Legal & Medical Steps to Take Following a Traumatic Brain Injury
April 24, 2020
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 2.8 million people sustain a traumatic brain injury annually, of which up to 50,000 die, and about 282,000 are hospitalized. If a spouse or loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury from an accident that occurred due to another party's negligence, you will probably have lots of unanswered questions, including:
What medical steps must I take following the car accident?
Can I hold the responsible party accountable?
How do I pursue financial compensation?
To truly know the answers to all your numerous questions, you need to speak to an experienced personal injury attorney. Our attorneys at Gama Law Firm can provide the answers you need, protect your rights, and help you pursue damages and fair financial compensation. We are proud to represent victims of traumatic brain injury in Denver, Aurora, Parker, Centennial, and Castle Pines, Colorado.
Notes from Attorney Richard Gama
If you, your spouse, or a family member has been in an accident and suffered a head injury, we will like you to know that you are not alone. Also, we understand that such traumatic brain injuries can have a significant impact on your financial and mental health. Our experienced personal injury attorneys at Gama Law Firm can provide you with the legal counsel and strong representation you need. We will attempt to help you pursue fair compensation for your medical costs, future medical treatment, lost wages, and pain & suffering.
Understanding How Traumatic Brain Injuries Happen
A traumatic brain injury is caused by a jolt, blow, or bump to the head, which disrupts the normal functioning of the brain. The brain injury can be mild, such as a concussion or brief unconsciousness, or severe (extended unconsciousness, memory loss). Sometimes, you don't necessarily need to hit your head. A sudden jolt or whiplash motion from an impact can cause these types of injuries. If there is an injury to the spine, the victim may suffer permanent disabilities.
What to Do Following a Traumatic Brain Injury
Seek Emergency Care: Immediately following a car accident or traumatic brain injury, it is extremely important for the victim to seek emergency care. Seeking medical help for your traumatic brain injury and personal injuries will help determine their severity. The victim will also receive the adequate medical treatment you need to seek recovery.
Proper Diagnosis and Brain Scans: Also, ensure that you are properly diagnosed if you have a concussion or TBI symptoms. MRI or CT scans will show structural changes in the victim's brain. Also, functional testing such as Single Photon Emission Computerized Tomography (SPECT) and Positron Emission Tomography (PET) should be done.
Watch Out For Symptoms: You should also watch out for symptoms of brain injury, including nausea, vertigo, photophobia, short-term memory loss, and more. The victim can also consult a neuropsychologist to determine the location and severity of the traumatic brain injury.
Why You Need an Experienced Attorney
A TBI can be devastating because it affects all aspects of your life. However, it can be more difficult to prove to an insurance company than common spine injuries, which are easier to see on diagnostic testing like MRIs.
If your spouse or loved one was involved in an accident and believe that they may have sustained a brain injury, it's essential to keep medical records and document the impact of the injury on the victim's daily life. Also, retain an experienced traumatic brain injury attorney to protect your rights and help you pursue deserved compensation.
You need the right team of experts on your side early on, including neuropsychologists, neurologists, cognitive rehabilitation experts, and so forth. At Gama Law Firm, our attorneys have dedicated their careers towards representing and protecting the rights of personal injury victims.
We will review your case, obtaining comprehensive evidence, and develop a case-winning legal strategy to help you seek fair financial compensation. Our experienced team will handle all negotiations with the insurance company while putting your interests first. Even if you need to file a personal injury lawsuit, we will represent you aggressively in court. With our attorneys on your side, you can confidently pursue the best possible outcome.
Skilled Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys on Your Side
If a spouse or loved one suffered a traumatic brain injury from an accident caused by someone else's recklessness, you can pursue damages. Contact us at Gama Law Firm to schedule a free case evaluation. Our highly-skilled personal injury attorneys will represent you aggressively and attempt to help you fight for substantial compensation to cover medical bills, future medical treatment, lost wages, pain, and suffering. We proudly serve clients in Denver, Aurora, Parker, Centennial, and Castle Pines, Colorado.