Kansas City Brain Injury Lawyer
The brain is the main control center of the body and mind. An injury to the brain impacts the person’s mobility, bodily functions, and even mental abilities. It does not end there, though. It also affects the lives of the people around the victim, including their family and loved ones. Unfortunately, cases of brain injuries are on the increase in the US. According to the CDC, nearly 1.5 million Americans survive some form of brain injury every year, and this number keeps increasing each year. Considering how complex brain injuries are and health insurance can only go so far, a victim must speak with a professional brain injury lawyer to protect their rights.
If you have suffered a personal brain injury, whether as a result of an accident or negligence, it is not uncommon for you to be overwhelmed by the consequences of the injury. Therefore, you should speak to an experienced Kansas City brain injury lawyer to understand what to expect and fight to get fair compensation from whoever is responsible.
How Our Kansas City Attorneys Build a Solid Brain Injury Claim
Insurance companies know how costly brain injury claims can get and will fight back with all they have to avoid paying up. The complex nature of a brain injury claim often involves massive amounts of paperwork and may necessitate multiple appeals. For this reason, it is advisable that as a victim of brain injury, you must find an experienced brain injury lawyer to prepare and finalize your claim.
At Hollis Law Firm, our first step in preparing for a brain injury claim involves a full investigation of the circumstances of the injury. Whether you were involved in a car accident, construction accident, scaffolding or building collapse, or someone intentionally caused the injury, there will be much evidence and data to collect to support the claim. The success of any brain injury claim largely depends on how well it is prepared and presented. Our lawyers will take the time to understand your situation and build a solid case that will hold up in court. The process will involve:
- Collecting and reviewing accident and police reports
- Finding hard evidence, such as video evidence, at the scene as well as doctor’s notes to back up the case
- Following up on witness interviews and testimonies
- Ensuring the claim is fairly valued by medical experts
- Collecting evidence of costs incurred and opportunities missed since the injury
- Consulting financial experts to estimate total future expenses and costs of opportunities lost due to the injury
The challenging part of making a brain injury claim is fighting defense lawyers and insurance companies to maximize your claim. Our lawyers will build a solid case to first try to force the insurance companies and defense lawyers to agree to a fair settlement out of court. However, our brain injury attorneys ensure that the case is solid enough to go to court even if you are not required to be present in court.
Understand Your Brain Injury First
In healthcare, any trauma on the head can be classified as a brain injury. The most common causes of these traumas in the United States are car and motorcycle accidents, sports accidents, assaults, slip-and-falls, and construction site accidents. The injuries resulting from these accidents are often split into two categories:
1. Closed Head Brain Injuries
These are head injuries that occur inside the skull. They occur when a traumatic force causes the brain to move within the skull. For example, a forceful impact on the head can cause the brain to hit the surface of the skull hard. Some chemicals can also cause closed head injuries when inhaled or ingested.
2. Open Head Brain Injuries
These injuries occur when the force of impact on the head is strong enough to penetrate the skull. Many victims of brain injuries who get hit by a foreign object suffer open head injuries. If an object causes damage to the brain tissue, chances are that you have suffered an open head injury.
You must understand the nature of your brain injury before our lawyers file your claim. If you are unsure, we can help you analyze your symptoms and consult a medical professional to understand your injuries.
Our brain injury attorneys have handled many different types of both open and closed head brain injury claims, including:
- Skull fractures
- Hypoxia (oxygen deprivation in the brain)
- Cerebral edema (swelling in the brain)
- Intracerebral hemorrhage (bleeding of brain tissues)
- Intraventricular hemorrhage (bleeding of brain ventricles)
- Hematoma (blood clotting outside the vessels)
- Diffuse axonal injuries
A brain injury is one of the most severe injuries anyone can suffer because it can change your life forever. Regardless of how ‘mild’ the injury, its impact on your daily life and the lives of people around you is profound. A brain injury lawyer can help ensure that you are fairly compensated for someone else’s negligence.
Contact a Kansas City Brain Injury Lawyer Today
Whether you or someone you care about suffered a brain injury, someone must be held liable. Contact us at Hollis Law Firm to begin the brain injury claim process. We passionately fight for our clients’ rights to fair compensation, and we want to be able to help you, too.
If you are in Kansas City and believe you have a brain injury claim, fill out our contact form or give us a call today at (800) 701-3672 to talk to a skilled brain injury lawyer.
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