Traumatic Brain Injury Attorneys
Injury Attorneys Serving Denver, Boulder & Fort Collins, CO
Safeguarding the Rights of Your Loved Ones after a Brain Injury
Caring for a family member with a brain injury can be physically, emotionally, and financially draining. Watching a loved one suffer is devastating to a family, especially when the brain injury was the result of the negligent or reckless conduct of another. Brain injury attorney J. Todd Tenge, serving Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins, Colorado, represents victims who have suffered a traumatic brain injury. The Tenge Law Firm can help victims and their families recover financial compensation to cover medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, permanent impairment, and other losses. While money won’t heal you or your loved one, it can provide some financial security so your family can focus on recovery and healing. Contact the Tenge Law Firm today to schedule a consultation with our legal team.
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About Brain Injuries
According to the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology, a brain injury can occur with or without direct trauma to the head. Symptoms of a mild traumatic brain injury (“MTBI”) include minor loss of consciousness, headache, confusion, lightheadedness, dizziness, blurred vision, trouble concentrating, and behavioral/mood changes. An individual with a moderate to severe brain injury may show the same symptoms, as well as a persistent headache that does not resolve, vomiting or nausea, convulsions, seizures, slurred speech, weakness or numbness in the extremities, and loss of coordination.
Countless people each year sustain head injuries in all types of accidents, including:
Often, these incidents are the result of the reckless or negligent actions of other people or companies. For example, a distracted driver running a red light who hits a pedestrian, or a business owner who fails to warn a customer about a dangerous spill in the aisle, or an employer who fails to supply his workers with proper safety equipment. Trauma during child birth, infections, and medication use can all result in traumatic brain injury too.
Obviously, a direct impact to the head, especially where the skull is penetrated, can lead to very severe traumatic brain injury. However, it is not necessary to receive a strike or blow to the head in order to suffer a brain injury. Brain injury can also occur from acceleration/deceleration movement of the head and neck, as well as rotational movement of the head. These sorts of forces are commonly experienced in car accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents and other collisions.
Brain injuries can be mild, moderate or severe, usually depending on the nature and location of the forces or impact upon the brain, whether the person lost consciousness (and if so, for how long), age, sex and general health of the individual, and the post injury course of care and treatment. This is why it is absolutely critical to seek medical attention from a qualified doctor even if you only slightly suspect a concussion or head injury. Symptoms include:
- Loss of consciousness (although this is not necessary to have a brain injury)
- Blurred vision
- Trouble concentrating
- Behavioral or mood changes
- Sensitivity to light or sound
- Trouble sleeping (either too much or not enough)
- Loss of coordination
- Fatigue or drowsiness
- Nausea or vomiting
- Memory and word retrieval problems
- Feeling depressed or anxious
Traumatic brain injuries can result in physical, cognitive and behavioral changes and deficits.
Common disabilities include:
- Cognitive problems – thinking, memory, reasoning
- Sensory processing – sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell
- Communication – expressing, understanding
- Behavior or mental health – depression, anxiety, personality changes, aggression, acting out, social inappropriateness
If a member of your family was involved in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence and subsequently diagnosed with a serious brain injury, contact the traumatic brain injury attorneys at Tenge Law Firm to discuss your legal options. Your family could be entitled to financial compensation for your loved one’s medical bills, pain and suffering, lost wages, and future care expenses.
Brain Injury Statistics in Colorado
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) can have long term and permanent effects. The injured victim can have impairment of their ability to walk, think, talk, and their behavior and emotions may be permanently altered. The medical field is now starting to recognize a link between a brain injury and the likelihood of developing brain and neurological diseases later in life. Examples include Parkinson’s, epilepsy and even Alzheimer’s. These are a few startling statistics:
- An estimated 1.7 million Americans sustain a TBI annually
- More than 52,000 people will die from a TBI every year
- Males are more likely than females to suffer a TBI
- The leading cause of TBIs is falls.
- TBIs cost America roughly $60 billion in direct (e.g., medical treatment) and indirect costs (e.g., lost productivity)
Why Do I Need a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney?
If the accident that caused your loved one’s brain injury was the result of someone else’s negligent or deliberately wrongful behavior, you could file a personal injury claim against him or her to recover compensation. That compensation can be put toward medical treatment and rehabilitation bills, caregiver services, loss of income, permanent impairment, and other expenses incurred during this difficult time. Victims are also compensated for their pain and suffering.
J. Todd Tenge has 20 years of experience handling brain injury claims, and recovering substantial compensation for victims from the responsible party. He uses his extensive knowledge of Colorado personal injury law to achieve favorable verdicts and settlements on behalf of injured clients who have suffered a brain injury.
J. Todd Tenge of the Tenge Law Firm, located in Boulder and Fort Collins, and serving all of Colorado, has been an ardent supporter of the Colorado Traumatic Brain Injury Trust Fund which helps fund and support recovery programs for brain injury victims. Many of the prominent medical providers in the TBI field in Boulder County have been referring their injured patients to the Tenge Law Firm for over a decade because they know brain injury attorney J. Todd Tenge, understands the law and the medicine, and along with his highly skilled professional team, will take good care of their patients and get them the financial recovery they deserve.
Contact a Brain Injury Attorney in Denver, Boulder, Fort Collins, CO
If you or a member of your family has suffered a traumatic brain injury because of the recklessness or carelessness of another person or company, attorney J. Todd Tenge, serving the Boulder, Denver, and Fort Collins, Colorado areas, can help you pursue compensation to cover medical bills and other expenses. Please contact the Tenge Law Firm today to schedule your personal and complimentary consultation.