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Columbia Head Injury Attorney

Head and brain injuries

For nearly 60 years, the Columbia head injury attorneys at the Law Office of Eng & Woods, Attorneys at Law have worked tirelessly for victims of injury caused by negligence. Most head and brain injuries occur because of preventable accidents. And sadly, many head injuries have lifelong effects and associated expenses, such as those for special needs, medication expenses, doctor appointments, and essential equipment. We understand the countless physical and financial obstacles you face, and are committed to helping you obtain the compensation you deserve.

Recognizing head injury symptoms

While many head injuries are visibly obvious and receive the necessary attention, others that occur in seemingly minor accidents could go unnoticed. It is essential to seek full examination following any accident in which you experience trauma to the head or neck, even if there are no immediate symptoms. Moreover, be vigilant in looking for any of the following signs of a more serious head or brain injury after an accident.  Be sure to revisit the doctor and consult with a personal injury attorney if you have any concerns, such as the following:

  • Persistent or worsening headaches
  • Nausea that will not go away
  • Dizziness/vertigo
  • Constant ringing in the ears
  • Aches and pains in the neck
  • Feelings of anxiety, confusion, discontent, irritability or depression, or frequent and noticeable changes in behavior
  • Unrelenting tiredness
  • Dilated pupils, or pupils of different sizes
  • Impaired walking or speaking
  • Weakness or numbness in the arms or legs
  • Seizures
  • Vomiting
  • Drainage of clear or bloody fluids from the ears or nose
  • Memory loss

The severity of head and brain injuries

Although most people fully recover from head injuries, those that are most serious often have lasting effects, especially when the brain is concerned. When diagnosing head and brain injuries, physicians take computerized tomography (CT) scans, or magnetic resonance images (MRIs) to assess the level of severity they are dealing with. These tests can be very expensive, but are useful in diagnosing common head injuries such as concussions, contusions, skull fractures and hematoma. If one of these conditions goes undiagnosed or untreated, it increases the risk for limits or restrictions to blood and oxygen in the brain. Ultimately, permanent severe brain damage could be the result.

You are entitled to financial coverage for your head or brain injury

If you or a loved one is dealing with the effects of a head or brain condition that occurred as the result of negligence, the Columbia head injury lawyers of Eng & Woods, Attorneys at Law are here to help you. Call us today at 573.874.4190 or contact the firm online to schedule an initial consultation. You can also call our toll-free number at 877-888-2345. From our office in Columbia, we represent clients throughout the mid-Missouri area, including those living in Boonville, Fulton, Jefferson City, Moberly, Mexico, Ashland and all surrounding areas.