Traumatic Brain Injuries
Missouri Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
Helping Victims of Brain Injuries & Their Families in Missouri
If you or a loved one has sustained a traumatic brain injury, you may be dealing with a wide range of physical and emotional challenges. You may also be facing a significant financial burden in terms of ongoing medical care and lost wages. Fortunately, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries.
At Henry, Williams & Kinder, P.C., our Missouri traumatic brain injury lawyers are ready to fight for you. We know the challenges you are facing and can help you seek the compensation you deserve.
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden impact or jolt causes damage to the brain. This can happen when a person is hit in the head by a hard object, such as a baseball, or when the brain is shaken due to a violent motion, such as in a car accident.
A TBI can range from mild to severe. A mild TBI may cause temporary confusion, amnesia, or a brief loss of consciousness. A moderate TBI may cause a loss of consciousness for more than a few minutes or amnesia for less than 24 hours. A severe TBI can cause a person to lose consciousness for more than 24 hours or to be in a coma for days or weeks.
Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries can be classified in a number of ways. The two most common classifications are open and closed head injuries.
Open head injuries occur when an object pierces the skull and enters the brain. This can cause severe damage and bleeding. Open head injuries typically require immediate medical attention.
Closed head injuries occur when an object strikes the skull and causes damage to the brain without piercing the skull. This is the most common type of traumatic brain injury.
Common Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries
Traumatic brain injuries can be caused by several different types of accidents. Some of the most common causes include:
- Car accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
- Accidents at work
- Sports injuries
- Accidents involving a defective product
- A criminal act of violence, such as a simple assault or assault with a deadly weapon
- Truck accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Defective playground equipment
Symptoms of a Traumatic Brain Injury
After suffering a traumatic brain injury, a person may display certain symptoms. Some of the most common symptoms include:
- Loss of consciousness
- Concentration problems
- Difficulty with balance and coordination
- Vision problems
- Memory problems
- Difficulty communicating
- Numbness or tingling in the arms or legs
- Dilated pupils
- Difficulty breathing
- Loss of taste or smell
If you or a loved one has any of these symptoms, it is important to seek medical attention. A doctor can perform tests to determine if you have suffered a traumatic brain injury. If you have, you may be eligible to seek compensation for your injuries.
How Traumatic Brain Injuries Affect Victims
The consequences of a traumatic brain injury can vary widely, ranging from temporary issues to lifelong disabilities. Some common effects include:
- Cognitive Impairments: Difficulty with memory, concentration, and communication.
- Physical Challenges: Loss of coordination, balance issues, and sensory problems.
- Emotional Impact: Psychological trauma, mood swings, and personality changes.
- Financial Strain: High medical expenses, ongoing rehabilitation costs, and potential loss of income.
The effects of a traumatic brain injury can vary widely. Some people may only experience temporary issues, while others may face lifelong disabilities.
How Henry, Williams & Kinder, P.C. Can Help
Our Missouri traumatic brain injury lawyers provide comprehensive assistance, including:
- Case Evaluation: Assessing the details of your traumatic brain injury case.
- Investigation: Conducting a thorough investigation into the circumstances surrounding the incident.
- Medical Expertise: Collaborating with medical professionals to assess the impact of the injury.
- Legal Expertise: Utilizing our knowledge of personal injury laws to build a strong case.
- Negotiation and Litigation: Pursuing fair compensation through negotiation or aggressive litigation.
- Life Care Planning: Assessing your future needs for medical care, rehabilitation, and support.
If you or a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury, contact Henry, Williams & Kinder, P.C. Our experienced attorneys are ready to fight for your rights and help you obtain the compensation needed for your recovery. Schedule a consultation today to discuss your case and explore your legal options.
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