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The Floyd Law Firm can help you understand your legal rights. Contact us today for a free case consultation with a St. Louis brain injury attorney.

A brain injury is a life-changing diagnosis. You may suddenly be faced with thousands of dollars in medical expenses in addition to lost wages from the inability to earn. Brain injuries can also inflict immense physical pain and emotional suffering. If someone else is responsible for causing you or a loved one’s brain injury, you may be eligible for financial compensation.

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Why Choose Us for Your Brain Injury Lawyers in St. Louis?

No one should take on a legal claim for damages like medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering alone—especially while trying to recover from a brain injury or care for a loved one who has suffered a brain injury. The attorneys at The Floyd Law Firm are a father and son team who treats all clients with the respect and dignity they deserve while advocating for the maximum compensation for their damages. In a personal injury claim, the word “damages” refers to the economic and non-economic consequences of an injury. A brain injury has many serious consequences for victims. A lawyer from The Floyd Law Firm will provide the following advantages to your brain injury claim in St. Louis:

  • A free case consultation and no fees until we win your case
  • A strong reputation for winning thousands of cases and securing millions of dollars in settlements and jury awards for our injured clients
  • Over six decades of combined legal experience in Missouri personal injury law in St. Louis and the surrounding area
  • A dedicated advocate to guide you through the claim process with an individualized strategy and personal attention to your case
  • A winning tradition from an award-winning law firm ready to put a powerful voice behind your claim for the compensation you deserve

Call the brain injury law firm in St. Louis at The Floyd Law Firm today for a free case consultation so we can begin working on a legal strategy tailored to advance your claim in the best way possible.

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Meet Mark L. Floyd – Attorney and Managing Partner

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Mark L. Floyd has over 25 years of legal experience. Mark began his career with a notable $1.96 million jury verdict and has since secured multiple 7-figure verdicts and settlements, including a landmark $5 million workers’ compensation and third-party negligence case. He was the youngest lawyer in St. Louis to earn an “A” rating from Martindale-Hubbell.

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“The injuries I received from hazardous materials on a job site not only ended my career, they will plague me every day for the rest of my life. The Floyd Law Firm believed in my right to live the rest of my days as comfortably as possible. No amount of money will restore my health, but the settlement they helped me win has made a huge difference in my life. My faith, my loving wife of 33 years and The Floyd Law Firm have helped me pick up the pieces and continue with a fulfilling life.”


What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?

Brain injuries may occur from natural medical conditions such as a stroke or from lack of oxygen during a heart attack or a difficult birth, but when an individual sustains a brain injury as a result of outside trauma, it’s a traumatic brain injury. Traumatic brain injuries occur from blunt trauma, a strong jolt or shaking, or from an open head wound. When tearing, bleeding, bruising, or swelling occurs in the brain, it damages the delicate tissue that contains millions of neurons responsible for sending the critical messages that control bodily functions. These cells do not regenerate, though the brain may develop new pathways to maximize healing and restore function.

Brain injuries may be mild, moderate, or severe.

Are Brain Injuries Common In Missouri?

Each year, over 1.5 million Americans are diagnosed with brain injuries, with 230,000 requiring hospitalization. Instances of brain injuries rise each year in the United States, including in Missouri. Emergency departments and hospitals report an average of 12,700 brain injuries in Missouri alone each year. Falls are the number one cause of brain injuries, followed by car accidents, contact sports, and acts of violence. Fortunately, around 70% of brain injuries are mild, predominantly diagnoses of mild concussions. However, even a mild brain injury can quickly cause financial hardship, with medical expenses and lost time from work. Repeated concussions may also lead to an irreversible brain injury later in the victim’s life, with symptoms similar to those of Alzheimer’s Syndrome.

Many brain injuries in Missouri result from car accidents and falls, but some stem from other forms of negligence, such as medical malpractice, as in instances of anesthesia errors or birth injuries. When a brain injury results from negligent, reckless, or wrongful behavior, the victims shouldn’t be left with the consequences without substantial compensation.

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Recoverable Damages in a St. Louis Brain Injury Case

If you or someone you love gets diagnosed with a brain injury after a preventable accident, you may be able to go up against one or more parties in pursuit of financial compensation for your related losses. You may be eligible to recover compensation for the following:

  • Necessary medical care (past and future)
  • Therapies and rehabilitation
  • Lost wages
  • Lost future capacity to earn due to a disability
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Mental and emotional trauma
  • Loss of enjoyment of life
  • Wrongful death damages, if applicable
  • In rare cases, punitive damages

Proving negligence is easier with help from a St. Louis brain injury attorney. Our brain injury lawyers in St. Louis can investigate your accident, collect evidence of fault and help you negotiate a fair settlement with an insurance company. If necessary, your St. Louis personal injury lawyer can take your brain injury case to trial in Missouri.

