Brain injuries are a common injury sustained by accident victims. They often result from car accidents, construction accidents, slips and falls, and trucking accidents. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) range from concussions to severe brain injuries. Even when a brain injury is not life-threatening, it can have serious and long-term effects on your cognitive, physical, and emotional abilities.
If you or a family member sustained a brain injury in an accident, our brain injury attorneys at the Bendinelli Law Firm are here to help. We investigate the accident or incident that led to your brain injury, identify the liable parties, and pursue a personal injury claim to recover fair compensation for your injuries and damages.
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Traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result from trauma to the head caused by an accident. The accident could involve a defective product, fall, construction site accident, train accident, or motor vehicle accident. TBIs can be difficult to diagnose because many brain injuries do not involve an outward sign of injury. You can sustain a brain injury because you suffered whiplash from a fall or car crash.
Most physicians begin with a physical examination and a rating on the Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS). Physicians rely on their observations of the patient and the patient’s reported symptoms to make an initial diagnosis.
Symptoms of a brain injury include, but are not limited to:
Neurologic exams, CT scans, and MRIs are also used when diagnosing a brain injury. A neuropsychological test is also used to assess how the brain is functioning after an accident or injury.
For a mild TBI, a doctor might prescribe observation, rest, and over-the-counter pain relievers. Moderate to severe brain injuries may require hospitalization to monitor the patient more closely. Depending on the type and severity of the brain injury, potential treatments could include:
Treatment is expensive, and may also result in substantial financial losses from being out of work for long periods of time. Brain injuries can also lead to long-term impairments and disabilities. Some brain injury victims require long-term personal care and ongoing medical care. For individuals who recover from a brain injury, the road to recovery can still be long, painful, and expensive.
Our Denver attorneys work with you and your doctors to document the damages sustained because of a brain injury. We work to hold the party or parties responsible for your brain injury liable for your damages, including medical bills, physical pain, lost wages, emotional suffering, and loss of quality of life.
At the Bendinelli Law Firm, we tell our clients to concentrate on recovering from their injuries and returning to their day-to-day life, while our team of legal professionals and attorneys take care of the complicated legal issues and deal with the insurance company. We are here to support you in every way we can.