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Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) Help

How long will it take to get back to normal?

Each case is unique. Doctors still know very little about the brain and even specialists cannot accurately predict recovery time. Some TBI victims fully recover in a matter of weeks or months, while others may suffer life-long disability. Even more confusing is the fact that the harm or recovery time depends largely on the area of the brain which was affected—and does not necessarily correspond with the magnitude of initial trauma.

I was told that my brain injury was mild, but I am having serious problems and I need help. What is happening?

Severity definitions in TBI can be misleading. The area of the brain that was injured will often influence the severity of the problems you experience more than the initial magnitude of trauma. A “mild” brain injury can be very debilitating in the long term, even though its onset is defined differently than a “moderate” or “severe” TBI.

For traumatic brain injury (TBI) help, you should continue to seek medical attention if you are experiencing symptoms associated with traumatic brain injury. Also, if you believe you may have a compensable brain injury case, please call our lawyers at 1-888-895-2080 to discuss your situation.

Since my brain injury, I do not have trouble concentrating, but have severe mood swings. Is this caused by my injury?

It could be. It is not uncommon for TBI to cause mood swings, behavioral changes and personality changes—even if other symptoms are not, or do not seem to be, present. Again, this depends largely on the area of the brain that was injured.

What is Post Concussion Syndrome (PCS)?

PCS is a combination of disorders which occurs after TBI. Even a mild brain injury can cause PCS. Symptoms include cognitive and memory problems, emotional and behavioral changes, and physical symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, fatigue, and vision changes.

Do all head injuries cause brain injury?

To some degree, yes, all head injuries cause brain injury, but that does not mean that every bump on the head will cause long-term problems. In many cases, your brain will heal without ever presenting symptoms. On the other hand, brain injuries can occur with no apparent, or visible, head injury.

What other help is available for survivors of traumatic brain injury?

At the law firm of Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C., our traumatic brain injury attorneys represent survivors nationwide. We have the resources and experience with complex lawsuits to get you the compensation you need and deserve. If you or your loved one have suffered a brain or head injury, please email us or call today at 1-888-895-2080 for a free, no-obligation consultation.

 December 18, 2018

David P. Hersh Recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates for 2019

David P. Hersh, a named shareholder at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, has been recognized by the American Society of Legal Advocates as a Top 100 Lawyer for the 6th year in a row. This organization is an invitation-only, nationwide organization of elite lawyers in practice today who combine stellar legal credentials with a proven commitment to community… Read more »

 December 17, 2018

Communities are Made Great by Those Who Give

  As a national litigation law firm, Burg Simpson recognizes that communities are made great by those who give. Our ingrained culture of service and our passionate desire to make a difference in the lives of others in our communities is the essence of our firm,and the philosophy of our lawyers and legal professionals nation-wide. In… Read more »

Washington Capitol Building

 December 12, 2018

Letter Urging Senate to Defend Democracy Co-Signed by Former Senator Al Simpson

A week after giving his moving eulogy at late President George H.W. Bush’s wake, former Republican Senator Alan K. Simpson joined with forty-three other former Senators across party lines in publishing a letter to the Washington Post. This co-signed letter urges the current Senate to embrace a bipartisan defense of democracy and constitutional values as… Read more »

 December 6, 2018

Retired Firefighters Get Burned When Health Care Benefits are Terminated

Attorney Brian Matise at Burg Simpson handles complex civil litigation cases, and he has taken the lead on the West Metro Case. This case involves the distribution of more  than $1.8 million in funds that remained in a trust that was committed to fund health insurance benefits for 73 retired firefighters and their dependents. These… Read more »

 December 18, 2018

Big Truck and Tractor Trailer Accidents

For big truck and tractor trailer accidents, Burg Simpson’s attorneys can help. Automobile accidents involving large commercial trucks and tractor-trailers can be tragic. The average weight of a passenger vehicle is between 3 and 4 tons and the average weight of an 18-wheeler is about 40 tons. When a car or SUV collides with a… Read more »

 December 17, 2018

Burg Simpson and the Colorado Supreme Court’s Task Force for Lawyer Well-Being

David P. Hersh, a named shareholder at Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, currently serves on the Colorado Supreme Court’s Task Force for Lawyer Well-Being. The committee is chaired by Associate Justice Monica Márquez and consists of attorneys, university personnel, judges, and members of Colorado bar associations. The task force was created in response to… Read more »

 December 14, 2018

Burg Simpson Supports Toys for Tots!

Co-Founder and Shareholder Peter Burg, and the Burg Simpson Team, Supports The Toys for Tots Foundation! Every year, the lawyers and professional staff at Burg Simpson are honored to support The Toys for Tots Foundation. The foundation raises funds to purchase toys for under-privileged children, and provide promotional materials, solicit corporate support, educate the public,… Read more »

Mass Tort Class Action

 December 13, 2018

What is the Difference Between Mass Tort Litigation And Class Action Litigation?

Mass Tort litigation and Class Action litigation both handle negligence cases with multiple victims, but each has very specific ways of handling these kinds of matters. Mass tort cases and class action lawsuits share certain similarities: A large group of plaintiffs who claim they have been hurt. Common defendants who have been accused of causing… Read more »

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

 November 5, 2018

Good Lawyers. Changing Lives. – Supporting Communities with Burg Simpson

All attorneys at Burg Simpson strive to make our motto more than just words. Both in and out of the courtroom, our attorneys work to support local and national communities by protecting their rights and to making certain that crisis recovery and educational opportunities are available to all. In this video, Burg Simpson shareholder and… Read more »

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

 November 2, 2018

Massachusetts Gas Explosion – Holding Corporations Accountable

The negligence of Columbia Gas caused the massive gas explosions  in Andover, Lawrence and North Andover, MA. After the gas explosions, more than 2,000 people found themselves displaced, and their towns resembled a war zone. These gas explosions could have easily been avoided. Columbia Gas had been warned twice over the last decade that an explosion was… Read more »

Attorney Tom Henderson explains why the Durango 416 Fire aims to hold the Durango-Silverton Railroad accountable.

 November 2, 2018

Seeking Justice for Victims of the Durango 416 Fire

Colorado’s Durango 416 Fire was caused by the Durango-Silverton Railroad’s coal-burning train on June 1, 2018. The blaze has been reported to be the state’s sixth largest forest fire in history, and the fire destroyed homes and businesses in Durango and the surrounding area. Burg Simpson is now representing those affected by the 416 Fire… Read more »

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

 November 2, 2018

Consumers Must Beware of Body Brokers

Body brokers are relatively unchecked and under-regulated by state and federal agencies.  Across the United States, mortuaries and hospices are committing fraud by allowing body brokers to convince families who have lost their loved ones to donate the body “for medical research.” But instead of being donated, the body ends up being dismembered and then… Read more »

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