What Is A Traumatic Brain Injury?

Often called a concussion, a brain injury is a neurological condition affecting the normal functions of the brain, including cognition, memory and motor functions. According to data compiled by the Centers for Disease Control and Injury Prevention, the leading causes of traumatic brain injury (TBI) are falls (accounting for 35.2 percent), motor vehicle accidents (17.3 percent), struck by/against events (16.5 percent) and assaults (10 percent).

Attorneys at The Copeland Law Firm are well-versed in handling any type of TBI that was sustained due to the negligence of another person. The long-term effects of a brain injury can be significant and costly. Mr. Copeland is educated and experienced in obtaining maximum compensation on behalf of his injured clients.

If your loved one sustained a brain injury due to the negligence of another person, we will help you navigate the complexities of your personal injury claim. We have been helping injured clients and their families since 1984. Contact us in Columbia, Missouri, today to schedule a free initial consultation with one of our lawyers.

Common symptoms of concussions and other brain injuries

According to the Brain Injury Association of America's website, you should seek medical attention if you are experiencing any of the following symptoms of brain injury:

  • Short-term memory loss
  • Irritability or changes in personality noticed by loved ones
  • Numbness
  • Excessive drowsiness
  • Severe headache
  • Weakness in your arms or legs
  • Dizziness or loss of visions
  • Slurred speech
  • Loss of consciousness or confusion
  • Vomiting or nausea

TBI can be difficult for the injured person to notice. It is very common that the injured person is the last one to realize they have suffered a TBI. Neuropsychological evaluation can diagnose TBI. However, it is common for CAT scans and MRIs to show that a brain damaged individual is within "normal limits" — even when the injured person actually has a significant brain injury. Brain injury attorney L. G. Copeland has experience over many years working with leading neuropsychologists, neurosurgeons, and other medical professionals playing key roles in TBI diagnosis. We take all factors into account — medical history and testimony from friends and family — prior to making a comprehensive demand for compensation for our clients.

L. G. Copeland understands that TBIs are life-changing injuries that affect entire families. We are here to help your family obtain fair compensation for the losses you have sustained due to medical bills, job loss, pain and suffering, wrongful death due to chronic traumatic encephalopathy (CTE) and other losses. While your life may never go back to how it was, we believe that with adequate compensation and accommodations, you will be able to adjust your life to your current condition.

For Legal Help Regarding Brain Trauma, Contact Us to Schedule a Free Initial Consultation

The Copeland Law Firm partners with experts in the field of neuropsychology and neurosurgery to understand the full extent of your TBI. We seek fair compensation that can be used to pay medical bills and help the injured person adjust to his or her new circumstances. If you would like more information about how we can help you, please call us at 573-397-5277 or toll free at 573-397-5277 to schedule a free initial consultation. You can also contact us online.