Denver Catastrophic Injury Attorney Discusses Traumatic Brain Injury
Denver Catastrophic Injury Attorney, D.J. Banovitz knows injuries can take on many forms with life-altering results. A traumatic brain injury (TBI) for instance, can have implications on victims’ quality of life for as long as they live.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) reports that 1.7 million people suffer from TBI every year in the United States. TBI also is a contributor in nearly a third of all injury deaths in America.
Of those injuries, more than 35% of them are the result of falls, and more than 17% are the result of automobile accidents. A Denver catastrophic injury attorney can help determine if those incidents are the result of another party’s negligence or carelessness.
The impact of TBI can be long-lasting; survivors of traumatic brain injury may be susceptible to a lifetime of effects.
TBI can have an impact on a wide range of areas, including:
- Thinking – one’s ability to reason and remember things may be affected;
- Sensation – sensory abilities like sight, touch or smell may degrade;
- Language skills – the ability to communicate and comprehend may be compromised; and
- Emotions – victims may suffer from anxiety, depression or an inability to control impulses.
TBI victims also may suffer from epilepsy, resulting in life-threatening seizures. These seizures occasionally get worse over time. The CDC also reports that people who have suffered from traumatic brain injury are at a higher risk of other neurological disorders, like Alzheimer’s or Parkinson’s disease, later in life.
Some people require long-term rehabilitation to re-learn the skills that a traumatic brain injury has taken from them. Victims sometimes have to be taught to speak, write, or even eat on their own after an accident.
Colorado TBI victims may find themselves unable to care for themselves or earn a living after their injury. Some victims may be forced to seek disability payment assistance. In fact, the Social Security Administration even lists TBI under its impairment listings.
The outcomes for people with traumatic brain injury can vary from case to case. Sometimes victims can reassume their lives after proper treatment. However, some victims of TBI can require a lifetime of special care if their injuries are severe, forever altering their own lives and the lives of those around them.
A Denver Catastrophic Injury Attorney Can Help
With falls and auto accidents being such a large contributor to TBI injuries, someone may be at fault if you or a loved one has been injured. A Denver catastrophic injury attorney can help you seek justice if you believe someone is responsible for your injury or that of a loved one.
Call the Law Firm of D.J. Banovitz today for a free consultation about your TBI case at 1-303-300-5060 and read our free book 7 Costly Mistakes That Can Ruin Your Colorado Injury Claim before you make any decisions about your case.