Traumatic Brain Injuries
High-Powered Advocacy for Clients Across Joplin and Springfield
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is not an injury that will be temporary, slight, or even fully curable. Once a TBI occurs, the victim can expect to feel its negative and debilitating effects for the rest of their life. They may also require lifelong medical treatments to reduce or control the damage it has caused, which will rack up expensive bills and fees year after year. If you have suffered a traumatic brain injury, you will need proper compensation from the liable party to set things as right as they can be.
Compensation you secure should provide for:
- Initial and emergency medical attention
- Hospitalization (days, weeks, or more)
- Lifelong rehabilitation sessions
- Speech therapy lessons
- Lowered standard of living
- Lost or reduced wages
The worst consequence of a brain injury may just be the emotional damage that the wounded individual often experiences. Being unable to perform day-to-day functions as they normally would understandably starts to take a toll and wear down the happiness of the most confident people.
At Johnson, Vorhees & Martucci, we are a fierce team of accomplished and driven injury attorneys with a proven track record. Our Joplinbrain injury lawyers, also serving Springfield, bring our clients reliable legal representation with a truly compassionate touch. We want to manage all aspects of your case so that you feel no additional pressure on your shoulders.
Spotting a Brain Injury Early
Not all brain injuries are caused by a serious injury to the head. Some are caused by violent rocking, illness, exposure to hazardous substances, or high fevers. In such situations, there may be no external identifiers to tell you that you have experienced a brain injury but this does not make the situation any less dangerous. In many ways, your risk of suffering from a permanent debilitating condition may increase as a subtle brain injury worsens over time without being diagnosed.
If you have been in an accident and experienced any of the following symptoms, please contact your trusted medical physician as soon as you can:
- Sleep deprivation or excessive sleeping
- Chronic headaches or acute migraines
- Ringing in ears or temporary deafness
- Frequent nosebleeds or bleeding from ears
- Sensory problems (loss of taste and smell)
- Difficulty focusing on simple tasks
Severe Consequences of Brain Injuries
Depending on the severity of the accident or incident that causes a brain injury, the consequences could be immediate and catastrophic. Victims may suffer instantaneous memory loss, fall into a coma, or pass away. Others might be unable to communicate at all, find it impossible to concentrate or lose the ability to control their bodies or bodily functions.
In situations involving such severe consequences, the legal representation must be secured to properly file a personal injury claim against the responsible parties. It would be unreasonable to expect someone who has suffered such injuries to take on their opposition in or out of court. Our Joplin personal injury attorneys would be honored to be able to step in and act on their behalf, pursuing justice and compensation through whatever legal avenues are necessary.