Kansas City Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyer
Legal Help After a Traumatic Brain Injury
A serious injury has a major impact on the entire family. When it is as serious as a traumatic brain injury, the effects— such as personality changes or speech problems — can mean an entirely new lifestyle. Some family members even feel as if their loved one has turned into a stranger.
For many people, the ultimate extent of the brain trauma is not immediately clear. Symptoms may not even surface for weeks. This is especially common in cases of closed head injury and concussion.
At the Kansas City-based law firm Dollar, Burns & Becker, L.C., our traumatic brain injury attorneys have the experience, compassion, and knowledge to effectively handle personal injury cases involving traumatic brain injury. Whether it is you or a loved one who has been injured, contact us to discuss the accident a lawyer right away. Your initial consultation is free.
Effects of a Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)
Every case involving trauma to the brain is fundamentally individual. Family members often have a hard time dealing with not knowing what to expect. It is especially stressful to deal with this catastrophic injury when it is the result of another party's negligence or wrongdoing.
Our attorneys help accident victims suffering from brain injuries obtain the resources they need for proper medical treatment and support. We also pursue accountability.
If the brain injury resulted from a truck accident, we hold a negligent truck driver or trucking company accountable. If the injury resulted from a serious fall on a construction site, we investigate the accident to determine all contributing causes and responsible parties.
Our goal is always to ensure our clients recover full and fair compensation for their injuries and losses, to pay for the care they will need for the rest of their lives.
Ultimately, the extent of disability and the potential for recovery will depend on what part of the brain suffered damage and to what extent. Common symptoms or effects of traumatic brain injuries include:
- Slurred speech or other speech problems
- Difficulty forming sentences
- Memory loss
- Other cognitive problems
- Mood swings and irritability
- Changes in personality
- Changes in sleeping patters (insomnia or extreme fatigue)
- Loss of motor skills or control
Time Is of the Essence in Traumatic Brain Injury Cases
In accident cases, memories are often essential evidence. Because one common side effect of a traumatic brain injury is memory loss, it is essential to seek proper medical attention AND legal counsel as soon as possible. If you or a loved one has been injured, contact us for a free consultation and experienced legal help.