Temporal Lobe Brain Injuries

Traumatic Brain Injuries Are Often Devastating to Victims and Their Families.

According to the CDC, over 150 people per day die each year from a brain injury. In 2014 there were approximately 2.87 million brain injury ER visits, hospitalizations and deaths in the United States. The leading causes of brain injuries in the U.S. are falls and motor vehicle accidents.

Injuries to the temporal lobe may affect your inability to communicate. This can require years of treatment, rehabilitation and cognitive therapy. Finances and relationships are often strained. People with even mild traumatic brain injuries to the temporal lobe may be unable to work. It is important to have a top personal injury attorney that understands brain injuries in your corner. The Auroral personal injury attorneys at Norton, Bowers & Hofstra, P.C., have the resources needed of a Colorado brain injury attorney. Although our personal injury attorneys are in the Denver metro area, we travel, at no cost to our clients and handle these cases throughout the states of Colorado, Wyoming, and Utah.

There are four lobes of the brain: the Frontal Lobe, Parietal Lobe, Occipital Lobe and Temporal Lobe.  There are two temporal lobes, located on both sides of the skull, at the level of the brain. Injuries to the temporal lobe can affect

  • Visual memory
  • Long term memory
  • Sorting and processing new information
  • Verbal memory and speech processing
  • Hearing processing

Damage to the temporal lobe can devastate families and leave victims with the inability to remember words, understand language and remember important information.  If the injury is to the left temporal lobe, damage there may affect a the ability to recognize words and remember verbal material. Damage done to the right temporal lobe could cause a loss of verbal inhibition and could impair a person's ability to recall non-verbal material, such as drawings.

If you or someone you love has been injured in a car accident and sustained damage to the temporal lobes of the brain, it is important to contact a Colorado brain injury attorney immediately. Hiring a Colorado brain injury lawyer is the first step towards obtaining the compensation you deserve after a devastating traumatic brain injury.

At Norton, Bowers & Hofstra, P.C., we work with medical and rehabilitative experts to explain the full range of your brain injury symptoms to ensure that your damages are documented and taken seriously by the defendant and its insurer. In some cases, we depend on neuropsychologists who can relate the physical dynamics of a car or truck accident to particular symptoms or behavioral changes.

For dependable advice and representation in a brain injury case, contact the personal injury attorneys at Norton, Bowers & Hofstra, P.C., at 303-400-8100. Home, evening, and weekend visits are available.

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