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Seeking help after a traumatic brain injury

Traumatic brain injuries can happen to anyone with any kind of head or neck injury. A car accident, work-related accident, sports activities, falls, or even a physical assault can cause swelling, bleeding, bruising or tearing in the brain. A baby can suffer traumatic brain injury during birth or from being shaken. A head injury leading to traumatic brain injury may be open, involving a fracture of the skull, or be closed, with no fracture but a serious possibility of dangerous swelling or blood clots in the brain.

Symptoms of a traumatic brain injury may not be immediately apparent, so it is best to seek medical treatment immediately for any head injury. It is quite possible to feel fine after having suffered a traumatic brain injury after an accident. Possible symptoms may include:

· Headaches

· Confusion

· Dizziness

· Nausea

· Memory loss

· Unusual tiredness

· Weakness or numbness on only one side of the body

· Mood changes

· Difficulty with daily tasks

If an injury to the brain is serious enough, paralysis or even death may occur. While many people with traumatic brain injury are able to live independently, some may need long-term care. When considering a legal claim, a lawyer will consider an injured person's medical records--especially evaluations of the individual's impairment. It is crucial to determine what ability the injured person will retain as it pertains to future employment. If ongoing physical therapy or other treatment will be needed, that is also an important consideration.

There are many expenses when there is a traumatic brain injury. Medical expenses can really take their toll, and lost wages can create financial worries for the injured person and their family. There is also pain and suffering that may be compensable. It's very important to consult a knowledgeable attorney to ensure the highest possible compensation if you or your loved one is suffering from a traumatic brain injury as the result of an accident or someone's negligence.

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Ben Schmitt

Attorney Ben Schmitt

Mr. Schmitt has over 25 years of legal experience in Missouri and Kansas, and he has been first chair in over 100 jury trials in state and federal courts. He is recognized by the Kansas City Business Journal, Super Lawyers, and Martindale Hubbell as one of the best personal injury lawyers in Missouri and Kansas.