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Altered Consciousness from a Traumatic Brain Injury

Altered Consciousness from a Traumatic Brain Injury

When a person sustains a traumatic brain injury, the individual may lose aspects of his or her consciousness due to widespread damage to the brain. Depending on the severity, type, and location of brain damage a person sustains, this altered consciousness can be long-term or even permanent. Those put in a state of altered consciousness often require ongoing monitoring in a hospital, putting an immense financial burden on a family to handle.

Fortunately, families of traumatic brain injury victims who suffered their injuries due to others’ reckless or dangerous behavior may be able to seek compensation for the costs of their loved ones’ damages. At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., we stand up for accident victims in Denver who need assistance in their fight for justice. We understand how difficult this process may seem, but we are here to provide our clients with the legal knowledge and resources they need.

Types of Altered Consciousness

Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can cause various degrees of altered consciousness. In some situations, a person may recover over time, whereas others may suffer a permanent loss of full consciousness. The following types of altered consciousness may occur as a result of a TBI:

  • Coma, in which a person loses full consciousness and won’t respond to stimuli
  • Locked-in syndrome, in which a person retains consciousness but may not be able to move
  • A vegetative state, in which a person isn’t aware of his or her surroundings but may retain limited capacity to move or respond to certain stimuli
  • A minimally conscious state, in which a person may be partially aware of his or her surroundings and capable of responding to certain stimuli

When this type of brain damage is caused by someone else, he or she may be obligated to cover the victim’s medical bills, lost wages, and other losses.

Contact a Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney from Denver

If someone you love has sustained a TBI that resulted in a coma or other state of altered consciousness because of someone else’s negligent or reckless conduct, there may be legal options available to pursue financial compensation. This compensation could cover the treatment costs, out-of-pocket expenses, and other expenses associated with the injury. For more information about your options, contact a lawyer from Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., today by calling (303) 331-4436.


At Hull & Zimmerman, P.C., we are honored to help accident victims in their time of need, and take our responsibility as personal injury lawyers incredibly seriously. We know how important it is for victims to secure the full and fair compensation they need following a serious accident, and that is why we take a hands-on, personalized approach to every case we handle.

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