Kansas City Traumatic Brain Injury Lawyers
Brain Injury Claims in Missouri
Doctors often say that people who suffer a head injury aren’t typically the first ones to notice its effects. Often, it is the victim’s family members, friends, or co-workers who first notice the short-term memory loss, personality changes, and problems handling simple daily tasks that often accompany traumatic brain injuries.
In most cases, traumatic brain injuries are permanent. If you or a family member is exhibiting signs of cognitive disability, seek medical attention immediately. Then, talk to one of the personal injury trial lawyers at Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, Chtd. Our team can help you file a brain injury claim and seek fair compensation from the negligent person or party that caused the accident that led to your injury. To date, our Kansas City traumatic brain injury lawyers have secured more than $625 million for injured individuals and their families throughout Missouri and the Midwest.
Call our office at (816) 542-5999 or contact us online to request a free consultation. There are no attorneys’ fees unless we win your case.
Signs of Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, range in severity, but there is no such thing as a “mild” TBI. Whether you have suffered a concussion in a sports-related accident or your loved one sustained a severe blow to the head in a car crash, it is imperative that you seek medical attention at the first sign of a brain injury.
TBI symptoms take several forms, including physical signs, cognitive issues, and even emotional changes. In the immediate aftermath of an accident, as well as in the days and weeks that follow, be aware of any signs of a serious brain injury.
Physical TBI symptoms include:
- Slurred speech
- Loss of taste
- Blurred vision
- Loss of feeling in fingers and hands
- Reduced or loss of mobility
Some of the cognitive signs of a TBI include:
- Short and long-term memory loss
- Inability to complete simple tasks
- Inability to recognize familiar surroundings and people
Emotional signs of a brain injury can include:
- Wild mood swings
- Permanent change in personality
- Unusually quick to anger
The Effects of a Brain Injury
One of the worst possible injuries that a person could sustain is a brain injury. A brain injury is an incident of insult to the brain that causes damage that is sometimes immediate and sometimes delayed or gradual. Each type of brain injury is unique because the damage may affect different parts of the brain. For example, traumatic brain injury occurs when an external force causes brain trauma, while acquired brain injury may arise from a tumor or neurological illness. Nevertheless, any type of brain injury can dramatically change anybody’s life.
These changes arise from the various complications that may gradually occur in a brain injury victim. Some issues will happen immediately or soon after the brain is damaged, while others won’t appear until days, weeks, or even months later. This is one reason why some brain injuries go undetected for long periods of time until severe complications show up. For example, a person suffering a TBI may experience seizures within the first week, but with nerve damage, a person may suffer a gradual increase in loss of vision, loss of facial sensation, paralysis, and swallowing problems.
A brain injury may cause intellectual concerns, such as cognitive problems with learning, reasoning, judgment, and attention. A brain-injured patient could have trouble making decisions and beginning or completing tasks. Behavior and emotions are also often impacted.
For example, a brain injury victim may exhibit:
- Risky behavior
- Mood swings
- Problems with self-control and anger
Severe brain injuries can result in the victim going into a coma or a vegetative state. Widespread damage in the brain might lead to brain death.
Aside from these complications, a brain injury patient may be slammed with expensive medical bills due to hospital stays, long-term medical care, medications, and other treatments. These expenses can be a huge burden on the victim and their family.
How Our Firm Can Help
Thousands of Americans are affected by traumatic brain injuries every year. Our Kansas City-based law firm is familiar with the many different brain injuries that can arise from all types of accidents including car crashes, workplace accidents, and medical malpractice. We understand the medical and emotional issues that often result from TBIs, as well as the needs of the patient to achieve full recovery.
Our firm has extensive experience with the complex issues associated with brain injuries. We will work to obtain a financial recovery so you can have the proper medical and rehabilitative care you need. Our Kansas City traumatic brain injury attorneys often work with experts to calculate the future economic loss and long-term care costs you face. We know that dealing with a brain injury is difficult, but the proper legal guidance may alleviate your hardships and struggle.
Why Choose Shamberg, Johnson & Bergman, Chtd?
Simply put, we understand the medical and emotional issues of a brain injury.
Our firm has extensive experience helping families find the social and professional resources needed to deal with short- and long-term financial and medical needs. We’ll do everything we can to get you the resources you need while your case is progressing in the courts.
Our attorneys have been helping personal injury victims recover money from insurance companies for over 70 years. We understand the complex medical issues involved in proving a brain injury case and we have the professional and technical resources to stand and fight successfully against the largest insurance companies.