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Did You Receive a Traumatic Brain Injury in an Accident?

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) can be truly devasting, transforming your day-to-day life and causing significant long-term issues. There are various ways you can sustain a TBI, including contact sports, motor vehicle collisions, slip-and-fall accidents, and workplace injuries.

Accidents certainly happen, but when they occur due to someone else’s negligence, Colorado law allows victims to seek just compensation in court. If you have suffered a TBI, you may be eligible to sue any responsible parties, and this could include an employer, a school district, a negligent driver, or the maker of a defective product.

At Peters & Nolan, LLC, our dedicated Grand Junction personal injury lawyers represent people who have suffered a serious brain injury. Call us today at (970) 243-4357 to schedule your FREE consultation.

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What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

TBIs are typically caused by a sharp blow or bump to the head or a violent shaking. This results in torn tissue, bleeding, or other physical damage to the brain.

Motor vehicle accidents are the largest single cause of TBIs. But no matter how you receive your brain injury, the consequences can be overwhelming. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, over 230,000 Americans are hospitalized annually for TBIs and they result in more than 51,000 fatalities every year.

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What Are the Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury?

A traumatic brain injury can vary in severity from mild to life-threatening. That is why you want to make sure you seek medical attention right away. Only your doctor has the advanced diagnostic equipment required to determine the actual extent of the injuries.

After visiting your doctor, it is still important to closely monitor the victim because accident victims often report the first physical symptoms of a TBI days or weeks after the incident that caused the TBI. Traumatic brain injuries can cause the following symptoms:

  • Irritability, Mood Swings, Anxiety, or Depression
  • Reduced Feeling in Fingers or Toes
  • Increased Drowsiness or Insomnia
  • Headaches, Dizziness, or Nausea
  • Seizures or Convulsions
  • Loss of Consciousness
  • Diminished Strength
  • Difficulty Speaking
  • Ringing in the Ears
  • Loss of Memory
  • Blurred Vision
  • Pupil Dilation
  • Coma

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There’s No Time to Waste When You Are Suffering from a TBI

Traumatic brain injuries can occur at any time. For example, automobile crashes happen frequently, and people engage in sports and recreational activities all year round. Contact sports such as football, basketball, soccer, or gymnastics put children at risk of suffering concussions. Teachers, coaches, and school staff need to have procedures in place to watch for TBIs and get help immediately when an accident occurs.

Slip-and-fall accidents are more common in the wintertime, especially in states like Colorado where rain, snow and ice can lead to slippery surfaces around the home and out in public.

At Peters & Nolan, LLC, we often see workplace injuries that result in traumatic brain injuries, particularly in factories and at construction sites. A common cause is lack of training or supervision, and we find that most workplace accidents could have been avoided with proper preventative measures.

No matter the cause, a traumatic brain injury can negatively impact a person’s ability to lead a healthy and fulfilled life. If you or a loved one has been injured, the Colorado brain injury attorneys at Peters & Nolan, LLC, are ready to help you. Schedule a FREE consultation today. Call us at (970) 243-4357.

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Peters & Nolan, LLC is your ideal source for high quality legal representation throughout the state of Colorado. Known for being personable and responsive, attorneys Andrew J. Peters and Andrew Nolan are aggressive trial lawyers with an excellent record of trying and settling cases in criminal defense, DUI/DWAI and personal injury.

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