BRAIN AND HEAD INJURIES ATTORNEY IN KANSAS CITY & MISSOURI
Kansas City Personal Injury Attorneys
It is not unusual for the driver in a car accident to step out of the vehicle, check for broken bones or bleeding, and decide that he or she is fine. Sometimes, the driver is fine. Other times, he or she may have suffered a serious brain injury, and should seek medical help immediately.
After an accident, you may face many medical and financial challenges. At Adler & Manson, we are committed to helping head injury victims recover to the fullest extent possible, and a critical part of that is recovering the money needed to cover medical expenses and more. When you choose our firm, we will work tirelessly to get the maximum compensation on behalf of you or your loved one.
Types of Brain Injuries
Closed head trauma occurs when the victim strikes an object or is struck by an object, but the object does not penetrate the skull. Nevertheless, the force of the blow causes tissue damage inside the cranium.
- Concussion — A concussion is a shaking of the brain, often causing physical trauma to connective and other tissues. Physicians say that the worst concussion is one in which the brain is twisted in the skull. Most people with concussions recover quickly and fully. Nevertheless, some concussions lead to long-term memory loss, cognitive difficulties, and an increased disposition for a future concussion if struck in the head again.
- Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) — A mild traumatic brain injury may cause cognitive problems such as headache, difficulty thinking, memory problems, attention deficits, mood swings, and frustration. In a severe case of TBI, the victim may lose consciousness for more than half an hour and experience long-term and/or short-term memory loss. Effects can range from impairment of high-level functions to a coma. Survivors of a severe TBI can have limited function of arms and legs, abnormal speech or language, loss of cognition, personality changes, or emotional outbursts similar to post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
- Coma — Sometimes, a coma is induced to treat brain injuries, in order to give swollen tissue time to heal. Other times, the brain injury itself causes the coma, which may last hours or years. A non-induced coma is one of the most challenging and agonizing conditions for family members. It is never certain if, when, or to what extent the patient will recover.
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For many families, life is not the same after a traumatic brain injury (TBI). In addition to overwhelming financial and emotional issues, family dynamics are also affected. Because of this profound impact, closed head injuries are often classified as catastrophic injuries.
At Adler & Manson, our Kansas City brain injury lawyers are committed to seeking the maximum compensation for families who have been stricken with this grave affliction. Our extensive experience with brain injury cases, as well as other personal injury claims, makes us uniquely qualified to handle these complex matters.