Top Trial Lawyer Talks About Hidden Brain Injuries

Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame Member Mike Burg Says Accident Victims Need to be Checked for a Possible Brain Injury

Mike Burg, a leading consumer protection trial attorney, encourages lawyers to take the important step of having their accident victims checked for hidden brain injuries in Hidden Brain Injuries in Accidents, a new video on, a web site that helps people with every day legal issues. The videos on the site have attracted more than 50,000 views.

"Brain injuries can be hard to detect. Even a CAT Scan can miss deep brain trauma. It is important that your lawyer digs deep enough to find all the information after an accident, especially when it comes to a possible brain injury," Mike says.

Mike speaks from personal experience. His firm represented the victim of an automobile accident who suffered a fractured pelvis and broken ribs. In the ER, the man was given a CAT Scan, which came back normal. Working the case, Mike and his firm spent hours interviewing the man and his family and friends, and they discovered changes in his behavior and cloudy thinking that pointed to a closed head injury. They insisted that he undergo a neuropsychological exam and a SPECT Scan, which looks deeper into the brain than a CAT Scan. The tests revealed a previously undetected brain injury.

"The case became a lot larger because the major injury was not the pelvis or the ribs, it was a closed head injury," Mike recalls, "In that particular case our client was compensated over $1 million and received the treatment he needed. "

Established in 1977 by founding shareholder Mike Burg, Burg Simpson Eldredge Hersh & Jardine, P.C. is one of the country's leading plaintiff trial firms. Burg Simpson's fifty-plus award-winning lawyers are passionately committed to protecting the legal rights of injured individuals seriously harmed as a result of the negligence of others. Over the past 40 years, the firm has represented more than 10,000 clients and secured more than $1 billion in verdicts, settlements and judgments on behalf of its clients, including more than 100 individual recoveries in excess of $1 million.

About Mike Burg:

Since being admitted to the practice of law in 1976, Mike Burg has enjoyed a highly successful career that clearly places him at the pinnacle of the legal profession. He is the recipient of numerous legal awards, including the Clarence Darrow Award, the American Association for Justice Heavy Lifting Award, and the Weidemann Wysocki Award.

In 2016, he was named the Denver Lawyer of the Year for Product Liability Litigation Plaintiffs by Best Lawyers in America. Additionally, he was named one of the Top 50 Trial Attorneys in America by the Legal 500 from 2012 through 2015, and he was named Lawyer of the Year in Products Liability by Best Lawyers in America in 2015.

In 2013, Mike was named Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America for Mass Tort Litigation / Class Actions Plaintiffs. Additionally, Law Week Colorado named Mike the Lawyer of the Decade from 2000-2010. He is Past President of the National Trial Lawyers (2010).

Mike has been appointed to numerous leadership positions by Federal Judges around the country in a variety of high-profile Multi District Litigations.

Mike was inducted into the Trial Lawyer Hall of Fame in April 2016.

In addition, Mike has authored a new book, Trial by Fire: One Mans Battle to End Corporate Greed and Save Lives, which is available at and booksellers everywhere. The book chronicles Mike's life and career, taking the reader on a journey through the highs and lows of being a trial attorney, as well as highlighting some of Mike's most interesting and challenging cases.

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