A head injury attorney fights to make sure you are being treated fairly by the insurance company, helps you navigate these confusing medical and legal fields, and makes sure you get the money you deserve.
Handling a head injury case can be challenging even for an experienced trial attorney, but a seasoned Colorado Head Injury Attorney can guide you along the way.
Traumatic Brain Injury refers to the condition of the brain after a serious head injury. Effects of a brain injury can include headaches, dizziness, nauseous, and sensitivity to light and sound. Of course, various other symptoms occur including problems with vision, mental focus, and understanding. In the last few years, our knowledge of these cases has become more advanced and the medical literature is updated almost daily.
The CDC estimates that over 1.7 million people suffer from brain injuries each year. Accidents can happen to anyone at any time, such as when another one of Chris’s clients, a U.S. astronaut, was hit by a falling drill press while shopping for screws at a Home Depot, but in most cases, car accidents and work injuries are the cause of the head injury cases we handle.
Chris approaches these cases with a combination of personal attention to the clients and rapid, aggressive litigation tactics. Upon receiving a call regarding a serious brain injury, he often travels to interview the client at their home or hospital. At the same time, he begins his investigation of the accident in order to determine exactly what happened. In these types of cases, he has employed accident reconstruction experts, neuropsychologists and even, in the case of Home Depot, a professor from Harvard who had written a book on retail store design and human factors. It is important that an investigation begin as soon as possible because in most of these types of accidents the other side began investigating the accident within hours of the occurrence.
A lawyer who defends insurance companies sent me a case where a high ranking member of the military had been hit from behind by a truck going 60 mph as she tried to turn left off a highway. For her, the worst part of the accident was that her 5 year old son was with her in a car seat. The truck that hit her flipped several times, took out a divider and landed in a bar ditch. Her vehicle was totaled. Her son was fine, but she was unconscious for over 30 minutes and woke up sitting in a field surrounded by emergency personnel.
A traumatic brain injury such as the one she suffered can disrupt not only the life of the injured person, but also the lives of her family. Photophobia, or sensitivity to light; phonophobia, or sensitivity to sound; dizziness, vomiting, and trouble focusing are all common in TBI cases. Imagine raising a 5 year old when his friends come over and you can not bare any sound louder than a whisper. Or, imagine how upsetting it would be for your family if you could not stand to have the lights on in the house even at dinner time. Finally, imagine trying to work if the light from your computer screen made you nauseous.
If you are suffering from the effects of a serious head injury, you may not have to imagine any of this. In fact, this may be describing your life. If so, I have handled numerous brain injury cases and I may be able to help you. These cases are highly complex. Medical articles are published on new areas of research involving brain injuries every month and lawyers specialize in handling only these cases. Not only have I handled these cases myself, but I have a trusted network of attorneys, doctors, and diagnostic experts that can help me in preparing your case for trial.
If you have a serious brain injury case, please do not try to handle it alone — and do not trust your future to an inexperienced lawyer! These are some of the most complex and challenging trials being litigated today and you need a professional in your corner. Call me right now at (720) 805-1193 and lets talk.
If you are the victim of a serious head injury, Chris Parks can help you through the court system and get the recovery you deserve. Call (720) 805-1193 now to discuss your case. We offer free case evaluations.