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Colorado Brain Injury Information

Attorney Greg Gold

Provided by Colorado Brain Injury Lawyer Gregory Gold

According to recent statistics by the Center for Disease Control (www.cdc.gov), over 1.4 million Americans each year experience a brain injury and an astonishing 50,000 of those who are injured will lose their lives. An injury to the brain is one of the most devastating and catastrophic injuries an individual can face and can adversely affect every aspect of a person's life.

Brain Injury Statistics: Just the Facts

  • Traumatic brain injuries occur most often to males. In fact males are almost two times as likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury
  • Children ages 0-4 and adolescents ages 15-19 are at the highest risk for sustaining a traumatic brain injury
  • African Americans have the highest death rate from traumatic brain injury
  • In 2000, direct and indirect medical costs from traumatic brain injuries totaled an astonishing $60 billion in the United States alone.

A traumatic brain injury is any injury to the brain that disrupts functioning. These injuries are usually the result of a traumatic blow or injury to the head and as a result can leave the victim with short or long term disabilities depending on the severity. While any trauma to the head can cause a brain injury, the leading causes are:

  • Falls
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Sports and Recreational accidents
  • Assaults
  • Blasts from explosions etc..

If you or someone you love suffered a traumatic brain injury as a result of another person's negligence, it is important to consult with a brain injury attorney to determine if you have reason to file a claim. The Center for Disease Control estimates that 5.3 million Americans have lifelong disabilities as a result of a traumatic brain injury and require long term care to perform basic activities of daily living. In addition to long term care, individuals who have suffered a traumatic brain injury are more likely to develop debilitating brain disorders such as Parkinson's disease, Alzheimer's disease and epilepsy. 

As a result of these startling statistics, your attorney will need to ensure that adequate compensation is given to cover medical expenses, rehabilitation expenses and any long term care that you might need in the future. In addition to obtaining compensation for your injuries, your personal injury attorney can assist you in filing for disability benefits or workman's compensation if it is appropriate.

 If you or someone you love was injured in an accident or as a result of the neglegence of another you will need an experienced Colorado personal injury attorney to handle your case. At the Gold Law Firm, we work hard to achieve the maximum compensation for all of our clients. Contact attorney Gregory A. Gold of the Gold Law Firm today for a free consultation at (303) 694-4653.

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