According to the Centers for Disease Control, there are approximately 1.1 million persons treated in US hospitals each year for a traumatic brain injury accident.
If you have been in a car accident, if you have hit your head due to a fall or collision, the most important thing you can do is seek immediate medical care. It is possible to have trauma to the brain even without any external evidence or bleeding. A brain injury may lead to death; it cannot be stressed enough that you should seek IMMEDIATE MEDICAL ATTENTION.
The second most important step is to contact Hoffmeister Doherty & Webb LLC as soon as possible to discuss your case, to secure evidence and locate witnesses. Time is critical to establish your case, and to make sure you receive the compensation you or your loved one is entitled to collect. If you or a loved one has been injured in an accident, your next call should be to Hoffmeister Doherty & Webb LLC, Kansas's trusted brain injury lawyers and head injury law specialists.
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is also known as intracranial injury or simply head injury. TBI can result from either a closed head injury or a penetrating head injury. Damage may occur to various parts of the brain, including the cerebral hemispheres, brain stem and cerebellum, and can cause numerous physical, cognitive, social and emotional effects. Additional causes of brain damage may include other forms of physical trauma, such as prolonged hypoxia (shortage of oxygen/oxygen depletion to the brain), or exposure to a wide range of harmful substances. Brain damage is normally detected by use of neurological examination and neuroimaging ( CAT SCAN / PET / SPECT / DOT / MRI / fMRI ).
Some brain injuries may lead to recovery, although the extent of impairment, disability, and damage may vary from patient to patient. Serious brain injury may lead to permanent disability, vegetative state, coma or death. Head trauma and brain injuries can have permanent consequences. Medical bills and other costs as a result of a car crash or hospitalization add up quickly.
If you or a loved one has suffered a brain injury, contact Hoffmeister Doherty & Webb LLC today to discuss your legal options. You may be entitled to money for the injury. Insurance companies work hard to deny claims, make sure you have lawyers working to protect your rights and obtain the money you or your loved one deserves. There is no fee unless we collect money for you.