term home health or residential care.
A Denver brain injury lawyer must have the experience and access to the outside medical and financial consultants to make a comprehensive determination of all of the damages to which a victim and family are entitled. These include economic losses such as medical care, rehabilitation, lost wages, and loss of earning capacity, as well as non-economic damages, including pain and suffering and reduced quality of life.
In some cases, punitive damages may be awarded. This is true in cases where an insurance company fails to act in good faith and is a significant reason why victims with experienced legal help are more likely to receive better and more timely care.
Ken Fiedler Injury Law provides passionate, principled and proven representation to victims and families looking for an experienced personal injury lawyer in Denver or the surrounding areas, including Highlands Ranch, Littleton, Ken Caryl, Columbine, Golden, Lakewood, Broomfield, and Arvada.
If you’ve been injured in a Colorado or Illinois truck accident, contact Ken Fiedler Injury Law to discuss your options in a free initial consultation. You can send us an email by filling up the form below or call our Denver office at 720-996-0871 and our Chicago office at 312-788-2600.
If you or a loved one is injured, contact Ken Fiedler Injury Law at 720-706-6039 for a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights.