Denver Brain Injury Lawyer
The brain is very sensitive and can be severely damaged in an accident that involves the head and skull. If the brain strikes the side of the skull, shakes around too much, suffers a puncture wound, or something deprives it of oxygen, it might never be the same. Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can happen as a result of a car accident, slip and fall, sports injury, accidental drowning, birth injury, or violent attack.
Most brain injuries are preventable and only occur when one or more parties fail to uphold the duties of care. When this is the case, a Denver brain injury attorney from Jordan, Herington & Rowley can help injured victims or loved ones go up against the at-fault party in pursuit of damages.
If an insurance settlement negotiation doesn’t result in full and fair compensation, our attorneys have the trial experience to go to court in Denver if necessary. Call us today for a free consultation (303) 465-8733
Why Choose Our Denver Brain Injury Attorney?
- Our brain injury lawyers are passionate, dedicated, and always fighting for our clients.
- We work primarily on contingency which means we only get paid if our clients get paid.
- A Denver personal injury attorney from Jordan, Herington & Rowley can help you every step of the way during a brain injury claim, from the initial case evaluation to the final settlement or verdict check.
What Is a Brain Injury?
A brain injury refers to any injury that results in damage to the brain that did not occur during childbirth and is not degenerative, genetic, or congenital. Because our brains are responsible for controlling our body’s functions, any damage to this organ can result in significant consequences.
You may have heard the term traumatic brain injury, or TBI. This injury occurs when you experience a violent blow, jolt, or other impact to your head. In addition, you can experience a TBI if something penetrates your skull and enters your brain.
There are many different types of brain injuries you may experience, and they may range in severity. However, many brain injuries result in long-lasting damage, requiring lifelong care, physical therapy, and expensive treatments.
Brain Injury Statistics
Brain injuries impact millions of Americans each year. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the rate of TBI-related hospitalizations, deaths, and emergency room visits increased by 54% between 2006 and 2014. The CDC also provides the following statistics on TBIs.
- Approximately 2.87 million TBI-related hospitalizations, deaths, and emergency visits occurred in the United States during 2014.
- In 2014, approximately 56,800 people died of TBI in the United States.
- Approximately 812,000 children in the United States sought treatment for TBI in 2014, often along with other injuries.
- Children accounted for 2,259 of 2014 TBI deaths.
Different Types of Brain Injuries
Brain injuries can occur in a number of forms, depending on the nature of the accident that leads to the TBI and the severity of the injury itself. Some of the most common types of TBI include the following.
- Concussions: Some of the most common and often milder forms of TBI, concussions occur when you experience a sudden blow to your head. This causes your brain to shake, which can lead to significant, long-lasting damage if you experience concussions frequently.
- Coup-contrecoup brain injury: This type of TBI occurs when you experience an impact on one side of your head that causes your brain to slide and hit the other side of your head. This can cause significant damage both at the site of impact and where your brain slammed into your skull.
- Diffuse axonal injury: This type of TBI is similar to concussions but much more severe. Diffuse axonal injuries occur when your head moves so violently that you experience tears in your brain stem, leading to brain damage.
- Contusions: Another TBI similar to concussions, contusions occur when your brain bruises, or bleeds underneath the surface. However, the contusion may not stop bleeding and you may need surgery to remove it.
What Are the Common Causes of TBI?
Traumatic brain injuries can occur due to a number of accidents, acts of violence, and tragic events. According to the CDC, falls, motor vehicle crashes, self-harm, and collision with objects comprised the majority of TBI-related hospitalizations, emergency room visits, and deaths.
- Falls comprised 48% of TBI-related emergency room visits in 2014. For children, 49% of TBI emergency room visits were due to falls, while falls accounted for 81% of TBI injuries among adults aged 65 and older.
- 17% of TBI-related emergency room visits in 2014 were due to collision with objects. Collisions with objects comprised 28% of TBI-related visits for children.
- Intentional self-harm comprised the majority of TBI-related deaths in 2014 at 33%.
- Falls accounted for 52% of all hospitalizations related to TBI, and motor vehicle crashes accounted for 20%.
Why You Need a Denver Brain Injury Attorney for Your Claim
A brain injury more often than not affects an individual for life. If someone survives a brain injury, he or she can suffer from lifelong cognitive, speech, and motor function impairments. Do not let a negligent party get away with causing a serious brain injury without facing legal consequences. You might be able to hold a responsible driver, doctor, product manufacturer, and/or several other parties accountable for creating a situation that ended in you or a loved one’s brain injury.
What Our Team Will Do For Your Case
A Denver brain injury lawyer from Jordan, Herington & Rowley can make a world of difference in your legal experience and the outcome of your claim. Our lawyers can take care of processes such as:
- Accident investigation
- Eyewitness interviews
- Preservation and gathering of key evidence
- Collection of a police report and medical record copies
- Communication with insurance companies
- Personal injury or wrongful death claim filing before the deadline
- The discovery phase of a lawsuit
- Settlement agreement negotiations
- A judge or jury trial in pursuit of full compensation if necessary
Jordan, Herington & Rowley has the focus, dedication, and proven ability to win you need for a case as serious as a brain injury claim. We’ve recovered millions of dollars for our past clients, and might be able to help secure support for your financial future as well. While compensation varies on a case-by-case basis, a judge or jury will generally award more for catastrophic injuries. If a traumatic brain injury causes permanent or long-lasting damage, talk to our team about what your claim could be worth.
Trust Jordan, Herington & Rowley with Your Brain Injury Lawsuit
Jordan, Herington & Rowley focuses on results, not hours. We take the time necessary to give each client our undivided attention, working hard to treat each case with the care it requires for the maximum outcome. Jason Jordan, our lead attorney, is one of National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40, as well as a member of the invite-only Million Dollar Advocates Forum®.
If you need outstanding legal representation for a serious brain injury accident in Denver, you’ve come to the right law firm. Contact one of our Personal injury attorneys in Denver today to sign up for a free case evaluation.