Springfield, Missouri Law Firm Helps Families Pursue Claims for Brain and Spinal Injuries
Providing trusted guidance after a catastrophic accident
Victims of brain and spinal cord injuries often require lifelong medical treatment and personal care. At Lowther Johnson Attorneys at Law, LLC, we have the experience, knowledge and skill to address the unique challenges you face. As one of the largest law firms in Springfield, we have the resources to pursue these often complex cases and obtain full recovery of damages for our clients. You can count on our personal injury lawyers to explain your rights clearly and fight for your right to compensation through every step of the legal process.
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when a sudden physical assault on the head causes damage to the brain. Closed head injuries involve a jarring of the brain against the skull, while penetrating or open head injuries involve skull fracture. Concussions are the mildest and most common form of TBI.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), an estimated 1.7 million Americans sustain a TBI every year, resulting in 52,000 fatalities and 275,000 hospitalizations. TBI is a contributing factor to a third of all injury-related deaths in the United States.
The diagnosis and treatment of TBI can be a long and difficult process for injury victims and their loved ones. Serious brain injuries can lead to long-lasting and even permanent cognitive, emotional and functional impairments. Frontal lobe injuries can lead to behavioral changes and attention deficits, while temporal lobe injuries can interfere with language, memory, learning and behavior. In some cases, these conditions require extensive rehabilitation or permanent care.
Spinal cord injuries
Spinal cord injury often occurs following trauma to the vertebrae that make up the spinal column. Because the spinal column is responsible for transmitting signals between the brain and the rest of the body, damage can result in temporary or permanent neurologic impairments, including paraplegia.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 200,000 Americans are currently living with spinal cord injuries. An estimated 12,000 to 20,000 new cases are diagnosed each year. Common back and neck injuries include spinal burst fractures, spinal wedge fractures and whiplash.
Spinal cord injuries often have long-term health consequences. Neurologic impairments can impact nearly every part of the body, including the respiratory, gastrointestinal and musculoskeletal systems. Victims who suffer quadriplegia, which involves the loss of physical ability in both the arms and legs, may lose the ability to care for themselves independently and face costly health care and living expenses.
Compensation for brain and spinal cord injuries
Brain and spinal cord injuries are often caused by severe trauma to the body. Many occur on Missouri roadways, including motorcycle accidents, truck accidents, pedestrian accidents and auto accidents. Other common causes of head and back injuries include slip and fall accidents, sports injuries, medical malpractice, violence, and construction falls and other work-related accidents.
When a brain injury or spinal injury is caused by someone else’s wrongful or negligent conduct, you need qualified legal representation. At Lowther Johnson Attorneys at Law, LLC our injury lawyers are equipped to investigate your claim, file a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit and aggressively protect your best interests every step of the way.
Serious brain and spinal cord injuries can last a lifetime. Our personal injury attorneys work diligently to obtain the best compensation. Potential damages include:
To calculate the full extent of the damages, we retain reliable experts to develop a comprehensive life-care plan that documents the full extent of the financial and emotional losses. Whether negotiating with the insurance company or pursuing your case at trial, we aggressively fight for your right to full and fair compensation.
Contact an experienced brain and spinal injury lawyer in Springfield today
If you or your loved one suffered a serious brain or spinal cord injury, Lowther Johnson Attorneys at Law, LLC is equipped to investigate your claim and fight aggressively on your behalf. Call our office today at 417-866-7777 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Our Springfield office is conveniently located on the 20th floor of the Hammons Tower, across from the federal courthouse and Springfield Cardinals stadium.