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Brain Injury

Springfield Brain Injury Lawyers

A brain injury can change your life forever. It can change everything about you, including your personality, relationships and sense of self. Brain injury can rob you of your independence. The lifetime costs can easily be in the millions of dollars. Unless your brain injury has caused very obvious physical impairment, it can be very difficult to prove the harm that your brain injury has caused you and your family. If you have suffered a brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, you need the help of experienced brain injury attorneys. Our Springfield brain injury lawyers are here to fight for justice for you.

Traumatic Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by extreme forces. Obviously, a blow to the head can cause TBI, but it can also be caused by a body blow and other extreme forces such as those occurring in whiplash and shaken baby syndrome. TBI can occur with only a brief loss of consciousness or no loss of consciousness. Even when a brain injury is referred to as “mild” it can have serious life-long consequences.

Consequences of Brain Injury

Brain jury can cause physical, cognitive, and emotional impairment. It can cause severe personality changes, affect your ability to communicate, and isolate you from the people you love. Some people with TBI have to relearn everything, from how to walk and feed themselves to how to read. For others, the problems are less obvious. You may have good and bad days, difficulty completing tasks, and chronic pain.

Employers and even loved ones may not understand what is happening. It may not be possible to hold down a job, even if you appear to be able to function. You may experience unexplained and unprovoked anger, extreme fatigue and memory loss.

Epilepsy is very common in TBI sufferers and undiagnosed epilepsy can easily lead to another accident. Substance abuse is also common among TBI survivors.

Causes of Brain Injury

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the most common causes of TBI include:

  • Falls
  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Stuck by/against
  • Assault

The types of accidents and negligence that often cause brain injuries include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents
  • Slip and fall
  • Nursing home negligence
  • Construction accidents
  • Sports injuries
  • Assaults involving negligent security

If you or someone you love has suffered a brain injury as a result of someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing, or a defective product, please call the Springfield brain injury lawyers of Protzman Law Firm, at 816.421.5100 or contact us online right away to schedule your free consultation.