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Brain Injury Attorney Columbia

If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury in Columbia, you need to consult with an experience Missouri brain injury attorney. At The Bradley Law Firm, we have helped countless families with loved ones suffering from severe, traumatic brain injuries in Columbia and across Missouri. Very few law firms have the necessary experience, financial backing, or understanding to handle these exceedingly complex cases.

When you interview potential law firms to handle your case, ensure the attorney:

  • has successfully tried other brain injury cases
  • is a standing member of a local brain injury association
  • knows what the standard tests for determining brain injury are
  • understands the anatomy of the brain
  • understands what bodily functions each portion of the brain controls
  • understands what role a credited neuropsychologist will serve in the case
  • knows what role a credited neurologist will serve
  • will provide you with past client references with injuries like yours

Attorney E. Ryan Bradley has a degree in biology and a minor in chemistry. He has tried numerous brain injury cases to verdict, as well as being a member of the Missouri Brain Injury Association. You will be challenged to find an attorney with better credentials, education or experience to handle your brain injury case in Columbia.

Epidemiology of a Brain Injury

Traumatic brain injuries can range from mild to severe. Every year, approximately 2 million people sustain some level of brain injury. Of these 2 million victims:

  • around 15% will require hospital stay
  • 5% will have some level of permanent disability
  • 50,000 brain injury victims will die from head trauma

Statistically, men are double the risk at sustaining a brain injury, and people the ages of 15 to 24 are most likely to sustain a traumatic brain injury. However, small children are the greatest risk for severe brain injury as they have not fully developed. On the opposite end of the spectrum, seniors are also at a higher risk due to falling.

Missouri Brain Injuries

In Missouri, 44% of all brain injuries are caused in auto accidents, 26% are due to slip and falls, and 13% are the result of sports injuries. The remainder are caused by assaults and shootings.

Nationwide, severe brain injuries cost over $50 billion. Most victims of severe brain injuries will need some level of assisted care for the remainder of their lives. For those who suffer the most traumatic brain injuries, depending on age and life expectance, the cost for medical and other care expenses can reach over $8 million. A Missouri brain injury costs around $1k/day for medical and the acute phase of care is around 50 days.

For every 8 mild brain injuries, there one moderate brain injury and one traumatic injury. Mild brain injuries can require hospitalization. Additionally, even mild brain injuries can impair a life. Sometime, close family and friends may not even realize a loved one has suffered a traumatic brain injury until they attempt to resume his or her normal daily activities.

As soon as the demands of daily life are once again imposed on a brain injury victim in Columbia, the effects of the injury become pronounced. Many brain injury victims have psychological consequences from their inability to perform everyday tasks, as they once were able to.

Potential Consequences of a Traumatic Brain Injury

Effects of a mild, moderate, or severe TBI can range from social to economic:

  • Lost sense of self
  • Isolation from family/friends
  • Suicidal thoughts
  • Marital issues
  • Unemployment
  • Financial strain
  • Drug/alcohol Abuse

Family and friends of a brain injury victim will be heavily affected by these conditions. Both the physical and emotional exhaustion in caring for a loved one with a brain injury can easily be overwhelming. Many times, families will benefit from seeking guidance from a psychologist.

The experienced brain injury lawyers at The Bradley Law Firm have worked with some of the greatest neuropsychologists and neurologists in Missouri, and can make a recommendation to you and your family. Also, we can refer you to the best Missouri brain injury doctors, so you can be assured that your loved one is receiving the best medical treatment for their condition. Call The Bradley Law Firm today for a free consultation.

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Our Results

Our Personal Injury Attorneys have proudly collected TENS OF MILLIONS of dollars in compensation for clients. Below are some of our recent personal injury case results.

$30M Sexual Assault
$14.25M Motorcyle Crash
$10.5M Fatal Wreck
$4M Product Liability
$4M Wrongful Death
$2M 18-Wheeler Wreck
$2M Wrongful Death Trucking Crash
$2M Wrongful Death Tractor Trailer
$1.7M Van Crash
$1M Truck Crash
$1M 18-Wheeler Wreck
$321K Auto Crash
$300K Motorcycle Wreck
$300K SUV Wreck
$225K Truck Crash


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What Our Clients Are Saying

"Overall, I had a great experience working with The Bradley Law Firm!! I would recommend Ryan and his team to anyone. Being involved in a car accident can be quite stressful and dealing with insurance companies can be even more stressful. Having Ryan in my corner lifted a huge burden off my shoulders and made this process much easier for me. They handled everything. Tina is great…she is awesome! She’s extremely patient and kept me informed throughout the entire process. The Bradley Law Firm team is very personable, easy to talk to, and a pleasure to work with."

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St. Louis Lawyer Disclaimer: The legal information offered herein by The Bradley Law Firm, is not formal legal advice, nor is it the formation of an attorney client relationship. In order for our firm to be considered your attorney there must be a signed agreement between the client and the firm. Any results set forth herein are based solely upon the circumstances of that particular case and offer no promise or guarantee upon the outcome of any other case. Please contact a lawyer for a consultation. This site is not intended to solicit clients outside the State of Missouri or Illinois. The Bradley Law Firm may co-counsel or associate with other law firms around the country at its discretion from initial intake through litigation when it deems appropriate.

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