Kansas City Head Injury Attorneys
Head injuries can be excruciatingly unpredictable when it comes to the extent and severity of the injury. For example, after a traumatic head injury, you may feel fine but later suffer from emotional or behavior problems caused by the injury.
In other cases, head injuries that result in concussions, swelling of the brain, and other injuries can be immediately apparent. Whenever you have a head injury, you should highly consider medical attention; however, if your head injury was caused by the negligence of another person(s), you shouldn’t have to financially suffer while paying for medical services.
At Popham Law, our Kansas City head injury attorneys have helped thousands of individuals receive compensation for damages caused by the injury, and we can help you too. Contact us for a free consultation regarding your case, and continue reading below to learn more.
Types, Causes, and Symptoms of Head Injuries
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, a concussion is defined as a traumatic brain injury (TBI) “caused by a bump, blow, or jolt to the head or by a hit to the body that causes the head and brain to move rapidly back and forth.” The severity of TBI can range from mild (brief change in mental status or consciousness) to severe (an extended period of unconsciousness or amnesia after injury). Furthermore, TBIs can either be “open” or “closed,” whereas an open brain injury is one where the skull has been fractured. Closed injuries, on the other hand, do not require a wound or fracture, though they can be severe nonetheless.
A TBI can result from a countless situations, including auto accidents, slips and falls, workplace accidents, premises liability, and so forth. In any accident where you’ve hit your head or suffered a major impact to the head, you should see a doctor. Nonetheless, some specific symptoms of a traumatic brain injury can include:
- Persistant headaches
- Memory loss
- Coordination issues
- Troubles sleeping
- Vision problems
- Changes in behavior and/or emotional capacity
Potential Damages in a Traumatic Head Injury Lawsuit
In severe TBIs, the victim may need extensive medical attention, rehabilitation, and more. As such, a personal injury lawsuit is the best means to ensure continual, good-quality medical help. By pursuing a head injury lawsuit, you may be able to recover compensation for current and future expenses, including:
- Medical costs, including ambulance, surgical, hospital bills, medication, etc.
- Rehabilitation expenses
- Loss of current income while injured
- Diminished earning capacity
- Pain and suffering
For Your Head Injuries, Contact Popham Law
A traumatic brain injury is often difficult to recover from, and if the injury is severe enough, the victim may be facing lifelong consequences. No matter the severity of an injury, however, you should highly consider the legal guidance and representation of an experienced head injuries attorney.
For a free consultation with our Popham Law attorneys, you can visit our Kansas City law office or give us a call at (816) 221-2288.