Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries, or more commonly referred to as TBIs, are some of the most severe injuries that anyone can endure considering how important your brain is for emotional, mental, and physical function. TBIs cause countless deaths and long-term disabilities each year, which can become expensive and exhausting as a result. Personal injury attorneys are responsible for representing their client in court for their brain injuries as they pursue reimbursement for their client’s medical bills, loss of wages, and other forms of pain and suffering. If you are searching for an attorney in the Denver, Parker, Centennial, Aurora, or Castle Pines, here are some facts you should know about TBIs and why our team can help your case if you decide to file a lawsuit.
How Do You Qualify for Disability?
In order to receive social security benefits for your traumatic brain injury, you must fall under at least one of two eligibility requirements. The first is medical proof that you cannot control at least two of your limbs, whether it be an arm and a leg, both arms, or both legs. It must be evident that you have difficulty performing certain tasks, such as balancing, walking, or lifting objects with your arms. The second requirement that can qualify you for disability benefits is evidential reduction of any of the following mental or emotional capabilities:
- Behaving appropriately in social situations
- Completing tasks as quickly or correctly as you could before your injury
- Regulating emotions or controlling behavior
- Problems with comprehension, memory, or adapting to new environments
The Center for Disease Control defines traumatic brain injuries as “a disruption in the normal function of the brain that can be caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head, or other penetrating head injury.” The leading cause for this category of injury are slip and falls, at 47%, followed by being struck by or against an object and motor vehicle crashes, at 15% and 14% respectively. The Gama Law Firm has the legal resources and experience you need for whatever caused your injury, whether it was a motorcycle or construction accident.
Signs & Symptoms
There are several tell-tale signs as to whether you have a TBI. These signs can be physical, mental, or emotional, with many subtlegive-aways that include headaches, a bad taste in your mouth, or changes in sleep patterns. Though these may not seem like much in the beginning, they can become very serious if they worsen or never seem to get better.
Extreme signs of a TBI include seizures, loss of consciousness, or slurred speech. Injuries like these can force you to change how you live out your life, which is cause for seeking compensation from the person or party that is responsible for your accident.
Permanence of Brain Injuries
Some of the above symptoms can last a few weeks as the result of a minor TBI, or a concussion. On the other hand, symptoms can sometimes last for the rest of your life. Physically, you may suffer from chronic pain or fatigue; emotionally, you may develop depression or find yourself more irritable or aggressive; mentally, processing language could be more difficult than you remember. Some of these may be curable or treatable, depending on the severity of your injury and health.
Your Chance at Starting Over
If you have been in an accident that caused a traumatic brain injury and resulted in any side effects that you have read about here, you may be entitled for compensation. Don’t let the individual (such as a careless driver) or collective party (like the individuals responsible for providing safe working conditions at work) get away with their negligence.
I proudly serve the Denver communities of Parker, Centennial, Castle Pines, Aurora, and anywhere in between. I offer free consultations so you can see if taking legal action is in your best interest. Call my office today for a personal injury attorney that will fight with you, every step of the way.