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Due to the concentrated area of intelligent functions that the brain hosts, any injury that affects it can cause life-altering and long-lasting consequences that are difficult, if not impossible, to overcome without the proper level of relief from monetary compensation. For this reason, if you or a loved one has recently been victimized in an accident that led to a traumatic brain injury or other catastrophic injuries, you should not hesitate to secure the legal assistance that you deserve from a Kansas City personal injury attorney.

At Meyerkord, Russell & Hergott, we have a legal team that is experienced in this area of the law, and we understand the level of high-quality, dedicated support and guidance that it takes to reach your optimum outcome. We believe that success lies in hard work and attention to the details, and therefore you can be confident that we will do everything in our power to exhaustively research, prepare and fight for your case.

A Kansas City brain injury lawyer from our law firm will fight for the damages you are entitled to, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Rehabilitation
  • Physical and emotional suffering
  • In-home medical care

Call us today to get started on your case - (816) 867-8611.

Understanding Brain Injuries

While no injury from a personal injury accident should be taken lightly, those that affect the brain are especially severe. It is a sad fact that in the U.S. today, more than 5,000,000 people are coping with the effects of disabilities caused by a brain injury. Traumatic brain damage affects an individual's ability to do the everyday activities that most of us take for granted: working, taking a shower, feeding and dressing oneself. The force from a simple whiplash that one receives in a car crash has the ability to cause a concussion that results in lasting brain injuries.

We provide powerful representation for all brain injury claims, including those involving:

If you or a loved one has sustained a serious brain injury in an accident, it is possible that the life you know will be changed forever. If the brain injury is mild, there may be a concussion and some confusion occurring. A moderate traumatic injury results in difficulty remembering and thinking, and also in some physical impairment. Extreme traumatic brain damage is the most challenging to treat. It requires a long period of hospitalization and subsequent rehabilitation.

The individual may hardly be able to function. The prognosis may be poor, with a diminished quality of life. The estimated cost for a lifetime of care for someone with this severe type of trauma is $2,000,000 or more. Our compassionate, caring legal team is committed to recovering the full compensation you need you so will not have to worry about paying current and future medical bills and other expenses.

Types of Brain Injuries

Every brain injury is unique. A slight impact to the head can cause one person to experience a mild headache for a few hours, while the same impact can potentially have life-changing consequences for another person. This is why it is critical to seek prompt medical attention after suffering any blow to the head to determine the extent of the damage and what treatments are necessary to prevent further harm.

There are many types of brain injuries, including:

  • Hematoma
  • Hemorrhage
  • Concussion
  • Edema
  • Skull fracture
  • Diffuse axonal injury

Challenges of Brain Injury Claims

Head and brain injuries are sometimes referred to as a "silent epidemic" because they can be difficult to accurately diagnose. Many brain injury symptoms are not immediately obvious and can potentially go unnoticed for days following an incident. This lapse of time can sometimes cause insurance companies to doubt the origin of a person's injuries and question the validity of a claim. Additionally, given the high-value of many brain injury cases, insurance companies are likely to perform a more in-depth investigation and require a greater amount of evidence before agreeing to pay out a claim.

Some of the many reasons why insurance companies may refuse to compensate victims of brain injuries include:

  • The injury was not immediately diagnosed after the accident
  • The injury was categorized as a concussion and described as "mild," which is misleading.
  • The brain injury was not directly caused by an impact to the head or skull, such as is possible with sudden acceleration or deceleration.

Why Hire Our Kansas City Brain Injury Attorneys?

If you choose to secure the legal assistance of a lawyer from our firm, you can be confident that you will never be treated with anything less than the comprehensive and dynamic guidance that you deserve. While many firms never think twice about offering their clients apathetic, detached advice, we simply do not operate in this manner. If we take you on as a client, you can breathe easier knowing that we will leave no stone unturned in our efforts to help you reach your desired result.

Contact our office today to discuss your case and possible avenues of action that you might take.

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