Common Causes of Brain Injuries

Negligence means failing to use proper care or to behave with the level of care that someone with reasonable prudence would have under the same circumstances. In Missouri, if one person’s negligence results in injury to another person, including a brain injury, the victim can file a personal injury claim. Common incidents that lead to brain injury lawsuits in St. Louis include:

The St. Louis traumatic brain injury lawyers at The Floyd Law Firm have experience handling many different types of cases. We can navigate catastrophic injury claims and wrongful death claims in St. Louis involving traumatic brain injuries. Our lawyers can help you understand the circumstances surrounding your accident and your rights as a victim.

Proving Liability In a Brain Injury Claim

When an individual or business acts in a careless or reckless manner and it results in an injury, they are responsible for providing compensation for the damages to the victim. Typically, this compensation comes through the appropriate insurance company, like auto insurance liability for a car accident, or premises liability insurance after a slip-and-fall accident. Drivers, business owners, negligent doctors, manufacturers of defective products, negligent vehicle repair shops, and those who commit violent acts against another are all common defendants in personal injury claims for traumatic brain injuries. Proving liability requires documenting evidence to show the following legal points of negligence occurred in the case:

  • The at-fault party owed a duty of care to take reasonable measures to avoid causing injury
  • They breached this duty through negligence, recklessness, or wrongdoing
  • The negligent breach of duty directly caused a brain injury
  • The injury victim has suffered significant economic and non-economic damages due to the injury

Once your attorney from The Floyd Law Firm documents evidence of liability and carefully calculates your damages, they will make a compelling claim against the at-fault party’s insurance and begin negotiating a settlement.

The majority of brain injury cases are resolved through a settlement so the victim rarely has to see a courtroom. However, the attorneys at Floyd Law Firm are experienced litigators who won’t hesitate to take your case before a jury if it’s required to secure full compensation for your damages.

Speak with a St.Louis brain injury attorney today. Call (314) 863-4114.

Types of Brain Injuries

A brain injury describes harm done to any part of the brain, including the tissues and cells. Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) come from an external source of trauma, such as a bump or a blow to the head. Acquired brain injuries (ABIs) are caused by internal damage, such as a loss of oxygen to the brain.

There are many different types of brain injuries, including:

  • Concussions
  • Contusions
  • Hemorrhage (bleeding)
  • Hematoma (bruising)
  • Edema (swelling)
  • Coup-contrecoup injury
  • Diffuse axonal injury
  • Closed head injury
  • Open or penetrating head injury

Brain injuries can cause symptoms such as headache, dizziness, blurred vision, nausea, vomiting, sleep issues, personality changes, mood swings, cognitive difficulties, seizures, coma, and death.

Every brain injury is unique. Some do not show symptoms right away, making it important for an accident victim to see a doctor if he or she hit his or her head, even if asymptomatic.

What Are the Symptoms of a Brain Injury?

Symptoms of a brain injury vary according to the severity and location of the injury. Some symptoms take hours or even days to develop, as pressure builds inside the skull from bleeding or swelling. Symptoms may include any of the following:

  • Headache
  • Nausea
  • Blurred vision
  • Dizziness
  • Ringing in the ears
  • Drowsiness
  • Slurred speech or difficulty finding words
  • Mood changes
  • Sleep disturbances


If you or a loved one exhibits any symptoms of a brain injury after a fall, car accident, violent jolt, vigorous shaking, or a blow to the head, it’s critical to seek emergency medical treatment. Prompt treatment can help to minimize the damage to the brain.

Long-Term Consequences of Brain Injuries

Mild brain injuries are fully recoverable, but frequent concussions may lead to post-concussion syndrome and long-term cognitive consequences later. More severe brain injuries have serious long-term impacts on survivors, including the following:

  • Cognitive impairment, including difficulty with speech, communication, concentration,  and information processing
  • Physical deficiencies such as difficulty with balance, gait, gross motor skills, and fine motor skills
  • Problems with mood and personality changes
  • Difficulties with emotional regulation
  • Depression
  • Anxiety
  • “Locked-in” syndrome (inability to move while remaining fully conscious)
  • Coma or vegetative state

The most severe brain injuries lead to brain death, which is a fatal condition. If your loved one died due to a preventable brain injury, the St. Louis wrongful death lawyers at The Floyd Law Firm are ready to help. Close family members may recover compensation for their loss, including funeral costs and lost income and benefits for the number of working years the injury victim would have had left to them had they survived their injury.

Contact a St. Louis Brain Injury Lawyer Today

At The Floyd Law Firm, we stand up for the rights of brain injury victims and their surviving loved ones. We can help if you or someone you love was recently diagnosed with a brain injury after a preventable accident. Our St. Louis brain injury attorneys will fight for the case results that you deserve. Start with a free case consultation when you contact us. Call (314) 863-4114 today.