Injury Lawyer Serving Boulder, Longmont, Broomfield & Surrounding Areas in Colorado
The suffering caused by a brain injury is rivaled by nearly no other type of injury. While some brain injuries may cause symptoms and struggles that only the injured person is aware of, many brain injuries cause life-long problems that may require extensive care.
A brain injury occurs any time the brain is affected by any type of trauma, and can even include something as seemingly simple as a concussion.
At Jeffress Law, our personal injury attorney, Christopher W. Jeffress, understands how scary and difficult a brain injury may be and can strive to attain financial restitution for your suffering. Please contact us today for a free case review by calling 303-993-8685.
Common Causes of Brain Injury
A brain injury can be caused by a variety of accidents, but will almost always have long-term or even life-long consequences. Brain injuries can occur because of any of the following:
- Automobile accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents
- Sports injuries
- Skiing/snowboarding injuries
- Construction accidents
When you suffer a brain injury, the hardest part is knowing that it may affect every part of your life and the repercussions may not be reversible. Our attorney has had over 25 years of experience helping with brain injury cases and knows a lot of the best places for treatment in the Boulder area. He can help you get coverage from your insurance company and the negligent party’s insurance company to ensure that you have the care that you require.
Mr. Jeffress understands that sometimes brain injuries can make even simple tasks seem daunting and, as such, will tailor his meetings and his care to you. This might mean that you need to have your meetings in a darker room or a room that is mostly silent because your senses were affected by the brain injury. This is never a problem, and Mr. Jeffress will do everything in his power to make sure that you are comfortable.
What Are the Most Common Types of Brain Injuries
There are several types of brain injuries someone can sustain. The most common types of brain injuries include:
- Traumatic brain injuries: Known as TBI, This type of brain injury is a direct result of external blunt force, such as being hit in the head by something or going through a windshield. This type of brain injury is also seen frequently in athletes who play football.
- Cerebral Contusion: This type of injury is classified as a contusion of the brain. It usually occurs with a direct blow to the victim’s head.
- Acquired Brain Injury: An ABI is any type of brain injury that occurs after birth. It is not related to a congenital defect. ABIs include all traumatic brain injuries, infections, strokes, or cancer.
- Diffuse Axonal Injuries: DAIs are one of the most traumatic brain injuries an individual can sustain. It occurs when the head is rotated rapidly.
Mr. Jeffress will take the time to understand the major ways that your brain injury has affected you, which could include long-term care or even having to relearn everything from walking to eating. He also will invest his time to learn about your “invisible injuries,” which are very common in brain injuries. While others might not notice it, you may not feel the same. You may struggle with basic activities or processes, get confused easily, or struggle with speech or daily tasks.
These are important for Mr. Jeffress to understand so he can take all of this information to your insurance company and get you the coverage you truly need. He will strive to seek compensation for the following:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Emotional suffering and distress
- Speech, physical, and occupational therapies
- Insurance claims
- Loss of employment/benefits
What to do after Suffering a Head Injury
You may have lost consciousness at the time of the head injury. You may have been transported to the hospital while unconscious. In such scenarios, you obviously would not have been able to collect witness information or take photos of the scene. Those things can be a good idea if you are conscious and able to do them safely.
In general, steps to take following this type of injury include:
- Get medical attention
- Follow your doctor's orders for rest, avoiding driving, avoiding heavy equipment use, etc.
- Take only those medications approved by your doctor
- Write down everything you can remember about the accident that caused the brain injury
- Call attorney Chris Jeffress for a complimentary case review
Remember that your health and safety is priority number one. Get the medical attention you need and deserve. Schedule an appointment with your doctor even if you did not lose consciousness. A head injury may not cause symptoms in the immediate aftermath, so it is important to be evaluated even if you feel nothing is wrong.
Once you have gotten medical care, call Mr. Jeffress. He provides a complimentary consultation to discuss the circumstances of your brain injury. If it was caused by someone else's negligence – such as the carelessness of a driver texting behind the wheel – then you may be eligible to pursue compensation above and beyond any current insurance company offers. Talk to Mr. Jeffress before signing anything or talking to other people's insurance companies. He will let you know what your options are for pursuing the compensation you deserve.
Potential Long-Term Consequences of a Brain Injury
A severe brain injury can have life-altering effects, including:
- Limited movement
- Cognitive changes
- Memory impairment
- Problems concentrating
- Emotional changes and mood swings
- Sensitivity to light and/or certain sounds
- Loss of sense of smell or taste
- Loss of vision or hearing
- Impaired executive functioning (problem solving, planning, decision-making, multi-taking, etc.)
Many aspects of your well-being can be affected, including language, how you think, your sensations and your emotions. Additionally, studies have suggested that traumatic brain injury may increase your risk for developing Parkinson's disease and Alzheimer's disease.
These are serious outcomes that may be lasting and possibly permanent. As a result, you may require equipment, devices, home modifications, ongoing treatments and ongoing rehabilitation in order to adapt to the effects of the brain injury. All of these things come at an expense. Although compensation can never be guaranteed, we encourage you to browse Mr. Jeffress's past case results to see what is possible. When you are injured because someone else was careless, you deserve maximum compensation and justice. Mr. Jeffress does not back down and will keep fighting until the best possible outcome is reached.
Schedule a Consultation with our Boulder Brain Injury Attorney
When you are in need of help after a brain injury, Jeffress Law is the clear choice. We will offer you personalized representation and help you get coverage for the superior care that you deserve. Contact us today so we can help you bring justice to the negligent party and get your life back on track. Please fill out the contact form on this page or call us at 303-993-8685. We humbly serve clients in the Boulder, Longmont, and Broomfield areas. Get directions to our Boulder area law office from Google Maps!