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Brain injuries can be some of the most devastating types of injuries victims of an accident can suffer. Missouri brain injury lawyer John M. Cichelero knows that head trauma caused by automobile accidents, truck accidents, motorcycle accidents, or fall injuries can leave victims with severe disabilities. As a result, more compensation may be required and obtained from the careless person who caused the injury.

If you would like to speak with Attorney Cichelero for a free consultation, call 314-205-2886 today.


Brain injuries can be caused when the occupant of a motor vehicle strikes their head on the inside of the vehicle during a car accident. These types of injuries can also arise from the rapid deceleration of a vehicle involved in a collision. When the skull is struck or shaken, the brain forcibly strikes the inside of the skull. This type of blow can tear and damage nerve fibers in the brain and can result in bleeding and hematoma of the brain. The accompanying pressure and swelling of the brain can cause damage to areas of the brain responsible for basic function.


An experienced St. Louis brain injury lawyer will understand that brain injuries can result from a closed head injury or an open head injury. When an open head injury is involved, the skull has actually been pierced and the brain damaged. In cases of closed head injury, the skull has not been pierced or fractured. Someone who has suffered contact with the head, like what often results from rapid deceleration of a motor vehicle, can have a brain injury in the form of a closed head injury even though there might be no outward sign of trauma to the head or skull. If you or your loved one were involved in a significant car accident and you exhibit the symptoms of a head injury, even though visible signs of an injury to the head are not present, you should seek medical treatment immediately.


Brain injuries can be mild, moderate, or severe. Symptoms of mild brain injury include headache, confusion, and problems concentrating. The symptoms of moderate and more severe brain injury may include persistent headaches, vomiting, slurred speech and confusion. For more information on the causes and symptoms of head injuries from car and truck accidents, click here. St. Louis brain injury lawyer John M. Cichelero has handled many different types of both open and closed head injuries.


In more serious cases, a traumatic brain injury victim may have seizures or convulsions. Traumatic brain injuries, such as those from car accidents, can lead to diminished cognitive function. Because the brain controls many areas of cognitive function, including a person’s thought process, reasoning, and mood, brain injury can impair a person’s personality. If you or someone close to you suffered a traumatic brain injury due to a serious Missouri car accident, truck accident, or fall, prompt medical attention should be sought.


Living with a life-long brain injury can be very challenging for the victim as well as for the victim’s family. More severe brain injuries can change the course of a person’s life forever. There are various community organizations that assist victims of traumatic brain injury as well as their families. In St. Louis, Missouri resources for assistance can be found at the Center for Head Injury Services.


From practicing law for nearly 25 years, St. Louis brain injury attorney John M. Cichelero understands that brain injuries from Missouri accidents should be taken very seriously. When any head injury symptoms arise, the injury victim should seek prompt medical evaluation. Medical evaluation may include a CT scan or an MRI of the head. If a traumatic brain injury is suspected or diagnosed, long term evaluation and treatment might require physical therapy, vocational therapy, and evaluation by a neurologist or neuropsychologist.


If you have suffered a brain injury in an accident, contact attorney John M. Cichelero for a free consultation. Your claim will be handled on a No Fee if No Recovery basis. If you would like to discuss your claim with Mr. Cichelero, please contact him directly via e-mail, or call 314-205-2886. He handles cases in St. Louis City, St. Louis County, Jefferson County, St. Francois County, Franklin County, Washington County, Lincoln County, Madison County, Kansas City, Jackson County, Greene County and any other county or city within Missouri. Mr. Cichelero also represents clients in some parts of Illinois, such as Granite City, Collinsville, Fairmont City, Alton, Edwardsville, Belleville, Shiloh, O’Fallon, and Fairview Heights.

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