Traumatic Brain Injury
“They’re Not the Same Person”
Compassion and Compensation for Brain Injury Victims
After a traumatic brain injury, life is often not the same. From the ability to work to the ability to perform basic tasks and enjoy simple pleasures, that person’s life changes, the quality of life diminishes. The fear the injured person and their families have is whether their loved one will ever recover, ever be back to “normal,” and return to being the person they have known and loved. Family and friends often report that their loved one is “not the same person.”
At the Rhodes Law Firm, LLC, we take a special interest in advocating for victims of traumatic brain injury (TBI). Experienced personal injury lawyer Diana Rhodes fights for full compensation for the economic impact and profound personal impact. She guides the victim and family members to resources for coping with the disability. And she treats the client with dignity and respect. She understands the consequences and difficulties a person with a TBI has in their daily life.
With convenient offices in Cheyenne and Fort Collins, we represent clients throughout Wyoming and northern Colorado who have brain damage from a head trauma accident. We offer a free initial consultation to meet with brain injury victims and their caregivers or guardians. Call today at 866-417-5938.
All the King’s Horses and All the King’s Men …
Doctors can’t fix a broken brain. They can’t put the person’s life back together again. With intensive therapy and time, some traumatic brain injury victims recover enough to return to their normal lifestyle, work and activities. When the recovery is delayed, or the damage is permanent, the injured person and their families need to make adjustments, both physically, personally, and financially. A brain injury can be devastating in each of these areas. Everyone in a family is affected. Brain injured victims often need time to re-learn life skills, to regain physical function, or even train for a new line of work. Others may require 24-hour care.
Whatever the situation with you or your loved one, we will listen and guide you toward caring, dedicated professionals to assist you as you reorganize your life.
What our law firm will do is work with those physicians and professionals to determine the victim’s future needs and appropriate monetary damages. At the same time, we investigate whether negligence caused the event that resulted in the TBI. If so, we work hard to obtain evidence necessary to hold the negligent party responsible for the accident. A TBI victim often needs monetary compensation to help cover the extensive medical bills, including:
- Physical therapy, speech therapy and occupational therapy
- Home health aides, assisted living or nursing home care
- Vocational retraining
- Psychological counseling
- Medications, medical equipment and home adaptations
- Projected lost earnings
- Loss of quality of life
- Emotional pain and suffering
Ms. Rhodes is a strong proponent of the Brain Injury Association of Wyoming as a resource for her clients. She has long provided pro bono representation for members in Social Security Disability claims and appeals.
Compassionate, Vigorous Advocacy
A person who suffered a concussion or severe closed head injury may look fine on the surface. Underneath they are often hurting and frustrated and utterly disabled from everyday life by: cognitive deficits and memory loss; problems with vision, hearing or balance; depression, mood swings or personality change; chronic headaches or other effects.
Diana Rhodes brings 20 years as a personal injury attorney and 15 years as a health care professional. This unique background and her passion for justice makes her a strong advocate for traumatic brain injury clients. Call us today at 866-417-5938 or contact us by e-mail or fax. We offer a free consultation and take no attorney’s fees unless we win compensation for you.