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Brain Injuries Lawyer in St. Louis, Missouri and Illinois

Brain injuries lawyer in St. Louis. If you sustained a traumatic brain injury in a car accident, you need an experienced and dedicated car accident lawyer in St. Louis to get you maximum compensation. Call Burger Law at (314) 500-HURT or fill out our online form for a free consultation.

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If you were injured through someone else's negligence in St. Louis, or anywhere in Missouri or Illinois, see how much your claim may be worth by using our free personal injury calculator.

Brain injuries are serious. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, about 176 people in the United States die each day from a traumatic brain injury, and there are more than 223,000 hospitalizations each year. Those that survive are often left with difficulties such as balance issues, memory loss or speech problems. Twenty percent of brain damage is motor vehicle related, the second most common cause. While falls are the leading cause, auto accidents account for the greatest number of hospitalizations.

Given the potential life-long consequences of a brain injury, it is essential to have an experienced and aggressive brain injuries lawyer to fight for your rights and financial security. Burger Law's award-winning attorneys have over 70 years of combined litigation experience, and have secured our clients over $180 million in verdicts and settlements.

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What Compensation Can I Receive For My Brain Injuries in St. Louis, MO?

What Compensation Can I Receive For My Brain Injuries in St. Louis, MO?

In general, there are two types of damages you can receive compensation for in a personal injury claim: economic damages and non-economic damages. In rare cases, we may be able to seek punitive damages.

  • Economic damages — These compensate you for the financial losses associated with your brain injury. They include:
    • Lost wages from time spent off work recovering
    • Lost earning capacity if your injuries prevent you from earning a living
    • Medical expenses, including emergency room visits, tests, doctors appointments, physical therapy and assistive devices such as crutches or a wheelchair
    • Out-of-pocket expenses, for example transportation costs to medical appointments, or having to hire help with household chores

    If your injuries result in lost earning capacity or future medical needs, such as ongoing physical therapy, we will use our network of economic experts to calculate those costs, including adjusting for inflation.

  • Non-economic damages — Sometimes referred to as "pain and suffering," these damages compensate you for the physical and mental difficulties and pain caused by your injuries. They refer to:
    • Pain and suffering
    • Mental anguish
    • Inconvenience
    • Physical impairment
    • Disfigurement
    • Loss of ability to enjoy life
    • Loss of consortium

    If you were an avid chess player, and now cannot remember your best strategies, you deserve to be financially compensated for that. You can learn how pain and suffering is calculated here.

  • Punitive damages — These are meant to punish a wrongdoer for "deliberate and flagrant disregard for the safety of others," and deter that behavior in the future. They require court approval and are rarely granted in personal injury claims. But, if the driver that hit you was drunk or incredibly reckless, we can pursue punitive damages.

    Under Missouri Revised Statute §537.675, the state can take up to 50 percent of any punitive damages awarded for the Missouri Tort Victims' Compensation Fund.

If your brain injury results in permanent disability, no amount of money can compensate you for the loss of physical and mental capabilities. However, a fair settlement will help you have a financially secure future, and provide a sense of justice and recognition for your injuries.

If a loved one died because of a brain injury in a fatal car crash, our St. Louis wrongful death lawyers can help provide a sense of relief from the hole their passing left behind.

What Can a St. Louis Brain Injury Lawyer Do For My Case?

What Can a St. Louis Brain Injury Lawyer Do For My Case?

Your brain injury lawyer can be your advocate as you navigate the complex issues of your health and financial status after your injury. The personal injury claim process is daunting for most people who have never gone through it before. If you are dealing with the side effects of a serious brain injury, the process can be even more confusing and complex. Let us handle the legal aspect of your case so you can focus on healing.

As part of our services, we will:

  • Fully investigate your claim and find the evidence needed to determine who is liable for your injuries and prove negligence
  • Connect you with trusted healthcare providers to get you the best possible physical recovery
  • Develop the best legal strategy to win your case
  • Use expert witnesses like crash and medical experts to prove how the accident caused your brain injury and fully calculate your damages
  • Keep you up-to-date on your case, always be available to answer questions and provide legal advice that is sound and compassionate, while leaving the ultimate decision about your claim up to you
  • Do everything possible to get a fair settlement in negotiation and mediation
  • Prove your case in front of a jury if we have to

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A Recent Burger Law St. Louis Brain Injury Case

A Recent Burger Law St. Louis Brain Injury Case

We recently represented a client who sustained a ruptured brain aneurysm when another vehicle rear ended his truck at high speeds. The accident forced him to retire early and led to cognitive defects. We fought for our client for three years and we eventually succeeded in getting him a full and fair settlement two months before trial. To learn more about what Burger Law is capable of read about how we reached a $0 to $2 million settlement here.

