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A person who sustained a head injury may not always exhibit symptoms of being hurt, unlike someone whose leg is fractured. The consequences of a head injury, however, may persist much longer than a fractured leg bone. A blow to the head after a fall can cause recurring headaches, dizziness, and at worst, traumatic brain injury (TBI).

Traumatic brain injury can lead to permanent disabilities and expensive medical treatments that include surgery, CT scans, and even long-term care in a facility. The effects of a traumatic brain injury can be lasting and diminish the quality of life for the victim.

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If you suffered traumatic brain injury through someone’s negligence, you may be entitled to seek financial compensation for medical expenses and other damages. An immediate investigation can reveal the causes of a head trauma and may increase your chances claiming damages.

A qualified head injury lawyer may be able to help you secure your claim depending upon the conditions that led to your injuries. Shea Kohl Law, LC offers professional legal representation to help brain injury victims obtain the compensation they deserve.

What are the causes of traumatic brain injuries?

Traumatic brain injuries can develop when a person’s head receives a strong sudden jolt or blow. The most common sources of brain injury include:

Car crashes

Car crashes are one of the country’s primary causes of traumatic brain injuries. They make up 44% of all brain injuries reported in Missouri. Injuries in these cases may range from slight concussions to severe traumatic brain injury.

Slips, trips, and falls

These are the next leading causes of brain injury in the state, comprising 26% of reported brain injuries. Slips, trips, and falls are particularly dangerous because the severity of the injuries are not evident right after the fall. Traumatic brain injuries may result any time a person receives a violent blow to the head in a fall.

Medical malpractice

Brain injuries can develop when health professionals fail to comply with an acceptable standard of medical care. Negligent or improper treatment such as failure to monitor vital signs, improper administration of anesthesia or medication, or failure to properly diagnose a patient’s condition can all lead to severe or lifelong brain injury.

Are brain injury victims entitled to compensation?

Accident victims in St. Charles, Missouri who developed traumatic head injuries may have the right to seek compensation from the person responsible for their injuries. Victims can claim damages to cover the costs associated with:

  • Medical treatment
  • Ongoing therapy
  • Lost wage replacement
  • Emotional trauma
  • Pain and suffering
  • Loss of future income
  • Punitive damages

How can a St. Charles traumatic brain Injury attorney help me?

Medical treatment for severe brain injuries are often long-term, resulting in lost wages along with much pain and suffering. By hiring the services of Shea Kohl Law, LC, you are ensured that your rights are protected and your chances of winning compensation are increased.

We can help you obtain the maximum possible compensation because we know the tactics employed by insurance companies. You will get clear updates and one-on-one guidance in every aspect of your case so you fully understand your options and our legal strategies.

Is there a statute of limitations for traumatic brain injuries?

Most personal injuries, including traumatic brain injuries, have a five-year statute of limitations starting from the date of the accident. However, if the injury was due to medical malpractice, the statute of limitations for traumatic brain injury is only two years. Elderly nursing homes residents with serious brain injury can file for damages within two years of the date of the negligence that resulted in their fall. When these periods for filing a claim pass, any case filed in court will likely be dismissed. Losing no time to pursue legal action after an accident is recommended.

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Missouri sets a time limit for filing a traumatic brain injury claim. Contact Shea Kohl Law, LC immediately whether you want to settle an insurance claim or need to go to court.

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