St. Louis Catastrophic Injury Attorney

Goldson Hoekel, LLC represents clients throughout Missouri who have suffered all types of serious injuries, including traumatic brain injury, spinal cord injuries, broken bones, and burns.  When these injuries are caused by another person’s negligent, reckless, or wrongful acts, our attorneys may be able to help you recover financial compensation for your harm. 

St. Louis Traumatic Brain Injury

A traumatic brain injury (TBI) is caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or a penetrating head injury that disrupts normal brain function.  It may be caused by a wide range of accidents, including car, truck, or motorcycle accidents; workplace or construction site accidents; or slip or trip and fall accidents.  TBI can range in severity from mild to severe and, in some cases, it can result in further injuries, such as a blood clot in the brain.  Signs of dangerous TBI may include:

  • Worsening headache that doesn’t go away
  • Weakness, numbness, or decreased coordination
  • Repeated vomiting or nausea
  • Slurred speech.
  • Drowsiness or inability to wake up
  • One pupil is larger than the other
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Inability to recognize people or places
  • Increased confusion, restlessness, or agitation
  • Unusual behavior
  • Lost consciousness

If you or a loved one may be suffering from TBI, it is important to seek immediate medical attention.  Diagnosing TBI may be difficult, as symptoms may not arise for days, weeks, or even months after an accident.  In addition, diagnosing and treating TBI can be quite costly, including any emergency treatment or hospitalization, surgery to correct blood clots, diagnostic equipment such as a CT scan or MRI, medications, and rehabilitation.

St. Louis Spinal Cord Injuries

A spinal cord injury (SCI) may be caused by any sudden blow to the spine that fracture or dislocates vertebrae.  When displaced bone fragments, disc material, or ligaments bruise or tear into the spinal cord tissue, it may cause temporary or permanent damage.  If SCI is "partial," an injured person may retain motor or sensory function below the site of injury.  If the injury is "complete," the injured person will likely suffer paralysis below the site of injury.  However, aggressive treatment and rehabilitation, including consultations with medical experts such as rehabilitation specialists, orthopedic surgeons, neurosurgeons, and psychiatrists, can help minimize the serious consequences of these injuries. 

St. Louis Burn Injuries

Our firm handles all types of St. Louis burn injuries caused by explosions, electrocutions, and other accidents, whether arising from defective products, dangerous work conditions, construction site accidents, or vehicle accidents.  For additional information on our burn injury cases, please see burns and explosions

Help for Serious Injuries

When an injury is serious, it may have long-lasting repercussions that can affect all or part of your life.  By securing experienced legal counsel early on after your injury, you may be able to obtain the compensation you need to pay for medical treatments to help minimize the consequences of your injuries, as well as for your other financial, physical, and emotional harms.  Contact Goldson Hoekel, LLC today for a free analysis of your case.