Brain Injury Attorneys in Denver
Fighting for Those Injured in Serious and Preventable Accidents
The brain is the most complex part of the human anatomy, controlling every physical and mental function that we have. Perhaps because of this, it does not have the capability to replicate cells if they are killed. Brain injuries can cause extensive and life-changing symptoms and require the highest, and therefore the most expensive, degree of medical care.
If you or a loved one suffered a serious traumatic brain injury (TBI), our attorneys want to protect your right to compensation. It is essential to ensure you have the means to care for yourself and others after suffering an injury that leads to permanent disability. Our attorneys are ready to fight to hold wrongdoers accountable and help you find the compensation you need.
Call The Gilbert Law Group® at (888) 711-5947 for a free consultation with one of our brain injury attorneys. Our Denver team has helped clients recover over $1 billion.
About Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injury (TBI), in which the brain is damaged as the result of an impact or force, is the number 1 cause of death and disability among children and young adults in the United States. It can happen to anyone.
The leading causes of TBI are:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Being struck by or banging your head against an object
- Assault, including assault with a weapon
The severity of a TBI depends on strength of the forces involved and whether any objects penetrated the skull or brain. Even a minor TBI (also known as a concussion) can cause lasting hardship for a victim.
Brain Injury Statistics
There are around 1.5 million TBI victims every year—meaning someone gets injured every 15 seconds on average—that lead to 50,000 deaths and 80,000 people left with serious disabilities. The rest are hospitalized or treated at an emergency room and released.
TBI is a contributing factor to nearly a third of all injury-related deaths, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC statistics indicate the age groups most likely to experience TBI include children aged 0-4 years and 15-19 years, as well as adults over the age of 64. Boys aged 0-4 have the highest rates of TBI emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and fatalities.
The Costs of TBI
Over 5 million Americans are currently suffering from accident-caused brain damage that requires extremely expensive long-term or lifelong care. Between the medical costs and the lost productivity, these injuries impact a victim’s finances from multiple angles. A prominent study examining the societal costs of TBI estimates direct and indirect losses to the United States total more than $60 billion each year for these injuries.
Classifying the Severity of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries are classified by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) as mild, moderate, or severe. Symptoms of mild brain damage include:
- Ringing in the ears
Moderate to severe damage may cause symptoms including:
- Lasting unconsciousness
- Increased confusion and restlessness
The most severe injuries result in stupor, coma, a temporary vegetative state, or a persistent or permanent vegetative state in which the victim is completely non-responsive to any stimulus.
Unfortunately, though millions of dollars are spent every year on research, there is no way to cure brain damage. Treatment and rehabilitation can sometimes help patients re-wire their brains to regain skills, but even this is not a guarantee. Most victims of traumatic brain injury and their families are left with enduring disabilities and tremendous medical expenses.
Safety Tips to Prevent Brain Injuries
According to the CDC, there are several common-sense precautions that can help protect a loved one against TBI. You are your family members should do what you can by:
- Wearing a seatbelt when you drive or ride in a vehicle
- Placing children in height- and weight-appropriate child safety seats
- Wearing helmets when engaging in risk-based activities such as skiing, riding bicycles or motorcycles, playing a contact sport, and riding horses
- Installing window guards to keep children from falling out of open windows and using safety gates at the top and bottom of stairs
- Removing tripping hazards, installing handrails on stairways, and purchasing non-slip mats for bathing areas to protect elders against catastrophic falls
However, being careful only does so much when someone else is negligent. The family members of a brain injury victim need to understand their legal rights in this complex area of law and medicine. Our attorneys are here to help you figure out your next moves after a serious accident and TBI.
Our attorneys are ready to help you understand your legal actions after a TBI. Call us today at (888) 711-5947 to schedule a free consultation with one of our Denver litigators.
Leaders in Product Liability
We’ve taken on big corporations like Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, and other automakers to protect the rights of injured consumers.
Nationally Recognized Personal Injury Law Firm
Our Firm is a member of the Inner Circle of Advocates and a recipient of "Best Law Firms" by U.S. News.
Making the World Safer
After being challenged by our lawyers, major companies have pulled defective products off the market.
Engineering Team on Staff
The Gilbert Law Group® is the only firm in the U.S. to have an in-house engineering team to assess and explain product defects.
Over One Billion Dollars Recovered
Since 1969, we have fought aggressively for our clients, never turning away from even the most formidable opponents.
When you are facing complex legal issues and high-profile defendants, you need a lawyer who knows how to fight these battles. Our team has taken on some of our nation’s biggest corporations and, with the help of our network of professional consultants and our skilled in-house engineering team, can help jurors make sense of highly technical evidence.
Record Trial Court Verdict - Products Case $52,000,000
Truck Burn Injury $51,100,000
Record Trial Verdict - Rear-end Collision $43,200,000
Jury Verdict Brain Damage Case $35,000,000
Heavy Truck Fire Case $29,500,000
Bad Faith Insurance - Head On Auto Collision $17.8 Million
Record Jury Verdict - Seat Belt Failure $17,500,000
Auto Accident $9,500,000
Auto Defect $9,000,000
Wrongful Death $8,400,000
Our attorneys at The Gilbert Law Group® have many years of experience helping clients with catastrophic injury cases. We understand what you are going through right now—and we want to do our part to take some of the weight off your shoulders. With our help, you can address the legal issues and questions that remain after such an accident. Our attorneys always offer honest counsel on the merits of your case and we strive to be as accessible to clients as possible.
Anyone who suffered a TBI due to someone else’s negligence can and should file for compensation. Maximizing your claim matters for your treatment now and your stability in the future.