Jefferson City Brain Injury Lawyer
Jefferson City Personal Injury Lawyers
Any brain injury can completely change a person’s life. Unfortunately, the brain is vulnerable in all sorts of accidents and can suffer damage with a direct blow to the head or even by violent shaking. Research confirms that brain injuries are difficult to diagnose and hard to treat. Unsurprisingly, many accident victims will struggle for years with the aftereffects of a brain injury. In extreme cases, brain injuries are even fatal.
The attorneys at Call & Gentry Law Group, LLC represent people struggling with brain injuries following an accident. If you need legal assistance, we can help. We specialize in bringing personal injury lawsuits against the person who harmed you and will seek money for medical care, rehabilitation, and pain and suffering. Contact us today to speak with a Jefferson County brain injury attorney in a free consultation.
We Have Broad Experience with Jefferson County Brain Injuries
Doctors divide brain injuries into two types: traumatic and non-traumatic. We can help you with either.
Traumatic brain injuries
These result from some trauma to the head or the body. Think of someone striking your head with a baseball bat, or you hitting your head on the curb when you fall off a bicycle. Other trauma is caused by shaking the head, such as whiplash where the head whips back and forth violently.
These traumatic injuries can unsettle the brain and result in serious injuries, such as:
- Traumatic brain injury or TBI
- Brain hemorrhage
- Brain lesions
- Penetrating brain injuries
Many people suffer traumatic brain injuries in car crashes, slip and falls, construction accidents, and motorcycle collisions. Pedestrians are also vulnerable when struck by a motorist.
Non-traumatic brain injuries
Many non-traumatic injuries stem from the reduction of blood flow or oxygen to the brain. These are usually hypoxic or anoxic brain injuries.
Near-drowning accidents are some of the leading causes of non-traumatic brain injuries. Other causes are medical malpractice and any injury which causes a stroke.
Brain Injury Side Effects
Each brain injury is different. No two people experience quite the same symptoms, so diagnosis can often be a challenge. You might sense that something is wrong but not really know what. Indeed, some people fail to go to the hospital because they never suspect a brain injury.
Nevertheless, we do see some common side effects with most brain injuries, including:
- Seizures or convulsions
- Difficulties speaking
- Loss of balance
- Coordination problems
- Blurred vision
- Sleep disturbances
- Mood swings
Some brain injuries are an immediate threat to your life. Any bleeding in your brain needs to be stopped promptly, otherwise the pressure can cut off blood flow. For this reason, it is vital that you immediately go to the hospital after an accident—even if you don’t think anything is wrong. A doctor can order an imaging test to see what is going on with your brain. Also immediately contact the hospital if you notice a sudden onset of symptoms, such as violent headaches.
Brain Injuries Are Disruptive
If you broke your arm, you might feel pain and inconvenience. But, in many ways, your life would not be much different. You could probably still go to school or work. Your pain, though real, would be manageable with prescription drugs.
Brain injuries are the complete opposite. They often flip a person’s life upside down. You might be unable to work for months due to your injury. Many people will struggle with lifelong disabilities, such as inability to speak or even use their arms. For example, an anoxic brain injury could cause substantial brain death. Even if they don’t die, victims become a vegetable for the rest of their life and need around-the-clock care in a nursing home.
Treating a brain injury is difficult. Some require immediate surgery to halt bleeding or other problems. Meanwhile, other brain injuries will require extensive rehabilitation to help a person re-learn how to walk, talk, and grasp objects. This rehabilitation is expensive and grueling. For many brain injuries, symptoms last for years, and there is no pill which can make them completely go away.
There is also the emotional side to brain injuries. A victim’s personality could completely change, putting stress on a marriage. Many brain injury victims need cognitive or behavioral therapy, in addition to prescription drugs to help with mood disorders and disturbed sleep. Families might also need group counseling.
Brain Injury Compensation
You probably have large expenses following an accident. Fortunately, we can seek a settlement to compensate you:
- Medical care, including ongoing care for your brain injury. Unless you contributed to your accident, you should seek 100% of these expenses. Include all bills for surgery, specialist visits, rehab, prescription drugs, and at-home help.
- Loss of income due to brain injury. You might have missed months of work. You should seek compensation for this time off. Even self-employed people can request compensation for lost income.
- Pain and suffering. A brain injury completely erodes a person’s quality of life. Even a relatively mild concussion might force someone to stay home for months. As a result, you enjoy no romantic walks with your spouse, no time playing with your children or grandchildren. You should seek compensation for this suffering.
- Other consequential losses. If your car was damaged or you lost other property, you can seek money for that.
Meet with an attorney to review how much your claim might be worth. In some cases, your spouse might also have a loss of consortium claim. For example, if you are completely paralyzed due to a brain injury, your spouse has lost your companionship and intimacy.
If a loved one tragically died, surviving family members might have legal rights to a wrongful death lawsuit. This is a specialized type of claim the team at Call & Gentry can bring, where appropriate.
Contact Our Jefferson County Brain Injury Attorney Today
Your choice of attorney makes a big difference. With the right legal team, you can seek full compensation and hold the defendant responsible for your suffering. With the wrong lawyer, obtaining fair compensation will be a major uphill climb.
Contact Call & Gentry Law today to schedule a free, confidential consultation.
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