Accidents can happen quickly, resulting in severe, catastrophic injuries—including traumatic brain injuries. If you sustain a brain injury due to another person’s actions, you could file a personal injury lawsuit or insurance claim against him or her. However, insurance companies often place brain injury victims under unfair scrutiny, using tactics to reduce or deny compensation.
In these situations, you need an advocate on your side—and the Kansas City brain injury lawyers at Goza & Honnold, LLC can help. We will leverage the full power of our firm’s resources to craft a compelling case in your favor, helping you secure the compensation you deserve.
Why Choose Us
- We believe effective representation requires integrity and professionalism. Our attorneys have earned the respect of opposing counsel and have won multiple awards recognizing our work.
- There is a human story behind all brain injuries. Our attorneys will take the time to learn your story and craft a compelling case on your behalf.
- We have helped thousands of clients achieve the compensation they need to recover. Our attorneys will not hesitate to take your case to trial to achieve maximum recovery
What Is a Traumatic Brain Injury?
A traumatic brain injury (TBI) occurs when you sustain any type of damage to the brain, including bleeding, swelling, and nerve death. These injuries often occur when you sustain a blow to the head or when something penetrates your skull. Certain illnesses and oxygen deprivation may also contribute to a TBI.
Many types of accidents can result in traumatic brain damage, including car accidents, slip and falls, medical malpractice, and bicycle collisions. TBIs can lead to serious complications, including the following.
- Prolonged loss of consciousness or permanent changes to a person’s state of consciousness, such as coma, brain death, or the onset of a vegetative state.
- Physical complications, such as seizures, hydrocephalus, brain infections, vertigo, and frequent headaches.
- Changes to cognitive thinking skills, such as difficulty with memory, problem-solving, attention, or judgment.
- Communication problems, such as difficulty speaking, writing, organizing thoughts, and understanding non-verbal cues.
- Behavioral changes, such as mood swings, risky behaviors, sudden outbursts, and difficulty maintaining self-control.
How to Prove a Missouri Brain Injury Lawsuit
A TBI can greatly affect your quality of life. You may need to receive lifelong therapy and treatments to regain movement and build function. You may lose months of wages or be unable to return to work at all. The physical and emotional trauma may be difficult to bear.
If you developed a brain injury due to someone else’s negligence, you may be eligible for a personal injury lawsuit. Through these claims, you can recover compensation for your medical expenses, wage loss, property damage, and pain and suffering related to your accident.
However, you can only recover this compensation if you can prove the at-fault party’s negligence. You will need to prove four key elements to establish your right to damages.
- The at-fault party owed you a duty of care.
- The at-fault party breached his or her duty of care.
- The breach of duty directly caused your accident.
- You suffered damages in the accident that you can recover.
Understanding whether you are eligible for a personal injury claim can be difficult without an attorney on your side. To determine if you have grounds for a lawsuit, speak to a lawyer at Goza & Honnold, LLC as soon as possible.
Contact a Kansas City Brain Injury Lawyer
Brain injuries can be severe, resulting in thousands of dollars worth of medical expenses, property repairs, lost wages, and more. If someone else is responsible for your traumatic brain damage, you may be eligible for a lawsuit or insurance claim. To learn more about your legal options, speak to a Kansas City brain injury attorney at Goza & Honnold, LLC.
Contact us today to schedule your free, no-obligation consultation.