An accident that causes a head injury can impact many aspects of your life. Even a seemingly minor brain injury could have severe consequences down the line. Multiple minor concussions can cause serious damage, preventing you from going to work, spending time with loved ones, and doing the activities you enjoy. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are devastating outcomes of accidents often caused by other people.

A caring Pevely traumatic brain injury lawyer will be the steadfast advocate you need in the aftermath of a severe accident. At OnderLaw, our experienced attorneys are on your side and by your side, fighting to help you take back your power. Our skilled catastrophic injury attorneys have tirelessly represented our friends and neighbors for decades, and we are proud of the trust we have built with our community. Whether you were involved in an incident that led to a mild concussion or your loved one suffered catastrophic brain damage, we are ready to take up your cause.

Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Any forceful blow to the head could cause a traumatic brain injury. When something strikes the head, like in an auto accident, the brain could slam against the skull. The impact and swelling in response can cause severe damage. TBIs can also happen when something penetrates the skull, such as a bullet, knife, or other object.

Mild TBIs and concussions often cause symptoms like headaches, nausea, dizziness, blurred vision, light sensitivity, and sleep disorders. Symptoms usually resolve within a few weeks, but some may experience recurring problems or lingering symptoms. Once you suffer a concussion, subsequent concussions often create more severe symptoms and are slower to heal.

Moderate and severe TBIs are catastrophic and life-threatening injuries. A moderate TBI could cause permanent issues with mood regulation, cognitive functioning, fluency, mobility, and other functions. Severe TBIs can be fatal, and survivors typically require ongoing medical support and have a significantly reduced life expectancy.

Establishing Responsibility for TBIs

Brain injuries usually result from accidents, which generally do not happen unless someone acts carelessly or recklessly. The dedicated Pevely attorneys at OnderLaw will find the responsible parties and hold them accountable for your traumatic brain injury.

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) publishes information about TBI collected from hospitals nationwide. According to its research, the most common causes of TBI are:

Regardless of your circumstances, the dedicated TBI lawyers at our firm are prepared to stand up to the negligent parties and insurance companies. If the injury resulted from a car accident, the at-fault driver or vehicle manufacturer would most likely be liable. When a TBI results from a Little League injury, the league sponsor, field owner, manufacturer of the batting helmet, and others could be legally responsible. OnderLaw will be with you every step of the way, holding the responsible parties accountable for the harm you should have never suffered.

Calculating Compensation in TBI Cases

When you seek compensation from the party that caused the accident (the defendant), the money you collect is for what’s called compensatory damages. Compensatory damages include money to reimburse the cost of the injury and its negative impact on your life.

Economic damages include the costs of treatment, rehabilitation, and living with the injury. Our hard-working Pevely lawyers will pursue compensation for every present and future cost you can expect from your brain injury. General damages compensate for your reduced quality of life. You could seek general damages for their pain, embarrassment, emotional distress, disability, lost enjoyment of life, and similar suffering.

In rare cases, a plaintiff could ask a court to award punitive damages. Missouri Revised Code § 510.261 allows a judge to award punitive damages if the defendant acted intentionally or with flagrant disregard for the consequences of their conduct. After suffering a traumatic brain injury, consult with our skilled attorneys about what damages may be available in your case. We know what you are entitled to and can stand up to insurance companies trying to convince you that your claim is worth less than it is. OnderLaw is on your side and by your side.

Pevely Traumatic Brain Injury Attorney

If you sustained a brain injury, you deserve compensation for all its effects on your life. Unfortunately, insurance companies and responsible parties will fight to avoid paying what you deserve. You need a skilled Pevely traumatic brain injury lawyer on your side to fight for what is right.

As your legal counsel, OnderLaw will demand appropriate compensation and handle every aspect of your claim. As people who care about your well-being, we will stand with you and support you throughout the healing process. Call us today to get started.