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In the state of Colorado, it is estimated that there are roughly 1,000 brain injury deaths each year. Across the nation, more than 50,000 people die as a result of traumatic brain injury (TBI) annually, and someone falls victim to a traumatic brain injury every 21 seconds.

According to the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA), 5.3 million Americans live with TBI-related disabilities that affect work life, family life, and social activity.

Depending on the accident involved, an injury to the brain can be as simple as a headache that requires only some over-the-counter pain relievers, or as complicated and devastating as complete paralysis or loss of mental function. The severity of the impact to the brain and the area of the brain that is affected will determine the nature and extent of the brain injury. If you have suffered any kind of trauma to the head during an accident, you need to be evaluated by a qualified health care practitioner immediately.

There are many different types of brain injuries, including open head injury, when it has been penetrated and there is a break in the skull bone; closed head brain injury, as a result from the slamming back and forth of the brain inside the skull, which tears blood vessels and tissues; deceleration injuries, where an abrupt stop causes the skull to stop as well, but the brain to continue traveling, bruising it and causing brain swelling and nerve cell damage; hypoxia, or lack of oxygen; and then there are infections caused by viruses and bacteria.

There are many different causes for traumatic brain injuries, with motor vehicle accidents causing around 28 percent of them, though it is considered they are the reason for 49 percent of brain injuries; sports and physical activity make up another 20 percent; assaults 9 percent; and 43 percent for other unspecified reasons.

The costs of a traumatic brain injury can be very high, with a lifetime cost for one person surviving from a severe traumatic brain injury reaching $4 million, and the direct and indirect costs of traumatic brain injuries estimated at $48.3 billion annually in the United States.

If you have experienced any kind of accident or injury that may have affected your brain, it's imperative that you see a doctor as soon as possible for a full evaluation of your physical and mental processes. You should also consult a qualified brain injury attorney. If your accident was due to the negligence of someone else, you may have a valid personal-injury lawsuit. Your attorney can help you determine the type and amount of compensation to which you may be entitled for the suffering you have undergone as a result of your brain injury. Let a qualified Colorado brain injury lawyer help you today.

In a recent, highly publicized Colorado case demonstrating the seriousness of brain injury, a famous actress was skiing and fell, sustaining a head injury that was considered minor at the time; an hour later, she had a severe headache and was brought to a hospital, where she later died.

Contact a brain injury lawyer or attorney as soon as possible, because the statute of limitations to file your claim in the state of Colorado is two years. Procrastinating could be costly for you and it could hinder your case in many ways. When seeking an attorney, make sure that they have a strict focus on brain injury. You should be able to trust your choice in your lawyer and feel comfortable with them, because they can do a lot to alleviate the stress associated with a brain injury and the legal proceedings that may follow.


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