Whether it’s caused by an auto accidentmotorcycle accident, or drug injury, a traumatic brain injury (TBI) can result in impairments that affect motor skills, personality, thinking ability, and more. These impairments can cause victims to lose their abilities to work, make decisions, or even live independently.

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“Cofman Townsley are like family to me. They explain things thoroughly, make sure that I understand, and that I am taken care of. David Nissenholtz and Paula were super to me, and helped me through a long and difficult process where I had years of medical treatment and much stress. They care about people and take time to listen. I would refer my friends and family members to them because I trust they will take good care of them.”

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Types of Traumatic Brain Injuries

TBIs are classified into three levels of severity:

  • Mild TBI
    Mild TBIs—also known as concussions—may cause brief unconsciousness, confusion, and memory problems. Most people recover from the effects of concussions within hours or days.
  • Moderate TBI
    Moderate TBIs can cause unconsciousness that lasts for a few minutes to a few hours. Confusion may last for several days or even weeks, and physical or cognitive impairments are often permanent.
  • Severe TBI
    Severe TBIs cause extensive damage to the brain, which can lead to prolonged periods of unconsciousness that last for months, years, or even indefinitely. Common conditions caused by severe TBIs include vegetative state, coma, and even death.

Moderate and severe TBIs require high-quality medical care and treatment. Our Missouri and Southern Illinois traumatic brain injury lawyers will work with your loved one to make sure he or she gets the required medical attention for the injury, while also preparing the case for trial.

Spinal Cord Injury

Spinal cord injuries can cause permanent paralysis in the limbs or throughout the entire body. Depending on the area of the injury, people who suffer spinal cord injuries may not be able to walk, use their arms, or even breathe without assistance. The loss of independence caused by spinal cord injuries can be devastating, as victims may lose their abilities to work or take care of themselves.

3 Types of Spinal Cord Injuries

There are three major types of spinal cord injuries:

  • Cervical
    The cervical region of the spine is located in the neck. Injuries to this area can affect the entire body and affect movement of limbs, breathing, heart rate regulation, and more.
  • Thoracic
    The thoracic region of the spine is in the torso. Injuries to this area often affect the legs, bowel/bladder, and abdominal muscles, while sparing the hands, arms, and breathing abilities.
  • Lumbar/Sacral
    The lumbar/sacral region of the spine is located in the pelvis. Injuries to this area can cause problems with bowel and bladder control and can impair sexual function, as well as cause weakness or paralysis in the hips and legs.

Spinal cord injuries are classified as complete or incomplete. People with complete injuries don’t usually regain much function, while people with incomplete injuries may recover some or all function over a period of time.

Why Get Cofman Townsley?

The legal team at Cofman Townsley is dedicated to helping families across Missouri and Southern Illinois that are going through hard times. We give all clients equal attention and the respect they deserve—no matter what type of case they have. It’s our goal to take the stress of the injury off your shoulders, while you focus on being there for your loved one. Dial (314) 499-1190 or fill out a free contact form.