Colorado Brain Injury Lawyer
A severe traumatic brain injury will alter the lives of the injury victim and his or her loved ones. You need strong lawyers on your side who can help you recover both physically and financially. If another individual’s carelessness or a commercial business’s disregard for safety caused the accident that led to your brain injury, you may be entitled to compensation.
Attorney Michael Sawaya and the legal team at The Sawaya Law Firm are committed to providing brain injury victims and their families with outstanding legal representation. Our strong advocacy on behalf of injured clients and the 12 core values on which our firm was founded have driven our growth and success for 40 years. The Sawaya Law Firm focuses on helping people in Colorado who have been injured through the carelessness or negligence of others, including people who have sustained life-changing traumatic brain injuries. We now have more than 20 lawyers and 80 staff members to serve clients. Our TBI attorneys assist people in Denver, Greeley and throughout Northeastern Colorado. Many of our attorneys, including our founding attorney, have been listed among Colorado Super Lawyers®.
If you or your loved one is struggling to recover from a brain injury, you need reliable legal guidance so you can make well-informed decisions about your future. Our attorneys focus our practice on helping individuals who have been injured or are disabled. Call to find out how a brain injury attorney at The Sawaya Law Firm may assist you. There is no fee unless we obtain compensation for you. Call us today at 720-709-2855 for a free consultation with a Denver TBI lawyer.
What is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A TBI is caused by a bump, blow or knock to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts normal brain function. An acquired brain injury is any type of damage to the brain acquired after birth. Brain injuries range from mild TBIs involving a brief change in alertness and cognitive function to severe TBIs that cause memory loss and extended loss of consciousness.
Everyone is at risk of traumatic brain injuries, particularly children and seniors. TBIs cause a substantial number of permanent disabilities each year and a third of all injury-related deaths according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Colorado, approximately 500,000 adults have sustained a brain injury and are living with a TBI disability, according to the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado.
What Are Symptoms of Brain Injury?
The symptoms of a TBI vary by the severity of the injury. Some signs of a traumatic brain injury may be apparent immediately, while other may not appear for weeks or months after the incident that caused the TBI. The symptoms include:
- Being dazed and disoriented;
- Brief loss of consciousness
- Nausea and vomiting
- Blurred vision
- Bad taste in mouth
- Changes in ability to smell
- Sensitivity to light or noise
- Difficulty concentrating or making decisions
- Depression and anxiety.
About three quarters of brain injuries that occur each year are concussions or other mild head injuries. If you suffered a concussion, you may not have lost consciousness or you be unaware that you were briefly unconscious.
Moderate brain injuries are easier to spot. The injured individual has a problem with speech, including finding the proper words. The injured person cannot work. The effects vary from person to person. Family members of TBI survivors often say that it seems as though their loved one has a different personality.
People who have severe brain injuries remain unconscious for an extended period of 24 hours or longer.
A Denver brain injury attorney can help your family deal with the effects of the injury and seek compensation for the accident that caused the brain injury. If your family member has a severe brain injury, make sure that you work with a dedicated lawyer who understands the profound effects of this catastrophic injury on the TBI survivor and his or her family.
What Causes Traumatic Brain Injuries?
Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal traumatic brain injuries in Colorado and throughout the United States, according to a recent report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They are especially common among young children and adults over the age of 75.
Many falls involving older adults lead to fall-related traumatic brain injuries, hospitalization and in some cases death. An older adult may suffer a fall and head injury because of unsafe conditions at a commercial property such as wet floors or trip hazards at a retail store, restaurant or hotel.
Car crashes and motorcycle accidents cause many serious brain injuries. Young adults between the ages of 15 and 24 sustain brain injuries in car accidents and sports-related accidents such as skiing and contact sports. Statistically, men are at higher risk of brain injuries than women. If the TBI was caused by someone else’s disregard for safety, the brain injury survivor may be entitled to seek compensation.
Being thrown from a motorcycle can cause a concussion or more serious brain injury. A serious traumatic injury may require months of physical therapy and specialized rehabilitation. It may leave a motorcyclist disabled and facing the expenses of adapting to a new life. If another motorist caused the accident, you may be entitled to seek compensation for your injuries, medical treatment, lost income and other expenses. Speak with a brain injury lawyer at The Sawaya Law Firm.
Types of TBI Cases That We Handle
Our experienced lawyers handle TBI injury cases involving:
Many brain injuries occur because of the negligence of someone such as a driver who causes a crash or a property owner who fails to maintain a property, leading to a fall. If you or your loved one sustained a TBI as a result of negligence or misconduct, you may be entitled by Colorado law to seek compensation.
How Our Lawyers Can Help with a TBI Case
Our attorneys will answer your questions and explain your legal options if you or a loved one has sustained a brain injury in Colorado.
If we handle your TBI case, we will investigate the cause of your brain injury thoroughly and identify all the parties that may have contributed to the accident and are potentially liable for the brain injury.
We will determine all the insurance policies that may provide compensation for the injury. Recovering from a serious brain injury is a lengthy process. You and your family will need all the financial resources at your disposal.
Our attorneys work with medical experts and life-care planners to understand the full extent of your traumatic brain injury and its effect on your life. The life-care planners help us estimate the lifetime costs of your brain injury if it is severe. We will prepare a personal injury claim that reflects the full cost of your injury and present it to the insurers representing the at-fault parties.
We will negotiate aggressively on behalf of our client for a full settlement.
Our attorneys are experienced courtroom lawyers and will be ready to take your TBI lawsuit to court if needed. We will work to see that the brain injury survivor receives the compensation needed.
At The Sawaya Law Firm, our attorneys have dealt with many brain injury cases and have a successful track record. We have established a reputation for compassionate representation and aggressive advocacy on behalf of our clients. You can read what our clients say about our legal service. If we handle your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis. There is no fee unless we obtain compensation for you through an insurance settlement or a jury award.
Call 720-709-2855 or contact us online to discuss your concerns.