According to the CDC, over 1.4 million Americans suffer some form of brain injury every year. Traumatic brain injury is the top cause of death for people under the age of 45. You may be injured as a result of car accidents, slip and fall accidents, or defective products. If you have sustained traumatic brain injuries (TBI) after a collision, you should seek the help of a Pueblo traumatic brain injuries lawyer. You may get compensation for pain and suffering, medical expenses, and lost wages. Compensation is your right and not a luxury. At McCormick & Murphy, we will help you get the compensation you deserve. 

What are Traumatic Brain Injuries?

You get traumatic brain injuries if you get a blow to the neck or head. If a wound penetrates the skull, you get an open-head trauma. You may suffer a closed head trauma if there are no signs of external damage. 

A traumatic brain injury is not always detected immediately. The symptoms can manifest immediately or they can start to show up after a few weeks. If you have been in an accident or suffered a blow to the head, you should look out for the following symptoms;

  • Vision problems

  • Fatigue

  • Chronic headaches

  • Dizziness

  • Insomnia

Behavioral Changes

  • Risky behavior

  • Sudden verbal or physical outbursts

  • Difficulty in handling social situations

  • Reduced self-control

Emotional Changes

  • Depression

  • Reduced empathy for others

  • Anger 

  • Irritability

 Sensory Problems

  • Skin tingling

  • Reduced hand-eye coordination

  • Constant ringing in the ears

  • Reduced balance

  • Double vision or blind spots

  • Inability to recognize objects

  • Difficulty smelling

If you experience these types of symptoms and haven’t been in any kind of accident, you don’t necessarily have a traumatic brain injury, but might want to see a doctor. If, however, you experience multiple symptoms after an accident, you may have a traumatic brain injury. 

Even though anyone can get a traumatic brain injury, newborns and toddlers (zero-four year-olds), young adults (15-24-year-olds) and older adults (over 60) tend to be at a higher risk. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you need the help of a Pueblo traumatic brain injuries lawyer. 

Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injury

You may have a traumatic brain injury if you have suffered a blow to your head or body. The severity of your TBI depends on the cause. Some of the common causes include the following;

1. Falls: Slips and falls are some of the most common causes of TBI. You may fall down the stairs, off a ladder, or in the bath. If you hit your head, you may suffer a TBI. 

2. Sports Injuries: If you play sports such as football, boxing, or skateboarding, you are more likely to suffer a TBI. 

3. Car or Motorcycle Accidents: Being involved in a car, bicycle, or motorcycle accident can lead to traumatic brain injuries

4. Explosive Blasts: Active-duty military personnel are often exposed to explosive blasts and combat injuries that may lead to post-traumatic brain injury. When the pressure wave goes through the brain, it may affect its function. 

5. Violence: Violence of any kind may be a cause of post-traumatic brain injury. It may be in the form of domestic abuse, gunshot wounds, and being hit by blunt objects. 

Preventing Post Traumatic Brain Injury

1. Ensure that there is sufficient lighting in your home

2. Exercise regularly

3. Install handrails in your bathroom

4. Declutter your home

5. Use non slip mats in your shower

6. Get vision check ups regularly

7. Secure area rugs for children and older adults

8. Do not let children play on balconies

9. Ensure that the ground of children’s playgrounds have shock-absorbing materials 

10. Window guards to prevent falls

Seeking Compensation after Traumatic Brain Injuries

If you are looking for an experienced Pueblo traumatic brain injuries lawyer, consider working with McCormick &Murphy P.C.. We will help you get the compensation you deserve. 

Even though the effects of a traumatic brain injury are not physically seen, they can be serious. 

If you suspect that you have sustained a TBI, you should seek medical attention as soon as possible. 

Keep records of your medical records and bills. You need these when pursuing compensation. 

Work with your Pueblo traumatic brain injuries lawyer to pursue compensation. They will review your case and help you calculate the monetary compensation you may be entitled to. You may be compensated for; lost wages, loss of income, pain, and suffering, reduced quality of life, and medical expenses. At McCormick & Murphy, we are happy to help you pursue the compensation you deserve. 

 The effects of a TBI can be devastating. They do not only affect you but also your family. Whether the effects are subtle or tragic, you deserve compensation. The human brain can be complex and it can be difficult to put a figure on the effects of a TBI. However, our Pueblo traumatic brain injuries lawyers can help you get a fair settlement. At McCormick & Murphy, we take pride in meeting our clients’ expectations. 

Convincing a Jury

When presenting your TBI case, you must prove that you sustained brain injuries and that it was because of another person’s negligence. Some effects may be apparent at the time of your case. Some of them may include impaired motor skills and dizziness. The less apparent symptoms can be proved through certain tests. 

 When trying to prove that TBI affected your personality, witness accounts may be important. Witnesses may include; your friends, family members, and colleagues. Expert witnesses may help prove that your injuries are consistent with the accident you were in. Brain trauma experts and your medical records will prove that you have a TBI. Our Pueblo traumatic brain injuries lawyers will help you gather the evidence you need to convince a jury. 

Our attorneys have over 60 years of combined legal experience. They have been admitted to practice in several courts in Colorado and within the United States. We work on a contingent fee basis. You only pay when a recovery is made. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury after an accident, contact McCormick &Murphy today at (719) 223-3511 and get a free consultation. We are happy to help. If you can’t come to us, let us know and we will be glad to come to you.