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Aurora, Monett and Mt. Vernon Brain Injury Attorneys

Representing the Victims of Traumatic Brain Injury in Southern Missouri

Dealing with a traumatic brain injury can be challenging, particularly because the symptoms of a traumatic brain injury or TBI may not be immediately apparent. Many accident victims only realize they have a TBI when, following a crash, they have unexpected neurological symptoms.

The first 24 hours following the accident can be particularly critical. At Pettit & Cowherd Law Firm, our brain injury lawyers in Aurora, Monett and Mt. Vernon have been advocating for accident victims since 1957. We have an impressive track record, recovering millions of dollars in damages for thousands of clients.

Identifying a Traumatic Brain Injury

Quickly and accurately diagnosing a TBI following a car crash or other accident is heavily dependent on seeking out a medical examination immediately after the incident.

Common symptoms of TBI can include:

  • Concussion
  • Sensory issues—blurred vision, double vision, loss of sense of smell, etc.
  • Slurred speech
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Loss of consciousness for any length of time during or after the accident
  • Difficulty waking from sleep
  • Seizures or muscle weakness

Crashworthiness Doctrine and What it Could Mean For You

Over half of recorded TBIs occur as the result of a car accident. “Crashworthiness doctrine” refers to the legal understanding that, while no private automobile is intended to collide with another object, automobile manufacturers are required to design cars that have taken into consideration foreseeable occurrences during everyday use of their vehicles. If your car accident was caused by an automotive defect, that is a significant factor in your case.

Over 100 Years of Combined Legal Experience

If you or someone close to you has been in an accident and sustained a TBI, we want to help! We realize that recovery from such injuries can be a long and difficult process, but that shouldn’t stop you from obtaining your legal rights. Our personal injury lawyers in Aurora, Monett and Mt. Vernon are prepared to work closely with you to build your case. The last thing anyone should have to do after a TBI is to take on the legal system alone.

Please reach out at Pettit & Cowherd Law Firm today at (417) 222-6640. All consultations are free of charge, and Spanish-language options are available!

Why Hire Pettit & Cowherd Law Firm?

Your Recovery is Too Important Not To
  • All attorneys have trial experience & are prepared to go to trial.

  • Over 100 years of combined injury law experience.

  • Lawyers work closely with each client on a case-by-case basis.

  • Direct access to the same attorney from start to finish.

  • Lawyers & paralegals approach each case with compassion.

  • Long track record of successful verdicts & settlements.

  • Spanish language option available for clients who need it.

  • Committed to serving the local Aurora, MO community.


  • American Association for justice (AAFJ)
  • Martindale Hubbell AV Rating
  • BBB A+ Rating
  • Springfield Metropolitan Bar
  • MATA
  • Missouri Bar Association