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How does a car accident brain injury affect your life?

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Missouri Car Accident Attorneys Strive to Help You Recover After Traumatic Brain Injury

In the blink of an eye, a collision can change your life, and this is especially true if you suffer a brain injury. While the impact of a mild concussion fades in a few weeks, a moderate to severe condition affects you in many ways, from how you feel to how you can work, and recovery takes a long time. 

If you’re struggling in the aftermath of an accident that wasn’t your fault, the Missouri serious injury lawyers at Beck & Beck Attorneys are prepared to fight for you to get a settlement or award that reflects the full extent of your damages. 

Brain Injuries Affect You in Many Ways

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a frightening experience. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention indicate that “depending on the severity of the injury, those who get a TBI may face health problems that last a few days or the rest of their lives. For example, a person with a mild TBI or concussion may experience short-term symptoms and feel better within a couple of weeks or months. A person with a moderate or severe TBI may have long-term or life-long effects from the injury—that’s one of the worst possible outcomes after you have been involved in a car accident.” 

A brain injury can impact you in numerous ways including, but not limited to:

  • Concentration and memory
  • Speaking and writing
  • Sleep problems
  • Processing abilities, such as learning, organization, and judgment
  • Paralysis of facial muscles
  • Personality and mood changes
  • Psychiatric disorders
  • Challenges with motor function

Many people go through extensive rehabilitation, which might include physical, speech, and occupational therapy as well as psychological counseling. Some estimates state the average cost of treating a TBI is estimated between $80,000 to more than $3,000,000. 

So, if your TBI is the result of a negligent motorist’s actions, you have the right to pursue compensation for the many economic and non-economic damages you have as a result, but how? Entrust the possibility of your financial recovery to a skilled legal team like the professionals at Beck & Beck. When you hire us, we’ll take charge of investigating the accident, collecting crucial evidence, and handling communication with insurance adjusters—all while you focus on getting better. 

Challenges Some People Face Living With a Traumatic Brain Injury 

Between 30–50 percent of patients who experience TBIs are able to return to work at some point, depending on the success of their rehabilitation. They’re usually able to perform reduced duties, either modified to be less physical than their previous position or they work fewer hours. 

Unfortunately, many other people struggle with the effects of TBIs after a car accident and don’t return to work at all, greatly complicating their financial situation. 

Other long-term effects of a TBI create a breakdown in interpersonal relationships, as some people may not have the ability to process emotions as they did before the accident. Other TBI patients are also more prone to outbursts or erratic behavior. Depending on the severity of your condition, you might also need help with routine tasks and activities. And in more catastrophic cases, permanent disability causes additional complications. 

Need Help After a Missouri Car Accident? Turn to Beck & Beck Attorneys 

You deserve the chance to establish a better life after suffering a traumatic brain injury caused by an accident that wasn’t your fault. Medical bills are just a fraction of your brain injury damages. You should be fully compensated for all that you have lost. 

While Beck & Beck’s legal team can’t roll back time to undo the accident, we can fight for you now. Our purpose is to reinforce your legal rights to fair compensation and build a rock-solid case against the party responsible for your injuries. We also prove the value of your claim by working with various medical experts, accident reconstruction specialists, and others who understand the challenges presented by such a devastating incident and who can support why you need proper restitution. Trust Paul Beck and John Beck to help you rebuild your life, one piece at a time. 

Choose Beck & Beck When You’re Injured in an Accident

After being hurt in a car, truck, or motorcycle accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you need a skilled, dedicated personal injury attorney to help ensure you receive all the compensation you deserve. The lawyers at Beck & Beck are here to help you navigate the complicated legal system and get your life back on track.

Beck & Beck is the only Missouri law firm that focuses entirely on Missouri auto accident cases. We have extensive knowledge of personal injury law, and clients can feel assured that they’ll receive excellent legal representation. If you’ve been injured in a Missouri car accident, contact us online, or call our office directly at 314-451-7586.