Colorado Law Blog

Brain and Head Injuries

When it comes to brain injury, what you don’t know may harm you

In Colorado, there are approximately 950 deaths, 5,200 hospitalizations, and 27,000 hospital emergency room visits each year related to traumatic brain injury. According to the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) is defined as a blow or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts the function of…

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How Legal Assistance can Help Head Injury Victims Experiencing Nightmares

While the terms ‘head injury’ and ‘brain injury’ are often used interchangeably by medical and legal professionals, a person can experience a head injury without having damage to the brain. A head injury can happen to anyone at any time and can result in long-term health problems, hospitalization, disabilities, memory loss, dramatic mood changes and…

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Bachus & Schanker Client Review – Molly Cain

Video Transcription I fell down my stairs and was in a coma, but there wasn’t a hand rail. I had scratch marks from the top to the bottom, but there was nothing to grab to save myself. What was going through my head when I finally realized what was going on, was “Wow, oh my…

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Colorado Skiing and Snowboarding Safety Tips

It’s finally here. The time of year many Coloradoans eagerly await like a small child waiting for Santa Claus on Christmas eve. Snow has fallen in the mountains, the snow making machines are up and running and the ski slopes are finally open. Along with joy of shredding the half-pipe or schussing down a pristine…

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Colorado Teen Rides in Courage Classic to Benefit Children’s Hospital – Day Four

It took a while but I finally made it up Fremont pass elevation 11,318 ft (highest pass of the ride). It was killer. My thighs hurt so bad after that and every little hill afterword seemed much harder, longer and steeper than it really was. The downhill parts were definitely nice. It gave me time…

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Colorado Teen Rides in Courage Classic to Benefit Children’s Hospital – Day Three

Today I started out strong. Well it was downhill, the easy part. We left at 7:00 a.m. and got to lunch at 9:45 a.m. We made good time. It was however all downhill with little to no peddling involved. It was 36 miles to lunch and I made it the whole way. The last 18…

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Colorado Teen Rides in Courage Classic to Benefit Children’s Hospital – Day Two

There is no preparation I could have done to be prepared for this ride. Being five thousand feet higher than where I trained was a slight problem in the beginning. The first major hill we had to go up I had a hard time catching my breath. After I had realized how much of a…

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Colorado Teen Rides in Courage Classic to Benefit Children’s Hospital – Day One

We arrived at our condo yesterday evening. The bed I slept in was extremely uncomfortable. My back is killing me today. We are waiting to check in and for the rest of our family to join us up here. I am riding in the 157 mile Courage Classic benefiting the Children’s Hospital because they have…

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Minor Head Injury Ends in Death of Actress Natasha Richardson

We all take it for granted that, “it will never happen to us”. Especially here in Colorado’s ski country, Natasha Richardson’s recent death due to a head injury sustained during a private ski lesson is a grim reminder that no one is immune from the dangers of a traumatic head injury. During a beginner level…

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Pikes Peak Challenge

As I am not married, I have no children, my family and I are relatively healthy, and I am fortunate enough to have a rewarding job, loving boyfriend and fantastic family and friends…every now and then I start feeling just a little bit guilty about my level of freedom, security and flat-out luck. Everyone can…

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