719.635.5886

Every year, about 1.7 million people in the U.S. sustain a traumatic brain injury (according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention). In fact, while traumatic brain injuries cause about 1 out of every 3 injury-related deaths in the U.S., when they are not fatal, they can leave people with some severe, debilitating injuries that may impact people’s abilities to walk, talk and interact with the world.

Since 1982, Colorado Springs Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney Kenneth Shakeshaft has been helping injured people financially recover and put their lives back together.

Since 1982, the Colorado Springs Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney with Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP has been helping injured people financially recover and put their lives back together.

What can be even more devastating that the impacts of traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, is the fact that a significant number of these injuries are caused by the negligence, recklessness or carelessness of another party.

When any type negligence has contributed to TBIs, the Colorado Springs Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney with Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP will be here to:

  • Stand up for injured people’s rights
  • Help them navigate the complexities of the legal system
  • Help them hold the negligent and reckless parties accountable for injuring them
  • Assist them in obtaining the compensation they deserve.

Negligence and Traumatic Brain Injuries: Common Causes of TBIs

While any number of factors can cause accidents and traumatic brain injuries, the CDC reports that the following are the top four causes of TBIs:

  1. Falls – Causing more than 35 percent of all traumatic brain injuries, falls can stem from negligence when factors like unsafe premises are present. Specifically, people are more likely to fall and sustain TBIs when stairways lack railings, flooring is uneven or some other dangerous conditions exist at a particularly property or site.
  2. Motor vehicle accidents – Causing more than 17 percent of all traumatic brain injuries, motor vehicle accidents often occur due to some type of negligence or reckless behavior. In many cases, in fact, other drivers’ negligence is responsible for causing motor vehicle accidents and traumatic brain injuries. Such negligence can specifically include drunk driving, driving while distracted or fatigued or simply failing to abide by traffic laws.
  3. Being hit by or against an object – Causing about 16.5 percent of all TBIs, being struck by objects can be linked to negligence when people may have failed to properly secure objects, such as at work or construction sites.
  4. Assault – Causing approximately 10 percent of all traumatic brain injuries, assault is a preventable cause of traumatic brain injuries that inherently involves reckless behavior.

There may be other types of negligence that causes traumatic brain injuries; therefore, injured people – or their families (in the event brain injuries are extremely severe) – should consult with the Colorado Springs Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer at Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP for a professional case evaluation and advice regarding their best options for moving forward and obtaining the compensation they likely deserve.

Colorado Springs Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney at Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP

Are you or a loved one struggling to recover from a traumatic brain injury? If so, the Colorado Springs Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney at Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP is ready to advocate your rights and help you recover financially. Since 1982, Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP has been committed to providing people with brain injuries with superior legal service.

When you trust the Colorado Springs Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney with Shakeshaft-Gorman Law Firm, LLP to represent you, you can rest assured that he and all of their legal professionals will:

  • Fight for your rights to compensation and justice
  • Bring your case to a successful resolution in the most efficient manner possible.

Contact Us

To learn more about your rights and case, schedule a free initial consultation by calling (719) 635-5886 or (800) 383-5886. You can also email us using the contact form on this page. We don’t get paid unless or until you get paid, so you have nothing to lose and everything to gain by contacting us today.

From our offices in Colorado Springs, we serve people throughout Colorado, including people in the Denver metro area, El Paso County, the Pike’s Peak Region, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Castle Rock, Fort Collins, Highlands Ranch, Littleton, and Grand Junction.