Common Brain Injuries in St. Louis Auto Accidents

Common Brain Injuries in St. Louis Auto Accidents

There are a variety of brain injuries that can occur in auto accidents. Each differs in severity and symptoms. The most common car accident brain injuries include:

  • Concussions — Concussions are often considered "mild" brain injuries because they are not life-threatening. However, there can still be serious side effects that can last for weeks. Concussions occur when your brain hits your skull as the result of a direct blow or whiplash-like movement.
  • Contusion — Cerebral contusions are essentially bruises on your brain, or scattered areas of bleeding on the brain's surface. People with a brain contusion often lose consciousness. The injury can cause the brain to swell and cause blood clots, which can be deadly if not treated.
  • Diffuse axonal injury — These injuries occur when the head is suddenly rotated or shaken back and forth. The trauma can tear the brain's nerve fibers (axons), which can cause injury throughout the brain and disrupt the brain's ability to communicate with the body. Severe cases can lead to an extended coma or death.
  • Coup-contrecoup brain injuries — These injuries are named after the French words for "blow" and "counterblow," and involve two separate injuries from the same trauma. The "coup" injury is a contusion, cut or other injury to the brain underneath where the direct blow to the head was. The "contrecoup" injury occurs when the force to the head is severe enough to send the brain crashing against the other side of the skull, resulting in two injuries to the brain. They can often be misdiagnosed as the second injury is not always obvious. If not treated promptly, a coup-contrecoup injury could result in long-term complications.
  • Brain penetration — This occurs when an object penetrates the dura mater, or the thick substance between the skull and brain. These are often the easiest to identify, but also the most lethal and those most likely to lead to lifelong complications. Brain penetration can also occur as the result of a depressed skull fracture.
  • Acquired brain injury — Also called a secondary brain injury, these are not caused by direct trauma to the head. Instead, when there is an injury to another part of the body that restricts blood or oxygen flow to your brain, brain cells will die off, leading to cognitive dysfunction.
What Are the Consequences of a Brain Injury?

What Are the Consequences of a Brain Injury?

The aftermath of a brain injury, and the treatment required to reach maximum medical improvement, depends on the type of injury and its severity. With some injuries, such as a mild concussion, the brain can heal on its own while you monitor your symptoms. Others may take months or years of physical therapy for the brain to relearn how to complete basic tasks. Others may result in permanent personality changes, or disability that prevents you from earning a living as you used to.

Brain Injury Symptoms

For mild brain injuries, you may experience:

  • Headaches
  • Ear ringing
  • Blurred vision
  • Memory or concentration problems
  • Irritability
  • Dizziness
  • Excessive fatigue or insomnia
  • Sensitivity to light and sound

For moderate to severe brain injuries, symptoms include:

  • Loss of consciousness for several minutes to hours
  • Falling in and out of consciousness
  • A headache that will not go away or that worsens
  • Nausea and vomiting
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Dilation of one or both pupils
  • Loss of coordination
  • Inability to wake up
  • Weakness or numbness in your hands or feet
  • Profound confusion
  • Agitation or aggressive behavior
  • Slurred speech

If you experience any symptom associated with a brain injury after an auto accident in St. Louis, seek medical treatment immediately. Delaying could severely limit how well you recover, and could limit your financial compensation in the event of a lawsuit.

After getting medical attention, call Burger Law at (314) 500-HURT for a free case evaluation.

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You should not have to pay for someone else's negligence, but you do not have to go through this process alone. If you are experiencing brain injury symptoms, you cannot work and the insurance adjuster refuses to be fair, it can feel like the whole world is against you. That is when Burger Law will step in, stand by your side and fight back against the bullies who do not want to be held responsible for their actions. Speak to a St. Louis brain injury lawyer today at (314) 500-HURT or contact us online for a free consultation.