Injury Attorney Richard DehnckeLegal practice emphasizes traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries, RSD, and wrongful death.
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Richard J. Dehncke

Richard J. Dehncke
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Richard Dehncke has the distinct honor of being recognized as one of Colorado’s Super Lawyers. Injury Attorney Richard Dehncke has proudly represented seriously injured persons and their families confidently, competently, and compassionately for 30 years. His legal practice emphasizes traumatic brain injury, spinal injuries, RSD, and wrongful death. A graduate of the University of Michigan and University of Denver College of Law, Mr. Dehncke has attended the prestigious Harvard Law School Center for Legal Negotiation. He is an instructor with the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. Memberships include the Brain Injury Association of Colorado, Colorado Trial Lawyers Association, and Colorado Bar Association. He has been awarded the highest national AV rating for legal ability and ethical standards.


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  Colorado Spinal Cord Injury Attorney

Your spinal cord is a bundle of nerves that runs from the base of the brain through the spinal column and down the back. The spinal column or "backbone" is made up of several vertebrae that protect the fragile spinal cord. Different parts of the spinal cord control different bodily functions. For instance, the nerves running along the part of the cord closest to the front of your body control muscles and your ability to move, while the nerves toward your back control your sense of touch and allow you to perceive temperature.

If your vertebrae are compromised (broken or fractured) and fail to adequately protect the spinal cord you may suffer from a spinal cord injury. For instance, in an automobile accident your spinal cord may be compressed or even severed, resulting in varying degrees of incapacitation. The location of the injury along the spinal cord usually dictates the severity of your disability. The spinal column consists of four sections, the Cervical, Thoracic, Lumbar, and Sacral, which run from top to bottom respectively. Generally, the higher the type of spinal injuries are located along the spinal cord, the more severe the consequences. For example, damage to the spinal cord in either the Cervical or Thoracic regions usually results in some form of paralysis, while damage to the spinal cord in the lower portions of the Lumbar or Sacral regions may cause numbness and / or loss of bowel / bladder control.

Science is making rapid advances in spinal cord injury research. While there is currently no cure for many of the effects of spinal cord injury, researchers are developing techniques that they hope will allow damaged spinal cord nerves to regenerate and heal and reduce the incidence of death in patients with spinal cord injuries. Currently, the main goal in treating spinal cord injuries is to prevent further damage.

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Colorado Personal Injury Attorney - Additional Practice Areas

Temporal Mandibular Joint Injury Attorney
Trucking Accidents Attorney
Recreational Vehicle Accident Attorney
Commercial Trucking Accident Attorney
Wrongful Death Attorney
Spinal Cord Injury Attorney
Bus Accident Attorney
Scooter Accident Attorney
Childhood Injury Attorney
Big Rig Accident Attorney

Rear End Collision Attorney
Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
Fork Lift Accident Attorney
Burn Injury Attorney
Eye Injury Attorney
Rollover Accident Attorney
Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney
Fibromyalgia Attorney
Rental Car Accident Attorney
Taxi Cab Accident Attorney
The Colorado Personal Injury Law Offices of Richard J. Dehncke serves all of Colorado including the residents of cities such as Denver, Aurora, Brighton, Parker, Littleton, Highlands Ranch, Westminster, Northglenn, Commerce City, Boulder, Ft. Collins, Colorado Springs, Pueblo, Thornton, Arvada, Lakewood, Englewood and Centennial, as well as Arapahoe County, Douglas County, Jefferson County, Denver County, Larimer County, Weld County, and Colorado's Western Slope.
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