Traumatic brain injury can be a frightening diagnosis, due to the severity of harm and the uncertain prognosis for recovery. Such an injury can be life-changing. Many patients require lifelong care and can no longer maintain gainful employment. If you or a loved one sustained traumatic brain injury in an accident caused by negligence, your chances of winning compensation for economic losses or pain and suffering depend on mounting a strong evidentiary case. At the Barnes Law Firm LLC, our skilled personal injury lawyers have a track record of excellent results in negotiating and trying TBI cases. Our determination is second to none when it comes to pursuing appropriate money damages to meet our clients’ future needs.
A traumatic brain injury occurs when an outside force or object contacts or penetrates the cranium, destroying brain tissue. Types and causes of TBIs include:
TBI has different degrees, based on severity:
Serious TBI can cause a range of long-term symptoms affecting cognition, sensation, language or emotions. TBI can also cause epilepsy and increase the risk for Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease and other age-related brain disorders.
If you have been diagnosed with TBI or were injured in under circumstances that would suggest a TBI diagnosis is appropriate, you should not rush into a settlement. It is important to allow time for symptoms to emerge and clarify themselves before locking yourself into a level of compensation that might be inadequate two months or so in the future. Our personal injury lawyers take a patient approach to ensure the settlement you accept is fair in light of each and every factor affecting your future. Our goal is to recover compensation for the totality of the harm you have suffered.
The Barnes Law Firm LLC represents victims of traumatic brain injury throughout the greater Kansas City area. Please call 816-221-4321 or contact us online to schedule a free initial consultation. Our office is conveniently located at 919 W 47th Street in Kansas City, Missouri.