Denver Brain Injury Attorney
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), every day in the U.S., 153 people die from injuries that include traumatic brain injury (TBI). For those who survive, severe TBI can have lifelong debilitating consequences.
If you or your loved one has suffered traumatic brain injury through the negligence or wrongdoing of another, contact The Fang Law Firm today. Our Denver brain injury lawyers have dedicated our practice to helping injured people.
Why Choose Us?
- To assist our clients in the best way possible, our Denver brain injury attorneys tailor our cases to suit each client’s unique needs.
- We have over a decade of experience litigating more than 10,000 combined cases with proven results.
- Our success rate is 98%.
- We operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay us no legal fees until we settle or win your case.
Why You Need a Lawyer
Victims of TBI may experience memory lapses and poor concentration, and recovery is unpredictable. TBI cases involve complex legal and medical issues. Our experienced Denver brain injury attorneys will act in your best interests at all times, deal with insurance companies on your behalf, and vigorously pursue full compensation for your injuries.
What Is Traumatic Brain Injury?
As defined by CDC, traumatic brain injury is a disruption of the brain caused by a blow, jolt, or bump to the head, or by a penetrating head injury. Effects of TBI can vary widely. With mild TBI, the victim may experience a brief change in mental status or consciousness for a few days. However, severe traumatic brain injury can cause debilitating effects that last a lifetime, including impairment of:
- Memory or thinking
- Sensation (vision or hearing)
- Emotional functioning (personality changes, depression)
As reported by CDC:
- TBI contributes to approximately 30% of all injury deaths.
- Approximately 2.8 million TBI-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths occurred in the U.S. in a recent year.
- TBI, alone or in combination with other injuries, was a diagnosis in more than 2.5 million emergency room visits and 282,000 hospitalizations.
- TBI was a factor in the deaths of nearly 50,000 people.
- An estimated 329,290 children ages 19 and younger were treated in U.S. emergency rooms for sports and recreation injuries that included TBI.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury
According to CDC statistics, the leading causes of traumatic brain injury are:
- Falls: This is the leading cause of TBI. Falls are common in the construction industry. OSHA reports that out of 991 total deaths in private industry construction in 2016, 384 were caused by falls. Slip and fall accidents due to hazards on someone else’s property can also cause traumatic brain injury.
- Being struck by or against an object: CDC reports that more than one in five TBI-related emergency room visits, hospitalizations, and deaths among children under the age of 15 results from being struck by or against an object. This is the second leading cause of TBI.
- Motor vehicle crashes: Among all age groups, traffic crashes are the third leading cause of traumatic brain injury. TBI can occur in any type of traffic crash; however, motorcyclists are particularly vulnerable to this type of injury.
Contact Our Firm
Traumatic brain injuries can have serious long-term personal and financial consequences. If you or your loved one has suffered TBI through the fault of another, contact The Fang Law Firm today. Our Denver personal injury attorneys are tough advocates for injured people.