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Concussions and Your Rights…  

Concussions have gotten some attention over the past years mainly because of an outpouring of NFL players who have come forward with brain injuries.  These injuries have been proven to be caused by sustaining significant blows to the head forcing the NFL to reexamine their medical protocols and overall practicing methods.Many people experience concussions without even knowing.  These cases can be in children who are involved in contact sports, those involved in a forceful blow due to a car accident, those who work on construction sites and are injured by heavy machinery, and many more.  If you endure a head injury leading to a concussion, it’s important to know your rights.(more…)

Junior Seau’s brain to be donated for resear…  

NFL Hall of Famer Junior Seau was found dead in his home last Wednesday. He is alleged to have committed suicide by shooting himself in the chest. He is at least the third former NFL star to have done so in the past year.This tragic event comes during a time when the football league is facing lawsuits for not warning its players of the dangers of concussions. Other players who have committed suicide in the past year have been said to suffer from depression and mental problems. The lawsuits claim that these suicides may be connected to concussions the players suffered while on the field.Seau's family has released a statement saying that his brain will be donated to science for the betterment of other athletes who may be under similar circumstances. They do not believe concussions necessarily played a role in his early departure.Junior Seau was inducted into the Hall of Fame during halftime of a Nov. 27, 2011 game between the Chargers and the Broncos. Our condolences go out to Seau's family.

TBIs can affect children’s cognitive abiliti…  

A recent study into the long-lasting effects of traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, in children says that serious TBIs can reduce a child's cognitive abilities for at least 10 years. This research was conducted in Melbourne, Australia and published in Pediatrics.Participants in the study had suffered traumatic brain injuries between the ages of two- and seven-years-old. The children were first observed five years after their injury, and then researchers followed-up with testing 10 years after their TBI.According to the study, the children who suffered severe--as opposed to mild or moderate--TBIs were the most likely to show minimized cognitive ability. The mean IQ score of children who suffered severe TBIs was 18-26 points lower than that of children who suffered less serious TBIs.Children above the age of seven-years-old and adults were reported to experience fewer long-lasting effects from TBIs. Statistics show that about one in every 30 children will experience a TBI before the age of 16.If you or someone you know has suffered a TBI as a result of someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, contact the Denver traumatic brain injury attorneys of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C. by calling 866-385-3505 today.

Son suffers brain injury in hit-and-run, family fi…  

A Denver family is focusing on changing laws in the area so that people who flee the scene of an accident will face prison time.The family is pushing this after a hit-and-run accident left their youngest brother with a serious brain injury and the driver was only sentenced to probation. The driver did not receive incarceration because he was allegedly unable to care for himself.The accident occurred in October as the driver struck the victim and his friend while they were crossing a crosswalk in a neighborhood park. The 21-year-old driver had no previous criminal record and was sentenced to four years probation, six months work-release jail program and 300 hours of community service.Our thoughts are with the family of the injured man.

Operation TBI Freedom helps soldiers who suffer fr…  

A soldier that served two tours in Iraq suffered a traumatic brain injury after being involved in bicycle accident. With the help of Operation TBI Freedom the man is able to get the physical and emotional therapy and assistance that he is in need of.After the brain injury, he had to relearn to talk and read again. He also could not recognize numbers or do simple addition. His wife also takes part in a spousal support group in which she can learn and share the every day difficulties of living with someone with a brain injury.Not only are brain injuries difficult to treat, they are also difficult to diagnose. A group called Denver Options focuses on helping victims of TBI and their families.If you or a loved one has been suffered from a traumatci brain injury, this can change you life and the lives of your loved ones. Contact the Denver traumatic brain injury lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., by calling (303) 423-1770 today.

Whiplash may cause brain and spinal injuries…  

After an car accident, not only is a person frightened, injuries can be sustained that can cause permanent damage. In many car accidents, people suffer from whiplash, which is a wide variety of injuries that occur to your neck and head.Although there have been many safety features added to vehicles in order to protect the people inside, but when a car is struck from behind, whiplash is a common occurrence. Once your head is pushed forward, it causes severe neck extension. Also, a blow the head while in an accident can cause concussions which can lead to a traumatic brain injury.If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury from being involved in a car accident, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Denver traumatic brain injury lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., by calling (303) 423-1770.

A bump on the head can make significant changes in…  

Many winter activities can increase a person's risk of receiving a concussion, now known as a Traumatic Brain Injury, such as ice skating, hanging holiday lights and skiing. Now it is being discovered that these TBI injuries can create serious short term and long term issues.According to the Center of Disease Control, a TBI is caused by a bump, bolt or jolt that disrupts any normal function of the brain. These brain injuries can range from moderate to severe where there is prolonged amnesia.Every year, nearly 275,000 people are hospitalized for brain injuries and 52,000 people a year die from TBI. This is why it is important to wear helmets when necessary to protect yourself.If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, you need experienced representation on your side. Contact the Denver traumatic brain injury lawyers of Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., by calling (303) 423-1770 today.