Suffering From Traumatic Brain Injury? We Will Aggressively Fight for Your Rights.
Missouri Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
Powerful Legal Advocacy for TBI Victims
Accidents can cause any number of injuries, but a brain injury is one of the most serious. A blow to the head can result in significant damage to your brain's functions and even impact your personality and other behaviors. The pain can be insufferable and could even last for the rest of your life.
Having an experienced Missouri injury attorney from Kolker Law Firm can help you get reparation for the negligent acts that resulted in your injuries. When someone acts irresponsibly and causes injury to others, they must be held liable. We are here to help you get a fair settlement so that you can move forward.
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The Legal Complexity of Brain Injury Cases
Brain injuries in the United States are far from uncommon and can unfortunately be highly debilitating. Anything from a football game to a car accident can do damage to the brain, making each injury unique in its own way. What does remain a constant among most brain injuries is that victims often suffer life-long consequences. This is why so many individuals have the chance to recover compensation by filing a claim.
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, there may be numerous parties involved or just one negligent individual, such as in the case of a car accident. When large corporations are involved, like a hospital or other business, your case may become exponentially more complicated.
The first and most important step is to hire an attorney. Without one, you run the risk of settling for far less than you actually deserve or even walking away with no money at all. An experienced and trusted lawyer will put themselves on your side and fight for the best possible outcome.
Identifying TBI Symptoms
The brain is responsible for overseeing all of the functions of your body. You cannot ignore even the simplest bump on the head, because there is always the possibility of it evolving into something more serious. Brain injuries can often go unnoticed until a significant amount of time has passed, and may even go undetected on a CT scan or MRI. If you notice certain signs after an accident, you should make sure to get a check-up from your doctor or a specialist.
These are some of the most common types of brain injuries:
- Tissue injury
- Scalp wounds
- Skull fractures
- Brain damage
- Memory loss
- Internal bruising or swelling
- Personality changes
Brain injuries often occur due to another party's blatant negligence or reckless acts. Improper procedures in the surgery room, for example, can cut off oxygen to the brain and cause serious severe brain damage or even kill the person. In other cases, severe car accidents can result in concussions that cause memory loss or even permanent comas. Don't go through this alone; you need the support of our Missouri personal injury lawyers throughout your case.
What Does Negligence Have to Do With My Claim?
No matter how your brain injury was caused, it is probable that you will be required to prove the other party's negligence. The insurance company wants to see that the person who you are claiming to be at fault – the defendant – demonstrated negligence, thus causing you to suffer a brain injury.
The successful outcome of your claim is based on your ability to prove four things:
- The defendant was legally supposed to act with reasonable care
- The defendant failed to act with reasonable care
- The defendant's actions directly caused your brain injury
- Your brain injury is definable according to the law
The more clearly you show proof of these four things, the better your chances of recovering compensation. In many brain injury cases, victims can feel that the odds are stacked against them. This is why having the legal counsel of an attorney can be a great benefit to your case.
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