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Strong Advocate for Traumatic Brain Injury Victims in St. Louis

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) affects more than just the victim. It changes the dynamics of entire families. Some victims live with chronic pain; others are unable to work, care for themselves, or raise their children. When your loved one is living with TBI because of another person’s negligence, you have legal options. At The Hayden Law Firm, we protect the rights of TBI victims, their families, and their caretakers Missouri and Illinois.

Examples and Symptoms of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Catastrophic brain injuries take many forms but share the common thread of being caused by an outside force or object. TBI can either be a closed head injury (rapid movement causes damage inside the skull) or a penetrative head injury (object punctures the skull and injures the brain).

At The Hayden Law Firm, we pursue compensation for the victims of traumatic brain injuries such as:

  • Diffuse axonal injury: the tearing of the brain’s connecting nerve fibers (axons) typically caused by the brain shifting and rotating inside the skull.
  • Primary brain injury: an injury where the brain is damaged at the point of impact.
  • Secondary brain injury: an injury where brain damage occurs as time passes.
  • Concussion: a closed head injury that can lead to temporary or long-term symptoms such as post-concussion syndrome.

There is no such thing as a “minor” brain injury. A diagnosing and treating brain injury is a challenge. It is crucial to have an attorney on your side that can connect you with the medical experts you need to properly diagnose your injury and demonstrate the extent of the damage.

Symptoms of traumatic brain injuries include:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Feeling dazed, confused, or disoriented
  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting
  • Fatigue
  • Speech issues
  • Dizziness
  • Loss of balance
  • Blurred vision
  • Ringing ears
  • Sensitivity to light and sound
  • Memory and concentration issues
  • Mood swings

When in doubt, seek the advice of a medical professional and get a thorough examination. Creating a record of treatment can play a crucial role in a future personal injury claim.

Causes of Traumatic Brain Injuries

Many traumatic brain injuries occur due to motor vehicle accidents due to flying projectiles, and contact with air bags, dashboards, steering wheels, head rests, and other objects. While car accidents are a major contributor to TBI, they can happen in any type of accident, including construction site accidents, slip and fall accidents, sports accidents, and more.

Work With an Experienced Brain Injury Lawyer

If you or your loved one suffered a brain injury caused by someone else’s negligence, The Hayden Law Firm is here to help. Contact us today for a free, no-risk consultation.