Brain Injuries and Motor Vehicle Accidents

Brain injuries can be one of the most devastating consequences of a car accident or truck crash.

According to the Brain Injury Association of Missouri, motor vehicle crashes cause 49 percent all traumatic brain injuries (TBI). Of the head injuries that require a hospital visit, almost half were connected to an auto accident.

In a collision, the motorist may suffer a blow to the head or even a penetrating head injury. According to the Brain Injury Association of America, the brain injury can be mild — only a brief change in mental status or consciousness – or severe. A severe brain injury can leave a person unconscious for an extended period or with amnesia.

Living with the long-term effects of a brain injury can be difficult. The survivor may need help with managing stress, controlling his or her temper and problem solving. When a TBI survivor is unable to return to work, the financial stress on the family may be enormous. Coping with the effects of a severe brain injury can be stressful not only for the survivor but the spouse, children and parents of a TBI survivor.

Fortunately, there are several support groups located across Missouri for TBI survivors and their families. A listing of meeting locations and times is contained on the Brain Injury Association of Missouri Web site.

Brain Injury Lawyer

If you or a loved one has been in a motor vehicle accident and suffered a brain injury, contact The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. For over a decade, we have handled auto and truck accident cases, including claims involving brain injuries. For a free initial consultation, fill out our online contact form or call (314) 361-4242.

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